I just attended the New Look spring summer preview and must say, its one of the most refreshing, laid back collections coming out of High Street this season. Tops are cropped and skirts are full, while dresses are given a fun twist, with bright popping prints. Now that’s the kind of summer fun I’m looking forward to!
New Look’s line, Eastern Trail’ is inspired by the diversity and vibrancy of the East, as the name suggests. Think paisley prints (my favorite!) maxi skirts and embellished sandals for a summer chic look. Summer sequins are striking and intense in fuchsia, neon yellow and ruby, with a neutral base of khaki to really make them pop.
Denim is re-energized with studding, embroidery and crochet. The essential distressed denim shorts will be an SS13 must-have, teamed with a utility jacket for an urban edge and statement necklaces to add a contemporary feel to the look.
Accessories continue to play a key role in printed rucksacks, eye catching bangle stacks and platform wedges. Blue dominates as the color of the season, with variations of teal, turquoise and deep navy in rich ikat, tribal and geometric prints. But white ofcourse, remains my personal favorite and a major hit in my spring summer closet.
Another key look is 1950’s ‘Pleasantville’, where femininity was celebrated and glamour coveted. Waists are cinched, skirts full and lips suitably scarlet. The colour palette for the collection is a mix of sugary pastels and sorbet tones blended with muted neutrals to add a road trip feel.
50s statement jewellery is evident with cuffs and necklaces being juxtaposed against cotton slogan tees, while embellishment continues to enchant on collars and dazzle on denim, underlining this look as feminine, flirty and fun.