I was perusing Fashionising, my official spot for the season trends, all the shows and everything fashion. If you want to know what is going to be in for next season, from trends, to colors, patterns, accessories, shoes, you name it they have it. A great site.
Anyway, I was checking out this season's trends for Fall, and I was so happy to see that all the fall fashions are capturing some very clear vintage trends.
For example, 70's fashion is going to be HUGE all through this year and leading up to SS of 2011. But instead of the grandiose boho trend that is slowly fading, this re-inventing of the 70's is more glamorous, more upscale and definitely more bold. Think chunky platforms, wide legged pants (flares are back, yay!), thigh-high boots, hot pants in leather or dressier fabrics, long-legged jumpsuits, beautiful secretary blouses (those that have pleating, bows, and ruffles) in jewel tones, satchel bags, statement belts, long beaded necklaces, stacks of bangles, bold chunky rings, giant sunglasses and vaporous long dresses in silky fabrics that hug your skin. The color palette is definitely more warm and tonal. Think of Studio 54 when it was in its' heyday, when Halston, Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol and Diana Ross would be photographed in true 70's glamour.
Other trends to look out for this season are a slimmer reinvention of 50's and 60's silhouettes (thanks to Mad Men)but this trend is especially going to pick up steam for SS 2011; military inspiration in colors and embellishments (olive green and brown, but not together and DEFINITELY not in camo print, please); lingerie and lace as basic pieces for layering, rather than under other tops it has BECOME the top (think a sweet vintage camisole peeking out from under a cardigan with a pencil skirt or a fantastic lace slip worn with tights and heels); and body-con dresses (like those worn by Tina Turner in the early 80's) with cutouts in the sleeves or sides.
I love all these! And of course you can find pieces like these at our store, Ouna's Closet ;)