Saturday, July 23, 2011

Trend Watch: Peter Pan Collar and Sequins

Give your wardrobe a seriously stylish overhaul with these new styles and trends. Loosen your wallets and Get chic instantly!!

Here are the season's key trends

Peter Pan CollarThe 60s inspired Peter Pan Collars are the hottest trend for Summer 2011, regenerating a simple style to make a strong fashion statement. They are a hit on Autumn Winter 2011/2012 runways as well. From Louis Vuitton, DKNY to Temperley and on the high-streets likes of Topshop, River Island there are varied styles to choose for every budget.

Temperley London (Left) and DKNY (Right)

Wear it with something fun and girlie like Alexa Chung who teamed it with a lace skirt or pair it with a mannish tuxedo jacket. It works with both these strong trends of summer. Get a nice blouse or a chic dress with a peter pan collar.

Celebs are embracing the trend too. Alexa Chung, Agyness Deyn, Emma Watson and Carry Mulligan are some of the few who have taken this classic style.

(left-right) Alexa Chung, Agyness Deyn and Emma Watson in Peter Pan Collar Style
You ought to check out this video by The Like - 'He's Not A Boy'. It's so stylish with the ladies sporting the peter pan collared dress. I'm loving it.

How to wear?
- For summers, wear this style with your sunnies and sandals. In winters swap those summery sandals with boots and team them with the opaques.
- To add an interesting twist, try on a collar in a contrast colour like Hailee Steinfeld. We love the way she broke her monochromatic look with a white embellished peter pan collar on her dress. For an interesting look think black and white or colour clash.

Hailee Steinfeld in Peter Pan Collar

- Pair this vintage style with modern accessories for a up-to-date look.
- Layer a peter collar top with a feminine dress, like Alexa Chung. Love how she mixes and matches stuff to create an interesting look.

Alexa Chung in Peter Pan Collar style

The love for sequins continues.

They're glamourous and sure make a strong style statement. Shine in sexy sequinned pants or a sequinned jacket, or team your smart jacket with a sequinned tank for a more subtle yet glamourous look.

(left to right) Kate Moss, Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez in sequin trend

How to wear?
- Sequins reflect light and enhance your curves. Wear a glittery sequinned dress and pair it with a blazer for an androgynous look. If you're a bit on the heavier side, avoid a full sequinned look like a dress. Instead pick a sequinned top and layer it with a cardi or jacket.
- For a nice twist to an interesting look, glam up with sequin accessories. Say a sparkly dark slingbag paired with a simple tee (peter pan collar?).

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