The ranting of a fashion nut: Fashion forecast

16 January 2015

The fashion forecast for 2015 is sunny with a splash of cool hues, a hint of vintage and drop waists. It is the year to be bold and beautiful.

If you are a trend follower, I suggest you pay close attention; we do not want any fashion faux pas this early on in the year. However, I must say it is hard to go wrong with fashion this year.

Various colours, textures and silhouettes riddle the year 2015 so you have an array of options to choose from.

Cool hues, understated brights and neutrals like scuba blue, toasted almond, aquamarine and tangerine will make the rounds. The trick is to find a shade that goes with your skin tone and you are good to go.

Polka dots seem to be making the rounds on the runway so don’t be shy to add a polka dotted garments to your wardrobe this year. If you love floral art and landscapes, go ahead and splurge because they are also in.

I’ve always loved structured/tailored garments. They have an air of class and elegance to them, so I was pleased to see that those are still in.

Ladies, you will need a shirt-dress with a drop waist, a pair of culottes, high-waisted slim-line pants and moccasins in your wardrobe this year.

Tiny check, vintage prints, patchwork, ‘70s inspired fashion is making a comeback, so if you have some of your relatives clothes from that era, you have just hit the jackpot.

Be adventurous, mix and match the volumes and fabric textures of your garments, or you could try that androgynous look you’ve wanted for so long this year, because most, if not all, the models are doing it on the runway. – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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