Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Day 150: Spring/Summer 2011 trend and Full Time Fabulous challenge - nature

Today is the much anticipated Full Time Fabulous June event hosted by the extremely cool Kristy. This is the first time I have participated in an event hosted by this group and the remit was to create a post inspired by a Spring/Summer 2011 trend. It is a topic which is right up my street given my very own Spring into Summer challenge where I have been challenging myself to create all the key Spring/Summer 2011 trends from the clothes I already have in my wardrobe, since I'm banned from shopping for a year.

I have been using Vogue UK's Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk report as inspiration and so far have created outfits following these trends: Modern craft, Nude, Cover ups and Nature, Blue, Smart Sportswear, 70s and Denim.

Rather than try a brand new look I have chosen to revisit nature as I combined it with cover ups before but didn't really truly investigate what was a key trend on the catwalks. What is interesting about the interpretation of the styles inspired by nature is the bold interpretation, use of pattern and very strong colours.

Vogue UK's Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk report

          • Dress: Marks and Spence
          • Cardi Marks and Spence
          • Shoes: Clarks
          • Belt: H&M

My wardrobe is not overrun with florals but I do like the how this dress interprets flowers and butterflies in such a bold pattern and hey I'm wearing colour peeps!


    1. Welcome to the community, I'm so glad you decided to participate! Adore this dress and I love that you've been in the process of a full challenge with trends lately. I don't have much in the line of florals either, but I do love the variety of options with the pattern. Graphic prints, dainty vintage styles, there's definitely something to help everyone rock that trend!

    2. Cute look! I love the print and the colors are gorgeous! Very cool creating trendy looks from your closet. I did the same for my post!

    3. That dress is such a beautiful print! And I love that your you were inspired by the McQueen butterflies!

    4. Those cute little shoes look so comfy! I'm on a two-month shopping ban that I may extend for the entire summer... how's yours going!?

    5. WOOOOOOOAAAAAH! A YEAR!? I"m on one for a little over a month and I am bowing at your dedication.

      Wonderful job spotting this trend in your own wardrobe. Welcome to FTF!