spring according to pantone

Fashion magazines and websites are currently filled with the key trends for Spring/Summer 2011 and I love how colour features so prominently. For the last seventeen years Pantone has surveyed designers and experts at New York Fashion Week to bring us their predictions of the colour trends for the upcoming season. The Spring 2011 report is appropriately called Spring 2011 – An Exotic Journey, citing far flung destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspiration:


‘Exotic’ is certainly a fitting description… they’re colours straight out of a sun-bleached tropical island. With the ever-present grey skies outside I took great delight in hunting out items in this stunningly diverse assortment of shades, whatever your budget. Which colour/s will you be wearing this Spring?


1. New Look bow shoulder dress – £26.99
2. Topshop paper bag waist shorts – £36
3. Jil Sander gauze scarf – £90
4. Pringle 1815 cotton skirt – £50
5. New Look gathered gypsy top – £7.99
6. Vicenza three row bracelet – £6
7. Miss Selfridge patent flower ballerina – £22
8. See by Chloé bow-front silk-blend skirt – £78.75
9. D&G rubber strap watch – £99
10. Kiki de Montparnasse backless jersey tank – £95
11. Paul & Joe cotton-blend jacket – £154
12. Christian Louboutin Futura leather ankle boots – £695
13. Halston ruffle-tier silk-chiffon dress – £591
14. Isharya gypsy 18-karat gold-plated earrings – £310
15. Versus silk-satin and chiffon mini dress – £676
16. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel cotton jacket – £395
17. Leaves of Grass silk-georgette blouse – £565
18. Versace knitted sweater – £330
19. Victoria Beckham Denim skinny jeans – £200
20. Diane von Furstenberg silk-satin wrap dress – £340

COMMENTS   comments2

  1. Liz Reading
    28 January 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I really like the cheaper and steeper categories

  2. El
    28 January 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks Liz, I’ll remember that for future posts…

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