Thanks to a little something called gastroenteritis (*cough, cough* can you hear my sarcasm), I've spent the last 48 hours in my bed, reading fashion magazines and doing my best to be able to study the Labour Laws. The good thing here, is that I've prepared a post for you, about what will be, according to me, one of the biggest trends this spring/summer: mixing crocheted tops and maxi skirts. I've been inspired by the Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show, where the look is omnipresent.
Wearing this look, you have to think about the 70s, the hippy, boho or festival chic styles, to complete it. I first suggest you to accessorize it with a floppy straw hat for a garden look (as seen on Alberta Ferretti's catwalk), during the summer, a headband (Emilio Pucci), or a crocheted beanie, if you want to add a hipster touch. A cognac, beige or brown leather belt (Lanvin) would also be a good add. For a perfect boho look, think about adding a lot of accessories: piles of (wooden and/or gold) bangles, lots of rings and long pendant necklaces. A macramé or crochet bag (Emilio Pucci) can complete the outfit. Or a leather bag with fringes (Emilio Pucci again). The perfect fabrics are cotton, chiffon or silk.
Finally, when it comes to colors, think of cremes, ivory, earthy tones, browns, oranges or whites. For exemples:
If you're just like me, not a 5'8 tall girl (I'm 5 feet 2 inches), you can wear the alternative version, the shorter skirt. All you have to keep in mind is the bell bottom and the light fabrics.
What do you think of the trend? Would you wear it? How would you accessorize it?
Maxi skirts (Jil Sander)
Maxi skirt with a belt (Lanvin)
Maxi skirt (Salvatore Ferragamo)
Emilio Pucci's leather bag
Macramé bag (Emilio Pucci)
Headband and wavy hair (Emilio Pucci)
Crochets (Emilio Pucci)
Crocheted top (Gucci)
Crocheted top (Salvatore Ferragamo)
Photo credits: Fashionising & Style.com