Spring fashion 2019: The Butterfly Effect
Fashion Sep 09, 2019
Spring fashion 2019: The Butterfly Effect.
Spring fashion 2019: it’s exciting because of the change of season from cold to warm. We’re finally able to stop cowering under our blankets and duvets right by the heater (which is on at full blast… power… er… output of heat energy?)
We will miss those cold nights of cuddling tightly with our honey-bunnies, kids, cats, and canines. But the thought of being able to sit at cafés outdoors and strolling by the Mall more than makes up for it.
And doing so in the latest fashion just makes it that much more exciting! So now, early spring, with the weather still warming up, it is time to plan your spring wardrobe.
Butterflies, let fly.
A significant item to be seen on the fashion walks this year was the embellishment of a certain elegant insect. Everybody’s favourite insect (well, up there with ladybugs and although people fear bees, we need every single one to keep us alive) is in this spring.
They’ll be appearing on blouses and shoulder straps everywhere in pastel textures and colours. They are certainly as much symbols of the rejuvenation season as red robins.
And, pardon the pun, but butterflies really do set our heart aflutter.
It makes sense that they’d be used as a spring motif for the season this year. They’re a creature known for going to a metamorphosis during the cold winter months and emerging at the end of it in all their spectacular colour.
Butterflies are also the creatures we associate with un-chilled green fields and flowers in bloom. As your beauty will be, now that the battle against the dryness of winter is beginning to end.
So, ensure to add butterflies into your look, going as far as even adding neck pendants and earrings into the mix too.
Two noticeable colours will be prominent this spring. The first, a complete beige look, blouse, jacket, dress, shoes. The second, light blue. We particularly like the light blue – it is probably a more Northern Hemisphere influence as their winters are greyer than ours, hence light blue would be representative of spring for them. Whereas we have (especially in Johannesburg) blue skies for most of the winter. But as a colour that represents swimming pools, trips to the sea, and being outdoors to enjoy the blue skies (as opposed to huddling away inside) we still see this as an appropriate spring colour.
The other colour seen on the 2019 runways of New York, Paris, and Milan was magenta. This is a bold, yet not too fiery, colour that will certainly help you stand out from the crowd.
Polka dots are back in. To be honest, we’re not sure why. But we’re just reporting the trends, and maybe polka dots, specifically black dots on white, are going to be a thing. We suggest, like in the picture, being slightly avant-garde and going with slightly different shapes than dots – like pips.
Checks – also black and white – are going to be a thing too. They work best with blazers for those still slightly chilly days and if we have any late cold fronts.
What will be great on warmer days is a single shoulder blouse or dress. That’s also in this year. Nothing better than displaying some sensuality than showing off a bit of shoulder.
But ultimately, we’re excited about the butterflies.