The chill in the air may make it difficult to sport spring fashion but be prepared for the new and surprising trends that have rocked the runway, and will dominate your wardrobe soon after you have tucked your fur away.
One of the standout features is that low maintenance hair and eye makeup can make things easy for most of us. Messy buns and air-dried hair, and smudged mascara were spotted on several models during the Spring/Summer shows.
Hair accessories continue to remain strong fashion statements, and plum lips are all set to take over the fashion scene.
Here are given a few trends look out for, choose the ones you can try out to nail the look right.
1. Colorful Finish to Lips
The lip color for this season has gone rich, deep and luscious. Deep berry, plum, wine and bright red lips were preferred by several top designers.
Not only are plum shades wearable and classy, they also look great on all skin tones. Vibrant poppy color, orange and its various deep matte shades, raisin and even marsala has been spotted on models strutting the ramp in Milan and Paris FW shows.
You can also experiment with finish and apply stains, gloss or stains in the trending colors. If you are applying a deep and dark color, a diffused look around the edges will give a stained and sultry effect, as on the models at Dolce and Gabbana show.
2. Go Easy on Hair Styling
If you are fed up blow-drying your locks then the latest trend will give you enough reason to be happy.
Several top names including Gucci featured models who sported the ‘pillow-made bohemian’ hairstyle. You need not fret over flying hair strands destroying your hairstyle anymore. Windblown hairstyle has dominated runways this season and stands out for its real life wearability, and is something that you can try out at home.
Instead of blow-dry allow your wet hair to dry out on its own, giving you lovely beach-blown look. There are several styling products that will help you get the sea-swept look with that delectable bend at the ends, but keep in mind that this is not a no-maintenance style.
The lived in waves look best when your hair is healthy and in good condition, and of good color and length.
Braids also maintain their pole position and show no signs of going away in 2015. Messy braids and intricate professional dos are here to stay. So brush up on your braiding skills without fail.
3. Hair Accessories Are the New Statement Pieces
Ornamental and embellished hair accessories are the new show-stealers, and have been seen at Valentino and Dolce and Gabbana shows.
The beautiful gold barrettes at Celine, haute hair combs at Lanvin and gilded hairbands at Valentino are all styles that you can experiment with. Fresh flowers were also used as hair embellishments.
Scarves, slim bows and leather flowers with flowing croc-tails were also seen on the catwalk. Hairbands came in all sized and hues, and will remain popular the coming season as well.
Hair accessories help add a luxurious twist to the natural-hair look trending this season.
4. Clean, Fresh and Natural-Looking Skin Is In
Clean and scrubbed is how the skin looks this season.
A good cleansing and nourishing facial will set off your skin in the best possible glow. Spring 2015 asks you to not overdo highlighting or other contouring makeup. The ‘I woke up like this look’ does not ask for shimmery highlighters so you can finally say goodbye to them and embrace your natural skin, freckles and all.
A soft-shade contour stick can be used along the cheekbones and around the eyes and is the new answer to your outdated heavy blush.
Ensure your beauty routine packs in daily workouts which will bring the sexy post-exercise flush to your skin.
Fashion emphasizes on having a healthy and wholesome lifestyle. Have a nutritious diet, follow good lifestyle habits and drink plenty of water to perfect your skin for the Spring 2015 look.
5. Slick Hair and Glossy Ponytails Are Big
If you are rushing to office and have no time to blow-dry your showered hair, do not worry. Slicked back wet hair is fashion’s favored look and goes equally well with your formal jumpsuit and edgy evening dress.
Ponytails come in all forms, sleek and sexy, or messy, high, low or side. Low neck-grazing styles are rocking the ramps from NY to Paris. And the best part about them is that there is a right style that you can sport to office, to Sunday brunch with friends or to a formal do.
6. Eyeliners Do the Talking
Winged black eyeliners have dominated ramps this Spring/Summer and smudged mascara is also in. Kohl-rimmed, graphic eye makeup and smoky eyes continue to be popular but the super-smoky look is out. There is more dimension, texture and a finite blend of colors in the new smoky look.
Pops of color were seen in eyeliners that were understated in some cases but quite high-impact in others, as in the Peter Som show where models sported acid- orange eyes.
Fendi’s blue eyeliner really caught the attention of the movers and shakers and is bound to be the trend to watch this season.
Products like Dior Addict It-Line in blue can give your eyes the buzzy look. They are expensive but most labels offer freebies and online discounts seasonally, so do not miss out on the opportunity to lay your hands on the best cosmetic products.
Not only are the pastel shades elegant but also give you a cool summery look.
7. Healthy, Pink Nails Are Hot
Hydrated and healthy pink nails are the Spring/Summer trend for 2015. Un-manicure is the way to go. So do away with acetone, synthetic polishes and glittering nail art and embrace the new safe look.
Regular polishing makes nails brittle and prone to breakage. Treat them to a nourishing mask, massage and manicure. Overnight masks are also available that will moisturize and heal your nails as you sleep.
Flesh-toned and neutral nail polishes, shorter nail lengths and negative space trend. Nail art is delicate and muted, and makes sure your natural nail shows through. Nails are also filed to mimic cuticles to give a natural look.
This year Spring fashion has gone real, wearable, natural and healthy. Spot your favorite trends and make sure you enjoy fashion in your own unique way.