As the seasons turn, we look not just to new trends but to new ways to interpret the pieces already in our wardrobes. And this year the options are many. So what to keep from fall? Here are 5 key pieces from last season that will continue to serve you well into spring / summer 2012.
As the excitement of a new year hits, we’re jumping onto 2012′s trends but rather than buy everything anew, there’s plenty from fall that can carry over. Here are 5 key pieces that will continue to serve you into spring.
1. The Wide Leg Pant
While heavy wool or lined pairs might not be ideal for the heat, wide legged pants in lightweight fabrics or denim can easily make the transition to spring. Lighten up dark coloured pants for the warmer months by pairing them with light colours up top – and swap the boots for wedges or high heeled sandals.
2. The Tuxedo Jacket
An easy option for heading out after hours, it’s a classic that goes well beyond the A/W 2011 season. For spring white or cream takes are a dream with everything from dresses to shorts – but fall’s classic black dinner jacket is also a keeper.
3. The Leather Harness
It can be fetishist and hard, but it doesn’t have to be. For spring layer your leather accessories over floating fabrics, light colours and relaxed tailoring.
4. The High Slit Dress
While the runways for both seasons have seen plenty of evening wear takes, you can also work a casual slit into your wardrobe come spring. Pair a slit skirt with a cotton tank for an effortless summer take.
5. The ’60s Peter Pan Collar
From the black and white strictness of many famous designers to the fresh, candy colours of spring: a sweet sixties look is still lifted by the addition of a round peter pan collar.