Fashion's far-flung inspiration spans the globe from Paris to Milan to London to New York. Once the Spring 2010 trends are boiled down, though, DFW fashion mavens will find it all at their fingertips.
Trend #1: Lingerie
That's right, Spring fashion's gone a bit racy with lingerie-inspired accents demurely poking through, or overtly sexpot undies as outerwear for the truly bold. Whatever your preference or adventure level, this versatile trend may be incorporated many ways. There's the subtly sensual bustier-top Embellished Neckline Dress at an equally hot price from Forever21- easy, but in a good way.
Trend #2: Deconstruction
Shifting gears a bit from the delicate to the deconstructed, Spring 2010 ushers in an edgy lineup of slashed fabrics and asymmetrical lines. An expert on the look would be Forty Five Ten, whose roster of avant garde labels has the corner on the market, such as Comme des Garcones, Azzedine Alaïa, Viktor & Rolf and several more.
Trend #3: Ruffles & Florals
Happily, the uber-feminine and sharply chic ruffles and florals look is a cinch this Spring. Every shop from kate spade to Scoop NYC will be bathed in a sea of prints and pleats, btu this is also a look in which vintage can excel. Hit up archive vintage for the most impeccable selection.
Trend #4: Seasonless Layering
If any city can deal with ambiguous weather patterns, it's DFW. Thankfully, this season's designers have taken note of year-round pieces by experimenting with seasonless layers in unexpected combinations. There's no wrong way to embrace the seasonless trend, but key items like Juicy Couture's faux fur vest from Neiman's and the ultimate essential, denim (check out the selection at Assembly), define transitional dressing.
Trend #5: Short Shorts
Another DFW-friendly trend, the welcoming of shorts of all lengths into mainstream adult dressing. Fashion weeks this year were all about showing leg on the ladies, and men saw short suits abound as well. V.O.D. stocks the best of the best, and with labels like Alexander Wang and the oh-so-elusive Isabel Marant, both of whom are showing short shorts for spring, it's a major stop on this trend's train.