Hotter temperatures mean the focus is now on lighter, cooler fabrics with pops of bright sunny colors. HEALTH meets with style expert Kelly
Lundberg* who unravels the upcoming trends and explains how all women can embrace effortless chic.
For the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons, what are your top five trend predictions?
Already well into the Spring and Summer 2015 season the catwalk reflected fashion from the Seventies with fabulous fringing in almost any type of fabric, clothing and accessories. We couldn’t fail to notice the return of the flares and how well both high street and designer have interpreted the cool boho chic relaxed look. The ‘IT’ trousers are all about wide leg whether full length or culottes these are destined to run right through to Autumn/Winter 2015.
How can a woman effortlessly go from the office to the evening?
Aspire to have an effortless desk to dinner look; this can be easily achieved with 3 fail-safe steps with heels, a fun clutch and a bright lipstick. Wearing a pair of heels will instantly update your desk look so always leave a special pair safely in a drawer well protected for that last minute invite. Big bags should be left in the office they are an absolute no no after sunset, decamp your essentials intoa stylish clutch. Splash the color, change your lipstick color to red; it instantly makes you feel more glamorous.
What are your top five must-have fashion staples all women must own and why?
A black leather jacket is timeless and will instantly update any look, day or night. Next, an elegant blazer will always pull a look together. It is practical, fashionable and functional, a great outerwear substitute for a cooler day or night. Classic black pants, everyone needs a pair of these, high waist, low rise, cropped or wide-leg the choice is yours. On weekdays wear with a silky blouse or dress down on the weekend with a T-shirt. Also evening jeans, a dark pair, can be styled up or down depending on the occasion. Dark jeans will always flatter. The perfect white tee, nothing is more versatile! Whether you are looking to layer under a sweater, tuck into a skirt, team with a pair of jeans and a blazer every woman should have one. And finally, a great day clutch, dresses up any outfit in an instant, makes a statement and gives an edgy fashionable look.
Who, in your opinion, is the biggest celebrity fashion influence on women at the moment?
It has to be Victoria Beckham, I can’t recall one person who isn’t in awe of her style and her dress designs and how they make a women feel. Effortless chic… however they do come with the price tag.”