From politics to the economy and fashion, 2010 will inevitably be a year of transformation in every sense.
Our sense of style in 2010 is going to take a jump up on mixing futuristic and fashion-forward details with classic and flattering lines. So without further adieu, I would like to add one more goal to your list of resolutions: Strive for a more stylish you.
We locals will always be proud of our laid-back and breezy look. But let’s take it up a notch this year, shall we? To get you started on your fabulous year of style, I’ll unveil the top fashion trends of 2010 and how to make them work for your San Diego lifestyle.
Unexpected Leather: You are going to need a leather pencil skirt or dress by the time this year is up. Perfect for San Diego weather, a leather skirt can’t work as well in other areas because the wearer will either be too hot or too cold. From Kate Moss in Prada to Victoria Beckham in pink, find celebrity inspiration for your unexpected leather look. This must-have item is perfect for a fun night atop San Diego's amazing rooftop lounges.
Hat-Pin: Lena Hoschek and Jason Wu were just a few of the designers that sent small headgear down the runway for 2010. And with SD artisans like Fine Line Accessories creating these fabulous teeny tiny head adornments, 2010 is going to love the hatpin, hair clips, and little hats sitting atop your noggin. From a chill evening in South Park to the big celebration of Opening Day at Del Mar, local ladies will need a little head topping to keep up with such A-list style icons as Rihanna and Audrey Tautou.
Show Me That Waist!: Ranging from a modern midriff top to a belt or a band emphasizing the indent, the waist is on display this year. Jason Wu, Willow, Louis Vuitton, Thakoon and Twenty8Twelve are just a drop of the designers that will be selling you on waist emphasis. Dresses and skirts with style emphasis on the waist flatter everyone with any sort of a waist. As for the midriff tops? With sunny warm weather six months of the year and numerous women with washboard abs throughout the town, San Diego is the finest city to pull off this daring trend.
Runway Vision: Check out the modern midriff in action in this video of Twnety8Twelve’s latest 2010 collection...
Color: There is no limit! Black, grey, yellow, coral, blue. There will never be a better time to shop the rainbow then this year. There is no “it” color and there are no no-nos. Every designer and store will be showcasing the entire spectrum. Red, green, highlighter yellow, purple – you name it you can wear it and look in style. The only requirement this year is diversity. You have to mix it up and be sure your closet is full of all the hues, obviously in the tones that complement your natural color.
Over Accessorizing: You know that old woman who piles on all her jewelry on her sick bed? 2010 is going to look like that. Showing off all those jewels you never wear is going to feel so satisfying, but you will need a few tips to succeed in this kind of over indulgence. The most stylish way to over accessorize is to involve two, maybe three parts of your body. For instance, push a bangle up to your bicep then load both wrists with thick and skinny bracelets. Top it off with one cocktail ring and nix the necklace and earrings. All this will be combined with simple or solid colored clothing in order to balance the look. You don’t want to end up looking exactly like the old lady on the sick bed... Other combinations to try are giant earrings and five look-at-me rings scattered across both sets of fingers. Or you can wear a ton of gold necklaces of varying lengths combined with numerous bracelets.
As with any trends, keeping your own sense of style is key. When incorporating new looks to your wardrobe, you must always ask yourself if you are comfortable, while making sure your comfort doesn’t border on boring. Discovering your inner style child and spicing up your look is essential this new year of twenty-ten.
Discover more style trends in our shopping blog, and find all the best local boutiques. For more fashion advice or a wardrobe consultation with a personal stylist, visit vanessavaliente.com.