The start of the Spring / Summer 2010 season means it’s time to refresh your wardrobe. And what a time it is: the first new season for 2010, and the first since the affects of the global financial crisis have begun the wane. Take this as an opportunity to not only splurge, but to set a course for how you’ll dress for not just Spring / Summer, but beyond into 2010.

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Spring/Summer 2010 fashion trends

Spring/Summer 2010 Clothes: Key Looks

Hotpants and boy shorts

Hot pants & boy shorts

If ever there was a time to hit the gym, it’s this Spring. Hemlines have crept up to shorter than short; in fact reaching the negative. Hot pants, boy shorts, and tap pants are all variations on this shorter-than-short style, which in many cases reveal more than just one’s legs. Click to read more about the hot pants trend.

lace dresses and skirts

Lace clothing

No, it’s not new. But, like all trends that span multiple seasons, it has evolved. Lace influences for Spring 2010 are more to the classic side with quality antique-style fabrics the key to the trend. Less of the allover, stretch lace and more of the unique takes. Click to read more about the lace dress trend.

60s ladylike

60s ladylike

The silhouettes of the 1950s and 1960s make a strong return, with shapes that accentuate curves and foster femininity. A hip-hugging sheath dress with a below-the-knee hem is the ultimate in hourglass dressing, while the full circle skirt and dress remain at the core of the trend. For Spring 2010 introduce fresh colours, prints and light summery fabrics. Click to read about the ’60s dress trend.

knee high and over knee socks

Knee high & over the knee socks

Knee high socks – as well as over-the-knee and thigh high socks – are back as a trend, and the options on how to wear them are many. From the sporty to the sparkly, to layerings of socks over tights; a great pair of socks can add volumes to an outfit. Click to read more about the knee high socks trend and how to wear it.

striped clothing fashion trend

Stripes for Summer

Stripes may be eternal, but there are ways to bring them into line with the perfect on-trend Summer look this year. Make stripes a dominant feature of your outfit and you’re well on the way. From nautical colours to clashing with other prints, click to read more about the stripes trend and how to wear it in 2010.

Warrior fashion trend

Future warrior

The military and tribal trends collide to become this fierce fashion trend. Ancient civilisations come to life in leather tunics, metal plating, and war paint. Unequivocally fearless and with room for endless creativity, the main criteria for the modern warrior is confidence. Click to read more about the warrior trend.

Thigh high split dress

High dress splits

How to pull off the ultimate in sexy without reaching for the micro-mini? Add a long dress with a high split to your Spring wardrobe. From Versace’s knock-out gowns to Lanvin’s elegantly draping numbers, we look at numerous ways to rock a high dress split. Click to read more about the high dress splits trend.

Sporty clothing

Sportswear: sporty clothing

Sportswear takes on a whole new level of cool when it hits trend status in 2010. Football inspirations turn tomboy chic to sexy yet effortless looks; while Bond girl scuba inspired clothing is the pinnacle of sporty bombshell. Dance and 20s inspired tennis looks also feature in our comprehensive look at sporty clothing in 2010. Click for more on sportswear fashion.

Sci fi and futurism

Sci-fi and Futurism

The dawn of a new decade brings forward-projecting thoughts which reflect in many a designer’s work in 2010. From the dark depths of dystopia to the possibilities of evolution, sci-fi finds its way into fashion in various forms, as do re-interpretations of traditional futurist concepts. Click for more on science fiction and futuristic fashion.

playsuits and rompers

Jumpsuits & playsuits

Every so often, one-piece styles of clothing have a revival. What started with bodysuits and leotards is now becoming a fully-fledged trend towards jumpsuits, playsuits, and rompers. As a unique style for Spring 2010, they won’t be for everyone, but they will offer more options than you’d think. Click to read more about the jumpsuits and playsuits trend.

military clothing

Military fashion

If you’ve kept a keen on on past year’s fashion trends military fashion will be nothing new to you. Yet, after two years of being the dominant fashion trend fashionable military clothing is evolving. Gone are the ostentatious reproductions of 18th and 19th century military uniforms. What replaces them though? Read our military fashion / clothing trend report to find out.

Patterned pants

Patterned & printed pants

No longer must we stick to boring block colours on our lower half, for all varieties of printed pants have made their way onto the Spring runways. Whether floral, striped, abstract, bold or subdued… patterns on pants are giving us new bold wardrobe options for the warmer months. Click to read more about the printed pants trend.

Sheer fabric

See-through and sheer fabrics trend

In Spring and Summer fashion tends to get a little more revealing; we blame it on the heat, and one’s desire to show off. So in 2010 turn to the sheer / see-through trend to keep you cool yet sexy. 2010’s sheer pieces are a mixture of the soft and feminine, to the opposite extremes of the hardcore sex-kitten. Click for more on the see-through/sheer/nude fashion trend.

Boyfriend blazer fashion trend

Boyfriend blazers

Continuing to be a wardrobe staple for Spring/Summer 2010, the “boyfriend” blazer is a simple way to look chic whether on a fresh Spring day or mild a Summer’s night. A slightly oversized jacket or blazer, sleeves rolled up, is the pinnacle of relaxed cool. Click to read more about the boyfriend blazer trend and how to wear it.

Women’s Accessory Trends for Spring 2010

Two accessory trends have caught our eye for Spring 2010: the latter is more suited to print (and the more confident fashioniser) while the former is the toned down version perfect for everyday wear.

Hair bows

Bow headbands

Oversized and attention grabbing, bows in 2010 come in many styles and forms. They can be cutesy or pretty, without a doubt – but there’s also room for attitude and quirkiness too. Marc by Marc Jacobs, Luella, and Temperley all sported bows on their Spring 2010 runways. Click for more on bow headbands.

Bunny Ears fashion trend

Bunny ears

Headbands take a quirky turn with this unique micro-trend. Bunny ears, Mickey Mouse ears, and oversized bows are all styles which fit this vintage-sex-kitten meets sugar sweet girl-next-door look. This trend is a definite favourite for editorials and shoots; but that doesn’t mean it can’t work on the streets. Click to read more about the bunny ears trend.

women's sock garters

Sock garters

Traditionally the realm of men and men alone, the women’s dandy trend brings with it opportunity to add sock garters into your Spring accessories repertoire. Feminise them with heels, or keep them masculine with lace-up flats; or go for a sporty-chic option. Click for more on sock garters.

Women’s Swimwear Trends for Spring 2010

Bikinis 2010

2010 bikinis and swimwear

Find out what swimwear you’ll be wearing when you hit the beach this Summer with our Bikinis 2010 trends guide. Which monikinis should you be wearing? And what style of bikinis? And which designer is making the sexiest, must-have pieces? Click to read more about the hottest swimwear and bikini styles.

Denim Jeans Trends for Spring 2010

Torn denim

Ripped jeans and torn denim trend

Ripped denim burst back on the scene with a horde of sexed-up editorial shoots and celebrity sightings, as well as runway pieces. And while things have moved on to a more refined aesthetic, you don’t need to throw out your shredded shorts and slashed-up jeans just yet. Ripped denim in 2010 still offers many variations for Summer. Click here to read more on the 2010 take on ripped denim.

Patched denim fashion trend

Patched jeans

We’ve seen jeans go from ripped to torn to downright shredded; so what can you possibly do next? Patch them of course! It’s not for everyone, but its an option that’s gaining traction. Patched jeans work well as skinnies, or try patched denim flares for a revival of 70s chic. Click to read more about the patched jeans trend.

Other Trends

2010 hair trends

2010 hair trends

To describe this as a hair trend report is an understatement. With every key hair cut, hairstyle, and hair colour trend for 2010 described and photographed, this is the one article you must read to stay in fashion in 2010. Read about women’s 2010 hair trends.

Spring/Summer 2010 Colour Trends

Spring Summer 2010 color

Spring/Summer 2010 Color Trends

With the continuation of the global financial crisis one can expect subdued colour trends from Spring/Summer 2010. Interfiliere have released their interpretation of the season’s palette which we’re pleased to say at least provides a vast array of colours, all with different, if somewhat earthy, tones. For the most part we’re impressed; read up on Spring/Summer 2010 colour trends.

Next Season

Want to find out what’s coming next season?

Read our fall 2010 fashion trends guide to find out.

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