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The Mujahada in Prada

Monday, May 10, 2010

~It's Time For A Trend Report!~

aSalaam uAlaikum and Good Morning My Stylish Sisters!

It's been a while since I've posted anything purely fashion-related, so I thought in order to get back into the swing of things I should do my own Veiled Couture Trend Alert for this spring season.

Although I could do without some of the trends showing up on the streets at the moment (*ahem* mini sundresses that barely cover your bum) I am pleasantly surprised at some of the more organic, and creative combinations that seem to be hovering on the horizon.

So, here are three accessories trends for Spring 2010, and my brief opinions about them.  (don't know if you want to hear what I have to say or not, but I'm going to just go ahead and say it anyway LOL)  I've chosen to do one jewelry trend, one handbag trend, and one footwear trend to cover all bases.  Enjoy and don't forget to leave us your two-cents about each of them in the comments section!

Trend Alert: Bunches of Bangles
This spring it seems the more the merrier when it comes to wrist accessories.  Anything goes, from Bollywood inspired brass, to your grandma's oversized pearls.  It's best to execute this fashion statement on one arm at a time, being careful not to exceed 4-5 bracelets, but other than that, chaos rules! Use various textures, colors, and styles to create a fun and funky look with your summer sundresses, or jeans and tunics.

Trend Alert: Superchromatic Wedges
I love Love LOVE wedges and I am soooo happy to see that they have made a comeback for this summer.  To me, wedges are the perfect compromise between foot fashion and casual comfort.  They go well with maxi dresses, abayas, jeans, or slacks and they enable you to dress up for an outdoor event, without worrying about being one of those silly females who get their stilettos stuck in the mud.  (don't get me started, I recently went to an outdoor day event where I saw wayyyy too many girls wearing night-time ensembles complete with sky-high heels and it killed me to watch them stumble around in the grass)  The best thing about this spring's wedge is that it is not in neutrals like last summer but in ultra-bright, super rich, Crayola crayon colors.  My only advice is to avoid wedges with wide-leg pants, unless they are bell bottoms and you're going for a bohemian-chic look.  Pants that are wide from hip to hem can appear bulky and add pounds when worn with wedges, so try to wear pants that are as slim cut as you are comfortable with.

Trend Alert: Boho Clutches
Ummm...I'm not sure what's going on here.  Usually I absolutely adore anything Boho-inspired.  Give me bell bottoms, native-American prints, and hippie beads and I can throw together an ensemble fit for any urban princess.  BUT...well....these just are not working for me.  And it's not just the picture I chose for this post either, I literally searched for a half an hour trying to find even ONE of these clutches that I liked.  I chalked it up to the personal feeling that anything "Boho" should be slouchy, comfortable and casual.  Having a boho clutch is like wearing a miniskirt with hijab- it totally defeats the purpose.  So, personally this is one trend that I will steer clear of this spring, and I will stick to my oversized slouchy messenger bag- thanks anyways!

Well, I guess two out of three isn't so bad.  And who knows, maybe one of you fabulous fashionistas can sway my opinion on those boho clutches (although I seriously doubt it LOL)  So please ladies, let me know what you think about these trends, and share with us any trends you see in your neck of the woods!

Ma'Salaama and Happy Trending!

Fashionably Yours,

The (yes those ARE fuschia wedges under my abaya!) Mujahada in Prada