Staying ahead of the fashion curve is challenging! For every new trend, there’s an even newer one gracing the catwalk or appearing in stores. So get a jumpstart on the trends forecasted by top fashion influencers such as Glamour Magazine, NBC’s Thread/NY, Luuux and more. You’ll find innovative uses of plastic fibers and materials in new collections by Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Cynthia Rowley … just to name a few.
Big, Bold, Bright Bangles: Mix-and-match plastic bracelets add a splash of color. Spring and summer mean bright colors, while bone, horn, and tortoise-shell looks are perfect into fall. Let your chunky bangles make a statement like Marc Jacobs does with this look.
Sheer Magic: Although sheer fabrics at times appear to encourage exhibitionism, they are hotter than ever — in the right place. Fashioned from polyester, nylon and other lightweight plastic fibers, sheer layers surprisingly can create a classy impression (and a bit of a stir as future royal Kate Middleton discovered). For the modest approach, take a peak at Glamour’s tips on this season’s sheer style.
It’s Always Sunny Somewhere: Shield your eyes from the sun’s glare (and the paparazzi flash bulbs) in 60s style, oversized plastic sunglasses. Or add a 50s flair with dramatic plastic cat eye glasses! Diane Von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs take on the trend in their 2011 spring shows here and here.
Schoolhouse Prep: Slip on your polyester (plastic) and cotton blend polo for a chic, yet casual daytime look. Tommy Hilfiger for one is going all out and embracing the preppy trend in his 2011 spring line.
Tie ‘Em Up: This year’s shoes are taking laces to new lengths with extra long, extra twisty, polyester (plastic) shoe laces. Renowned shoe designer Brian Atwood pairs lengthy laces with sky-high stilettos in his new spring/summer 2011 collection.
From Ankle High to Thigh High: Socks, nylons, tights and other leggings are sticking around into 2011… but this year look for your plastic-fiber favorites in a multitude of new prints and colors. Cynthia Rowley, Zac Posen, Donna Karan, Sonia Rykiel, and Milly all feature printed tights in their 2011 collections.