Hello, MetalGlam Monsters!
Spring seems to be finally sticking around in the Midwest, so bring out the colorful band tees! It’s not too late to Paint It Denim. Denim is timeless and style is your own. Follow the rest of my Rockstar Style and MetalGlam over on my Pinterest.
Here’s five new trends for you to try out in May as Spring blossoms.
1) Technicolor Dreams
Break out your tie-dye kit and go wild! Bold colors are in bloom when May flowers appear. So many designers all at once welcome the season with chromatic brightness, making the trend all the more notable. Designers are over the rainbow for ROYGBIV from chic track suits to knit tops.
In the May 2018 issue of Glamour, Melissa McCarthy showcases this beautiful patchwork coat by designer Mara Hoffman. Hoffman loves to incorporate vibrancy into her pieces. Everyone looks great in the rainbow, whether you’re silver screen elite or a Midwest farm gal. Melissa McCarthy just so happens to be both!
2) Freakin’ Fringe
Fringe is back in style. When you think about it, fringe marks ties with American counterculture historically. In the roaring 1920’s, women’s dresses and skirts rode higher above the knee. OH MY! Fringe was added to lengthen the skirts while still adding a revealing illusion. Then hippie culture of the 1960’s nodded at Native American roots, marking disdain for rigid American cultural values and plight coming with minority freedom fighters in an era of civil rights.
And you thought fashion was all about vapid vanity.
3) Sheer Fab[ric]
The Met Gala marks a momentary death to the “naked dress,” but sheer clothing is in. But like the naked dress (and fringe for that matter), revealing does not equate to classless. The perfect cut and presentation can exemplify elegance.
Dior is all over Spring-Summer trends. Bold colors and vivid blues (but more on that in a bit). This collection in particular is not without a whimsical narrative. The inspiration came from French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle who united bright colors with mystical and sometimes violent experimental imagery. She is well known for her Nanas, sculptures portraying interpretations of the everywoman.
“As in all fairy tales, before finding the treasure, on my way I met dragons, witches, magicians and the angel of temperance.”
4) Checks, Mate!
Checks and plaids are surprisingly versatile. And en vogue this Spring. When I think check patterns, I usually think of Fall, but designers like Burberry prove to us skeptics that pastels (which are typically Spring stylish) can appropriately make their way into our Spring wardrobes. Classic heritage checks, like those on this long Sonia Rykiel skirt, also welcome the transition from cool air to warm temps.
5) Blues and Ultra Violets
Put it in your hair. Put it on your eyes. Along with the bold colors trend of the season comes saturated blues and violets. Don it with rockstar attitude. Even the Vice President of Pantone, yes…Pantone…credits the 2018 color choice in part to Rihanna’s Rockstar royalty.
You should probably hit up Fenty at this point for some ultra violet swag.