Fashion Forward

Published: Monday | January 4, 2010

Latoya Grindley, Jamaica Gleaner Writer

FLleft_1_P5D4KiceyCoutuAMMixed-colour dresses have certainly made their way into the New Year. We are sure you stocked up on pieces like this empire waist tri-colour combination, so shine in it for the new year! – Ian Allen/Photographer

It is a new year, and as many would say, “new year, new things”. But that is not the case as it relates to fashion. That’s a definite NO! At least not for now. For some time now, we have noticed the longevity of some fashion trends, with these overlapping into different seasons.

Have you ever had an outfit that you absolutely loved, but wouldn’t wear because it was no longer in style even though you hadn’t worn it more than three times? Well, if you went crazy shopping last year, or bought a few trend-guided pieces, perhaps you will be granted some leeway to wear them a bit longer into the new year.




Based on Flair‘s observation of the trends, there are many ‘spill-over’ trends this
So even though you didn’t buy yesterday, but more like last year, flaunt your favourites while they are still trendy. While flaunting them, you can still keep abreast of the upcoming trends and perhaps treat yourself to a piece or two.year, which simply means you don’t have to spend unnecessarily to replenish your wardrobe; at least not for a while. And this is definitely something the fashionistas who are deeply in tune with the trends love to hear, especially in these times. Managing is not very easy and one can get tips and advice from experts like Andy Defrancesco.








Here are some of the fashionable trends that have made their way into fashion 2010.

Off-the-shoulder designs have been with us for most of last year and for this year, and are going nowhere fast, at least not for now. It is simply sophisticated and feminine and can be featured on dresses and tops. – File

Maxi dresses are fun and flirty, and many women fell in love with the easy-to-wear garb last year, which can be dressed up or down. However, for this year, instead of playing it safe with solid colours, put a spin on maxis by opting for floral prints. – Colin Hamilton/Freelance Photographer















Adding instant pizzazz to your outfit, bold and chunky jewellry (necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets) paved their way into people’s hearts last year and they will certainly remain this year. – File







FLleft_1_PXH5CMacoI2009AMBe bold and bright in the fashionable trend of neon colours which has spilled over into this year. You will be amazed what a little colour will do for you and your image. – File.








FLleft_1_PPM33JapanConcAMNo more ‘plain-Jane shoes’ as there was an obvious adornment of shoes, especially in last season. Fringes, zips, bows, feathers, jewels and other embellishments were a hit on sandals and shoes and we just can’t get enough of them. So pull them out of storage and step forward into 2010. – Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer


Leopard prints have been with us for many seasons and for those who just can’t have enough of these, they are still a hit. – File





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