French Connection!

We’ve all see the biggest trends for the year parading down the catwalks, and now moving onto the High Street in various influences but because we can’t all afford Prada and Chanel it can leave us feeling a little glum. There’s no reason why you can’t get 2011’s hottest trends on an affordable budget and there are plenty of brands out there that can help you to get a fashion forward wardrobe at a fraction of the designer cost.

One such brand is French Connection, who are well known for their elegant, classic pieces of women’s clothing that can easily be mixed and matched with your current wardrobe for an up to date look. Ilove their Spring/Summer 2011 trends which take on the best trends and give them a twist. Here are a few of my favourites (which you can also check out at Very):

White and Lace – let’s face it, Kate Middleton’s dress was bang on trend for this season and her excellent choice of wedding dress definitely seems to have inspired designers everywhere. Add sheer white pieces, with lace detailing, to add a feminine, clean feel to any outfit.

Utility – Practical and pretty? This is exactly what French Connection are aiming for here. With a neutral palette and no military overtones, this makes for a great daytime look. Chic playsuits, tailored shorts and pleating are all features of this trend.

Pastels – French Connections Spring/Summer 2011 collection features a range of pretty, pastel, feminine colours that come in a pale and neutral palette. Much of French Connection’s collection in this trend is loose fitting and flowing, making for a casual, elegant and comfortable feel.

Other features in the French Connection lookbook include tailored leather shorts, luxe jumpsuits and simple summer dresses. In short – everything you need for a great summer wardrobe. Some of these trends won’t suit all but French Connection’s elegant, classic style will have something for everyone, if you know how to wear it correctly.

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