From The Archive: 2010

My first year of blogging and my first venture of documenting everything I wore from sixth form uniform, collections I loved and everything from my teenage bedroom (with a few interesting fashion statements made)...


Livs Trends of 2010

Bigger than the British Style Awards, and bigger than the Baftas, I’m sure you’ve all no doubt been eagerly awaiting the great reveal of the ‘What Olivia Did’ Trends of 2010 list (I’m kidding, obviously). But nevertheless, I couldn’t resist compiling the trends I feel have affected our wardrobes the most this year, and which will no doubt continue onto the highstreet in 2011! So without further delay, the results…

Having lingered in the background of highstreet collections since early 2009, I was lucky enough to have snapped up a black American Apparel number last April to find that they were the ‘big thing’ of this winter. Allowing us to all keep warm, not look like a 19th Century detective, and coming in pretty much every ‘in trend’ colour it’s safe to say the cape is back, and doesn’t look to be flying away any time soon.
A trend prehaps not seen since the days of Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes, this summer tapered and hareem trousers flew back into fashion. Suddenly women wearing them didn’t have to look like a Duran Duran outcast or Aladin, wearing a suit wasn’t a chore anymore and work wear could be worn as partywear.

After being displayed in all its glory at the A/W Burberry shows this year, it wasn’t long before the Aviator was back in demand, and with nearly every high street shop making some form of replica it became a must have for every girl in the country. It’s new slick shape meant you didn’t have to look like Delboy when styling out the new more fitted version and with faux sheepskin on many styles it didn’t have to cost you a fortune either.

Like most years in fashion, 2010 brought various contrasting colour schemes in both the SS and AW collections. However, this year I feel the pastels of spring and summer and camels and maroons of autumn and winter had a particularly outstanding effect, making our wardrobes more themed and prehaps tailored in these aspects, with styles prehaps easier to achieve with such a clear trend.

Arguably one of the most timeless on the list, the reintroduction of this hugely popular collar style has only recently swept the highstreet off of its feet. Appearing on shirts, dresses, jumpers and even coming on its own as a timeless accessory, the Peter Pan collar is a simple yet stylish way of updating any outfit into something more feminie and fashion forward.

Not for the faint hearted, Henry Holland reintroduced the suspender tights to the higstreet this year and they went down with a bang. Reaping controversy yet making a huge statement are definitely something these garments do, and (if worn correctly) can look incredibly chic and add edge to the most girlie of things.

So, these are just a few of the top trends I feel made 2010, others include: The biker boots, curls and crops (hair), leather shorts and skirts, the feminine blouse and the Breton stripe tee (despite the fact it will ALWAYS make my ‘trends of the year’ list).

What do you think? What trends made 2010 for you?


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