For 2010's trends in fashion, think lights: acid washed, greys, powder blues, pinstripes. Of course, black and white is never out of the picture.
As summer rolls in, forget about the neons and the loud graphic tees we sawâ€”and got tired ofâ€”in 2009. Use brights as accents, as per the Ray-ban Clubmaster. Even animal prints are subdued: printed in greys and navys.
This year, fashion finally has an answer to last year's recession: Unfinished hems, worn-out looks, and raw edges. Grunge comes closer this year as holes and rips become acceptable, if not fashionable.
The whole idea about this forecast is to be reminded of how much we can be be thrifty, wise and, creative. As a matter of fact, recycling will be big as are loose fits, too.
Harem and track pants are the new tailoring, and relieving to most of us who never got tired of them, over-sized is no longer frowned upon!
Black is definitely back, but stiff leather shoes should stay in the office. Loafers and boat shoes are cool once again. If you think it's a wee bit too much, think of them as things that will save you from blisters.
This year, we want dressing to be as easy as 1-2-3, a get-up-and-go kind so we can focus our energy on more important things.
WORDS BY KAT MANALO