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Feminspire | April 24, 2014

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Trend Watch: Holla at Holographics

Trend Watch: Holla at Holographics

The future is here with a new fashion trend among fashion bloggers and the spring/summer runway scene: holographic wardrobe pieces. Think Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, but more current.

On the runway, designers such as Stella McCartney, BluMarine, Theyskens Theory, and Dior, as well as Jonathan Saunders, Ksubi, and Manish Arora, toyed with this trend in different ways; some went for the all-over glistening look, while others played with it much more subtly. BluMarine definitely seemed to be the “out there” brand, while Stella McCartney used holographic fashion more subtly in the accessories.

After seeing the holographic trend at International Fashion Weeks, bloggers immediately started working this superstar trend into their looks. Ria Michelle paired a holographic jacket and clutch with dark basics, while Andy of StyleScrapbook took her green holographic skirt and toned it down with a graphic sweater. Fashiononymous created a rocker-chic look by wearing her silver holographic skirt with a leather moto jacket, and ShineByThree created a sporty look with a holographic skirt and a varsity jacket with holographic sleeves.



As you can see, there are multiple ways to rock the holographic trend, but if you’re unsure how to wear something so statement-making, start by following some of these simple rules:

-     DO buy a holographic basic (skirt, jeans, bag)

-     DO toy with holographic nail polish (such as Chanel’s “Holographic,” as seen on right from Pretty Random)

-     DO experiment, but stick to your personal style

-     DO pair your holographic piece with solids & basics

-     DO have fun :)

-     DON’T incorporate more than two holographic pieces into one outfit

-     DON’T put silver/holographic make-up on your face, unless it’s Halloween

-     DON’T pair your holographic piece with another statement piece, such as a bold print

Now, seeing as this trend is a pretty big deal this season, finding pieces to add to your wardrobe has become relatively easy. NastyGal carries bags, shoes and dresses in brands ranging from the iconic Jeffrey Campbell shoes to KillCity Denim. ASOS has an exceptional array of dresses, but if you’re going for the name brands such as Stella and Proenza, Barney’s is where to go!

What do you think of the holographic fashion trend for spring? Will you be wearing it – how? Share with me in the comments below, I’ll see you there!

Written by Sahra Schukraft