• Celine Lamour


Fashion changes every season, so it's not easy under these conditions to list the dos and don’ts. Everything can shift from one day to the next, and the fashion flops of today could well become the musts of tomorrow. Below some things that the French woman simply can’t bring herself to wear.


- A fashion mistake: The shirt that is too tight and lets you see the chest between the buttons.

- What to wear instead: Choose a loose-fitted shirt and do not button too high















- A fashion mistake: A leopard print dress with a vertiginous neckline: a much too sexy look that can quickly fall into the vulgar category

- What to wear instead: Match your leopard print dress with a pair of sneakers for a casual chic style















- A fashion mistake: Leggings are appropriate for staying at home or a workout, but not at all elegant or flattering for an everyday look

- What to wear instead: Find a legging in faux leather to upgrade the style. It will be more elegant!















- A fashion mistake: Transparent pants that lets you see your underwear

- What to wear instead: Under your white pants, wear a nude color tanga or thong















- A fashion mistake: T-shirts with "funny" messages: needless to say, there is no elegance in this kind of clothing!

- What to wear instead: Except if you choose one in a good material and it is not a funny message















- A fashion mistake: T-shirts that are too short: even if they are very trendy, it is never very chic to show your navel, except at the beach!

- What to wear instead: Pair your crop top with some high waisted skirt or pants to avoid the navel show















- A fashion mistake: Avoid the total leather look, you will end up looking like a biker or, on the contrary, it might give you a overdone look

- What to wear instead: Go for either the leather pants or a jacket in leather















- A fashion mistake: The total designer look: do not copy a look from a designer catalog

- What to wear instead: Feel free to take inspiration from any designer look to create your own style by mixing pieces from different brands and price ranges (see below some ideas of mix and match)















- A fashion mistake: The bra with clear straps: it’s totally old fashion and cheap

- What to wear instead: Opt instead for a bra with very pretty straps in the same tones as your outfit, or, if you can afford it, a strapless bra












- A fashion mistake: The mark of the panties under a skirt: nothing more unsightly!

- What to wear instead: Go for a thong or seamless panties















- A fashion mistake: Skin coloured tights: it hides nothing and gives a “granny” look.

- What to wear instead: Choose black tights (minimum 40D) for more elegance













- A fashion mistake: Show too much skin: for example, the mini skirt with a cropped top and wedge sandals

- What to wear instead: You have to make a choice either you opt for a plunged cleavage OR a mini skirt















 

Some ideas of mixing that match:


  • An evening dress with a wicker basket











  • A tuxedo with sneakers














  • Jeans with jeweled sandals















  • A sequined sweater with men's pants














  • A pencil skirt with ballet shoes











  • A pearl necklace with a rock T-shirt










For more tips please contact Celine Lamour at My French Elegance Ltd.

Dernière mise à jour : 25 mars 2021


Fashion trends 2021: Everything you need to look trendy this year!


1. Flare jeans

flare jeans style trends of 2021
From left to right: Balmain – Céline – Chloé – Paco Rabanne – Temperley London - Valentino

It's a trend we love! The flare jeans is an alluring reminder of the great trendsetters of the 70s. Models wear these flare jeans high-waisted which will lengthen the silhouette and then pair it with a bralette in line with the trends of the year.


2. Wide leg pants – The Palazzo

Wide leg style trends illustration for year 2021
From left to right: Chanel – Balenciaga – Chloé – Fendi – Louis Vuitton – Max Mara

They are a bona fide trend for spring, and they’re showing their elegant side this season, taking over as your everyday trouser shape of choice.

We cannot miss the famous palazzo pants! With its vaporous fabric, high waist and wide legs, it has the advantage of flattering all body types. It goes with everything and its elegant and relaxed look makes it suitable for many occasions. Both at work and in the evening, palazzo pants give us an allure while enhancing our figure. A real fashion must-have!


3. Mini shorts

Mini short spring summer style trends of year 2021
From left to right: Celine – Chanel – Dior – Giambasttista Valli – Hermès - Sportmax

The shorter the better! In any case, it's the statement from the shows that sign a micro version of the summer basic, somewhere between the high panties and the shorts.


4. The bralette

Bralette illustration of Spring Summer style trend of 2021
From left to right: Alberta Ferretti – Alessandra Rich – Boss – Isabel Marant – Marni - Zimmermann

Stylistic reminiscence of the bralette, which has made a comeback since last winter on the fashion scene. Worn above or below, this sensual piece redraws the contours of lingerie, inviting it to go wild in the city, without losing its elegance.


5. The babydoll dress

Babydoll Spring Summer style trend of 2021
From left to right: Zimmermann – Giambattista Valli – Paul & Joe – Ulla Johnson – Brandon Maxwell - Valentino

Puff sleeves, rounded skirt, and frills: the model of the season is attributed to the babydoll dress. Some designers adopt its iconic codes and add a bending at the waist to harmonize the silhouette or infuse a sporty-chic and practical effect by adding pockets and some others emphasize the chubby side with a ruffled tweed set.


6. The trench coat

Trench coat Spring Summer style trend of 2021
From left to right: Altuzarra – Burberry – Louis Vuitton – Max Mara – Michael Kors - Prada

The trench coat changes its skin this year with new colors, patterns, and fabrics. For those who love to experiment but remain faithful to tradition, upping your trench game with a more exaggerated silhouette or embroidered detail provides the perfect new staple pieces your closet needs.


7. Balloon sleeves

Balloon sleeves Spring Summer style trend of 2021
From left to right: Alberta Ferretti – Alexander McQueen – Isabel Marant – Lanvin – Patou - Zimmermann

Appearance for balloon sleeves, which reiterate their title of fashion statement. A graphic detail that is gleefully inspired by the resolutely feminine silhouettes of an era thought to be over. They give charisma to any clothing that dares to wear it.


8. The statement collar

Statement collar Spring Summer style trend of 2021
From left to right: Alberta Ferretti – Ami – Chloé – Simone Rocha – Patou – Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

It lands on the dresses and shirts of the freshly presented collections. Whether Peter Pan collar, Ascot tie, ruff, cape, or square style, this detail will be omnipresent in the street style playing field.


9. Disco Fever

Disco fever Spring Summer style trend of 2021
From left to right: Balmain – Burberry – Chanel Isabel Marant – Louis Vuitton – Valentino

A bit flashy or totally shine bright, the disco fever sparkled under the spotlight of the latest catwalks


10. Transparency - light, sheer fabrics

Transparent clothes Spring Summer style trend 2021
From left to right: Acne Studio – Alberta Ferretti – Chanel – Dior – Giambattista Valli – Isabel Marant

Transparency depicts the next generation and will establish itself as the perfect ally to subtly unveil our summer legs. In an era of body positivity, where we seek to accept our body and we learn to respect that of others, transparency is in the spotlight


11. Netting and holes

Netting Spring Summer style trend 2021
From left to right: Acne Studio – Balenciaga – Chanel – Fendi – Dior - Longchamp

Unveil openwork creations, which are sure to raise this trend to the highest level. Netting finds its way into our wardrobes via everything from closely-knit dresses and vests to throw-over layers which add little more than a bit of intrigue and texture.


12. Minimalism

Minimalism Spring Summer style trend 2021
From left to right: Ami – Fendi – Boss - Jacquemus – Alberta Ferretti – Sportmax

You can never go wrong with being minimal. The long-coveted aesthetic returns to the catwalk playing with black and white tones. Simple and clean lines dominated the runway. Everything is possible in the name of minimalism. A quintessence of noble materials and smooth lines: minimalism takes on Nineties airs in white only.


13. Urban chic sportswear

Urban chic sportwear Spring Summer style trend 2021
From left to right: Balenciaga – Boss – Max Mara – Miu Miu – Prada - Versace

Who could have imagined that athletic apparel could be so chic? Sweatsuits became more than just loungewear in 2020, they’re now a staple of the at-home uniform. This spring however, designers got inventive and gave the slouchy athletic garment a fashionable update. a mix of elevated and effortlessly cool sweat styles that can be happily worn in and out of the house. Team uniforms have become essential in the wardrobe of a true fashionista this year, especially if they come stamped with a designer label.


14. Monochrome

Monochrome Spring Summer style trend 2021
From left to right: Balmain – Chanel – Giambattista Valli – Giorgio Armani – Jill Sanders – Ports 1961

One of the biggest colour trends of season is, in fact, a lack of colour altogether. Black and white pieces are everywhere, as the chequerboard patchwork dresses, or crisp layering. The black and white dresses looked just the kind of elegant, no-fuss evening wear we’ve been longing for.


Images courtesy: Vogue


To view the part one Spring Summer trends 2021 click here



Celine's favourite trends of this Spring/Summer season




Stay tuned for more such Fashion trends update throughout this year! For a personal consultation, please contact Celine Lamour at My French Elegance

  • Celine Lamour

Dernière mise à jour : 25 mars 2021


coolest spring summer trends 2021


If you are excited about the spring summer 2021 fashion trends you have landed at the right place!

You would find a few pieces that trended the last year’s Spring season before the Fall took them away. Stay excited because there are some new fashion trends to spice up our summer!


The Spring - Summer 2021 fashion will bring together pop colors, mixtures of styles, fluid and light materials, long dresses, ruffles, wicker baskets, floral prints. The collection depicts a dreamy vacation. Bohemian, romantic with a dash of sporty attitude, the Spring - Summer 2021 fashion collection is likely to seduce you


Here you will find all the spring summer 2021 fashion trends, the essential fashion pieces of the season but also the colors, the prints or the materials to adopt.



• Volume

This season, again, balloon sleeves are everywhere on summer blouses, dresses and cardigans. They are so unanimous that they have infiltrated the jeans family. Result? There are models of Balloon Jeans that you are sure to love. Overall, the volume is invited in the fashion collections of the summer. The cuts are oversized, the clothes are loose. The key is to ensure the right mix.



Volume From left to right: Loewe – Louis Vuitton – Prada – Stella McCartney – Tod’s - Chanel
Volume From left to right: Loewe – Louis Vuitton – Prada – Stella McCartney – Tod’s - Chanel

• The crop top

The crop top trend comes back without ever really having left. If we don't play the volume card, we play the ultra-short card. Even if it means revealing the navel. Mesh bras or fitted cardigans are this season's fashion essentials.



Crop Top From left to right: Chanel – Giambasttista Valli – Isabel Marant – Jacquemus – Louis Vuitton – Christopher Esber
Crop Top From left to right: Chanel – Giambasttista Valli – Isabel Marant – Jacquemus – Louis Vuitton – Christopher Esber

• The blazer

If only one fashionable piece had to be chosen, it would be this one. The blazer is The jacket for summer. It can be worn over a dress, over a bra, simply with a belt. It brings a sophisticated touch to a street or sportswear look.



Blazer From left to right: Acne Studio – Alexander McQueen – Brandon Maxwell – Celine – Giorgio Armani – Paco Rabanne
Blazer From left to right: Acne Studio – Alexander McQueen – Brandon Maxwell – Celine – Giorgio Armani – Paco Rabanne

• The coordinated suit (set)

This summer, your life will likely be simplified. Just wear coordinated top and bottom and take away the often-tiresome decision-making game that you have to play every day. A blazer with pants, a bra with Bermuda shorts, a cardigan and a top, in the shelves, you will find fashionable pieces that go in pairs. Simplicity and efficiency at their best.



Pink From left to right: Alexander McQueen – Chanel – Chloe – Isabel Marant – Patou - Valentino
Pink From left to right: Alexander McQueen – Chanel – Chloe – Isabel Marant – Patou - Valentino

• Pink

After purple, make way for pink. It's THE color of the season. The fashion collections this year of 2021, use all shades of pink. There will be cherry, peach, raspberry, and even candy pink.




• Pastel

From powdery pink to almond green, via lilac, faded tones will be everywhere. These sorbet-inspired colors are the perfect option for summer and they suit a wide variety of skin tones.

Pale yellow is also doing well this season, and is part of all summer trends. Instant illuminating effect!

Purple, in all its variations, is the ubiquitous color for the beautiful season. With its soft and light shades, the favorite color of fashionistas




• Natural

This season, there's a return to minimalism. For the color palettes, there is also a lot of white, beige, powdery or even terracotta. All season long, you can wear clean colors and natural materials such as linen or cotton.


And then, for those who prefer vibrant colors, red and bright yellow will also be there. Pop shades that can be found on women's clothing as well as on spring summer shoes.

A few iridescent shades such as silver, copper or gold could also intermingle with summer fashion pieces such as dresses, shoes, jackets or even spring summer bags.




• Flowers

The flower is everywhere! Be it maxi, mini, multi or tropical. On pants, on dresses, on mid-season jackets, flower power is the leitmotif of spring summer.




• The stripe

Is there anything more energising than stripes? The striped print is making a comeback this season. It is found on shorts, jackets and light shirts to our limitless delight. The bigger, and the bolder, the better, seems to be the message on the spring runways,


For more trends of Spring Summer 2021, check out the part2

Images courtesy: Vogue



Stay tuned for more such Fashion trends update throughout this year! For a personal consultation, please contact Celine Lamour at My French Elegance