During our weekly visit to the newsstand, we were struck by how many magazines hit the same note on their January covers. As you might have noticed too, nearly every glossy has some form of the phrase "New Year, New You!" as a cover line and the issues are stuffed with ideas about how to better your current situation. (Apparently we're all gauche, ungroomed, and depressed if the typical suggestions-365 Ways To Look Chic! 99 Beauty Tricks You Need Now! Fix Your Life In 8 Easy Steps!-are any indication.)
We're all for self-improvement, but we figured you might like to kick off your new year with something other than a list of instructions about how to upgrade your life. Rather than going the traditional magazine route, we decided to take the inspirational one, and whipped up a little seasonal preview for you instead. We hope you take as much delight in today's Look Forward To: Spring 09 Trends as we did in creating it (we love betting on which shapes and styles will be the next big things).
(Images details by row, from left to right)
Rhinestones: Valentino, Alexander McQueen
Cage Shoes: Stella McCartney, Barbara Bui, YSL
Bib Necklaces: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Burberry (top), Chanel (bottom)
Drawstring Bags: Prada, Marc Jacobs
Sheer: Malo, Costume National, Alexander Wang
Sharp Shoulders: Marc Jacobs (top), Just Cavalli (bottom), Balmain
Silky Pants: Ralph Lauren Collection, Chloe, Moschino Cheap & Chic
Pulled Back Hair: Lanvin, Narciso Rodriguez
Mini Skirts: Matthew Williamson, Versace, Stella McCartney
Photos courtesy of First View and imaxtree.