Key looks for spring 2011

It’s a mixed bag of looks this spring 2011, with glamour and punk pushing forward, so keep in style with key looks from Michelle McEvoy, manager of BORN Clothing in Athlone Towncentre.

70s glamour

Just as the 50s and 60s are back, so too are particular elements of the 70s. There are two main aesthetics: 70s bohemian, and 70s sophisticated glamour. When it comes to the latter, think dresses that fall like shimmering water in the evening and high-waist pants with elegant blouses by day.

Biker clothing

As of spring 2011, the military fashion trend will have been with us for over a decade. And for that decade it’s been great, we’ve loved it, but 10 years later we have to admit: spring 2011 is the time to move on. And for spring/summer 2011 it's going to do just that because it’s all about the biker trend!

Punk fashion

Another of the thematic trends for spring/summer 2011, punk carries on from last year to become less of a full blown trend and more one of influence - you’ll see its elements impact upon a number of other spring 2011 trends. Which can be a danger: punk fashion is one trend you can’t afford to get wrong.

60s ladylike

The silhouettes of the 1950s and 1960s make a strong return, with shapes that accentuate curves and foster femininity. A hip-hugging sheath dress with a below-the-knee hem is the ultimate in hourglass dressing, while the full circle skirt and dress remain at the core of the trend. For spring 2011 introduce fresh colours, prints, and light summery fabrics.

BORN Clothing has two separate stores in Athlone Towncentre – one for female fashion and the other menswear. Open Monday to Wednesday and Saturdays from 9:30am to 6pm, with late opening Thursday and Friday to 8pm, BORN is also open Sundays from noon to 6pm.

Keep up to date with newest trends available at BORN by joining the BORN Clothing Facebook Page or sign up to the BORN newsletter instore. Watch out for the new BORN promotion running in conjunction with Karma Nightclub Athlone - kicking off on Saturday February 5.

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