One of my favourite aspects about social media is our easy ability to gain inspiration for any ideas or projects that we may have. Sites like Pinterest and Instagram make this process a lot easier, with thousands of pages and photos with so much to offer at the click of a button. Since we’re in the midst of Spring/Summer, I thought it would be interesting to share a few of the things that have really been inspiring me lately.
1. Out-of-the-ordinary fabrics.
Although I’ve always had an attraction towards intricate fabrics, I feel like this interest has been heightened quite a lot over the springtime. Tulle, satin, and lace, are a few of these unique materials that are not always seen on a daily basis, however they would have the ability to make an immensely beautiful everyday garment if designed well.
2. Victorian style pieces.
I really don’t have any idea where my interest for the well known look of this period has came from, since I’ve usually never taken a fancy towards the elaborately gothic styling from the Victorian era, yet as of lately I’ve became completely obsessed and almost infatuated with the shapes and layering from this time. Styles of this time offer a lot more comfort than previous centuries, whilst still remaining to keep a feminine shape and a formal approach that would be suitable for all weather types and everyday duties for women of this time.
3. A soft, summery colour palette.
My usual shade range throughout the year tends to resemble jewel tones, and although I still try to keep this colour spectrum in the time of spring and summer, I do tend to inject some softer shades into the mix in order to fit nicely into sunny days of the springtime. Two colours that I’ve been really into lately have been lilac and a soft lime green. Since my favourite colour is purple, I wasn’t really surprised with my recent admiration for lilac, and especially since it is EVERYWHERE this spring/summer. Green on the other hand, has been quite a surprise. I have very little of this shade in my wardrobe, yet recently I have been pinning all sorts of green garments and pieces on my Pinterest, especially when compared to other softer shades too. I feel like this fruity shade and a pop of lilac make a great colour combination, and I’d actually like to try using this in my own work and wardrobe.
4. Ruffles, layers, and bows.
The texture of fabrics play an important role in the overall design of a garment, however when texture is created by the way a fabric can be shaped or folded, the result can be equally as beautiful. I’ve been really admiring these techniques that can be quite a long process to create, such as ruffling or layering fabrics. I love the level detail that can be applied to everyday pieces like a t-shirt or a skirt, just by the time spent on constructing a specific area.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post, I really enjoyed discussing what I’ve been loving lately! X
*All images were pins from my Pinterest board, I do not own any of these images*