Yay! Woo hoo! Excited!
Finally, people being recognised for DOING SOMETHING CHARITABLE. How lovely and refreshing, I can't believe I only just found out about it. Why, you ask, did I not know? It flew under the radar until they cleverly decided to award celebrities for the charitable work they do, thereby raising the profile of the awards and bringing on the press. It started out as the BRICK awards, then was incorporated into the Teen Choice Awards, before finally becoming a stand alone event able to draw a celebrity crowd on its own in 2010. Fabulous. So it mixes my two favourite things: doing good in the world and fashion.
Here, I've rounded up a bunch of new-season trends to watch out for as the sun warms our end of the planet, slowly but surely.
1. The belt, a la Ashley Greene, above.
Wear yours on a maxi dress, a mini dress or a ladylike a-line frock like Ashley. It doesn't have to be swanky, in fact, it can be a plain brown leather belt, but it instantly updates a dress from last season to this season.
2. Bright orange, as worn by Sophia Bush
It's the statement colour of the season. Pair it with blue shoes and you have even more of a look. Lovely on fake-tanned skin or pale skin alike, orange will lift your complexion, and your mood, to greater heights.
3. Laser cut leather, on Aubrey Plaza
It's everywhere! In every colour! Keep the leather thin and soft, so it drapes gently but doesn't cling to the body. Laser cut styles are meant to be worn over the skin, not stick to it. Steer clear of accessories unless it's one bold cuff or something equally as simple.
4. Multi your mini, like Kristen Bell
Cute. A great alternative to the multi-coloured floral pieces that are everywhere right now, 'cause some girls just don't like flowers. Keep everything the same shade of bright and work some black in there to keep things grounded.
5. Textured brights, a la Olivia Munn
Moving on from plain silks and tipping your hat to the brocade trend, is wearing textured fabric on a short, structured mini. It's a great look that most of us can pull off because it stiffens the fabric which means it won't stick to your body and create unwanted curves. I would have worn a different shoe here though.
6. The Bright Shoe, as shown by Kelli Berglund
Begone, nude shoes! At least for a second, whilst we revel in the reflection of bright heels. Wear them, they just make you happy.