The pumping baselines of songs like 'Gundam Style', JT's 'Suit and Tie' and varying reggae sounds flowed through the streets of the Harbor East section of downtown Baltimore, as the fruits of labor of the Bradshaw Styling team floated down a summery white runway on Aliceanna Street during the 2013 FashionEASTa Fashion Show (click here for my recap of the 2012 show).
Loose, light fabrics for both comfort and style in the warmer months to come were the theme of the day, appearing in the form of sheer tops and maxi dresses for women, and shorts and pants for men.
In women's trends, wide belts made waist hugging appearances on many of the dress and skirt styles. And where (ever seasonally present) prints were concerned, it was all about florals, florals and more florals. Pastel + metallic combos were a fresh sighting (and are a major "must try" on my style list), and menswear inspired straw fedoras juxtaposed against otherwise ultra feminine adornments hinted at another trend that will continue year over year.
Men's casual dress had a preppy vibe, with the guys turning up in blazers + jeans combos, khakis and seersucker--but in bright colors of neon and pastel: lavender, mint green and even a rather electric orange.
Sportswear styles were shown as well, encouraging the crowd to get their workout on in style as the temperatures heat up.
The best part about the styles shown on the runway is that they are currently available at Harbor East stores and boutiques including South Moon Under, Urban Chic, White House | Black Market, Lululemon, J. Crew and others. I'm looking forward to shopping these styles in the coming weeks!