The new Dorothy Perkins spring/summer 2011 collection features soft, feminine shades, delicate neutrals, but also vibrant, candy sweet brights and romantic floral prints. The line is inspired by the ’50s and ’70s fashion and it includes Capri pants, dresses, jeans, jumpsuits, skirts, jackets, denim, crochet and lace.

White is a meaningful, timeless shade. This is the ‘it’ summery option and the best solution for hot sunny days. There is nothing more comfortable than a pure monochrome approach, such as a breezy, white dress. The Dorothy Perkins collection for the forthcoming season contains some amazing, adorable white items, proving that this color suits almost all type of occasions. Due to its classy, refined, simple character, white will remain a classic, universal color. Besides, a white trench coat is every girl’s dream!

If until now you always thought that white makes you look curvier, think again! Forget about this idea and get ready to make one smart summer investment by purchasing a white lacy dress. And Dorothy Perkins brings some of the prettiest and gorgeous white dresses, perfect for a glamorous, elegant appearance.

Good news, everyone! If white is just not your thing, you can still go for neutrals, nudes or the old faithful denim. However, despite all fashion trends, make sure you have a denim jacket or shirt into your wardrobe. The denim shirt became a key piece for spring and it proves to be quite versatile. Choose a light denim shirt and wear it unbuttoned over a dress or, just like spotted at Dorothy Perkins, match it with a sheer jumpsuit and flat sandals. This peek-a-boo style will certainly turn heads!

This summer, the ’70s are back! The iconic style of this special period is revived by numerous fashion designers. The ’70s fever can be noticed in the Dorothy Perkins collection for spring/summer 2011 through the eclectic mix of bold prints, crochet, cork heeled platforms, the maxi lengths seen on jumpsuits and the wide-legged pants. Jumpsuits became rather popular lately, showing that they are here for good.

Fashion rules? What fashion rules? With color blocking becoming the hottest spring/summer 2011 trend, mixing and matching is the easiest thing ever. Don’t be afraid to combine yellow and purple, blue and orange, red and blue, or all these colors in the same outfit. If you find it tricky to wear the trend, try to mix maximum two vibrant colors. It is not necessary to choose two complementary colors. Still, be very careful to the hairstyle and makeup you opt for and play it safe going for minimalism.

For an eye-catching, glam evening look, the blue button through jumpsuit in the Dorothy Perkins collection is a great option, while a pencil skirt with playful prints worn with a colorful blouse can be an instantaneous style update.

Photos courtesy of Dorothy Perkins