With the warm season right around the corner, Essentiel offers us the spring/summer 2011 lookbook presenting the hottest trends of the Belgian label. With flirty eye candy dresses and skirts making a strong comeback, it will certainly be a beautiful season.

The new lookbook features many short, cute skirts and dresses with amazing prints and soft, fluid, summer-appropriate fabrics such as silk that offer maximum comfort. Besides, the line is infused with a wide range of pant styles, from classic and flared style to carrot pants and cargo approach.

The Essentiel spring/summer 2011 collection also includes shirts, t-shirts, blazers, cardigans and tunics, which are a must for this upcoming spring season. With sailor stripes refusing to go away, one can spot them in the Essentiel lookbook too amid other gorgeous prints and embellishments, cute bows and flowers.

The Essentiel spring/summer 2011 collection has three main sources of inspiration. The first one is “West Side Story”, which features a special color combination that includes blue, red and white, with a bright yellow shade being added to this palette. As summer is the perfect season to seek new adventures and discover new places, the second source is an adventure book. The color palette including khaki, camel and ocher strongly makes us think to a journey in Africa.

Still, for less adventurous and daring types, Essentiel comes with bohemian items, specially created for girls who love clothes exuding femininity. Therefore, adorable dresses and lovely tunics in an interesting and contrasting red and black color combination represent the best choices for those looking for the uber-feminine, romantic appearance.

Since Liberty prints have been so popular during the past seasons, the Essentiel spring/summer 2011 lookbook brings you a touch of color through sweet floral printed short dresses and blouses that can easily make a feminine statement. As for the colors used, bright shades of yellow and red flawlessly alternate with milder hues of white and beige.

Accessories are known as the best way to add some interest to a dull, simple outfit. The Essentiel spring/summer 2011 collection also proposes one-of-a-kind, wearable accessories such as scarves, belts and unique handbags. Platform and high-heeled sandals are a must for the warm season. They come in neutral colors or, on the contrary, in rainbow-inspired, vivid shades of yellow, green or red.

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