Now that Spring is in full bloom, let’s talk about some of these Spring trends I am spying out and about. If I am being honest, I haven’t exactly stocked my own closet with too many fresh new things yet, but I am about to. That is if I can tear myself away from my tried and true old wares.
Just last night my friends and I were dissecting the characters in our monthly book club book. In particular one character seemed to hold on to certain items in her wardrobe far longer than she should have because each stood as symbols for a myriad of emotional events in her life… somehow I seemed to understand this character and be less irritated by her than the other book clubbers were. Maybe for me there is a comfort level in pulling on those same old pair of jeans or perfectly worn in pairs of boots, but alas it’s a new season and the latest pieces are ripe for the picking.
In case you are wrangling with what to add to your own collection here are a few do’s (and don’ts) for the season.
I just love the latest crop of florals this season, and even though you may be spotting mixed patterns in all the fashion mags this takes a deft eye and a dose of confidence to pull off the look. Instead of stepping too far out of your comfort zone try highlighting just one floral pattern or mixing two florals with a similar color scheme. A safe bet is to pair prints with a solid neutral shade such as white, black or cream then add a touch of color with your accessories like this look from Loewe Spring collection and this darling dress and jacket combo.
This season after a huge does of skinny jeans flares are making a comeback. If you chronologically reside anywhere over the thirty-five year old range, avoid the sandblasted and stonewashed variety in favor of a solid dark wash or a crisp white pair which always lends an instantly chic vibe. Most importantly, if you are petite or have a curvier figure pair up your flares with a wedge heel for a long lean look.
Blush tones and neutrals are a great combo this season but be sure not to get too matchy-matchy. Instead mix tonal shades together that have the same intensity. This look from Refinery 29 is a perfect example of how to mix these subdued shades