With the holidays (finally) over, it’s time to start thinking about your Spring wardrobe. The following five trends showed up all over Fashion Week and are a must for any fashionista.
Hello Sailor! Gene and Frank will be oh so proud. (Anchors Aweigh, anyone?) True, the nautical look is always popular for spring, however, if it’s your thing it’s time to indulge. Wide leg trousers and navy blue stripes not your cup of tea? Look for pants and skirts with button detailing at the front pockets. Feeling a little adventurous? Choose a bright red or yellow pant over a boring safe color.
Our Suggestion: Anthropologie’s Bartolomeu Trousers in Cherry. These babies look great with your bikini top and favorite flip flops.
Patterned Silk Head Scarves. Yep, like the ones grandma ties over her perm on those rainy Sundays after church. However, if Nana’s way makes you feel a little matronly, tie one around your neck or favorite purse. Got a pair of oversized sunglasses? (of course you do!) Wear them and drape a longer scarf over the top of your head and around your neck and pay homage to Jackie O.
Our Suggestion: Thrift Stores! However, if you absolutely must splurge, visit your local Hermes boutique.
Pouf or Petal Sleeves. And unfortunately no, this still doesn’t mean you can dust off the circa 1990 taffeta bridesmaid gown. (You still have that thing?) Anyways, feminine detailing showed up all over Spring Fashion Week which means you’ll want it all over your wardrobe. But faster than you can say “shoulder pads,” you need to be wary of excessive bulkiness-think delicate over linebacker.
Our Suggestion: J. Crew’s Striped Melanie Blouse. Feminize your jeans and Keds sneakers with this lovely top.
Sequins. Before you give up hope on the trend (and our poor little paragraph) we highly recommend adding some bling to your wardrobe. And no, we’re not talking about those tacky neon colored hobo bags, either. Stick with monochromatic, preferably black or silver, garments or accessories. Intrigued but not 100% sold? Play it subtle and add a sequined cummerbund to your favorite pant suit and white oxford.
Our Suggestion: ASOS.com’s Mischa Sequin Drape Top. The blousy tank will look fab with your favorite pair of skinny jeans and boots.
Loose Racer Back Tanks. This awesome trend will turn any boring tank top into a funky favorite. Look for braided or crocheted detailing to show off your back and shoulder blades. Whether you go braless or a la Carrie Bradshaw (visible black bra underneath), pair the tank with bermudas and a cabbie hat.
Our Suggestion: Joie’s Feather Print Born Free Tank available at shopbop.com. The empire waist, flowy fabric and feminine print make this the ultimate spring tank.