Spring's Fashions: Something Fresh for the Wardrobe

by EMILY MOODY
1. Graphic explanation.
Of course there are prints every season, but what makes this Spring’s designs please the eye is the mix of colors and contrasting patterns. Take a hint from Ruffian, whose monochromatic look pairs a striped blazer, another Spring trend, with a romantic toile. For a bolder look, hunt for geometric prints that pop, like Paul and Joe’s squared-print silk top with green bermuda shorts!
2. It matters if it’s black & white.
This Spring add some contrast to your wardrobe: black and white. You may think of Spring as a concoction of pastels and florals, but black and white played a dominant trend on the runway this season. Black is my go-to color and one that you can never go wrong wearing. Throw in a little color if you’re feeling bold, but either way, this is one of the most wearable, flattering trends from the runway for any size or shape.
3. Lace up.
Lace is back (But, in my opinion, did it ever leave?) and girlier than ever! Think less ‘Material Girl’ and more Marie Antoinette! Invest in a great lace top to pair with a smart spring blazer or your favorite skirt, or even better, a lace dress or skirt with a metallic underlay! But if that’s too much frill for your fancy, then why not pick up a more subdued piece with a lace inset or a hint of lace detail poking out of the hem of a skirt?
4. Show your stripes.
Wide stripes, railroad stripes, pinstripes, whatever you fancy, stripes are in. Go for a nautical look of red stripes paired with navy or black, or go for white stripes for chic sophistication. If you want to go ultra bold via high fashion, why not go head-to-toe stripes? Hey, you only live once, right?
5. Get shorty.
Shorts are a summer staple, but shorts this season are dressed up to wear from day to night. Flowy fabrics, cuffed hems and drawstring waists are just some of the details designers are adding for a fresh take on this springtime classic. Don’t like short-shorts? You’re in luck, because everyone’s rocking Bermuda shorts this season, too! My personal favorite, though, is the short suit. Wear the jacket and shorts separately to mix up your look, or pair it together to for a sexy, chic, “I-mean-business” attitude.
Whichever trends you decide to feel inspired by, run with it and don’t look back. Don’t forget: Clothing is something we use to cover up our naked bodies, but fashion is what gives us style.

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