Put away the parkas and stash the shearling. Spring has sprung, and it’s time to take a look at what’s happening in the fashion world. Add one or two of these trends to your wardrobe and make them your own. Start the season with this checklist:
They just keep getting bigger and bigger. The shoulder is definitely the latest erogenous zone. Whether you show off both shoulders or just one, this is an instant update for the warm weather ahead. Off-the-shoulder peasant tops with bell sleeves will add extra fluttery panache this spring.
Flared cropped pants
The wide leg pants are strutting into the season in ankle-baring style. In frayed denim or classic white, they will become the backbone of your spring and summer wardrobe. Pair them with platforms or ankle boots for even more style.
What could be easier than tossing on an Asian-inspired printed kimono jacket over any or all of the above pieces? These breezy loungewear-like “robes” are go-to layering essentials that will work at the beach as well as at a cocktail party.
Another jacket that has an East meets West vibe when emblazoned with Asian appliqued designs, the new interpretation for spring is a lightened up version of the favorite leather moto-jacket. Team these bombers with filmy slip dresses and ankle boots for your next music festival.
Flirty floral dresses
Flowers are blooming in a big way this spring, and these florals are not just the normal garden party variety. Bold and colorful, spring’s latest crop of prints are making a statement especially in long maxi dresses. If you really want to stand out, go for the neon flowers.
So you gotta go to work, even if you’d rather be sipping a mojito by the pool? Keep your cool at the office this spring with pant suits in slightly slouchy deconstructed silhouettes. Yes, you can loosen things up even if you’re not on vacation. Brighten up your mood even more with cheerful colors that at least remind you of a tropical sunset.
Wear these lingerie-inspired camisoles on their own or under a suit to give your wardrobe a new lighter look for spring. Lacey tops also transform year-round sweaters or tailored blazers. And if you’re a little more daring, try a lace bra top.
One-piece dressing at its best! For spring, the jumpsuits are jumping to attention in military looks that morph into mechanic’s workwear suits. Roll up the hems and pair them with chunky sandals for day tripping then switch to sleek heels for an evening out.
Blue may be an all-time favorite of most of us, but if you want to break out of the blue this spring, consider popping a colorful dose of coral, pink or green denim into your wardrobe. These sunny colors will brighten up your mood any day of the year.