Three Spring Trends
We’ll break down more what-to-wear options as our weeks toward spring march on, but today we’re talking about just three boutique spring trends you need to be aware of:
- Yellow. It’s hard to wear, we know. But we have tips to help.
- Bold florals. These are a big YES this year. You’ll find them big and bright. Consider adding a striped shirt for a playful look.
- Distressed or faded denim. It’s been here for a while. It’s not going away. And now it’s HUGE.
Trend #1: Yellow
There are several colors that are hot this season, but yellow is just so happy! It’s a terribly cold day as I’m writing this, thus, yellow has my attention. Ice blue is also very in, as are basically all colors of blue. White from head to toe is very much on-trend. Red, pink, green … yep, those too. But yellow undeniably got a big nod from designers this season.
You’ll find yellow in all shades for spring/summer 2015: bright, pale and mustard. You’ll see it as an accent color or a bold single color. Since patterns are emerging as a strong trend, you’ll definitely find yellow incorporated into many fabrics, as seen in the photo collage above. But yellow is hard to wear for many, and if you want to go bold and be YELLOW, you may be called Big Bird. So what to do?
- Look for yellow in patterns. It makes it easier to wear with most complexions.
- Wear it as an accent color: think tank under a jacket, as a belt, handbag, necklace, cardigan, etc.
- Wear it below the waist: skirts, pants, shorts.
- Pair it with another hot color: blue. Think ice blue, cornflower blue, chambray blue, navy … any blue.
Trend #2: Bold Florals
Come spring, florals are always in; it just makes sense. But as we’ve seen in the past few years, florals are not just contained to skirts and dresses (think handbags, shoes, tops and pants), and the patterns are bigger and bolder than typically seen in years past.
The easiest way to incorporate bold florals, if we’re talking separates, is to pair a skirt or pants with a light, almost sheer top to counteract the visual weight of the bold print. Or add a chambray shirt for an always-winning look. If you have a black-and-white striped tee or a navy-and-white striped tee, pair it with a bold floral that has either black or navy. See? Easy, peasy.
Trend #3: Distressed or faded denim
Denim is being embraced in both more refined ways (DVF even has a denim wrap dress this season!) and in more distressed ways. Boyfriend jeans continue to be big, but the flare jean is back, along with her cousin, the bell bottom. The skinny is not gone; no ma’am. High waists are still making women’s bottoms look huge. And, for your jeans, the more tattered the better. Or at least the more faded …