Now that the weather is warming up, the flowers are in bloom, and the sun is shining longer, it’s time to take a look at your wardrobe. For many of us, spring cleaning is the perfect time to get your style updated to the season by springing into brighter fashion trends. You’ve already hopped into our Easter style picks, and now you can check out our top spring looks and accessories you have to try for the rest of the season!
Summer and spring music fests like Coachella and Lollapalooza have given us tons of fashion inspiration, but none so much as bringing back the classic hippy look. However, for this spring, the trend has moved away from the 60’s and more towards the 1970s. Think shift dresses in brown, gold, and tans with loud patterns with tassels, beading, and flowing sleeves.
Off the Shoulders
Another vintage throwback is the off the shoulder dress or top. We’re seeing them everywhere this year, but one look that catches our eye is the “cold shoulder.” A cold shoulder is a top or dress that has a cut out at the shoulder leaving a small strap and then a longer sleeve. It is the perfect transition from winter to spring to summer.
Clean and Crisp
On the opposite end of the fashion spectrum is the white top look. This is a must-have if you plan on working an internship or going out for a new job. Pick a structured top with lines along the bust and shoulders. Pair it with a great dark washed denim or dress it up with skinny black trousers for a business casual look that goes from day to night.
Ruffles and Pleats
Ruffles and pleats are the absolute rage. You’ll find them in knee-length (or longer) skirts, cotton blouses, and even in accessories like purses. Just don’t go overboard. To make a ruffle or pleat work for you, make sure the eye catches the pleat but doesn’t linger there.
Ladies — get excited! Wrap dresses are back! These comfortable daytime and date time dresses are some of our favorites as they look great on just about any body shape and they can be dressed down with a cardigan or up with a pair of heels. Red wrap dresses with prints are in as well as large floral prints, so you can make a statement no matter what doorway you enter.
We’ve been neglecting our ears for far too long, but big and bold jewelry is here to stay this season. But, don’t just stick to hoops or studs. Get something that is oversized, in a funky shape, or that has a great pop of color. The bigger, the better (as long as they’re comfortable)!
Yellow isn’t just for your next Easter look, so keep these sunny shades in your wardrobe and pair them with earth tones or a monotone outfit for that perfect pop. In particular, we love the sunny look with gladiator sandals or boxy purses.
Laced-Up Foot Fashion
Speaking of gladiators, shoes with laces up the ankle are not just for outdoor concerts anymore. So many shoemakers have designed their Spring collection with laces whether they are styled more like a ballerina with delicate ties or structured in leather.
And don’t forget comfort when you’re shoe shopping! After Malia Obama stepped out in Cuba wearing white sneakers paired with a light floral dress, we’ve been longing for a pair of understated sneakers or low heels. Trade in your stiletto for a chunky wedge, or go vintage with a 1-1 ½ inch platform. With Spring in full bloom, your wardrobe should be all about how your style shakes off the winter!