Fashoenistas – I am so excited right now because not only is our spring line beginning to launch in stores (and online next week), but spring is definitely in the air! With sporadic bouts of warm weather beginning to emerge in even the coldest climates, winter may be on its way out sooner than we think. I was just talking with a friend who lives in the Midwest, and she told me that she is actually seeing a few trees showing signs of budding! Like many of you, she can’t wait for flip flop season, and I’m hoping that the warm sunshine kicks up the heat a bit sooner.
A new season means new trends. So what’s hot this upcoming spring??? I’ve listed all of the fabulous color and pattern trends below. Warning: Be prepared to drool ;)
While last season’s biggest color was orange, emerald green made a popular mark as well, and it’s only going to get bigger this spring, inspiring other shades of green as well. I read the other day that from “Kelly to Kiwi”* greens are here to stay! Can you think of a better color to welcome spring? And what’s great about green is that everyone looks great in at least one shade.
Neutrals & Naturals
This season is definitely all about back to basics – think beige, off-beige, and whites, along with natural fabrics like rattan. Neutral-colored blazers with a pop of color underneath are hot this spring, as are neutral-colored shoes! We can thank Kate Middleton and her fabulous classic style for popularizing nude footwear, which is great, since they go with everything and elongate your legs!
Polka Dots & Stripes
Solids are always classic, but I’m SO excited to see Polka dots coming back! They’re so fun and flirty –a welcome diversion from the norm. Stripes are back this season, getting bolder and brighter. How fun!
Fun, Funky Pants
Brightly-colored jeans and patterned pants will be huge this spring. The key to pulling off this look is to keep it simple on top, while accessorizing your bottom half with prints and vivid colors. Colored skinny jeans – think yellows, blues, greens, and corals – will be super trendy and you’ll want to consider pairing them with neutral-colored blazers. Very easy-going and very sleek.
Short, A-line Skirts
I love, love, love this up and coming trend, especially with tucked-in blouses and ballet flats. A-line cuts are so slenderizing, and allow you to show off your legs and shoes!!
Black & White
Both black and white each look great when paired with bright colors, so when they’re mixed together, they’re the ultimate foundation for a pop of color – the combo is so funky! My favorite? Pairing yellow with black and white. Chic and memorable!
Think chunky glasses, cat eye shapes, and patterns. These are a fun way to contrast the simple tops that are will be more popular as the spring season emerges. Just remember to choose shades that pair best with your face shape :)