Spring Trends . . . Curated
I’m getting antsy for spring – spring weather, spring Daylight Savings Time, spring trees and plants, and, of course, spring fashion. I’ve been researching spring trends for weeks for a preview of what we can look forward to when we emerge from all of our black and gray clothes.
I thought I’d find repetitive reports on the top 10 or 15 spring trends, but I’ve been surprised. Instead, the various sources I’ve consulted feature a variety of spring trends, everything from sheer or transparent fashion, to belt bags (you can’t pretend they aren’t fanny packs just because you give them a cool new name), to shine, to colorful rainbow prints, to the top color for spring – lavender, and more (white shoes, high waist pants, pastels, spring plaids, round handbags, polka dots, stripes, satin, fringe, geometric earrings, kitten heels, asymmetrical skirts, anoraks, mini bucket bags . . . phew!).
Here are a few of the spring trends that I’d actually wear:
The sheer and transparent trend this spring appears to be big. The look is included in most of the spring trend articles I saw. As usual with high fashion, the category runs the gamut from “really out there” to “that’s a look I’d wear.” (Check out some of these runway transparent looks!) It’s not difficult to incorporate this trend by choosing tops with sheer sleeves or by adding a similar or contrasting color camisole under a see through blouse or shirt. Sheer sleeves are a great solution when you don’t want to completely bare your arms during the spring and summer months but want to keep cool. A skirt or dress with a sheer top layer and shorter solid layer underneath is also a fun look for spring and summer.
(Check out Dez & Dot’s post from last spring: What to Wear When You Don’t Want to Go Sleeveless.)
I’m a sucker for polka dots, so I had to include this spring trend. Most of the articles and photos I found show polka dots in black and white. Although I’m getting pretty tired of wearing black at this point, the combination of black and white, especially with whimsical polka dots, is very fresh and clean looking. Besides, colorful polka dots conjure up images of clowns, and who wants to wear clown style?! The usual go-to for polka dots is to wear it on top, but don’t dismiss pants and skirts – they can be a fun way to incorporate this trend as long as the dots are not large. A spring or summer polka dot dress is also a beautiful and timeless spring look. Try adding a colorful shoe or bag to add a pop to your black and white polka dot look.
Here’s a link to some polka dot looks for style inspiration.
This spring trend is ALL OVER the web, and you may have already thought about including the color in your spring and summer wardrobe. I don’t have one single thing in my closet that is lavender. I guess that means it’s not one of my favorite colors! But I’m seriously considering adding something in the shade this season. In addition to lavender, pastels in general are trending this spring (actually, it seems to me that pastels are a trend every spring!).
Curious about how to add lavender or lilac to your look? Here’s a look at some lavender street style.
I love the name of this look – but, really, isn’t it just what we used the call a fanny pack? Actually, some of the new belt bags look pretty cool. If I decide to try this trend, I would probably only wear it with a really casual look and with the belt a slung a little low.
If you’re curious about how to wear the new belt bag style, here are some fashion forward women on the street who have jumped on the trend.
I’m intrigued by this trend. Most of the articles I found show a very high fashion kind of look for “fringing.” I think the way to incorporate the look if you’re a regular person is to tone the fringe down a little. I always like to search for how a look is incorporated in “street style” as it provides an opportunity to see how real people are wearing a style instead of seeing runway photos. Here are some street style fringe looks. I like the idea of using accessories with fringe (handbag, shoes). For this kind of trend, I usually don’t spend a lot since it may only be a “one-season and gone” thing. Look for sales or shop discount stores that bring in fashion trends (Target and Charming Charlie are great options in this category).
This is a fun category. I wear earrings every day and feel naked if I forget to put them on. Jewelry is a great way to update a look and be on-trend with a small outlay of cash. Budget brands always have the latest in-style looks when it comes to jewelry. This trend reminds me of the earring styles from the 1990s – in fact, I still have some of the large, geometric earrings that I wore back then. I think it’s a good time to dust them off! As you can see here, the geometric earring trend encompasses wild statement earrings and everyday looks.
Have Fun with Spring Trends
The bottom line with this year’s spring trends – and anything related to fashion – is to have fun with it! Your style is an artistic expression that is personal to you. Try something – sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. And who really cares? Experimentation is how we discover what we like and what we don’t.
Before I close on today’s post, I thought I’d share a spring trend post by a blogger I follow, Jo-Lynne Shane. Her style is casual and down to earth. She includes a few different trends in her article, and it’s fun to see what other bloggers feature.
Have fun getting your wardrobe ready for spring. Daylight Savings Time is only two weeks away!