There is something so crisp and clean about Spring, and I think that extends to dressing as well. White is one of my favorite colors (I’m sure you’ve noticed that!) I love it in decor, obviously, but it’s one of my favorite colors to wear as well. And I especially love denim with white. Maybe the reason I love it so much is it’s representative of the blue and white in decor that I’m so fond of. And denim with white is a near perfect combo. Just like blue and white in decor, it’s a fresh take on the season that reads “Spring” loud and clear!
Each spring I like to do a post on the biggest trends for the season. There is something so fun about getting a few new items to add some pep to your wardrobe!
I try to focus on trends that I think will stay around longer, or will have more staying power, as I don’t want to spend money on things that are only here for one season. And to that point, I also don’t think you need to spend a lot on these trends. This is the time to shop the less expensive stores and not pay an arm and a leg. You’ll have a few new things that make you feel more up-to-date and that freshen up your closet, but you haven’t spent so much that you need to feel guilty if they don’t last longer than a season or two. For basics and classic items that are true investment pieces, I do think it’s worth spending more if you can afford it. (I wrote a post here on what to spend more on if you are interested).
Last year bandanas and neckerchiefs (when was the last time you heard that term?) started showing up during fashion week and also on some of the street-style stars and fashion bloggers. If you aren’t aware of this, trends that start with high fashion or during fashion week sometimes die off and never hit the real street (us). However, I have now been seeing neck scarfs showing up around town and on the web. This is a trend that I absolutely love. I mean, is there anything more classic than a chic little neck scarf to add polish to a casual outfit?
I’ve been planning on writing a post about the biggest and best spring fashion trends, but this one I’m loving so much, I just had to give it it’s own post! I’ve been ignoring the flared jean trend pretty hard…. up until now. Two reasons: First, I’m a definite skinny jeans girl and second, I really don’t want to have to buy all new jeans!
Is there anything prettier than a wintery outfit, all in soft shades of whites and creams? I love how you can wear a traditionally “summery” color, yet wear it in a completely different season. That whole “you can’t wear white after Labor Day” has been abolished, that’s for sure, but I think even in year’s past “winter white” was allowed (thus, the name). I love that it looks wintery, but hints at Spring at the same time. And it’s great for this time of year, when Spring is hovering around the corner. No one wants to layer up with heavy, dark colors when it’s almost March! This way, you get the best of both worlds. Here I’ve included neutrals as well, as I put them in the same category. Tan, beige, winter white, cream… all work to convey a cozy and elegant look.
A classic camel coat is something that every woman should have in her wardrobe. They are truly a staple that will never, ever go out of style. I’m not talking about khaki trench coats (another great staple, by the way), but a carmel-ly colored wool coat. Personally, since it is a bit of an investment, I think a classic style is probably your best bet. But if you have the means to have more than one, there are some different versions out there that are amazing. I love the wrap coat, and a double breasted one is great, too. And as long as you take care of it, a good wool coat can last you a lifetime. And if not a lifetime, certainly a decade! And how many items can you say that about in your closet?