This spring, stripes are everywhere. From the classic French black and white tees, to bright striped dresses and tops, to cute, flowy pants. Just like gingham, they are one of my absolute favorite spring trends. They look crisp and fresh, even when the weather warms up. They’re timeless, practical, classic, and easily wearable. And how many things can we say that about?
Dressy shorts. A contradiction in terms, right? However, I have seen them more and more in the last few years, and I must say, I’m a convert!
Previously, I always thought of shorts as casual, and I really only wore them with flip flops or Converse sneakers. However, dressy shorts worn out at night with heels can be such a cute look! I admit, I am not a skirt wearing person for the most part, so I guess they speak to me. They are short (like a skirt) but way, way more comfortable. And sexy!
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?