Style File: Spring Trends

Style File: Spring Trends

Although March comes in like a lamb and out like a lion, let’s hope Punxsutawney Phil was right when he predicted that spring is right around the corner! There are so many ways to liven up your wardrobe after the long, drab winter months. Whether it’s with a throwback to the bygone days of the 1970’s, or a new-age, monochromatic look you’re going for, these Spring trends will have you looking fresh and fabulous all season!

Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses and skirts create an airy, long, effortless look for the warm spring weather. Choose a sophisticated, monochromatic dress or go for it with a wild, colorful pattern! There really are no rules. If you feel like a long maxi will drown your petite frame, find a tailor to alter the length for you, or better yet, buy a high pair of fierce wedges to boost your height a couple of inches. You can also hit this trend with a funky maxi skirt! To really look put together, thrown on a jacket, vest, or stack on the jewelry to amp up the boho effect!

Monrow Maxi Dress $298, Nordstrom

Bell-Bottoms and 70’s Inspired Tops

Although you don’t need to throw away your skinny jeans just yet (they’re still relevant), it’s time to add a new style of denim to your closet that you probably haven’t seen in a while: the bell-bottom or wide leg! The best thing about this jean? It makes your leg look miles longer than a skinny jean– especially when paired with a wedge shoe. And don’t fret about what to do with the tunics you bought last season to go with your skinny jeans and leggings –simply tuck them into your wide leg jean to play into the 70’s trend. Also look for 70’s prints in popular colors from that decade like orange, rust, and brown to go with your bell-bottoms. Finish the look with a fun skinny belt if you choose to tuck in your top to keep it modern!

Orange Printed Tunic $36, 56 West Boutique and Salon

AG Jeans “Farrah” Bell-bottom $168, Anthropologie

Head-to-Toe Neutrals

Forget wearing so much black! Take a fresh spin on that look and instead, wear head-to-toe neutrals! Not only will this look more fresh for spring, but it will also create a long, clean line. This trend works perfectly for the office or church. Tuck in a tan silky shirt to a gorgeous khaki pencil skirt for work, or wear a beige military shirt with some sleek riding pants for play! Adding a fabulous nude heel or flat will make your leg look never-ending. To add a little personality, throw on some metallic jewelry and you’re ready to go.

Silk Tee $28

Khaki Pencil Skirt $52

Tassel Necklace $40, all available at Ann Taylor

Brights with Whites

Have no fear, the white pant is here! But seriously, there’s no need to shy away from a white pant. The best way to wear this trend anyway is to hide trouble spots with a long, bright colored top. There’s no better way to make bright, springy colors pop than to pair them with a crisp white slack or jean. Plus, the white pant will make even the palest skin tones look a little more tan. It’s a win-win! When buying a white pant, go up one size for the most flattering fit. After that, all you need is a little confidence!

Tolani Floral Tunic $114

Joe’s Jeans White Denim Crop $140, both available at Castle Couture

Ladylike Dresses

Move over 1970’s, there’s also another decade coming into play this spring: the 1950’s! There isn’t a body type out there that doesn’t look absolutely fabulous in a 50’s shaped “fit and flair” dress. These ladylike dresses pull in at the waist, then are cut into an A-line on the bottom. They create the perfect hour glass silhouette. Look for structure when shopping for this trend. To really play up the “Madmen” era look, pair your little dress with a cropped jacket. Watch out Betty Draper!

Rebecca Taylor Dress $350

Rebecca Taylor Cropped Jacket $450, both available at The Children’s Hour

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