Now that spring is here, it’s time to bust out the spring fashion. That means you can begin to part ways with your winter gear and reacquaint yourself with your warmer seasons’ pieces. As always, you want to keep plenty of good basics and reliable neutrals in your wardrobe to avoid the pricey task of revamping your closet every time a new season comes around; however, you do want to freshen up your look with a few items that fall in line with the trends to keep you on the fashion forward side of things without having to completely give your style a make-over.
Sheer and lacey fabrics are things you want to incorporate into your closet this spring. These fabrics are light, fun, and weather appropriate, allowing for a very fresh, spring feeling in your wardrobe. On top of that, the sheer, lace factor in your outfit definitely adds a youthful sex appeal to your whole look. I’ve always been a fan of lace ever since it started making a comeback a few seasons ago and I’m surely not ready to part ways with it anytime soon, so this is one trend I’ll be embracing in the upcoming months. Sheer fabrics have also grabbed my attention, particularly in the dress and jacket departments. I recently picked up a black chiffon bomber jacket that I’m basically in love with.
Also, keep your eyes open for florals. Floral dresses, bottoms, tops, shoes, and anything else you can think of will not be out of place this season, but just don’t wear it all at once. I’m all for the florals as long as there is a nice balance between the bold pattern and a neutral partner. I’m certainly guilty of owning a few floral patterned tops and some floral shorts, but I don’t regret owning them as they know how to amp up the style factor of any outfit. Throw on a black tee paired with some floral patterned shorts accessorize a bit and you are good to go for a nice spring day at the park.
Continuing off of this floral fashion tangent, ruffles will also be a good choice to add to your wardrobe, but just like with anything else be sure to practice moderation. Ruffles and florals can easily become overwhelming and an eyesore if their beauty is exhausted, so don’t overload on these two trends.
If you’re wondering what shoes to invest in, I would suggest focusing on blue or white heels as those are the colors this spring. White is always a good choice for the spring and summer seasons, matching well with the warm, bright settings, while blue is also a good spring color. Bright colors are reminiscent of the blooming flowers and blue is simply the “it” color for the fashion world this time around. If you’re not a heels kind of gal, then I would recommend wedges. They add that extra spark to your look without making you feel like your ankles are going to break with every step you take.
Lastly, it’s important to recognize that spring doesn’t exactly mean sunny, eighty degree weather all season long. You can’t exactly kiss goodbye your long sleeves until next year, so it’s important to know which jackets you want to keep handy for a few more months. For one, the motto jacket is still a favorite amongst all the great fashion minds, particularly the leather ones. There’s a new love for leather sleeves, speaking to the edge that this spring is hanging on to, so if you have a motto jacket adorned with zippers, spikes, sequins, or leather it will be welcomed this season. The high fashion sweater is also another popular piece for spring. I personally am in love with the Brian Lichtenberg, Givenchy, and SSUR sweaters, which bring the fashion world with street life. I loved them enough to even buy a couple of pieces that I’ll be obsessing over for a while.
If you didn’t get anything from these trends just understand that the upcoming season is all about mixing the youthful, edgy, urban world with the classic, high fashion society. Don’t be afraid to mix a lacey dress with a leather motto jacket. Or go ahead and rock your Homies sweater with denim floral shorts. Have fun with your wardrobe and dare to mix things up. It’s the spring season, so live a little and let your clothes show who you are.