Happy Friday! This week has felt extra long to me, so I am definitely for the weekend! Another thing I am totally in the mood for is spring! Spring is well on its way, which means it’s time to get our wardrobes ready for the new season. Light fabrics and soft silhouettes meet bold prints and bright colors to create an assortment of styles that reflect spring’s whimsical, feminine nature. Here are my favorite new trends to add to your spring rotation for an intense seasonal update:
1. Sleepwear-Inspired Styles
Pajamas are no longer just for sleeping. This season, the comfortable silhouette is hitting the streets thanks to a plethora of sleepwear-inspired designs. To master the pajama trend without looking like you just rolled out of bed, make sure to opt for silk or satin over more casual fabrics like cotton and linen, choose a solid hue rather than a print for an elevated look, and pair with stilettos to create the perfect outfit for evening. You can also check out this Los Angeles Times' report for additional pointers.
2. Trendy Tie-Dye
The phrase “tie-dye” might not immediately elicit images of chic ensembles, but this retro trend is making a surprising comeback for the spring 2016 season with an updated, modern makeover. And if you mainly associate the colorful print with hippies and Grateful Dead concert tees, now is the time to take a peek at the way designers are reinventing tie-dye for spring with feminine wrap dresses, flirty minis, and subtle accents on flowy blouses.
3. Oversized Florals
Florals for spring is nothing new to the fashion scene. However, this season, the tried and true print is going big – breathing new life into the way we wear florals. Opt for styles that feature larger flowers over tiny buds, and look for prints that are artfully abstract or, alternatively, geometric in design. To browse spring-infused designs, check out Lyst. In their collection of floral must-haves, they have a sampling of styles from a variety of designers. Altogether, it showcases the wide range of bold, bright florals available.
4. Chic Slip-Ons
Slip-on sneakers are, without a doubt, one of the most versatile and easy-to-wear styles in your shoe collection. Pair them with dresses, denim cut-offs, or cropped trousers for warm-weather looks ideal for spring. This season, ditch the basic white design for one that’s a bit more eye-catching. Look for a design that incorporates bright, bold colors and unexpected textures, such as silk and woven fabrics.
5. Exposed Shoulders
Showing a little skin is often synonymous with spring fashion, and there’s no classier way to pull it off than by leaving your shoulders bare. Take a look at this Philadelphia Style list regarding the off-the-shoulder trend, which they're calling one of the hottest of the season. They also note that it masters the delicate balance between showing too much skin and just enough. To make this trend your own, try a dress with an off the shoulder style or a blouse with shoulder cutouts. Elegant, chic, and subtly sexy, off-the-shoulder necklines flatter every figure and flawlessly mesh with any aesthetic—just another reason to love this trend.
What trends are you loving for spring?