Friend Friday: Spring Trends
April 8th, 2011
Spring is here, woohoo! I’m so looking forward to consistently warmer weather as spring turns into summer. I feel like this year’s unique combination of trends is just my style — from 40′s dresses and midi skirts to 70′s pieces — I’m a happy girl. When I moved, I got rid of most of my wardrobe, leaving me with the bare necessities (a few tees and jeans), so I’ll be on the lookout for great additions.
I’ve touched on some of my favorite spring transition looks and PANTONE Spring 2011 color finds already, but it’s been a while!
“What are the top 5 Spring trends that you are looking forward to seeing/sporting this season?”
[1. All Over Petal Shift Dress - ASOS - SALE $35.86; 2. Spark Zip Pocket Tank - Gentle Fawn - $47; 3. Sleeveless Pintuck Blouse - Line & Dot - $64; 4. Keyhole Sunglasses - ASOS - $25.10; 5. Eliana Nude Nappa/Patent Peep Toe Pump - Kelsi Dagger - $99; 6. Camellia Flat Strappy Sandal - Kelsi Dagger - SALE $38; 7. Sparkle & Fade X-Back Tee - Urban Outfitters - $39]
Neutral pieces can be beige, cream, tan, nude, brown, and everything in-between. This is probably my favorite trend this year! The awesome thing about it: Your neutral pieces will become wardrobe essentials.
2. The Wide Leg Pant
[1. The 7th Avenue Flare Pant - NY&CO - SALE $34.96; 2. Exclusive Tailored High Waisted Pants - ASOS - SALE $17.93; 3. Revolt Back-Flap Stretch Flare Jean - Alloy - $19.99; 4. Bi-Stretch Wide Leg Tailored Pant - ASOS - £10.00-£25.00; 5. Linen Drawstring Trousers - $12.80; 6. The Christie Fit Flare Pant in Stretch Cotton - Victoria's Secret - $49.50; 7. Paperbag Wide Leg Pant - ASOS - $23.31]
This 70′s throwback has me swooning. I’m really digging how the 70′s are back this year, but without the gaudiness (hey there, 1995). What really sells me on this style of pant is that it’s so flattering on all shapes and sizes, and well, I’m pretty short, so wearing these will make my legs looks miles long. Skinnies make me look so stumpy.
3. The Wedge
[1. Strappy Wedge - Not Rated - $45; 2. Floral Espadrille Wedges - FOREVER21 - $22.80; 3. Whit Platform Wedge - Matiko - SALE $94; 4. Wakana Strappy Wedge Sandals - Mossimo - $19.99; 5. Daydream Wedge Sandal - jellypop - $39.95; 6. Glossy Leatherette Wedges - FOREVER21 - $24.80]
Oh, gimme some wedge! I’m still all over the platform pump, but I’m really excited about the wedge coming back. Whether an espadrille, or something sexy and strappy, the wedge is the perfect spring shoe. Way more flattering than flatforms.
4. Florals & Other Prints
[1. Evie Romper Coral/Aztec - DV by Dolce Vita - $108; 2. V-neck Floral Romper - Line & Dot - $60; 3. Upolo Short Shorts - Turk+Taylor - $92; 4. Floral Print Sneaker - Bonsimon - SALE $43; 5. Tie Up Floral Skirt - FOREVER21 - $16.90; 6. Floral Lace Bodysuit - FOREVER21 - $13.80]
I’m usually not a girly-girl, but the floral prints I’ve been seeing have me all aflutter. Florals in spring may not be groundbreaking, but still. So purdy! I also like seeing tribal and 70′s inspired prints, I’m craving some print mix-n-match!
[1. Short Sleeve Dress Antique White - Tulle - $65; 2. Lace Dress Yogurt - Line & Dot - $80; 3. Lace Shorts - FOREVER21 - $16.90; 4. Aphrodite Pump Black Lace - Lovely People - SALE $50; 5. Dominique Dress Natural Lace - Corey Lynn Calter - $178; 6. Lace Turn Up Short - ASOS - $44.83]
Again, not a girly-girl, but I love how lace is popping up all over the place! It’s so classy — no granny lace here. Lace adds such a nice bit of texture and interest to an ensemble.
Be sure to check out Modly Chic for more on this week’s topic! What are your favorite spring trends?