Written by May Doherty, Owner
The very essence of spring is renewal and new beginnings. A new season deserves a closet refresh. Now is the perfect time to reassess the status of your wardrobe and choose a few key trends to mix in with pieces you already own. We’ve done the work for you; choosing the ones we think will integrate seamlessly in a way that feels very edited. There is a little something for every fashion appetite this spring and we’re sharing the ones we think are the most wearable and worth adding to your wardrobe.
NOT SO BORING BEIGE: For spring 2019 beige is the new black. Natural earth tones in all shades of beige, including cream, ecru, oatmeal, tan and brown look especially fresh when worn head-to-toe. The key to this luxe monochromatic look is combining different textures which make the neutrals look dynamic. If your’e not feeling the head-to-toe look, just sprinkle in a piece or two. These go-with-everything neutrals are easy to incorporate into your existing wardrobe, and they’ll look great with some of the animal print pieces you already own from last season. Animal print is here to stay!
WORLDLY PRINTS: Designers are taking us on a trip around the globe this spring. Inspired by world travel and multicultural influences, this well-traveled wardrobe look can be found by wearing individual pieces or boldly mixing all of these elements together. The most wearable are vintage-inspired florals, ethnic and watercolor prints, seashell details, embroidery, tie-dye, and crochet.
Unlike your nana’s afghan, this season’s crochet is modern; it gives off a slightly bohemian vibe with a dose of 70’s cool, especially when paired with more polished materials like silk and leather. You can find great and easy to wear crochet pieces in tops, sweaters, skirts, and handbags. Tie-dye has gotten more sophisticated than that t-shirt you might have made in art class in the 90’s. It’s now being used in more structured modern shapes and can easily be paired with solids and neutrals to balance out the boldness.
NEON OR PASTEL?: Your fashion personality type (or your mood) will decide whether you are ready to wear bold “highlighter” colors or rather, their softer sister pastels. Unless you’re under 20, neon colors can be hard to wear against the skin but can easily be incorporated into your look via accessories like handbags, shoes, scarves and hair clips. Neon can also be tamed with neutrals. Pastels on the other hand look good on most everyone and give off a softer, more ladylike vibe. They also look great with animal print pieces, especially our new favorite zebra print!
BOSSY BAGS: We’re talking about structured, midsize shapes with shorter straps. These ladylike, vintage-inspired bags pull a work wardrobe together while also adding a sleek element to your weekend look, even if leggings are included!
Though not trends in and of themselves, here are some other things to consider adding to your spring wardrobe:
The color yellow in any shade.
Feathers. Look for feather trim on dresses, jackets and pants for a flighty flirty touch
Bow detail. Everything looks good with a bow on it!
Bike shorts are a combination of the late ‘80’s/early 90’s influence (hello Princess Di) and an extension of the athleisure trend. Bike shorts are comfortable, flattering and look fab with a structured blazer.
Hair clips. Hair accessories like clips (pearls and designer logos are great looks), scarves tied on pony tails and puffy headbands can be worn by women of all ages.
Anything leather. Think colors and neutrals.
Now that the weather is finally starting to feel like spring, we’re excited to start wearing some of these spring trends! How about you?