Spring Trends: Must Haves This Season (VIDEO)
Spring is finally here. I bet you’re ready… but is your closet? If you don’t have the time or money to re-vamp your wardrobe, no worries…. Here are 5 easy ways to freshen up your look for spring and get on trend.
What’s old is new again. Stripes are back. This time they aren’t preppy. Think more nautical elegance, French Riviera-esque, Bridget Bardot inspired stripes. You can do a casual stripe tank or tee, cropped or long. Or you can try a more dressed up sequined stripe. Whatever you do, keep spring’s silhouette in mind… a looser top with a skinny bottom. The best thing about this trend is that there are stripes for every budget. You can grab a tank at Wal-Mart and throw it under a blazer or pair it with your favorite shorts or jeans. And at Bloomingdale’s, there are so many stripes it will make you dizzy.
Denim is huge for this season. Denim dresses, shirts, jackets, and cut-off shorts are back in a big way. If you are going to make one denim purchase—make it the jegging. Jean + Legging= Jegging. Get it? Jeggings come in all washes, colors, and some even have faux pockets. They look great with your relaxed striped shirt and are the perfect transitional item. Beware—for anyone getting bikini ready, jeggings do expand with you. Unlike jeans that eventually get snug, jeggings are very deceiving!Leggings and jeggings were on the runway again for fall, so they are an investment. If you don’t quite feel like investing, grab an inexpensive pair at Conway, Annie Sez, and Mandee. There is also a wide designer selection at Bloomingdale’s.
You can never go wrong with a classic trench. The trench is bigger than ever but this time around it’s a bit more fun. Try a pop of color, a new texture or a little something extra like a ruffle, puff sleeve, or add a belt. Burberry is right on. Aqua also some much less expensive options.
Ban your ballet slippers to the back of your shoe closet—the flats of the season are oxfords. Yep- flash back to dance class and your old jazz shoes. I personally prefer neutrals, but grown-up oxfords come in all colors and textures. They can be paired with a flirty dress or skirt, a boyfriend jean or jeggings. By giving your feet a break from heels, you will definitely add some spring to your step.Bloomingdales has a great variety of oxfords.If you are unsure of the trend and just want to give it a try, you can find less expensive options at Target JCPenney and Zappos
Lucite is easily most versatile accessory of the season. You see it literally from head to toe—adorning Louboutins to gumball necklaces draped on the neck. It goes from day to night and with just about anything. It does come in different colors, but clear (especially tear drop) is the biggest trend. Don’t to be afraid to mix Lucite bangles with your old silver or gold bangles. And don’t be afraid to layer your Lucite necklaces.
Spec-tacular Geek Chic glasses“Four eyes” has never been so sexy. For years you begged your mother for contacts… who ever thought you’d choose to sport these strong rimmed glasses? Luckily, no prescription is necessary. If you have a desire to make a statement, this trend is a no-brainer. You can skip the pocket protectors, but be sure to choose a pair that protects your peepers (with UVA protection).
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