Does anyone else feel like Mother Nature is playing a huge practical joke on all of us?! It was just officially the “first day of spring” and there is still two feet of snow on the ground… Come on now, enough with the snow! All I want is a little Vitamin D and sandals! With all of this depressing weather I wanted to try to brighten up the day with these top three trends to try this spring.
Checkers is not only a board game, but one of most fashion forward prints you can try this Spring…. And it is not just black and white! Have fun with colors, like Louis Vuitton’s stunning 2013 Spring/Summer Collection. If you haven’t checked out his insane runway show, you definitely need to “YouTube” it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYNLh_gLtv0 Aquilano Rimondi has a Queen of Hearts vibe from Alice in Wonderland, if only she was the Queen of Diamonds or rather Checkers instead. The reason I love this trend so much is that it has kind of mod and punk feel, yet is still very feminine.
Electric Colors are a must for spring, because they have the ability to make any skin tone glow. Diane von Furstenberg’s (DVF) lime green ready-to-wear dress is eye catching with its fun cut-outs on the bodice and playful skirt. Monochromatic colors are also playing a big role this spring. Try mixing different shades of the same hue like DVF did with the neckline and silhouette. Gucci’s Electric blue suit is on point with fashion forward business women. I can see her going head to head with the men kicking butt in her stilettos.
Exotic Prints are a sure fire way to make a statement with your outfit this season. Think outside of the box rather than your tradition Zebra and Leopard print; try a garment with saturated and rich colors like these J. Crew Collection silk pants. Floral prints have continued to be a recurring trend in the past few seasons, but what sets this season apart is that the colors are so wild and vivid! Mixing prints is a talent and Carlos Miele does it beautifully with this strapless dress layered with a chiffon poncho from his Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. When mixing prints make sure that the main color of one pattern is repeated in the second pattern, so that each garment has one color in common. For example, Carlos Miele’s dress is yellow zebra print and that is the main color of the pattern; the main color of the poncho is blue, but there is yellow in the pattern too. Because the color yellow is repeated in the two pieces, that is why it works so well.
This Spring should be full of fearless fashionistas testing out these three top trends; Checkers, Electric Colors, and Exotic Prints. I also can’t wait to see all of the creative prints and patterns that will be mixed! Enjoy the color… We all need an extra-large dose after this winter!
Author & Editor
Jordan J. Nentl