70’s inspired looks
One of my favorite fashion eras, the 70s look… This season the 70’s inspired looks include suede (yeah, for spring!), flower power abstract prints, vintage cut denim, and boho flowing draped dresses.
Vivid colors, diagonal lines, criss crossed, and every other direction you can think of are leading the way to style. Stripes are most definitely a staple print and this is the season we will be shown why.
The spring femininity of florals has been replaced with lace this season. Pastels may be a more common occurrence but all colors are welcome!
Piggy backing off the 70’s inspired look, tie-dye is shifting from the attic to the “must wear now rack” in your closet.
Chambray and lightweight denim are making a statement this spring. It can be worn alone or paired with any of your favorite wardrobe pieces. There are no wrongs here!
This 90’s comeback of exposed shoulders happens to be one of the hottest trends. Halter necklines with drop sleeves, cutout shoulders, and total off the shoulder looks will be making a showcase this season.
The season is here! Layers, boots, jackets and new trends will hit the streets. Let’s cover a few trends you may want to try this season.
The Flounced Hem
Add a bit of femininity to your looks with a flounced hem. We have seen it with the peplum tops and dresses but this season, it will be all about the hem on dresses and skirts.
Car Wash Pleats
The car wash pleat is a variation of fringe that looks good on just about anyone. Large separated pleats that dangle over your legs will add a bit of glamour and femininity to your look.
Ponchos & Capes
Whether western style or modern chic, ponchos and capes will be the “it girl” warm up for this fall/winter.
The look of luxury, softness and glamour, velvet will get it’s time to shine this fall/winter.
Victorian Inspired Styles
The look of the 19th century has emerged once again. Modest, feminine and romantic fashion including ruffles, lace, bows and concealed necks in loose draping with eye-catching patterns and cuts.
Perhaps the most feminine pattern in fashion, floral prints will still be on trend this fall. Instead of pastel and light tone backgrounds, winter floral will be contrasted with black and dark tones.
It’s officially the turn of the fashion season and like any other Style Expert or fashionista, I am excited to share ways to wear a few of the popular trendy styles of Spring 2015.
“Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.” – Miranda Priestly
Yes, we all know that a popular and well appropriate print for spring is floral. Instead of rocking this print all over on a dress, try it on one piece with a white or light toned solid color top, like this Roksanda Ilincic skirt below. Accessorize the look with contrasting colors to bring it all together.
Black and White
Another popular classic is black and white combinations. Each year there is a fashion industry dictated season that will label this look as trendy. Whether on trend or not, having a black and white ensemble in your wardrobe is essential. This featured look is intended for a semi-formal night out. This flame design Marc by Marc Jacobs dress pairs well with geometric accessories.
Inspired by the 1950’s, the checked gingham print has made a comeback. This print is such an appropriate pattern for Spring/Summer, reminding us all of a picnic in the park. I recommend this pastel tone silk and cotton blend gingham printed dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs due to it’s effortless feminine style….just perfect for a day at the park!
Popular among the chic street style city dwellers, the shirt dress is another effortless look that is trending this season. The oversize button down shirt will add a bit of style to your casual looks as you run errands or meet with friends for lunch. This plaid silk shirt dress by McQ Alexander McQueen easily blends western style with urban flair.
Now that you have a few ideas, shop the look and embrace this season’s trends. If you need help with dressing appropriately for your body or skin tone, sign in to guide2style.com. Dress Well.
Charlisha Renata, Director, Fashion