It may feel chilly outside, but it is time to start thinking warm! Well, at least warmer. Spring trends are starting to make their way to stops around town, and it's time to choose your favorites. Every season there are a few pieces that always stand out. Trends are what make the fashion world go ‘round! Knowing these trends and understanding what works best on you will constantly keep you ahead of the fashion curve. Here are the top five fabulous styles making their way down the runway for spring:
Out with the bland neutrals and in with the fun, deliciously loud color! Bright, citrus shades are all the rage this spring. Aside from being vibrant and brightening anyone’s day, this high-fashion look also means you'll never get lost in a crowd! If you are overwhelmed by the shade, or feel that it washes you out, choose accent pieces like a purse or jewelry to stay on trend.
Parker Solid 2 Ruffle Dress, $187
This style of jeans loves to make a comeback. Much like John Travolta, just when you think they are officially over, here we go again! High waisted and extremely tight through the thighs before flaring out to widths unknown, bell bottoms are not for everyone. It certainly explains why this trend lasts a few years and then mysteriously disappears! There is a love for bell bottoms, but it is from ladies with slender, long legs. If you are lucky enough to be in this category, rock the look like it is 1975. Bell bottoms are fun and flirty and can instantly add a youthful feel to your look.
J Brand Kiki High Rise Flare Jeans, $203
Yet another style that has made its way from the ‘70s into 2011: clogs. Apparently the time travel machine was large enough for a few pieces this season. Often looked at as an orthopedic option, or service industry footwear, the clog has never fully gone away. It just wasn’t exactly “a trend”. Spring 2011 has changed all of that. High, low, bedazzled, studded, these shoes are out on the streets in a big way. One of the best parts of this particular trend is that they are quite simply one of the most comfortable options you can buy. Looking hot and comfortable never felt so good!
Via Spiga Astro, $120
Sexy and sophisticated are two words that deserve to go together. With the explosion of sheers this spring, they can! No need to put it all out there. Just a touch of skin is enough to get hearts racing! Whether the fabric is draped, flowing, or taut, sheer materials add an element of sexy danger (with a feminine touch) to any look. Be wary of cheaper versions, as they can lessen the value of your outfit. Also, tailoring is very important in any piece with sheer materials because it is so easy for them to fall incorrectly.
Madewell Linden Lace Tank, $48
Jackie O made the trench coat uber-famous years ago with her easy, breezy style. The trench coat has always been a great option for any body type because of the body skimming style with cinched waist. It's not too tight, not too loose, and it accents your waist while allowing your curves to shine. This season, the coat has been revamped to create the trench dress. The trench dress will show off your shape in the same positive way, making you ready to "spring" into action for any day to evening event. Accessorize your look with big, bold bangles and you are officially on point. (Don’t worry, the trench coat is not ever going to completely make an exit!)
Burberry London Trench Dress, $850