April, the month of flowers blooming, warmer weather, and spring trends! But even with snow still on the ground in some places (SORRY I KNOW ITâ€™S DREADFUL); we are still forging ahead straight into spring.
We know you all canâ€™t wait to wear lighter clothing, bright colors, and open-toe shoes (although Iâ€™ve caught some of you already), well you get the hint. Itâ€™s undeniable, warmer weather is coming. So here are some trends that can ease your way into spring, without looking desperate J
One of the runway trends for SS15 was colored suede. Typically not a spring staple, this material gets a cooled-down effect from pastel purples and bold blues. During Fashion Week, designers like Michael Kors, Loewe, Chloe, Jason Wu, all highlighted this trend. It was only a matter of time until suede made a comeback from its seventies heyday. Needless to say, suede for spring is happening. What makes this trend a trend to invest in is the fabric can be worn year-round (since summer no longer exist).
Sporty Minimalism (a fav of mine) is another spring trend that is loved by many. Anything that laces up, has a racing stripe, drawstrings or zipper pulls is a great way to jump in on this trend. Luckily, fashion designers have decided that for Spring 2015, sporty is finally back in a very big way, although admittedly with a more subtle approach.
Statement Stripes (ANOTHER FAV) found on nearly every single Spring runway, stripes are making a major statement, but that doesnâ€™t necessarily mean the bigger the better. Designers play with positioning and placement, as with striped treatment on textiles. When embracing this trend, whether horizontal, vertical, thin, thick, black and white or in living color, stripes make a graphic statement, day or night. Stripes can be worn every season as well. When converting stripes for spring and summer, I try to work with a lighter color paletteâ€¦but you can still use bold colors as long as they complement each other.