Saturday, March 30, 2013

Top Spring Trends


Try to look past that last bit of unexpected frost most of the nation has experienced and on the other end you will see spring! Yes it is right around the corner. As we embark on this time of year where we experience longer days, balmy evenings, and the shedding of winter layers. Cozy sweaters begin to resemble constricting chrysalis from which we seek escape. Our toes dream of playing peek- a- boo in a cute pair of peep toe pumps, knees and elbows long to make a guest appearance in our daily wardrobe choices once again. Luckily for you and I one of my favorite retailers is offering a variety of on trend items at a very affordable price.  Let’s have a look at ZARA’s interpretations of this spring’s trends.


Bold Graphic Mixing
This would be considered a micro-trend.  It has a very short lifespan. I would recommend investing the least in this trend. It will definitely read dated within a season or two.  If you are a fashion forward type of gal it is a fun way to stay ahead of the crowd as it is not for the faint of heart.


Color Blocking

Color Blocking is a trend that has been returning for the last couple of seasons. Black is a great color option when color blocking because it ups the chic factor and allows it to correlate with a basic wardrobe and will provide the ability to mix and match with current wardrobe basics.Pairing black and white color block garments with brighter more traditional spring colors can add yet another layer of color blocking and showcase your personal style.  I would recommend spending a little more on this trend if it speaks to you. I do feel it will a trend that posses staying power.

A staple feminine design detail showed up in a big way in this Spring's designer collections. GUCCI showed a variety of oversized ruffle sleeves in their collection.   Zara has made this trend very wearable with a few ruffle additions to sleeves and hemlines. I know these looks will fit very comfortably into anyones closet

Asian Influence
Add a little something to your world by taking your normal spring florals a step further…. Add Asian influence to the mix. Oriental prints are a fresh way to push past your comfort zone and yet stay comfort adjacent.
Subtle sexy is the name of the game with this trend. The illusion of skin is a lot sexier than viewing the obvious chunks of flesh we are so often bombarded with in our present culture. Strategically placed sheer panels allow one to project a youthful image with out the fear of coming across as trashy.


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