It’s official – I’ve been bitten by the spring shopping bug. Even though I won’t be wearing my purchases for another few months (Michigan’s winters are endless), I can no longer resist the bright colors, summery prints and cute sandals.
Now you may not know this, but I’m a bit of a fashion nerd. Before the start of each season, I purchase and pour over fashion magazines and store catalogs, trying to identify key trends and outfit ideas. I then cut out pictures and create a moodboard for that season – like the one featured above. Here are some of the trends I’ll be sporting this season:
- Ladylike details: After years of blousy tops and shapeless silhouettes, Spring 2013 is wholeheartedly embracing feminine detailing, such as peplum (aka: ruffles around the waist), lace, circle skirts (full skirt gathered at the waist) and bow belts. I’m thrilled that the fashion scale is now tipping more feminine – I’m quite petite and look lost in loose or boyfriend-style clothing.
- Bright colors: Nothing puts you in the spring spirit like bright, bold colors, so break out the colored denim, handbags and accessories and start creating unexpected color combinations. There is no such thing as wearing too much color this season.
- Global inspiration: Tribal inspired pieces are bright and colorful, so it’s no wonder they are front and center this spring. Keep in mind that Tribal prints and detailing can be overpowering, which is why you should treat them as statement pieces, sticking with one or two elements, like a great scarf, beaded jewelry or a bright top paired with a neutral bottom.
- Layering statement necklaces: The motto for this trend should be “Go Big or Go Home.” We’re all familiar with the statement necklace and the unofficial rule that when wearing a statement necklace, no other piece of jewelry should be worn that competes. Well Spring 2013 throws that rule out the window! If your neck can handle the sheer weight, then layering statement necklaces is a must this season and I must say, I can’t wait to start creating some unique parings!
What fashion trends are you excited about this Spring? Do any of the above trends turn you off?
P.S. If you live in metro-Detroit, then I suggest you stop by the boutique Spoiled Girl. The shop is run by a mother and her two daughters and they have incredibly affordable clothes and accessories that will keep you on trend this Spring!