Trying to figure out which trends you can wear this spring? Jenna is back with nine fashion trends you can try! — Meg
If you live in a city where seasons gloriously transition every few months (not soon enough, when spring rolls around, at least here in Chicago!) you are familiar with what we call the “wardrobe swap.” Heaps of heavy sweaters, hats, mittens, gloves, boots, and wool coats get packed up, or re-positioned to the rear of a closet allowing unhindered access to your blooming spring wardrobe. For those in climate controlled states there’s less of a closet transition and more of a style shift as you break out (or shop for) sunnier days ahead.
Keep in mind, trends are fleeting. That said, fashion tends to be cyclical — something that goes “out” will inevitably come back “in.” Even more relevant, if a “trendy” purchase is true to your personal style it’s a good investment. These are important things to consider as you navigate what you want to add to your sartorial repertoire this spring.
For example if you have a classic, feminine style you can always find use for low heels and pastels in your wardrobe regardless of what’s “hot or not” — the same can be argued for bold style and prints, or shine, edgy style and cutouts, neon or bomber jackets, sophisticated style and a tuxedo jacket or black + white.
NEON — Not just for South Beach this season, there are great sophisticated dresses, fun tops and sandals in fluorescent hues. However if you just want to dabble in neon, start with a neon clutch or small bag. This Tory Burch neon snake cross body bag is still classic with the neon trend.
METALLIC — An unexpected twist for a material that is often thought of more around the holidays is high shine in spring colors, like this fun romper, for versatility throw a knit sweater over it to feature the shorts.
TUXEDO JACKET — White (or ivory) is a fresh take on the tailored menswear inspired piece. We love this textured tuxedo blazer — it’s one of those items that you’ll wear more than you think you will.
BOMBER JACKET — Sporty meets edgy in this lightweight alternative to a more classic jacket. Designers are having fun with prints and textures but if you want a piece that will stand the test of time you can’t go wrong with simple black, white and gray T by Alexander Want bomber jacket.