This spring there are a variety of great fashion trends that you should be aware of and work to incorporate them into your own wardrobe if they suit your individual style. In the end we all have to decide which trends work best for us, but it is always helpful to know what is out there. In fact, even as a shopper who considers myself fashion forward, I must admit that I do sometimes sit back and wait until I see some of these trends lasting beyond one season before I incorporate some of them into my wardrobe. So bottom line, take these as a good assortment of ideas and then utilize them as you feel most comfortable.
You will see the groundwork of a resurgence of neutrals and earth tones. We think you will actually see more of these colors in the Fall of 2011, but we’re seeing lots of khaki or white colors in jackets and wraps, cardigans, tops and dresses. You will also see lots of these colors with a variety of patterns of stripes ranging from wide stripes to very narrow. You’ll see neutrals and stripes in accessories like bags, scarves and shoes.
- One popular style this season is the tie neck top. These stylish tops can be found in a variety of fabrics although we’ve seen them primarily in sheer fabrics. This top is a great way to incorporate the fabulous scarf trend that is also going to be prominent this spring. Likewise you will also continue to see the high-waisted belt as a trend this spring and summer with more skinny / narrow belts instead of only seeing the super wide belts that are still prevalent. While I have never been a proponent of the sewn in belt accessories, having a few go to belts in basic accent colors will be a stylish and economical way to spice up your wardrobe this spring. You will also see lots of tie belts around the hips or even creating an empire waist line. Ties will also be found on skirts, jackets and dresses for an added touch of feminine details.
Bohemian style blouses will also be a must have for spring fashion this year. These loose style tops come in a variety of styles with some having ruffles, patterns, drawstrings around the neck or waist, embroidery, buttons, and much more. You will still find that loose flowing look in a top to be very stylish this season.
As for pants, the trend with skinny pants and leggings will continue in spring with cropped lengths. You will want to have a few pairs of different colors of cropped length leggings. You will also see a variety of long length skirts and long ruffled skirts. We’ve seen many of these long almost ankle length skirts with ruffled layers in bright spring colors like purples and corals.
In short, if you want to be front and center with the latest spring fashion trends in 2011, you will want to layer into your wardrobe good belts and add in at least one skinny /narrow belt. Be sure to have at least one pair of cropped leggings and if you feel up to it add in a long ruffled skirt. Have at least one neutral tone wrap or jacket to accent your spring dresses and skirts. Most of all, be sure to make sure that whatever styles you incorporate we suggest finding your own voice in these styles to really help accent and create your own individual style.