Are you like me, tired of the black and grays you’ve been wearing? While it’s technically still winter, the fashion runways are sprouting beautiful and vibrant colors for spring. And with spring only 51 days away, it’s time to start thinking spring fashion, my friends!
So, when my dear fellow blogger, Bettye of Fashion Shlub, decided our monthly theme of “Style Resolutions” for Match Made in Seven, I had to think spring! Welcome once again, to this fun collaboration of seven bloggers. One of us chooses a theme and we all interpret it in our own way. The variety in responses is always surprising–and enlightening!
There is so much inspiration for spring style and color on the runways. In addition, the color of the year has been identified by the Pantone Fashion House. Do you know what it is? It’s Classic Blue. I expect to see some influence from Pantone’s color to pop up in spring fashion at some point.
Spring Fashion Trends
Just what are the trends for Spring Fashion this year? Some of not so different from those of previous spring looks, but there are some definite trends. Here are some of the trends I’m seeing and reading about:
- One-color outfits are building on last fall’s monochromatic looks
- Soft leather pieces in colors that go beyond the leather jacket
- High slits on skirts
- Bralettes under blazers (Hmm, maybe not for me.)
- Two-toned outfits: pink and red, tan and brown…
- Sheer fabrics (Did you notice that at the Grammys?)
- Tailored “Matchy-matching” suits
- Shorts and Capris
- Tropical pieces
While the fashion shows roll out the extreme versions, we will see more “utilitarian” versions of them that the rest of us can wear in stores and online throughout the spring and summer.
Spring Fashion Flashback
Speaking of utilitarian, I decided to take a look back at some of the looks I styled last spring. Some of them are mentioned in this year’s trends, too.
Just click on the images to revisit the posts.
Remember “living coral”? That was Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019. I obviously love that color and styled several pieces in honor of the color of the year.
Neutrals and utility pieces were a big trend last spring and you will see these pieces again this spring and into the summer. After all, do neutrals really EVER go out of style?
Since I am a big fan of tropical prints, this one is easy for me. I just happen to have a few things in tropical patterns! From the post, Palm Leaf Tropical Kimono. Just click on the image to revisit the post.
Shorts were also big last spring. Especially as part of two-piece suits or co-ords. You may remember this cute linen suit in neutral shades.
Finally, suits continue to trend for spring, and matchy-matchy suits will be big. Since suits are always in style, you really can’t go wrong. This super affordable suit from last spring will definitely be recycled this spring. And in the seasons to come.
So, you can see how easy it will be to restyle some of these pieces for this spring. Trends come and go and it’s easy to incorporate them into pieces you already have in your closet.
So, even though we are in the doldrums of winter, I hope you will join me in looking ahead to Spring Fashion!
Now let’s see what my creative friends from Match Made in Seven have to say on this subject. How do they interpret this month’s theme of Style Resolutions? Are they thinking about spring fashion?
Be sure to visit their blog posts to see what they describe as their own Style Resolutions!
Debbie of https://www.debbiestyleslife.
Darlene of https://aquamarinastyle.com/
Sonja of https://www.yustsome.nl/
Bettye of https://fashionschlub.com/
Anna of https://www.muttonstyle.com/
Emma of http://www.style-splash.com/
Nancy of https://www.
And now, a final word…
The Good News From Spring Fashion Weeks
Nearly a third of NYFW designers have increased their size range since last season. While last season only 5 lines a wider size range, that number has expanded to 11 this season. Designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Rebecca Minkoff, and The Row are just three of the newcomers who became part of the body-positive revolution. Good news as all women can look beautiful, regardless of their size or shape.