Must-haves for Spring… If It Ever Arrives

 

Spring is coming (we hope) so we’ve run down the top spring fashion trends for the season to give you something to look forward to.

Photo from Zara.com

Photo from Zara.com

Suede Anything

The 70’s are back. Channel your inner hippie and incorporate suede into your wardrobe for your ultimate Ali MacGraw moment. We saw it all over the SS 2015 shows from safari jackets at Chloe to pastel patchwork suede at Derek Lam. It’s soft, delicate, and can be worn year-round so don’t feel guilty about splurging on the real thing (but there’s tons of faux options available that are just as lovely). You can go all out with a long skirt or dress or add a little touch with a bucket bag or tank. Suede is also an essential addition for your upcoming music festival style.

Image from http://notyourstandard.com/

Image from http://notyourstandard.com/

Culottes

Culottes are everywhere right now and covering every street style best dressed list (read: major trend). However, some of you might be suffering from culottes-anxiety since they can be difficult to get right. To start out safe try pairing with a fitted top to balance out the wide legs. Hitting at the mid-calf is not the most flattering cut for everyone so heels will help elongate your legs and a cropped, tailored jacket will complete the look.

Image from ASOS.com

Image from ASOS.com

Girlfriend Jeans

Nothing says laid back and cool like a pair of baggy worn-in jeans. This spring we’re seeing the denim trend updated with a slightly slimmer leg for more of a girlfriend fit rather than the baggier, lower on the hip boyfriend. Ditch the distressed look for something cleaner that you can dress up for bar hopping at night and just as easily dress down for brunch the next day.

Image from JCrew.com

Image from JCrew.com

Short Chunky Heel

A short chunky heel is spring’s newest shoe silhouette, and comfort is key! This can be done as a sandal or round-toe pump a la Chanel AW 2015 at PFW, and we’re seeing everything from metallics to neutrals and casual weekend wear to office chic. This trend can be done in so many ways to suit your own unique style.

Image from Style.com

Image from Style.com

Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator sandals have some sort of rendition every year. This year laces and flats are a must, but other than that, this is another easy trend to fit into your own unique style. For the ultimate statement get them laced up to your knees like Valentino or master the shorter minimalist look like Stella McCartney. Gladiator sandals tend to evoke feelings of being on a sunny European vacation, so feel free to embrace it with a boho dress and big round sunglasses.

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