The glorious season of spring isn’t too far away. Aside from thawing temperatures, we’re also welcoming a style with fewer layers and more fun. So, why not give your spring style a head start by translating this season’s top trends from the most coveted runways to fashion-forward everyday outfits?
Incorporate Tropical Prints
Florals may be a staple in spring style, but it’s all about the tropics this season. From the meticulously painted tropical flowers on Marni’s designs to Versace’s stellar tropical jungle-inspired show, these vibrant prints certainly made the case for being this season’s it print. To transport your wardrobe to the tropics, you can sport a jumpsuit like this Hawaiian Floral piece from Anthropologie for a sweet look — plus, the ruffles add a feminine touch.
For some more fun, look for prints with playful designs, such as palm trees, fruits, and even flamingos. Pieces that come in bright colors like this pink and orange top from Forever 21 are highly recommended if you really want to provide a tropical punch. And to keep things sophisticated, be sure that your tropical-print garment is paired with a simpler piece so that your outfit won’t look all over the place.
Cover up With a Cardigan
No longer are they just your grandma’s go-to piece of outerwear, cardigans are making a stylish comeback this season, thanks to their stylish presence on some of the world’s biggest runways, including Chanel and Miu Miu. The sweaters and cardigans by Woman Within prove that these garments make you look chic while still keeping you cozy. Not to mention, they create the illusion of a longer and slimmer torso, too.
A long open front cardigan looks ultra-sleek when worn with a fitted tee and high-waist pants. Another way to give your cardigan a modern twist is to wear it as a top by simply buttoning it all the way up. From there, you can tuck it under a satin midi skirt for an effortlessly elegant look. The trick to giving cardigans a stylish upgrade is to make them a statement piece, as they add texture to your outfits in a subtle and sophisticated way.
Revisit the '70s
Contrary to popular belief, nothing truly goes out of style in the fashion world. After all, clothes from previous eras always find their way back to the runways. Case in point, remnants of the ’70s were on full display in the industry’s most illustrious shows, such as Louis Vuitton, Celine, and Victoria Beckham. These designers and many more have deemed vests, bell-bottoms, fringe embellishments, suede pieces, and psychadelic prints to be in vogue again this season.
Stepping back in time is a major style maneuver, so you can start simple by wearing a pair of groovy flare jeans such as these featured on The Huffington Post. Pair them with a blouse with billowy sleeves, and you can even put on a vest for some extra oomph. But if you really want to emulate this decade, go for a printed tailored suit complete with a button-down shirt inside, with a silk scarf around your neck.