Ah, spring – it’s almost here! On March 20th we’ll be saying goodbye to winter, and hello to warmer weather, (hopefully)! Us North Carolinians did not see much snow this winter season, however I have family up north who were practically buried in snow this past month! Growing up in the northeastern part of the United States, you would think I would be accustomed to the cold weather, but North Carolina has me totally defrosted and when I see 30 degrees on the thermometer I immediately get the chills!
With the spring season comes the *perfect* excuse to re-vamp that outdated wardobe, (mine could seriously use a good makeover)! I did a bit of research on the top spring trends for 2013 and while some trends this season were expected, others completely blew me out of the water – I’m sure floral pants look good on some people, but that’s just one item that will not be added to my wardrobe this season! More power to you if you can rock it!
For those of us that rock casual attire on a daily basis, the below wardrobe will be perfect for you! Floral prints will be largely popular this spring, and you’ll see floral print on pants, shorts, headbands and handbags. Grey will be the hidden hue of the season, with little splashes of the neutral color in your most popular wardrobe pieces. Showing your midriff is also back in style for spring, along with the tailored short. Sheer oversized tops will be the perfect coverup for spring, with a nude or plain colored tank underneath. Chunky wedges full of style, bright colors and floral prints are also back in style. Pair them with chunky sunglasses and geometric shaped jewelry to top it off. For those of you who have an overwhelmingly large makeup drawer that is part of your everyday life, don’t got putting it away for spring. The smoky eyes of winter will be sticking around this spring, along with a blue lined eye. Keep your lips and nails simple with a nude hue. If you’re dressing up for an event, or simply want to put your best foot forward that day, international prints will be extremely popular for dresses, from London themes to Asia and Africa.
For those of us that have to put a formal face forward at work, or simply like to keep life a little dressy, the below fashion forward spring 2013 look is definitely for you! The fashion week runways for spring were covered in hues of black and white this year, but not in the traditional sense that you migh think of with black and white. We’re talking huge bold prints, layered effects and geometric patterns in striking black and white contrasts. Ruffles aare alos making their way back into style, with the black and white ruffle dress we show below. Keep your legs toned this spring too, as long high slit skirts are back in style. Power suits will be popular for the career minded professional, with long v-necks and saucy geometric heels to keep it feminine. Makeup trends mix neutral with bold with a natural or beige eyeshadow, minimal or charcoal liner and a bright pink lip. Cast a dash of ivory onto your nails and you’ll have a complete look.