Want a quick overview of what’s in store this spring? Here are 7 spring and summer fashion trends to get excited about.
1. New Nauticals
Ahoy! The Nautical Look has dropped anchor this spring. Designers are showing lots of navy, white and red along with some very chic nautical detailing. Stripes continue to be a huge trend and this season they’re being shown on everything from cotton dresses to pointy flats and sheer tops. Sporty clothing with metal grommets and rope accents will also make you look ship-shape.
2. Say Hello to Orange
In the last few years this stunning citrus color has emerged as a major player as far as colors go. This spring’s top orange is Celosia, a spontaneous and optimistic hue that can easily add some punch to your wardrobe. Try it with the new neutral “sand” and a touch of pale green to add vibrancy and warmth to your spring looks. A pop of color like this is a great way to incorporate the trend without looking like a fruit basket.
3. A Nod to the 90’s
Get ready for a flashback as 1990’s style returns. You’ll see baggy pants, slouchy style and glittering metallic finishes. It’s one of the most popular fashion trends for spring-summer 2014 because of all the glamorous shine.
4. Globetrotter Chic
Fashion is marching to a different drum this spring- the tribal earth beat of Africa, for one. You’ll see lots of African prints, as well as deep earthtones, beading and fringe from many parts of the world. The global influence trend also features a wide cross range of interesting ethnic prints, and plenty of earthy embellished pieces inspired by many cultures.
5. Walking Art
No need to visit an art gallery when you can walk down any big city street and see fabulous dresses, shirts, pants and even shoes that look like they were handpainted by artists. This spring, magnificent abstract and soft brushstroke designs adorn some of the most modern and elegant pieces. Talking about living canvases!
6. Pretty Lady in Fresh Florals
Stepping into the stores this season will be like wandering through a beautiful garden, because fashion is coming up flowers of every imaginable kind. Bright, bold floral and botanical prints are a huge trend when it comes to spring and summer fashion.
If you’re over 40 be careful not to go overboard with too much pattern, frills and flounce, when a few blooms here and there will do. You can prune back this look and make it more subtle by choosing to accent a solid piece with a garden inspired blouse, skirt or pretty pair of flower detailed shoes. Another option – try an edgy dark floral. It’s the new floral fascination.
7. Black and White
Always dramatic, chic and cool there are plenty of big bold black and white stripes and graphic prints that look modern and powerful. Mix them with bright solid or prints like florals for some interesting and highly dramatic looks.
What spring-summer fashion trends are you excited about. Comment below and tell me what you are planning to buy.