7 Spring Trends To Freshen Up Your Look

Want a quick overview of what’s in store this spring? Here are 7 spring and summer fashion trends to get excited about.

nautical trend spring 2014

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.

sand color trend spring 2014

 

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.

art inpired fashion trend spring 2014

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.



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  1. I love love love pastels, florals, and also the art prints. I have been wearing some or most o these prior to them being a trend. I love a neutral look too with a pop/color.

  2. Fresh florals and the classic black and white combination are always winners!

  3. Ilene Conway says:

    Love the full skirts and pointy flats. I love color over black but not a fan of orange

  4. Sandra Duncan says:

    Lovin’ the Nautical look. I like the pop of yellow–less predictable than red,white,blue.

  5. Love that black and white are included. So versatile with a little color as accents.

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  7. I am in my 60’s am overweight and short and would like to ask if there any styles made for women like me. Everything I see has a 20 something girl modeling them. I dont want to look that young, just my age, something comfortable. I like bright colors too, that’s no problem. Is there anyone out there who caters to the older woman who just wants to look nice. Thank you