Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Cure for Spring Fever

It's that time of year again...the weather is getting warm, the birds are chirping, and the pollen is in full attack mode.  All of these factors add up to that inevitable feeling of 'spring fever' that makes us want to pack away our winter clothes and break out the fun spring dresses, shorts, and tops.  With bold prints and bright pops of color, you can easily update your spring wardrobe with a few essentials that will keep you on trend this season.

COLOR:  It's all about the colored denim this spring, say good bye to your blue jeans and try out a pair of bright red, pink, tangerine, green, or cobalt blue skinnys.  It might seem a little scary at first but once you slip on those lipstick red jeans you will be one step closer to spring.  DL1961 denim makes the perfect shade of green and tangerine skinny jeans and did we mention that they're made with lycra so the jeans mold to each individual's body shape?  They also have 90% shape retention so DL1961 denim won't stretch out or lose their shape.  Since colored denim is so, well...colorful, try pairing it with a top that will not compete with the jeans.  Blue denim or chambray button down shirts work well when paired with bright jeans.  Try a navy and white stripe blouse with red denim for a nautical look.  Or if you feel like taking a walk on the wild side, wear a black and white zebra print top with pink or green denim.

PRINTS:  Prints charming is here to stay!  Bold prints are popping up everywhere on blouses and maxi dresses this season.  BCBG has characterized their spring collection with aztec and geometric prints.  They use embroidery on their "Mara" blouse to add a tribal feel.  A bold aztec print is also seen with the BCBG "Arlenis" maxi dress.  Diane von Furstenberg is no stranger to prints and proves it with her "Whista" blouse and "Reina" dress.  When wearing a top or dress that has a bold print, keep it simple.  Try wearing white denim with a brightly printed top for a contrast.  In addition, when rockin a printed maxi dress keep your accessories simple so they don't compete with your dress which makes a statement of its own!

BCBG "Arlenis" maxi dress

BCBG "Mara" blouse

DVF "Reina" dress

DVF "Whista" blouse

CROP:  Be the cream of the crop with cropped sweaters, tanks, and even cropped maxi dresses.  All of these styles are cut shorter in the front and longer in the back for a fun, flirty look.  Cropped sweaters are a great third piece to add to an outfit and are a wardrobe staple.  Throw on a cropped sweater over a maxi dress or try wearing it over a tank with denim shorts.  The "Stella" cropped sweater by Milly is a great oatmeal color that goes with everything and is a good transition piece for spring.  And don't forget about cropped tanks that are perfect with shorts for spring and summer!  One of our favorites is the BCBG "Edita" tank.

Milly "Stella" cropped sweater

BCBG "Edita" tank

With these three hot trends, you will be wardrobe ready for spring!  Happy shopping!