The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. And I’m finally able to put the big winter coat away. It’s time for iced caramel macchiatos and driving with the windows open and the music blasting. It’s time for spring.
For me it won’t quite be spring until I’ve done my spring shopping. And I plan to do a lot of spring shopping. Bright colors. Neutral shoes. 70s inspired shirts. Lady like pieces. Long skirts. So much to choose from. And so little cash. Sigh. I guess I’ll have to stick with my top five. These are the spring trends I just can’t live without. And you shouldn’t either.
Wide Leg Jeans.
I resisted this trend. I resisted this trend a lot. Because as much as these jeans are supposed to flatter every body type, and as much as these jeans are supposed to make your legs longer, and as much as everyone wants to embrace these jeans with open arms, I was worried they’d look dated next to my favorite pair of skinnies. But two weeks ago I caved and bought a pair. I tucked a white button down into them and paired them with some wedges and a really cute belt. And you know what? It looked really great. I may just have a new favorite jean.
Being all of five foot nothing I’m a girl who likes her heels. But I like them even more when they’re a chunky wedge with wooden or rope woven bottoms, and lots of crisscross straps. I like them in leather and in cloth. In bright color and neutral shades. I like them with skinny jeans and wide leg trousers and longs skirts and short dresses. I like them with pretty much anything, actually. And this spring wedges will be my go-to shoe. That’s for sure.
A Striped Shirt.
Sometimes preppy. Sometimes Parisian. Always chic. I love stripes because they’re like wearing a print without actually having to wear a print. (I’m not a big fan of prints.) And I especially love this seasons stripes because there are so many different options to choose from. Horizontal stripes. Vertical stripes. Thick stripes. Think stripes. And those cute one that looked they were drawn without a ruler? Those are my favorite. I’m a fan of the traditional blue, but this season everyone’s favorite pattern is available in lots of bright colors too.
When I was flipping through the pages of my April StyleWatch I almost started to feel like I was watching an episode of That 70s Show. 70s style is back this year, and it’s pretty big deal too. Now I’ve never been much for peasant tops or bright red pants, but even I can appreciate crochet accents and fringe bags. Flower rings, turquoise jewelry. Big earrings. Keep them coming please. I’ll pair them with my wide leg pants.
A classic trench coat.
The trench is having a moment right now, of that you can be sure. But I know I won’t have to feel guilty about this purchase because the trench has been around for a very, very long time, and it will continue to be around for a long time to come. From Audrey Hepburn to Victoria Bechkam, from rainy days to dinner dates, every girl can wear a trench for just about any occasion. And I plan to use mine quite a bit this season.