Spring Trends for 2017
Every season emphasizes new colors and styles. It’s always fun to incorporate some of these new looks into our existing wardrobes, but challenging to know what will look best.
- Stripes: everyone can wear a stripe or two. If you are wary, wear thin stripes or wear combinations that don’t have much contrast between the dark and the light shades.
- Khaki: better on blondes. Khaki can clash with some skin tones, so it is always better to wear shades of tans with a pop of color or black.
- All shades of blue: can work for most, although the darker shades are the easiest to pull off.
- Trench and tied “robe” coats: trench styles are classic. Sashed coats are best on tall gals in fluid fabrics. Tied fronts can often make you look thick in the middle. If you love this design, tie the belt in the back and let the front fall open.
- 50 shades of yellow: tricky for many, but great on red heads, raven haired gals and some blonds. This color is not good on ladies with sallow skin.
- Ruffles: The more fluid and loose the ruffle, the more wearable. Tight ruffles can look prissy, but flowy ruffles can look feminine and romantic.
- Shoulder obsession: cold shoulder designs and off the shoulder looks have been around for a few seasons, but are really taking off this spring. This look can work for all- good on narrow or wide shoulders. The little pop of skin is fun.
- Garden party prints: terrific in pants or a little sweater. These prints in moderation work on everyone.
- White dresses and shirts: white shirts are definitely easier to wear than white dresses. It’s hard not to look like “first communion” in an all white dress. The trick is to have plenty of skin showing to balance the white (arms and neck).
- Neon pinks and oranges: a little bit can be worn by all. Tees, pants or trim on a jacket can really look fresh.