Ready to ditch those scarves and boots, and trade them in for sandals and sunglasses? There’s a change in the air, and warmer weather is on its way. Along with the warmer weather comes a naturally lighter spring in one’s step, and a desire to dress lighter and brighter, as well. This season is filled with fabulous looks for the classic lovers and the trend followers. Whether you’re into off the shoulder tees or pique polos and tennis skirts, spring is the perfect time to show your true colors and show off your fashion sense.
Floral prints are on trend for spring and summer. In the past couple of years, floral prints have become widely popular. They are appearing everywhere from blouses and dresses to lightweight sweaters and accessories. A fun way to wear floral is to pair a beautiful floral blouse with a high-waisted pencil skirt in a basic color, or even a coordinating color. Use a belt in a contrasting color to add depth to the look, and draw the eye to the waist. Bright floral colors against dark backgrounds seem to have a dramatic effect. If you prefer a lighter look, go with a floral printed against white, rather than a dark color. Florals are everywhere at Kohls this season. They have an incredible collection of women’s apparel, and right now you can get $10.00 off a $75.00 women’s apparel purchase.
For little kids, boutique style fashion is what moms tend to look for. Well-made, themed dresses for girls are adorable any time of the year, but seem to be even cuter (and in higher demand) during the summer. For girls, seersucker and smocked fabrics are very popular. Styles such as bishops and bubbles or rompers are sweet for special occasions, photo opps, holidays, and everyday wear. The fact that these types of outfits are usually quality pieces means that they are well worth the money, and can be passed down to siblings, cousins, or friends. For boys, Jon-Jons, Shortalls, and polos are popular for this time of year. You can find coordinating neckties to go along with collared shirts for dressier occasions. Lolly Wolly Doddle is a wonderful place to find adorable children’s boutique style clothing. They even have options for monogramming, if you like to personalize your child’s outfits. First time registrants with Lolly Wolly Doodle can save 10%.
For guys, casual looks are taking over the workplace. Men are keeping their attire light these days, since more and more workplaces are allowing more casual attire. Khaki slacks still seems to be the norm for the professional men, though some places may allow denim to be worn, depending on the vibe of the business. Denim can still be dressed up in a casual way, with a button down shirt. Popular choices for the spring season are bright or pastel colors, and checkered designs like gingham. Light sweaters or even hooded jackets can be worn over a dressy shirt to create a more casual look. If you need to step up your look, just add a blazer, and a nice pair of dress shoes. You could always go with a loafer for a more casual day.
Spring is the perfect time to play around with color, and to mix and match patterns. The old rule of pattern mixing is out the window this season, so go ahead and wear stripes and floral together. If you aren’t sure about whether an outfit will work, take a selfie and text a friend for help- or post a ‘yay or nay’ picture on social media. You’re sure to have others chime in and cheer you on!