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What's In Store - Spring Trends

Diane Pollack

Before I begin by telling you what is in store for spring, I always start my trend reports with my favorite, coined term; "trends are suggestions and not mandates". My job is simply to inform you about what is going on in the fashion world. From there, it is up to you to extract which trends you like and will work for you. Or simply choose to ignore them.

So let's start with color. We had a moment of millennial pink and ultraviolet. These shades have morphed into soft lavender for spring. Sitting pretty with the lavender are other pastel shades. 

In the print world - Gingham, bold stripes and florals continue from last year. Polka dots and leopard/animal prints (which truly never really die) are hot patterns for spring. Colorful pop art prints are new.

Logos are rampant.

For your spring showers, trenches are hot. This year they are re-imagined in colors, fabrics and silhouettes so they don't always look like the classics.

I am seeing a lot of oversized jackets and pantsuits with big shoulders resembling the 80's. Frankly, these models who can usually carry clothes the best, seem to be swallowed up by them. Personally, I don't think this is a look for everyone and most women may just want to stay away from this. If you do decide to go-for-it, I recommend you only do a piece, for instance, the jacket and wear back to skinny bottoms, which will help balance the proportion.

Pant shapes have been becoming wider and more fluid. One of the key new trends is the paper-bag waist.

Athleisure continues strong. People just want to be comfortable and if they can get away with it as a trend, even better! Everything seems to have racing stripes on it these days. "Couture anoraks" and zip hoodie jackets are popping up everywhere. Many in patent or metallics that dress up the casual styles

Also in the casual vein - denim continues to explode both in styling and used as accessories. Jeans and many pant styles continue to be cropped exposing the ankles. Cropped flares are a fun option.

To wear with your athleisure, designers continue with the sneaker trend in satins, sequins, studs and this trend continues to blow-up.

The corded espadrilles heel or sole is on everything from flats to wedges to sneakers. Mules, slides and slingbacks are other great shoe options for spring.

The fanny pack isn't just for tourists anymore. Designers are showing cute new versions that you just may want.

Sheer panels show up in clothing and peek-a-boo clear plastic accents on accessories.

And don't forget the shades. Small kitten-eyed frames and large round glasses are a fun way to top off your outfit.

By the way - if you like any of the items in the pics, click for more details.

 I hope this was helpful to get you started on your spring shopping. Need additional help, just contact me and I will give you more personalized help.