Now that my spring looks have hit the runway
, it's time to dish about the glory of the season! Starting with color. First and foremost, it's all about black and white
. Fortunately, this classic duo will continue to take center stage into fall. A spin-off theme that is nothing new, but ever present, is the Parisian favorite of all white
Next to enter the scene are the gorgeous light to medium depth colors from Pantone. Neons dissipate, thank goodness. Though you will still find bright orange piping in many garments and accessories. I am immediately drawn to the Fendi combo
of nectarine and lemon zest!
Of the many themes this season, mod, edgy and feminine draw the most attention. Popular concepts include print-on-print-on-print, the bare midriff and casual suiting. In regard to fabric, sheer continues to be re-energized with excitement. Lace goes everyday casual. Chambray gets a new lease on life. Laser cuts and cutouts make an impact. And digital prints, in the form of water, and stripes continue to get better and bolder.
Spring's shapes range from structured with relaxed elements to fluid, angled cuts. The Bermuda short goes viral and denim cutoff shorts strike it rich. Details are never understated. In fact, the more intricate, the better. Accessories keep on keeping on, with beautiful structured handbags. The tote being the biggest show stopper. Shoes continue from ladylike to wedge to spring boots with a roman flair. Jewelry begins and ends in gold, with white enamel giving gold a run for its money.
If you're looking to push yourself this spring, start by emulating these everyday looks below, inspiration courtesy of Dries Van Noten, Michael Kors, Valentino and DSquared. Yes, they involve a little risk. But if tailored to your personal style, you just may be able to pull off your own interpretation.
Beauty goes in many directions this season — bold eyeliner, lush lashes, bushy brows, bright matte lips and glowful skin. And hair rides the spectrum
with braids, messy buns, low ponies, triangle parts, slick rick and fab blow outs.
So get going! Time to get your spring on whether the weather wants you to or not.
Designers featured above: 1-Alexander Wang, Chanel, Versace, Dries Van Noten, Dolce and Gabbana. 2-Robert Cavalli, Marni, Chanel, Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler. 3-Dries Van Noten, Michael Kors, Valentino, DSquared. 4-Lanvin, Gaultier, Bottega Veneta, Missoni.