The warm weather has been peering it's head out of the forecast and we can finally break out all the bright colors we have been hoarding since they hit the stores a couple of months ago.
The sun is shining, and spring officially kicks off tomorrow, so don't be caught out there in drab winter gear when the temperature starts to rise.
From the Spring 2012 runways, recent editorial shoots and the wardrobes of your favorite celebrities, we have chosen the seven spring trends that you absolutely need to incorporate into your wardrobe this coming season.
Why seven trends you ask? We’ll just call it your lucky fashion number. Check out the must have trends in the gallery above.
Ever since our beloved Queen Bey was spotted wearing a pair of sneaker Wedges while out and about with baby Blue, the question has been, “where can we get a pair?!” While the Isabel Marant version of the kicks that Bey was rocking in the “Love on Top” video may chip in to our rent money, a load of colorful, more moderately priced alternatives have began croppin’ up all around town. Super comfort and a boost of height? Who can say no to that?
Typically reserved for tie dye shirts and crossing guard vests, neons were the stepchild of fashion brights until recently. The technicolor brights made a major comeback when brands like Jason Wu, Rag and Bone and Rodarte featured the colors on their runway of models of all skin tones proving that a little bit of neon can bring an entire outfit to life.
Think rocking pastels is reserved for Easter celebrations and granny prints? Think again. Second only to neons, the pastels have become the thing to colorblock. From pastel blazers to the Gap’s amazing line of cropped pastel pants, we wouldn’t mind springing this trend ahead.
Gwenyth Paltrow was way ahead of the trend when she showed up on the Oscars Red Carpet wearing the most beautiful all white ensemble we have ever set eyes on. The angelic white look isn’t reserved for the A-listers, but is a look for the super tidy. Runways highlighted this angelic trend by showcasing the clean looks in show ranging from The Row to Band of Outsiders. And let’s not forget Rooney Mara’s clean white Givenchy Oscars number. Looks like all white is no longer reserved for the nurse.
One word—Rihanna. The trendsetting RiRi, and her nipples, have been spotted out and about in a number of mesh pieces making the trend one to watch. More moderate versions of the OTT RiRi look were seen on the runways of Cynthia Rowley, Rag and Bone, Alexander Wang and Altuzarra. If done right and in modest taste the mesh trend is one that can easily transcend from day to night in a breeze, literally.
What would spring be without a little bit of flower power? We recently spotted floral on the runway with a new graphic twist. The sometimes oversized or sometimes neon blooms are the perfect touch to transition your winter blacks into spring. We know you need to take it a little slow.
Oranges aren’t just for breakfast anymore! Get your burst of citris with the tangerine trend seen on our beloved Beyonce, Kate Middleton (who was spotted wearing the same tangerine jeans TWICE!) so get all that “orange is for fall” jargon out of your vocabulary with a tangerine get up as seen on the runways of Charlotte Ronson, and project runway’s Christian Siriano.