Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring is upon us...

With the weather hanging in the upper 50’s during a time that should be filled with puffy winter coats and mittens, I can’t say that I particularly yearning for spring. But nonetheless, I am excited to return to my coatless days.
Fashion week was last week, but of course it was all about F/W 2012. Thinking back to predicted trends for Spring 2012 I have composed a wearable list of the trends I def want to wear this spring.
1. Bold Prints Blouses

I was shopping in Bloomingdales this past weekend and found this fabulous Equipment shirt. I must admit, my love for the brand makes me long for just about every one of their blouses— but this one is perfect for this season.

2. Pink is the new Black
But, seriously. Pink is basically everywhere, in pant suits, in jeans and in blouses and most lusciously in pastel.
3. Mix-matched Bold Prints
I’m not going to lie this is very runway, but I think it has the potential to be worn on the daily— just know your audience. Tone it down for the office or up for a night out with the girls.
 4. Tri-color blocking
Not entirely innovative but it is back again. I have to admit I’m a little bit bored with this, until I saw this parker dress. White and green and gold are a bit more interesting…
5. Pastels
Don the images of pretty Easter eggs, and say hello to the softest trend for spring 2012. Pastels are super workable, and instantly bring a small pop of color. This trend has even ventured into nail polish, like "Navigate Her" from Essie’s Spring Collection. I noticed on my last trip to the nail salon, but figured with snow on the ground it was still a bit premature to sport such a light color.
6. Peplum Tops
It is certainly a nod to the 1950’s, but in a sweet way. I always feel like I’m playing dress up in the morning, so if I was feeling particularly mousy I would probably go with a top in a light, romantic shade. I feel like it could be a great date night top, paired with the obvious choice of a pencil skirt. Parker (one of my absolutely favorite brands) also has a tonned down Peplum top in bright red, which would pair nicely with jeans and pumps.
7. Cold Shoulders
I love this, but mainly for night. In silk styles I think the cold shoulder top reveals just enough skin!
 8. Florals
Florals always linger around springtime. I’m not going to lie florals always sound kind of boring to me. But this spring so many labels are doing florals in pants! I’m between this Citizens of Humanity and J Brands—
 9. Tribal Themed
For a laid back look, I love swinging cardigans. Summer is such a casual time, so I really can see myself working this with some ripped denim shorts hopefully on the beach.


  1. love the 2nd and last look in the pictures :) The floral pants is cute!
    Love Lois xxx