I know what you’re thinking: Spring is not exactly around the corner, and we’ve still got a couple months of cold weather to trudge through. But even in the thick of winter, we can begin looking forward to the spring sunshine and all the fashion that comes with the season.
A lot of the spring styles that debuted on the runways back in September have fashion lovers around the world testing their patience. There are so many fun trends to choose from, it will be hard to pick a favorite. For those of us who also have a hard time waiting, there's no time like the present to start stocking up for spring. I’ve rounded up some of the biggest trends for the season to help streamline your shopping list. Without further ado (because you’ve already waited this long!)… Here are 4 spring fashion must-haves to get your hands on right now.
A Romantic Maxi
Lace, flowing fabric, and colors that make you want to sail off into the sunset in the South of France. Romance is in the air this spring. Get the look with pastel colored dresses, tulle skirts, floral embellishments and fringe details. This is a great trend to experiment with Rose Quartz, one of the new Pantone "color of the year" picks. (Shown above: Maxi dresses from Asos.com)
Pulling inspiration from earlier eras, off-the-shoulder styles are back and bigger than ever this spring. Appearing in both dress and blouse varieties, off-the-shoulder details are sure to be a staple in every woman’s spring wardrobe. It’s hard not to feel sweet yet sassy in one of these shoulder-baring garments. (Shown above: Rachel Zoe mini dress, Love Fire lace dress, Tularosa romper)
Spring style is heading straight back to the seventies with tie dye tops, dresses, swimwear and more. Finally, designers are drawing inspiration from the actual season at hand and providing ready-to-wear garments that are both practical and fun. This fashion week trend report from Style Caster notes that the spring '16 runway shows included a lot of batik, tie-dye, Baha pullovers, bucket hats, and loose linen. Add a pair of denim shorts and you're all set.
Many women are trading in their beloved heels for more comfortable footwear. While I have mixed opinions about this phenomenon, one thing that cannot be argued is that fashion brands have come to the table with some very stylish options. Enter the fashion sneaker: a high-brow take on once-urban streetwear. Fashion sneakers are more than your average pair of Adidas. This season we will see sneakers decked out with over-the-top embellishments, adorned with funky patterns, and soaring high on platforms for added height. This fashion website mirrors my thoughts on this trend exactly: “I keep seeing girls in cool sneakers and want a pair too.” It looks like this trend is just something I'm going to have to own. (Shown above: Brooks Running, Kurt Geiger, Christian Louboutin)