Written by Maggie McCarthy. Media by Bri Phillips.
Spring has finally arrived! Although this means shedding our peacoats, heavy sweaters, and snow boots, I think I can speak for most people when I say that these changes are welcome. The changing of season ushers in afternoons on Scott Field, walks around the Square, colorful flowers everywhere, and summer break fever. Not only does the warm weather free us from the blues of the cold winter months, it also allows us ladies to wear beautiful dresses, vibrant colors, and clothes that truly embrace femininity and frill. While many spring essentials remain the same, the change in season brings new trends along with it. Feminine details such as lace, floral prints, and frilly cuts remain constant essentials with original twists. This year, lace comes in all forms and can be found everywhere. Gone are the days of your grandmother’s lace! This fabric has transitioned from simple traditional garments to flashy, head-turning pieces. Whether you’re rocking a lace dress to an outdoor spring wedding or pairing a blouse with colorful chinos, this fabric adds class and versatility to your wardrobe without costing a fortune. To add some edge to this feminine fabric, try pairing it with animal print or leather accessories. For a more classic, demure approach, wear a bright lace dress with a solid blazer and statement necklace. Printed pants have also emerged this season as a key piece for any wardrobe. From polka dots to tribal and floral patterns, these pants cater to all tastes and styles. Regardless of the print, be sure to keep your top simple when wearing such vibrant, attention-getting pieces. For a laid back look, pair them with your favorite white t-shirt and strappy sandals. To create a more business casual look, pair them with a structured jacket and wedges. If you’re feeling adventurous, try wearing them with an opposing pattern like stripes or polka dots. The endless options make these pants a versatile staple for your spring wardrobe.
While we often associate spring with pastels and bright colors, black and white pieces have become a necessity this spring. Paying homage to the mod look of the 60s, this trend translates quite well into the modern woman’s wardrobe. Available in stripes, polka dots, and even animal prints, anyone can incorporate this color scheme into their spring attire. The black and white ensemble creates a look that’s classic and effortlessly chic. Try adding some excitement to the classic LBD with a crisp white blazer and colorful heels and accessories. Another surefire look for spring is a black and white striped shirt with colorful chinos or shorts. If you want to wear a more playful ensemble, try pairing black and white accessories with a patterned or colorful ensemble. No matter how you wear it, this winning combination makes a statement and demands attention.
Try something new this spring! Whether you add a fresh twist to an old item or purchase one of the latest essentials, be bold and daring. Embrace the color and femininity of the season and bask in the glow of the sun and new life all around.