Spring Fashion Trends – 3 Hot Color Combos and How to Wear Them

Spring fashions are on the horizon. By the end of winter we’ve had enough dark colors, and we are ready to burst forth with a riot of color. The good news is that there are lots of hot colors this spring. Here are some ideas on what to look for:

1. Hurray for red, white and navy: These colors are always spring-like and fresh. You can pair red and white, blue and white, or all three colors.

How to wear them: Accessorize navy and white with a pop of red in your shoes or handbag. Or go for a red blouse or jacket, but keep the rest of your outfit simple for work, in a navy pallet.

Navy and white, or red and white stripes are fun and chic. Look for striped jackets, shirts, and shoes.

2. Crayon colors: Bright bags and shoes are popping up everywhere, in crayon colors of yellow, pink, green, blue and grape. Bright bags jump off the shelves in bold clutches or large totes.

How to wear it: Avoid looking like a kid going to kindergarten by choosing your crayon colors carefully. An inspired green or yellow bag can still look business like if it has a structured shape. If you work in a conservative industry such as financial services, keep your crayon brights for casual days at the office, and stick to classy looks when meeting clients.

3. Black and white: The ever-classic black and white looks serious yet fresh. What’s more, everyone can wear this combo, from fair haired women to those with dramatic coloring.

How to wear it: Jackets and skirts or pants are simple, easy ways to pair black and white for an instant look that takes you from boardroom to evening.

Buy a black cropped jacket to pop over a crisp white shirt. Add a feminine note with black and white spectator shoes, stilettos, or sandals.

You can also add a splash of color to your black and white outfit, with a sleek clutch in lemon yellow, or bright green. Wow – you’ll look put-together and up to date, for office or weekend.

Fashion Trends in Spring Dresses

Spring dresses are light and trendy in vibrant color hues to add vigor to life. There are lots of options for women during the season but something in white and light pastel colors looks most exciting and charming.

White spring dresses is something that everyone enjoys wearing as it delivers a feeling of lightness and coolness. Nothing beats the charm and appeal of white dresses during the season, delivering a romantic and innocent femininity. These are classic summer staple that gives a fresh airy feel and can never go out of style. The only thing that changes over a period of time is the fabric, design, shape, and style of dresses. These blend beautifully with all skin tones and also hold the power to make any woman stand out. Available in a variety of styles and designs, this dress of the season gives a bold and beautiful look on any occasion.

Apart from whites, variety of dresses in vibrant colors like shades of greens, blues, and pinks also adds to the list of spring dresses. The colored dresses in combination with white shades and contours are extremely captivating.

The most common types of fabrics used during the season are cotton, chiffon, and georgette. These materials give an airy kind of feeling that enhances the level of comfort on a warm sunny day. Flattering designs and prints like the flowery prints, geometric prints, diamond pattern, block prints, and flowery lace work adds elegance and excitement to these dresses.

Furthermore, the kind of necklines and designer sleeves are also excitingly attractive. Necklines like boat neck, V-neck, sweetheart, collar, and high necks are best options to beat the heat and sleeves in the form of bell, mega sleeves, short, and long transparent sleeves are rocking.

Apart from these, the running fashion trends in spring dresses are the wrap dress, sun dress, short skirts, and a long piece. Wrap dresses are utmost popular with their trendy appeal and feel. These are long piece of cloth available in variety of colors, designs, and prints and are wrapped around the waist. These look elegant with short tops or designer kurtis.

A Sun dress is just a name given to pure cotton attire that simply defines the start of the summer season. These are simple yet attractive casual clothing that delivers high level of comfort. Adding to the list, short skirts and a long piece in white or pastel shades is something that adds to the cheerfulness of the spring season.

Women’s Spring Fashion – 3 Big Trends Right Now

This spring, fashion comes together with bright colors, florals, and bold patterns. The spring trends are a bouquet of beautiful patterns and prints, with jolts of color from electric yellow to brilliant red and magenta. Khaki and neutrals balance the picture, and are practical and chic for the office or for travel.

As the weather warms up, you can just feel yourself coming alive in the dappled light. Here’s how to get the most of these beautiful trends:

1. Spring bouquets: an artist’s bouquet of flowers awaits you, with multicolored flowers scattered everywhere. Billowy poppies, bold graphic flowers, and mixed florals adorn frock of all types. Meanwhile, flower pins, flower print chintz open-toed shoes, and flower appliqué sandals compete for attention. Keep your flower to one clothing item or accessory to avoid flower overkill.

2. Color shock ruled the runway, in vivid hues in everything from long, hippy-type flowered gowns to summer dresses where a bright jolt of color fades to a pale color. Flaming colors such as orange and electric blue are sure to awaken us from our winter doldrums!

3. Khaki and neutrals are a natural choice for trekking into spring and summer. Safari jackets, shirts and accessories such as attaché bags and tote bags complete the look. Updated for the 21st century urban adventurer, the safari look is classic travel wear for women and men. Its hallmarks include patch pockets, epaulets, belts and buttons. Since the natural look is also big now, this natural color is popular and practical. Just be sure to call it taupe, sand, or khaki – anything

Spring/Summer 2006: Pick Your Favorite Color and Wear It! Anything Goes!

It is a dreary day in the Paris as we prepare for fashion week. There is a great anticipation in the air, not uncommon to the world’s capital of fashion, just before the unveiling of the collections. What will we be wearing next autumn and what colors will occupy our overstuffed wardrobes? What will we have to pack away in storage and what will we pull out again to accompany the looks of winter 2006/2007? It’s a blessing and a curse to live always a season ahead. It’s almost as if spring 2006 has passed before it has even arrived. So, in homage to living in the moment before delving head-first into next winter; let me take this opportunity to stop and smell those roses which will soon be blossoming in Parc de Bercy and the lilacs at La Place des Vosges and remember another reason why we love Paris in the springtime; fashion!

This spring, we get to remember why it is so much fun to be girls! (Or ladies, if you prefer). Lace, flowers, pearls and bows, if it says “feminine” it is on order this coming spring! Don’t pack away your flirty print skirts from last year just yet; they will still look fresh this summer! Preppy shirt dresses will look great on women of every age, weather your hips are more suited to a straight belted style, or a fit and flair, there is something for everyone. We simply must take advantage of the great A-line dresses which will keep us looking fresh and lady-like, while being oh so comfortable. The androgynous look seems to have found it’s feminine place in fashion for the past several seasons and won’t be neglected this coming spring.

Please, do have a flip through your favorite fashion magazines before trying this look at home, however. A heal or open-toed sandal (exposing well-manicured toe nails), puffy sleeves and a generous flower on the lapel keep us from looking like cross-dressers. Spring 2006 is all about celebrating femininity.

It seems hard to find a color not on offer this coming spring. Pick your favorite and enjoy! White will dominate the scene allowing plenty of opportunities to accessorize with fantastic colors. Denim done in a clean-cut casual style opens up the same accessorizing opportunities. Golden beige is can be a bit boring on its own, but mix it with a little white, and you have understated elegance. Or, if you prefer, add a jewel tone and let the fun begin! The little black dress is still a must have; chose a style which suits you and enjoy accessorizing to show your individuality. Floral prints will brighten any spring day weather you chose to get the print dress and accessorize with solid accessories or vice-versa; we have the opportunity to indulge in our individual femininity like never before.

With a little planning and a daring open mind, this spring offers an opportunity for each of us to re-discover our femininity, enjoy sunshine even on the cloudiest of days, and live in the moment making memories of the spring of 2006.

I have enjoyed this day dream of near anticipation. And now, off I go back to the future of autumn/winter 2006/2007! I will keep you updated when the time comes, but certainly not too soon! Enjoy looking forward to a beautiful spring but don’t forget to live in this moment.

Jennifer Marvin is an American born Parisian fashion designer who grew up in the mountains of Colorado passing wintry days at a sewing machine under the guidance of her mother. Jennifer’s passion for creating and manipulating fabrics into wearable art took her from her family’s Colorado ranch to London and finally to Paris where she now considers home. Her work has been published in British Vogue magazine, sold on the most fashionable street in Paris and auctioned for charities such as Seeds of Peace in New York City and The committee for Missing Children International.

2009 Spring Colors For Women

Spring cleaning is upon us, and that goes for your closet too. As the cold winter weather begins to wane, you tend to find yourself longing for bright new spring colors. It is time to head into your closet to get rid of those garments that you do not wear anymore. Instead, there are great new colors out there for spring that you can enjoy getting out and purchasing some new clothes.

This spring, the colors are bright, bold, and infused with life. There seems to be a citrus theme going on in the stores right now, and it is fun and light. Due to the economy, there are also great Coupons out there to help you afford to jazz up your wardrobe. So, what colors do you want to look for this spring?

Serene Blues

Not everything in the spring color line is bright and bold. There are some choices for those who prefer to be a little more serene and soft in their wardrobe choices. Blue is making a very big statement this spring, but it is softer more wearable blue than the stark navy of the winter months. Palace blue or periwinkle is actually a favorite of designers today, and it is a blue that rests between a light sky blue and that standard navy. The great thing about this blue is that it will coordinate with almost any color or any skin tone.

Red Hot

Red is a classic shade, but it is bold and saucy in any wardrobe. If you need to have a bit of sexiness thrown into your wardrobe this spring then you might want to incorporate the gorgeous fuchsia red that has made its way into the marketplace. This red has a deep purplish/pink undertone to it, and it will provide your outfit with a pop of seduction. You may even want to think about using this color as a lip or nail color to tie your look together.

Going Green

Everyone is “going green,” and the fashion world is no different. Greens are very in vogue this spring, and the spectrum of that green is very large. If you are looking for a great neutral piece this spring, you might want to stray from the old standbys of khaki or black and look into perhaps a dark citron green. This deep olive green will coordinate with many of the seasons hot colors seamlessly. However, green is not just for neutrals. You can also look at a bright green that will catch people’s attention. If that’s what you are looking for look for a bright moss green to compliment your skin.

Make Lemonade

Yellow is big this spring. It is a bright and happy color that is everywhere. Find the right shade of yellow for you. If you feel like you need to put a smile on everyone’s face then look for a bright lemon yellow top that will remind him or her of sunshine. Or if that is a little too bold for you then look for a softer butter yellow that enhances your skin tone. Do not forget that you can also choose a patterned piece where yellow is one of the more central colors in case you are not as comfortable with wearing bright and bold colors.

Fashion Accessories Forecast For Spring 2010

If you are fashionably-inclined, you probably would not be satisfied with just wearing fashionable clothes. Rather, this would also include fashion accessories to decorate and supplement your clothing. These fashion accessories may include jewelry, gloves, handbags, belts, scarves, watches, sunglasses, pins, stockings, bow tie, leg warmer, leggings, necktie, suspenders, and tights.

Accessorizing can enhance the outfit by adding color, style and class. Although there are also other reasons or purposes for using these accessories. Handbags, for instance, are also for carrying personal items such as wallet/coin purse, keys, tissues, cosmetics, hairbrush, mobile/cell phones and other personal items such as feminine hygiene products, etc. While hats are also worn to protect our face against harmful weather elements and gloves are for keeping the hands warm. Conversely, accessories are also worn and used as external visual symbols of religious or cultural affiliations. There are crucifixes, Jewish stars, Islamic headscarves, skullcaps and turbans are common examples of religious accessories. While designer label accessories can indicate the social status of the wearer.

Clothing design companies are mainly the ones producing a wide range of the accessories on the market. There are also individuals who create their personal brand as they design and make their own accessory labels.

The importance of accessories in the fashion industry begins as each year starts, where the yearly forecast on the fashion trends are always predicted. For this year, 2010, the Spring fashion is said to be a perfect opportunity for having fun in experimenting with accessories. The decorated and adorned look is bound to make its way in this season.

The trend for shoes will be in interesting styles with ankle straps, and other embellishment forms like thick chains, studs and beads. Platforms and decorated flip flops will be popular, as well as snakes and leopards animal prints.

Handbags with printed messages or a simple graphic designs will also be part of the trend that contain humor, meaningful message, or cute connotations. Animal prints and adornments such as tassels, chains, studs, beads and other dangles as a feature on handbags is also part of the forecast. The shapes and types of bags which will make their way this season are clutches, hobos and straw handbags with touches of leather and contrasting colors.

Ornate jewelry for the spring 2010 is sure to be used and highlighted. There will be necklaces of multiple layers and bows, dripping dangles and trinkets. Bib-styled necklaces will come in embroidered, beaded or sequined designs. Chandelier earrings will make a comeback and bracelets will be in all sorts of designs, for example — thick chunky bangles, stacked skinny bangles, twisted leather straps and beaded creations. While watches will also be made with different layers of mixed fabrications like chain with leather, wrapping around the wrist.

Sunglasses that will be popular this spring 2010 season will have thick white acetate frames. Classical sunglasses are of aviator style frames. Leggings above the knee or just below the knee length in light colors and prints will be common. Fashion belts from animal prints and skins will make for natural and slightly raised waist.

Ten Colors by Pantone to Color Your Spring

Traditionally spring is the most beautiful and colorful of all seasons. Spring is a time for colors, blossoms and brights giving fashion designers a chance to break away from the grays winter and add a touch of freshness and light.

In sync with this, Pantone has came to fore with its color report for top ten colors for spring 2009. These colors will make you feel fresh, calm and vibrant this spring. A few are totally new while some are just another variation of usual colors. Pantone is the most widely recognized color standard in the world, and is the most followed one in the fashion industry.

These top ten colors by Pantone have inspired many fashion designers and they have come up with dresses in these colors. So now you can start shopping for dresses to wear in the coming spring. The colors will make you blossom.

A variation of blue color is Rose Dust. This pinkish blue hue resembles a white-washed lavender.

A hundred percent fit with all the complexions found around the world, the color is Salmon Rose. This glowing color is a result of combining lighter shades of orange and delicate pink and universally is the most loved one.

Most suitable for tops the color is Lavender. It gives a soothing effect in the scorching sun of spring and goes perfectly with the season.

Slate Gray is just right for trousers or skirts to work. And with lavender tops slate gray makes a perfect balance.

A variation of green, Vibrant Green looks quite sober. Dresses in this color are designed to blend with nature.

Super Lemon is a great innovation and a unique variation of yellow. Pantone states it as a color of fun and optimistic outlook.

Seductive, powerful and magical, Fuchsia Red color has come out of the sunsets over the Hudson river to spread on the your shelves.

If you love citrus fruits, then you will love Dark Citron too. Thus you can make a scintillating combination of any yellow hue and dark citron. They go well together.

Lucite Green is also a variation of green, exclusively made for those women who love soft colors. Its lightness makes you feel calmer and cooler.

A cross between strong navy and sky blue, Palace Blue has come straight from the tranquility of oceans and is accommodating with almost all the colors.

Some Common Spring Fashion Mistakes You Should Avoid

Spring is here and so are the latest fashion trends. We all know about the bright colors that have overtaken the market. Several people are trying to adopt these new fashion trends in order to look good. However, you would be surprised at the number of mistakes you can make with spring dresses. While these do seem to be simple and easy to wear, you can still go wrong and look awkward. This is why you should always consider a few things before deciding on your spring wardrobe. You should particularly avoid a few major mistakes. Here are some of these.

This spring is all about bright colors. However, some people make a major mistake and overdo this trend. Remember that going for bright colors does not mean that you should pair these up. Ideally, you should always pair up a bright color with a neutral one like black or white. Wearing a dress totally made up of vibrant colors will simply make you look awkward. Therefore, make sure that you wear balanced combinations instead of the ones that look unpleasantly bright.

Another major mistake made while choosing spring dresses is that of believing that wearing anything except skin-tight trousers will look weird. This is not the case at all! While skinny jeans and tights certainly are in fashion, you do not have to go for them if you feel that they do not suit you. For example, if you are slightly overweight, you can go for straight trousers. Wearing these will not make you look old fashioned in any way.

Another fashion mistake seen very commonly in spring is that of choosing the wrong accessories. Ladies, remember that the bright accessories you have been reading about are limited in number. For example, a bright red handbag with a plain dress can be an absolute stunner. On the other hand, wearing bright wrist bands that do not even match your dress will not get you anywhere. You must choose your accessories very carefully!

The bright lip color craze is yet another common mistake people are making this spring. Sure, red lip color looks brilliant. However, this does not mean that you do not need to consider your skin tone. For example, if you are too fair, you will look too weird with a bright red lip color. In such a case, you should go for a subtle red or a dull orange one. Therefore, do not simply walk into the cosmetics’ store and ask for a red color. Know the shade of red that suits your skin tone!

Styles of Spring Dresses

In many parts of the world, the beginning of spring means that it is time to start wearing lighter clothing. It is the part of the year that many women look forward to every year because it gives them a chance to wear their new spring dresses. The styles in spring dresses change every year, just as every fashion changes from year to year. There is one thing that remains the same with spring dresses, however, and that is the femininity that these dresses exude when they are worn on a warm spring day.

Staying on top of fashion and finding the latest styles is something that many women do when they enjoy the latest trends and fashions. There are a number of resources that you can use to find these trends and include them in your wardrobe. You should make sure that you choose a few classic items in your wardrobe as well, so that you can carry these fashions through from year to year and still dress fashionably.

Online shopping can give you a great look at all of the latest styles in spring dresses to help you find the right look for you. It is very important that you choose dresses that are well suited to your figure. This will allow you to look great in the style of dress that you choose. It is possible to find a feminine spring dress no matter what your body style, you just have to be sure that you are selecting the right one.

You will also find some great deals online and may even find a coupon for your spring dress at many of the online retailers. While online shopping is convenient, you should be sure that you follow a few precautions. Make sure that you are working with a reputable website before you place your order.

Spring dresses are a wonderful way to celebrate the season. Dresses in pastels and soft fabrics are everywhere when the weather turns warm and the birds return home again after the long cold winter. These dresses can be sophisticated or soft and frilly, the choice is yours. Just be sure that you choose a style and color that suits your unique style.

Why not head out to the stores and try on a few spring dresses to find the right style that looks good on you. It is still possible to shop online after you get a good idea of the style that will work best on your figure. It is a great way to learn about what works on your body and what does not. It can be difficult to tell on a hanger, which spring dress will flatter your body.

Take your time and choose the spring dress that you will wear on that first warm day of the season. You still have a little time left to get a great looking, wonderfully feminine, soft frilly spring dresses. Pick up a pair of open toed shoes to go along with your new dress and welcome in the spring with style.

Spruce It Up for Spring

Although this is the time of year that finds college students interviewing, it is also a time for more light-hearted, off-hours dressing – spring is the perfect time to delve into just that! From a more casual point of view, I’m seeing even more variety in this year’s trends than last year – and I thought LAST year was pretty varied. That said, there are some common threads among the varied offerings being shown across the fashion magazines and in the stores, and I’ll touch on some of these.

A Bright Idea – Bright colors are a staple again this season, and what better way to get through the April showers and into a summer mood than through the colors of May flowers! Pantone may have told us that Honeysuckle is the color for the season, but I am invariably seeing my favorite color, bright orange, on the pages of all of the magazines and in stores. Pantone’s Fashion Report for Spring/Summer 2011 gave us many brights to choose from, and in addition to solids, they can be found in patterns like bold stripes, pretty florals, plaids and the like. For those men who may be color challenged, but want to stick their toe in the water, beautiful shirts, ties, and colorful seasonless cashmere sweaters that will serve you for seasons and years to come – they can be found at retailers from Ralph Lauren to LL Bean and others. It is fun to play with color and build it into your wardrobe – how will you add it to yours? Clothing, accessories, jewelry, ties?

Put it in Neutral – In a total about face, there is also a trend toward subtle neutrals. An overall neutral look is very sophisticated, and head to toe neutral can serve as a great canvas on which one’s jewelry and other accessories will really pop. For summer, I absolutely love neutral-colored linen – if you can find clothing in a silk and linen blend, the garment will wrinkle less. For women, the neutral shoe is a seasonless staple, working with everything from brights and other neutrals to charcoal, navy, and black. I recommend at least one pair of neutral pumps and one pair of flats.

That Snake-y Feeling – As a departure from last fall and winter’s leopard print, faux snakeskin and snake-embossed leathers are showing up on shoes, bags, and fabrics for spring and summer.

The Long and Short of It – Shorts are being shown in a very current way, some plain and some rolled up, paired with creative jackets, long cardigans, and blazers, and they’re being worn with flats and platforms alike! Provided you are age-appropriate and have the legs for it, this can be a fun weekend look. Remember – we don’t let the trend wear us!

Welcome Back – Vintage jeans, peasant-type blouses, longer maxi-skirts and platform sandals, are prevalent, all of them as part of a nod to the 70s with a modern twist….and then there is denim…

Got the Blues – Denim is being used in all types of garments, from shirts and dresses to skirts and tailored jackets. The classic denim jacket and our beloved jeans are showing up in light and dark washes and in white, from trousers and straight legs to skinny jeans and jeggings. Keep in mind that it takes time to find the right jeans, so be patient and have fun with the process. No “mom jeans” or “dad jeans” allowed!

Big Bad Shoes – Platforms are huge this season (figuratively and literally) along with espadrilles, chunky heels, and clogs. Not to be outdone, the classic kitten heel is holding its own and is always a good investment as it dresses up or down depending on your mood and your outfit.

Etcetera, Etcetera – Accessories that will update your wardrobe quickly include envelope clutches, jewelry with bronze or gold tones, and vintage-inspired sunglasses. I’m a fan of mixing metals, as you don’t have to buy as many new pieces, and the look off the different metal tones together gives great visual depth. Fabulous sunglasses will have people looking at you in a different light, and if you find a clutch with a pop of color, it is sure to be noticed and admired.

With so many varied choices this season, the thing I always remind clients is to take your time and have fun with the process. First, shop your closet, then shop with a plan. Playfully stretch your comfort zone, and you may just find that you absolutely love something that you would never have tried on before.
Have a great month and stay stylish!

Stephanie Deitzer, founder of Style at Work, believes that embracing one’s individual look empowers them in business and other life roles, and that finding this look should not only be enjoyable, it should be exhilarating. She helps clients with practical approaches they will use every day, creating a cohesive, efficient, exciting wardrobe – a style at work.