Spring 2016 - Three Trends To Try

An upcoming vacation/friend-trip to Florida, plus balmy temperatures around home have thrown me full-force into the spring-style cravings. I love winter and fall styles and the ease of wearing them. There is less to worry about, whether it's cleverly layering sheer items or making sure you've shaved recently. But I undeniably start to yearn for the lighter, prettier, floatier warm-weather clothing about this time of year. Sadly enough, the 70's are still pulling their weight in the fashion-forward set, mulling flavors with the 80's and the regrettable 90's slip-dresses and charm-embellished chokers. And please don't get me started on the ridiculous trend of athileisure as a fashion statement. And since when did frumpy-homeschooler denim (which I lived in for many, many years) become hot? Not to mention crop-tops and low-slung jeans. I mean, honestly. Did we discard dignity and class in favor of a Sanford & Sons-meets-Amanda Bynes cocktail? All that aside (because, yes, you can count on me to throw a wet blanket on such swampy fires), I'm still excited for spring and the chance to wear fun clothing again! Here are three of my want-to-imitate looks:

Orange - orange is on-trend this season and I plan to bring it into my wardrobe in some form.




Midi Skirts - I know these aren't exactly groundbreaking, but I like the look. I think it's the perfect gateway between cool weather and warm. Not to mention it effortlessly breaches the gap between vintage and modern with the grace of a Southern lady.





Off-Shoulder: a little daring and not for everyone, but I do like the look. My preference is a wide, wide neckline that is nearly off-shoulder without actually being so. But in general, like these:







What's your take on Spring 2016 trends?

12 comments

  1. The luscious cobalt with the surprise of the bubblegum pink heels = one of the cheeriest outfits I've seen! Spring style is so pretty and I'm looking forward to seeing yours. :)

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  2. Ohhhhhhh, I love those skirts! Especially the yellow one; it looks perfect for spring. :-)

    70s fashion is . . . annoying. Just sayin'.

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  3. Oo, these are some good ideas. I have some wide boat necks in stores that I really want to try out. Close to off the shoulder, but not quite.

    I keep seeing denim jumpers and jumpsuits and (of all things) culottes in stores. I can't believe it. They have never looked good. (I grant a sweeping jumpsuit exception for the professions which require it, such as mechanics and pilots. But that's all.) I'm hoping to score a pair of wide legged jeans at some point. They are floating around on the periphery, and a well fitting pair would be so much fun.

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    1. Wide-legged jeans would be fun, though I'm still on the fence about whether I would like them on myself...

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  4. I love your fashion sense, you always give me some ideas of my own.

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    1. Thanks, Skye! I'm so glad to be of use, even if it's just in helping you with imaginary outfits!

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  5. Fun stuff, Rachel! I have to say, I've never been a huge fan of orange, but it's really growing on me this season. It's such a showstopper. :)
    I'm loving the cloudy/cinderella-blue shade that's really been in, and yeah, I'm falling for a bit of the 70's/80's/90's trends, though 90's really will be on it's way out shortly (basically I just love the prints. I mean some of those florals are amazing).

    I like athleisure! But maybe that's because I pretty much live at the gym these days (work & working out), so I totally respect your decision. But secretly I think I'll convince you eventually. ;)

    Off-the-shoulder is so chic. <3

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    1. The Cinderella blue is lovely, though sadly pastels don't go well with my complexion (le sigh). Athleisure certainly makes sense in your case with work and the gym. I have two complaints against it:
      A) I don't go to the gym (and it's obvious)
      B) If you're going to put strategic care into planning an athleisure outfit, why not just put on some real clothes?
      I love how VERY different our personal styles are - and yet we both know our minds exactly! Here's to putting one's own spin on it. ;)

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  6. I don't particular like orange (on me), and I am not tall enough for the midi skirt, but I realllly want to try the wide neck/off the shoulder look!!!

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  7. Love the yellow skirt/black+white top combo!!

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