As each passing day gets longer and warmer, we trade in our sweaters and jackets for dresses and shorts. Looking through our tired clothes from the past, it seems that some sprucing up is in order to look our best this spring. After searching far and wide, here is a list to help you acquire the hottest spring trends to bring life back to your wardrobe.
Color blocking is a technique where solid colors are placed in a large block and put next to another solid color. If you are unsure if you want to invest in a color blocking dress, try a cute pair of color blocking high heel shoes. Wear them casually with jeans, or dress them up with your favorite little black dress. These heels are sure to make any outfit a little brighter.
Make a statement this spring with the girly, vintage vibe of a drop waist dress! In this dress, the waistline will fall just above the hips, creating a loose, comfortable shape. Add girly accessories like frilly socks and heels to enhance this dress’ feminine vibe.
Put the aviators and large lenses away and try on a pair of sunglasses like your grandmother wore. The classic black cat eye can add a sophisticated touch to any outfit, while a bright oval-shaped pair will give you a 60s attitude similar to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Get rid of bulky necklaces and bracelets, because this season, it is all about large, dangling earrings. Try to find something eye- catching, like a bright colored rosette with dangling crystals. Place your hair in a chic bun, and let your earrings shine.
Spring 2012 is the year for colors. Bold, pastels, or patterned jeans can be dressed up, worn down, or simply used as a sign of spring fever. Get a head start on this trend by running to your nearest department store (Target, anyone?) to pick up a pair of pink skinnies or striped leggings.
Cliche, we know, but sunblock never goes out of style. Protect your skin while still getting that springtime glow by using self-tanner or a lower SPF. Just make sure to reapply!