Happy Wednesday and Happy Spring. Why are we surprised when it is chilly (no I mean really cold) in March? If you live in the Northeast or Southeast, I have been watching the news and my thoughts and prayers are with you, such crazy weather. No matter how cold it is today, Spring is definitely in the air and the striking spring trends this year are super fun. I recently featured Bold Spring Trends in Red Tones, Florals and Statement Accessories. You already know that my favorite place to shop is Tootsies Dallas and I found a really great outfit showcasing Striking Spring Trends like the jumpsuit. You might remember a Helmut Lang jumpsuit I found at a resale shop in Westport, CT and I felt really daring buying it. Well, jumpsuits are bigger than ever this season and I’ll show you some options.
STRIKING SPRING TRENDS – THE JUMPSUIT – STRIPES
The trends are not so simple these days and there are endless choices out there for you. I love the vertical stripe in this Parker jumpsuit and the pop of mustard yellow gives it a real fashion feel. You will be seeing lots of stripes this year and all shades of yellow. That’s why I called it Mellow Yellow. The Parker jumpsuit I am wearing is cut in at the shoulder which I think is very flattering. I was thinking my readers might not want to bare their arms so I added this fab suede jacket in a creamy white (similar). Perfect for cool summer evenings, indoor events and travel. The AC is always freezing. (This jacket is from an LA based line called Illia which is only carried in specialty stores. I encourage you to shop your local boutiques and shop when traveling and you will find unique items like this jacket.) Which means I cannot find a link for it! You can always grab a cute jean jacket. A little jacket is always a great addition to your closet.
Whether you like yellow or not it is a huge trend this season. You can choose from pastel to neon to mustard. Believe it or not there is a shade that will be flattering for you. Another option is always to pick up a fashion color in an accessory like a handbag or shoe. I also wanted to remind you that vertical stripes make you look really tall and a wider leg is always easy to wear. Nude sandals are still a great shoe option and are more popular than ever. I love this mustard straw bag from Silvia Tcherrassi and I actually found it in a store. Yay! Love these boutiques but makes writing a blog harder if I want to share any links with you. I mentioned in my last trends post that statement earrings and accessories are really big this spring. Love these the beaded flower earrings from Mignonne Gavigan! Accessories are such a great way to spice up your outfit and have some fun while you are at it. I will admit that I got kind of stuck on Anthropologie when looking for mellow yellow trends because they have the most interesting accessories.
STRIKING SPRING TRENDS – MELLOW YELLOW
Thank you so much for reading my musings on fashion and such. I do love writing this blog even though it seems to be a fire drill every time it’s due. I got up at 5 am today to finish and could hardly walk when I got out of bed because I went to yoga with Roxanne yesterday!! Seriously I was so sleepy and was half way to the bathroom when I realize my legs did not want to work. Why is it when you try a new exercise you pay for it the next day? I have to give a shout out to my friend and stylist Betsy Gallagher at Tootsies Dallas. She hand picked these outfits for me in my Spring Trends series. I love shopping with her for myself and she is invaluable in helping me shop with my clients. Karin Turney came to my rescue the day I was shooting a helped my choose all of these fabulous unique (and hard to find) accessories. Have a great week!!! XO Debby
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