I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to pack away my heavy coats and sweaters and dive into a lighter, brighter spring wardrobe. So what trends are hot this spring? Glad you asked.
Turquoise: Turquoise was named 2010’s top color by Pantone, so try to give your wardrobe a shot of this brilliant blue. It’s a universal hue and looks good on everyone. Ladies, a turquoise sheath or silk blouse will wow ‘em this season, or you can stick to a subtler scarf, handbag or traditional turquoise jewelry.
Sheer Panels: This sexy trend can still work for day if you do it right. A beautiful off-white or pastel blouse with a sheer lace bodice or cap sleeves will help you nail the trend without exposing too much skin. Save the sheer-backed little black dress for night!
Prints: Give your closet a graphic twist with bold prints this season, running the gamut from exotic tribal prints (great with khakis, a safari jacket or wooden bangles) to futuristic sci-fi graphics. (Hint: Even a neutral snakeskin clutch can help you reference this look.)
Wooden-Soled Shoes: This season’s “it” shoe is a wooden-soled clog or wedge sandal. These work with jeans and sundresses alike, in a variety of styles that range from “hippie chick” to “sleek exec on holiday.”
Denim: Even designer handbags are getting the denim makeover this spring. This season look for fitted denim blazers and shirts and that perfect pair of baby blues for your weekend wardrobe.
Sorbet Shades. Spring is traditionally all about pastels, but this year you’ll want to look for pastel shades with an intensity—think lemon yellow or pistachio green. Mix and match your pastels for extra punch—think an ice blue sheath paired with strappy lavender heels.
“Alice in Wonderland”-Inspired Details: Delicate fabrics like chiffon and romantic details (lace, ruffles, bows) are enjoying a renaissance thanks to the Tim Burton film. One caveat: Tread lightly if you’re a woman of a certain age to avoid looking too girlish.