Spotted in DB: Spring Trends to Update Your Look This Season
Trend alert: seasonal upgrades. Now that spring is in full swing, it’s only apt to follow the transition and greet a new style. Not to worry, regimented minimalists, we’re not talking about an overhaul. But rather a boost that will inspire you to get back into your fashion groove and get you out of your sweatpants in the process.
On an exciting note, we’re not just looking at florals this time. While we’re always going to express our love for them, there are darker styles that bring a cooler and bolder balance to the softness of spring’s usual disposition. And with the help of some Dressbarn ladies, here are the trends we spotted to guide you in your style refresh.
While it was nice to do some monochromatic dressing last winter, we’re ready to switch to something new. Spring is all about brightness and it’s manifesting in this year’s color trends softly. Powder blues, candy pinks, and muted sage are all the rage. And depending on your style, you can wear them in one palette or dip your toes in the pastel waters by using them as accents. Structured blazers would be beautiful in delicate tones and introduce a change of pace from your typical business tailoring. Not feeling these colors? Whites are the way to go, too!
Florals in Chic Cuts
Florals will always be relevant in the name of spring. It’s a trend that has seen several iterations and yet, we still love the effervescence it brings every time. If you ask us, there’s no other approach but to embrace it. For something hyperfeminine, asymmetrical off-shoulder cuts are great investments that would befit your spring wedding guest looks. Looking to basics, a bias-cut skirt leaves plenty of room for styling possibilities. And when it comes to transitional ensembles, a smocked top would be a nice freshener to fall-winter layers.
This may seem unexpected as animal print is usually seen as a fall trend. But if you think about it, does it really go out of style? It's a quintessential in closets everywhere so trust us, it knows no season. The best part is, it can always be incorporated into your looks no matter the agenda. Destination? Subtle zebra prints in your cover-ups will complement your swimwear wonderfully. Erratic weather? Leopard prints in fuzzy shearling and mesh will balance out your get-ups, whether hot or cold.
A Dark Love Affair
If you’re still on board with vampy colors, you’re in luck because some of them are very much relevant past winter. The trendy and romantic shades of red and pink are still wearable in crimson and fuschia, so you can rock them as you please on date nights. And while we’re still in the early days of spring, don’t hang your overcoats just yet as they’re a major part of transitional style.
Take Baby Steps
We know it’s not easy to give up your all-black uniforms just yet and it does take confidence to rock the exuberance that spring demands. But it’s also a great refresher to take you out of your loungewear and allow you to build your style for the foreseeable. Make small steps and adjustments as it can always be fine-tuned. Other than building an enduring wardrobe, it lets you have fun again and that’s the most important part of fashion.