Spring is on it’s way and its typically the time we all start shopping for new fashion pieces that are trendy to re-invigorate our winter wardrobe. It can be somewhat daunting as not all spring trends are wearable. In todays video I am showing you my favorite spring trends and how you can wear them right now.
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In this video, I am talking about the seven stylish spring trends that you can wear right now.
We'll go back to secrets of a stylist. For those of you who don't know me, my name's Kim. I'm a fashion stylist, and for those of you who do, welcome back. I'm excited to see you guys today. I'm talking about. Spring trends. Spring trends are always my favorite because I love the weather getting warmer.
It's always fun prints, lots of colors. I know I don't typically lean towards color, but in the spring I really actually do, and I find it a lot of fun. So there's a lot of trends out there and it's hard to know what is right for you, what is not right for you, and what is just a total disaster. So today I'm going to give you just the easiest trends that I love, that we saw come down the runways that are very easy to add into your wardrobe.Read more....
Number one spring florals. Okay, so spring florals is not exactly groundbreaking. We see the florals come out every spring. However, this spring it has really changed. Kind of like the dress I'm wearing. It's a little more retro. The prints are a little more 60s or 70s inspired, and they're just, I find a lot more.
Fun. So here's what you do when you see the florals out in the stores. So pick something in your color palette in your style and something that's right for your body type. And if you have questions about all of those things, I have a video on body types and wardrobe essentials and how to find your style.
Go with something that is your vibe. So if you don't normally wear pink. Don't pick the pink flowers. If you wear neutrals, there's going to be neutral flowers out there. So kind of go with your own vibe and add something that is into your wardrobe that's not overly expensive.
I usually like to choose something that is actually well crafted, but not at the super expensive end of the spectrum because it might not be something that you will wear all the time. So there you go. Spring florals, there are tank tops, tee shirts, or wrap dresses. A fantastic thing to add in your wardrobe because it's something that's easy to wear in the spring, especially something with long sleeves, something like this, because you may not need a jacket, and I can wear this with booties and I can also wear it with sandals.
The second trend that we saw come down the runway was hot pants. So super short shorts. So not everyone, this is not a trend for everyone, obviously, but if your legs are your best assets, so let's say you have an Apple body type or you're a rectangle, shorts, super short shorts can be great for you. So these don't have to be booty shorts, they're just short shorts. In fact, Chanel, I believe, pared them down the runway and they actually put tights underneath them. So if you're a little more young and more youthful, and that's something that you want to do, that's a great option. But short shorts will look fantastic on those of you with great legs.
So you can actually pair short shorts. With a, uh, a simple like white silk blouse and a pair of booties. I keep it very classic vegan leather shorts. They can also be short. They have like a paper bag, um, waistband that you can cinch in if you're an hourglass. It highlights your waist, amazing shorts for you.
I'll leave a link to a bunch down below. They're fantastic and you compare them with so many things. So if you guys are cringing when I say short shorts and you're like, oh, I don't like that. The third trend that's on the list for spring that I think is very stylish and easy to wear is the Bermuda short trend.
So if you want to really shy away from the short shorts, but you're okay to wear shorts and you love the idea of Bermuda shorts, they are also trending and actually the thing that they're trending with is the oversized blazers. So if you have any of those oversized blazers in your wardrobe, a pair of Bermuda shorts would look fantastic.
If you were an hourglass, you can actually belt that and give yourself a waist. If you don't like that and you want to have it long and flowing, that's a great option for you. It's super cute. You can wear booties with them. You can wear sandals. It's a fantastic look and something that you might want to try out.
Number four is another trend that I personally love and really works for my body type. There were all sorts of tiered dresses and skirts that came down the runway. This is something that I personally love. I have an inverted triangle body, which means that my shoulders are wider than my hips and my butt.
So I love to add volume on the bottom of my body cause that gives me an illusion of an hourglass shape. So any of you guys that are ectomorphs or rectangles. You're really straight up and down using the tears to give yourself a little bit of movement and some shape is fantastic. Anyone that's an inverted triangle like me, something that has some ruffles on the bottom. Beautiful. I actually wore a hot pink ruffled dress to a fashion event a few months ago that's on my Instagram. You guys can check that out. So that's something that's really trending. I love it. It's very feminine. It's very girly, and you can add it to whatever body part works for you. Spring trend number five, the polka dots.
I personally am a huge fan of polka dots and now this season we're seeing them in like oversized shapes, so like really big polka dots. Super small, like minuscule polka dots that you can barely tell. It's just a really, I love the classiness of a black and white polka dot. In fact, when I was in Hawaii this year, I actually found a polka dot romper that I wore all the time, but you can choose the polka dots that work for you.
Again, I feel like even though it's a trend, polka dots are actually a little bit of a classic piece to have in your wardrobe. So like a polka dot blouse or a polka dot romper is a little bit more casual and relaxed. A cute pair of polka dot shorts. You could combine the trend and have maybe a Bermuda pair and you wear them with loafers and a plain white shirt. Something that I will advise you when you're wearing polka dots is just to make sure that you downplay everything else that you have on. So if you have a polka dot dress on all poked up, wrap dress, find one of those that'll be fantastic on every body shape.
But maybe you want to just keep everything a little more chill because that is really going to pop, so you want to keep your shoes neutral. You could add like a red purse or something like that, but overall, I tend to just downplay everything else.
Trend number six is spring leather. So we saw this come down in all the runways. I saw it in like oversized coats and shorts and full dresses. So a great option out there is vegan leather. It is affordable. It is not hurting anything. It's a fantastic thing to have. Almost every brand has vegan leather, and it's amazing. You can actually get a really cute dress.
Here's a picture of me on my Instagram. I found a full vegan. A line dress is fantastic. I worked fashion week. I loved it. An oversized vegan leather trench coat or some sort of overcoat blazers, skirts. But anyway, you get the idea and it's coming in many different colors. So you can go with the different colored options or you can stick to the neutrals, which is what I often do, but it's a great addition to use in your wardrobe, especially, I'm going to say leather shorts or a leather or a vegan leather blazer. Fantastic piece to add to your wardrobe for spring.
This seventh spring trend that I'm loving this year is crochet. One of my friends is Anaco Serova. She is one of the pioneers in crocheted clothing. It has been worn by models and celebrities all over the world it is amazing. I have a bunch of pieces myself. You can see a picture of me right here. I was Brian crochet kimono by Anna Costa, robot and Hawaii. So this is not just your grandmother's doilies anymore. Beautiful dresses and bathing suits and everything coming out in this, and it's actually, I love it. I think it actually is a trend, but it's also quite classic. I've had my crochet pieces for years and they always look classy on vacation.
Another trend that I just wanted to talk about this out here is feathers. Feathers came out in the runway for spring as well. It is not my personal favorite. I don't really like wearing feathers and I don't really like see them out there. But if you can find full feathers, I just wanted to mention the trends. Sometimes you'll see them like embellished on the top of the dress. They might be on the sleeves of a shirt. I think it's a fantastic option and if you're into that look, they're definitely out there.
Kim was absolutely a dream to work with. I had to find a dress for a New York red carpet film premiere, and she came to my home with amazing options to get the look perfect. She nailed it, and was so kind and supportive! She really made me feel super confident for such an important event, and took the stress off of me for getting the look together!
It was so great to work with her, and I look forward to the next time :)
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