This spring is all about a celebration of colors, revelry of prints and paying ode to the classic, but with a naughty contemporary twist. With the winters having finally made their exit, it’s time to pack away those hoodies, jackets, and boots.
It’s been a while since the trends for spring 2014 were revealed and the good news is that most of them are wearable.
However, any smart fashionista would know that true fashion that enchants and captivates is not about following trends blindly. It is about creating a style that is unique; not over-the-top yet glamorous, sexy, and, most importantly, you.
So let’s begin the wardrobe makeover mission called Goodbye Winter and Welcome Spring!
The Eternal Charm of Pastels
They were quite the rage last year with corals, pinks and baby blues working their magic on runways and streets. Pastel lovers have a reason to rejoice as these soft and stylish hues are all set to reign spring-summer 2014 as well. The versatility of these colors makes them perfect for a variety of garments and occasions. Opt for chic blouses and pencil skirts for the office or for a brunch with friends.
If you are an accessory lover like me, include pastels in your look in the form of a hand bag or a scarf. You can also opt for long skirts and maxi dresses in pastels, further accessorizing with pearl-drop earrings in light pink stones or with delicate bangles and anklets.
A blazer in mint or beige is perfect to glam up any outfit. Drop those bright-colored pants that were a must-have last year and opt for pants in pastels. Team them up with floral printed shirts, tees and camisoles, or go for the play of pastel with pastel. You will be surprised to see how beautifully these soft and muted colors complement each other. So go ahead and be pretty in pastels.
Breathe Easy in Wide-Legged Trousers
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Now who would have thought that after years of the skinny pants phenomenon, these voluminous beauties would return with such a rage? But they have and how. Wide-legged pants are flattering for all body types and one of those magical wardrobe must-haves that immediately boost your confidence and ooze sexiness effortlessly.
These high-waist paints elongate your frame and make you look slimmer and sharper. Team these up with crisp and classic shirts for work or the kiddo’s annual parent-teacher meeting. The whole idea is to make it clear that though you look super comfortable and relaxed, you mean business.
However, for a day out with the girls or one where you want to do simply girly and glam, team these trousers with the regular weekend tee and a nice cropped jacket. Slip on a pair of wedges and flip-flops and you are all set to stun like the fashionista herself –JLO.
The Dramatic Denim Makeover
All you gorgeous moms out there, we know how a fitted pair of denims is your go-to for most occasions. The good news is that the comfortable and convenient denim is one of the hottest trends this season. And we tell you how exactly to rock this trend.
Skinny jeans are not passé yet but those super comfortable boyfriend jeans are surely giving them some tough competition. Yes you heard me right- the same boyfriend jeans you simply love but have been stacking up in some closet or corner for the in-vogue skinnies can now be dug out and worn with élan. Boyfriend jeans are the biggest trend this season and the fact they are simply oh-so-comfortable make them a total winner. Take inspiration from our favorite celebrities to know how to wear this look.
The other denim revolution causing a storm in the fashion circles is denim with denim. This look is chic, contemporary and yet classic which makes it a great option for almost anywhere.
The trick is to pair up different shades of denim top to bottom. Go dark to light if you are tall and slim, and light to dark if you are on the heavier side. This simple trick hides your flaws and accentuates your assets. But remember accessories should be kept to a minimal when you are doing denim on denim. A nice belt or a tote bag is perfect.
Sexy in Sheers
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Nothing spells glamor and sensuality quite like a teasing glimpse of skin. That’s what sheer is all about and that is why it is so hot. Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, they have all done it on the runway; it’s your turn to do it now. These translucent fabrics are a super pretty trend and one that every mom should adopt. Pick up sheer tops and team them with skirts, denims, trousers or shorts.
The translucent fabrics complement all skin tones and lend sensuality and grace. Sheer dresses look beautiful too when you pick the right cut and color. Browse through glossy magazines and spend time on Pinterest to catch on this happening trend and incorporate it into your wardrobe, if you haven’t already.
The Tasteful Elegance of Tea-length
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Look like a vision in tea-length dresses and skirts in pastel colors. A-line or straight, voluminous or pencil straight, tea-length skirts are beautiful and high on the fashion quotient. Wear them with crop tops and bomber jackets for an edgy-meets-demure look or simply wear a lovely tea-length dress in flowy fabrics and floral prints to look classy and chic. Just make sure you treat these beauties carefully. I keep mine on cedar hangers from Only Hangers to keep them in the best condition. Wedges, pumps and stilettos go best with this length.
The Final Say
Spring-summer 2014 trends are all about comfort and class. Femininity and boldness are in equal measure. Be creative, dress smartly, and get ready to be the sexiest mamma in town!