Styling Tips For Spring 2014
The month of February is a time for fashion transitions as some parts of the world might be gearing up to bring in autumn, the Northern Hemisphere is experiencing a tryst with everyone’s favourite season – spring! It’s time to start getting ready for winter valedictions and welcome the spring season. This time of the year calls for a massive wardrobe overhaul. You need to start getting rid of the coats, cardigans and shawls and embrace natural fabrics that keep you cool and comfortable. The fashion world is already abuzz with spring fashion trends and the fashionistas are already getting busy stocking up on fabrics and designs in interesting colours and cuts.
Like every year, this year too, the spring season brings with itself a new set of fashion trends. So you need to buckle up and watch out for what’s going to be “in” this spring. Start perfecting your style and fashion skills to steal the spotlight this season with some amazing fashion choices at great prices by looking up cool couponing websites for the latest fashion discounts.
In this post, we would be taking you through some of the fashion trends that we think are going to be red hot in the upcoming spring season. Read on to know about 7 gorgeous looks that will amp up your glamour quotient and keep your shining in spring 2014.
1. Naturally Feminine
As you say adieu to your sweaters, you need to say hello to all that is fresh, feminine and fun. We’re talking laces, floral prints and embellishments. Experiment with A-line dresses in cool fabrics like cotton and linen in soft shades to keep it casual. Wide-legged pants are going to make a big comeback this spring, so make you sure you have ample of them in your wardrobe.
Cotton t-shirts, shirts, blouses with embroidery, laces and trimmings will make sure you look elegant, stylish and spring ready. Team these up with cotton trousers, wide-legged pants, jeans or shorts for a trendy look.
2. Geometric Fashion
These are going to be a must-have in your spring wardrobe, so if you don’t already have clothes with geometric patterns, then invest in them now! Geometric prints extend an exciting and modern twist to your look and if worn correctly, can be very refreshing. Contrary to what many may think, this look can actually look very aesthetic and classy. The trick lies in keeping other elements minimalistic and not in-your-face.
Geometric fashion lends a strong and unapologetic look to your appearance. Team these up with simple and single coloured bottoms if you’re going to wear tops with geometric patterns and vice versa. Dresses with such prints are also slated to be huge!
3. The Bomber Jacket Chic
Forget about spring coats and trench coats, it’s the era of the classic bomber jackets again. These funky jackets (were a rage in the 1990s) that have been modified and cropped lengthwise to sit just above the waist, have been lapped up by almost all the top designers in the fashion circuit and you can see this new spring fashion trend on most ramps. Pick these up in colours such as pink, peach, light blue and even those with interesting prints and motifs in fabrics like denim, silk and cotton.
These jackets are usually boxy and angular in shape and need to be understated. You can put these over any casual ensemble, be it shorts, jeans, skirts and midi dresses. They make you look smart and lend a sensational and a bit of an androgynous look to your appearance.
4. Flirty Skirty
Skirts in all lengths are going to be very “in” this spring. Opt for full length A-line skirts, midi skirts or choose denim ones in short or knee length hemlines; they’re going to make you look very “it” if paired with the right kind of blouse. Looking for inspiration for how to make these skirts work for you? Think international street fashion in Paris, Milan and London. Try pairing frayed or distressed denim skirts with wrinkled shirts or crop tops for a look that’s refreshing and extremely chic. Skirts are light and comfortable and lend a laid back look to your appearance.
Another hot new trend – Sheer skirts are a must-have in your wardrobe as these take the classic long skirt and put a modern and sexy twist to it that makes it look like a see-through veil. Runway models or top movie stars, this one’s become a favourite with everyone who’s looking for a contemporary, casual yet elegant look.
5. Show Off Shoulders
The stylish off shoulder top/dress can make you look uber chic and elegant, if you have well sculpted shoulders. The perfect off shoulder top/dress will emphasize your shoulders while keeping your chest properly covered to lend a look of elegance, class and modernity. You can choose to keep either both or just one of your shoulders bare and cover up the other.
Make it a point to wear these in solid hues to avoid looking crass. Additionally, wear these for casual occasions and avoid taking this trend in to formal setups.
6. Colour Coordinated
Think big, bright and bold. Candy colours are going to make a splash in the fashion circuit this spring. That means pink, yellow, orange, green, purple, all in bright candy shades. However, you will have to be careful while experimenting with them by being colour coordinated and balanced. Team them up with lighter solid shades. For example, with a bright pink blouse, you could wear a white jeans or skirt.
Bright candy colours look great if worn on a day out with friends or at the movies. Avoid wearing them in formal setups.
7. Monochrome Magic
Ah! The classic black and white combination will always be around. This is one trend that just doesn’t go out of style. This one’s for those who are not big on neon colours but still want to look ready for spring. Don’t just stick to monochromatic stripes, experiment with different patterns, prints and textures.
Although the black and white combination looks timeless, you could also try the white on white look. However, avoid wearing black on black as that might look a tad out of place in spring. You would be better off keeping it subtle and sophisticated.
The Bottom Line
Being fashionable and trendy in all seasons isn’t easy. But with some help from the tips and pointers mentioned above, you can expect to be on top of the fashion game for spring 2014. So without wasting any more time, get up and go shopping and stock up on these trendy options.
Written by: Shayna Smith