I love how grey everything is here in Oregon during the winter, it really doesn’t bother me. All I want to do is get cozy in a fluffy blanket and drink a cup of chai with my book, but I know that other people can’t stand it! Although, the fake sunny weather we’ve been having in the Portland area this month has been making even me long for spring, or at least spring colors. So, I thought I would take this post and talk about my favorite fashion trends for Spring 2012.
Colored Denim: Colored denim IS all the rage right now and I am on a wild hunt to find the perfect pair that won’t compromise age-appropriate clothing and trendiness. Remember the basic rules of shopping for pants here though: persistence is everything to finding the perfect fit for your body-type and when in doubt: rock it till you love it! Above are a few of my top picks in great versatile shades. But let’s just be honest, whether you are fashionista or new to the game, colored denim is bold in any shade you choose.
Ultra-Violet Pastels: I love pastel shades, so when I saw these ultraviolet shades rolling around on the runways for this spring, I couldn’t help but get excited. Pastels look great on anyone, yes ANYONE, with any coloring and any style. Find a piece that works for you, whether it be a great a muted coral top or a striking dress.
Bold Color-Blocking: I love color-blocking because it IS NOT the same as striped material and I have a fear of stripes. The vivd mash-ups of color we see this spring in color-blocked tops and dresses ring true to the 70s inspired fashion I keep jabbering on about. When looking for a color-blocked piece, make sure you incorporate one that doesn’t have break you up at your widest points. Choose diagonals if you want to seem slimmer.