Spring is a time of shedding pounds and dark colors. If your 35 years and up these trends will give you a more youthful look for spring.
Tip 1: The Chiffon Style Blouse:
Go cream or vanilla on top. Think a partially sheer and chiffon blouse. You can wear this style with jeans or darker trousers for the office. It lightens your look for the office and gives you a flirty soft look with jeans, shorts and skirts. For a casual evening with jeans add a black patent belt and black or colored heels. For the office, a nice A- line skirt and comfortable heels are professional, yet spring casual. Check out the website www.needsupply.com for cream colored inspiration ideas.
Tip 2 Spring Hats:
Summer sun in LA is brutal and damaging to skin. Keep your skin and hair safe by wearing a straw hat with a pink or pastel scarf around the hat. The scarf doubles as a headband or all over cover up for your head when you want the hat to come off, yet need some covering. The scarf works well when you are in a restaurant, the hat or scarf worn are for street city walking. Check out Nordstrom’s website by typing in their search bar Packable Straw Hat to see this look.
Tip 3 The Summer Pant:
The new pant which is the wide leg trouser is ultra-comfortable and polished looking. The look for the spring pant replaces the tighter skinny jean. Linen or cotton, and high waisted is loose fitting and comfortable. They look great with soft light sweaters with a t- shirt underneath. Simple and casual that is the style here. This works well for the office or walking around shopping, as well as that casual happy hour spring invite before sunset. The shorter leg version can be worn with super high heels for a great evening look. For ideas or to purchase go to Nordstrom’s website by typing in St. John Collection Hand Beaded Micro Sequin Wide Leg Pants
Tip 3 Your Spring Statement Dress:
Dresses for spring are great for evenings out to events and parties. Keep it short and high at the neckline for the classy look. If you are not comfortable with dresses above the knee you can a huge scarf shawl that drapes around your shoulders and falls below the back of the knee. This look is both entrance grabbing and comfortable for a cool spring evening when a jacket or long sweater is just too heavy. Pair with some strappy sandals and sheer stockings at night for a glam look. For daytime stick to a 2 inch heel sandal and a light soft sweater for the office if you have a laid back office dress code. Check out new designer Tatiana Shabelnik winner of the raw awards for color inspirations. Search for designer Tatiana Shabelnik Check out the Ferragamo website and see style #581359 Heavy Double Satin Drape Front Dress under the dresses and skirt collection for a fabulous cream colored dress for spring.
Tip 4 Jewelry:
Too much jewelry is heavy and makes you look older. Try one of two pieces for a polished look. You can go for 2 chunky pieces such as a necklace and bangle, or earrings and a bangle. Try a white geometric look for any outfit. Another option is some artisan jewelry that is made of gold tones or silver, yet light in design.Colored gemstone jewelry in greens, lavendars and pastels is on sale at Paris Jewelry.
Tip 5 Shoes:
Let talk about the spring comfort shoe- The options here are endless for the Los Angeles Fashion scene for super casual spring day looks. Highly styled sneakers in all colors work well with shorts. We are not talking about Nikes and Reeboks unless they are trendy and colorful for spring. Check out some cool spring designs at Kate Spade New York Champion Cork, at Keds.com, Vans Brushed Twill Authentic Slim, $60, available at Vans.
Tip 5 Handbags:
Your black winter handbag does not work for spring. Lighten up with hot orange and lemon colors. The contrast of lemon and orange looks great with an almond colored dress and keeps the whole style from looking too bland. Pair with some earrings in the same color of the handbag to brighten up your face. Neutrals like soft almond beige leather work well at the office up against a navy suit for more conservative office wear and power meetings. Relaxed casual office wearers can go red leather against navy or lime green with navy for strong look yet bright.
Spring clothes are supposed to be comfortable and fashionable at the same time. Mixing lots of colors and looks from funky to conservative gives you more options to see what works for you with these fashion tips.