SPRING 2014 TRENDS

  • Laura Mobley
  • 16 Apr, 2014

I’ve been counting down the days of winter and now that the snow has cleared (in most places, sorry Chicago), I’m ready for spring fashion! Here are some of the top trends for spring that I’ll be incorporating into my looks:

Quirky Prints

Designers really spoiled us with great prints for spring and the quirkier the better. Prints this year are a little bolder, a little bigger, and way more exciting! Mui Mui’s cat print (shown right) is a perfect example. Give this trend a whirl with the houses print in Mata’s Starboard Dress (shown left). I say go big or go home: stack on those baubles and wear cute socks peeking out of your shoes.

Pastels

The trend on everybody’s lips for spring is pastel. Designers sent loads of light and airy colors down the runway. I love the frostier pastels, like the Study Abroad Skirt (shown left) from Mata in a minty blue-green. Pair it with an open knit sweater and chunky leather belt at the waist. Or go full-on confection and pair it with a top in a different shade of pastel! It’s always important to have fun with it! Tadashi Shoji (shown right) + many more designers gave us some fresh pastel looks that inspire.

Button Down Shirts

I love this trend – you can wear this look in so many different ways and really make it your own! Mata gives us the Tied & True Top (shown left) with a bow at the neck for a fantastic feminine twist. I am looking forward to wearing this trend in a “menswear” fashion with wide leg trousers, loafers, and a big watch on my wrist. Victoria Beckham showed crisp oxford tops, as did as Alexander Wang, and I love Christian Siriano’s (shown right) styling with a shorts suit!

Peplums

The return of classic peplum from designers like Kate Spade and Balenciaga (shown right) lend a ladylike feel to spring. Gotta love those peplum skirts…(they hide a multitude of sins, don’t they? ). Try Mata’s flattering Printed Peplum Skirt in red (shown left) or teal with a tucked-in tee and a bold statement necklace to complete the look. This is a “where-did-you-get-that?!” kind of skirt. Trust.

Black & White

Black & white are still at it! Such a great way to power-dress. I always feel a touch more fierce in black and white, like Coco Chanel. Mata gives you plenty of options to try the trend. Be Audrey Hepburn-classic in the Cape Cod Dress. Or be bold with the Parisian Bookshop Dress (shown left).  Or be casually cool in the World Traveler Dress. The choice is yours! I like to dress up black & white frocks with shiny metallic accessories. Take some tips from Emilio Pucci (shown right) and add pops of color (like royal blue and orange) in with your accessories.

Earth Tones

This is one of my fave trends this season. From nude to mossy green to khaki, neutral, earthy tones are a refreshing break from the bolder trends. Michael Kors (shown right), Valentino, and more showed chic earthen looks. Sometimes it’s the simple things that stand out the most! Pretend you are on a safari with Mata’s Pen Pal Skirt in taupe (shown left) paired with a khaki green top. Top it off with gold and tan accessories.

Happy end of winter, you guys! Here’s to a whole new season of wonderful things!!

xoLaura

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