Fab Friday: Spring Fashion Taken From Model to Mom

April 30th, 2010

As my husband would say, Spring has sprung. Actually he says that over and over every sunny April day, but it’s usually with a Scooby Doo-esque dufus-y lilt. He drives me nuts, but in a good way…moving on…

This spring brings some of the most easily wearable pieces. Colors are mostly neutral (khakis, beige, flesh), until you get a massive pop of print, floral or geometric pattern, or a splash of eye-catching red, spicy yellow or saffron.

Here’s a quick study on the trends you’ll see in the next months.

Michael Michael Kors Shirred Sleeve Boyfriend

Michael Michael Kors Shirred Sleeve Boyfriend

Jackets: Contrast the sharp-shouldered look of a tuxedo with a softer pant. Keep collarless jackets simple with a white shirt and bold extras. Pair Boyfriend with sexy stilettos for a feminine touch.

Forever 21 Wendy Wide Linen Pant

Pants: Harem pants should be left to harems, MC Hammer and anyone without her own hips. Instead try a tailored loose look in a drawstring pant (but wear with platforms and opt for a slim cut, so you don’t look just out of bed).

Gap Drawstring Shirtdress

Dresses: Shirtdresses abound, belted to create a waist; while draping is extra glamorous for evening. The cutaway shoulder dress is a must this season.

Banana Republic Bermudas

Shorts: Shorts are the new miniskirts. Don’t panic. I said, shorts. Not short shorts. Try tailored shorts under a fitted jacket for an A-line silhouette.

Top Shop Premium Chiffon Print Skirt

Skirts: Wear a graphic pencil with a white top and bold shoes. Keep full floral A-lines light with platform or wedge shoes and a sweet lace trim top.

Of course, there are always a few trends where the designers thought a little outside the closet. Here are a few easy peasy tips on takings these pieces (read: jumpsuits, metallic and prints) from runway to real life.

See the full slideshow on modelinia.com

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4 Responses to “Fab Friday: Spring Fashion Taken From Model to Mom”

  1. Jodi says:

    Great skirt. . . so pretty! Bermudas? That’s one trend I’ll leave alone. . .*shiver* Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on the trends!

  2. Cheryl says:

    not sure why they call it a bermuda short…it’s more of a tailored walking short.

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