Trendy fashion tips for spring

Eileen Mansoorian

It may be fun to hibernate in chunky sweaters, but the time has come to put them away. With spring right around the corner, it’s time to give your wardrobe a fresh new coat of paint with some of the season’s latest trends.

The fashion trends for this spring include bold colors, shiny metallics, fitted jackets, 1950s inspired swimsuits, platforms, cardigans and dresses. By adding your own twist on these trends you can update your look just in time for the season.

One of the key trends of the upcoming season is color. Bright, bold colors with attitude are taking over the fashion scene. Instead of choosing black ballet flats, go for a pair of teal flats to add some flair to your outfit. Change your everyday hairstyle by adding a sunny yellow headband to give it a new look. Know that if you are ever stuck with a boring outfit, add a dash of color to the mix and you’ll be gold.

It could be hard to transition from the dark and dismal winter season to the bright and sunny spring. One way to put some life back in your wardrobe is with the right jacket in the right color. A wonderful addition to any woman’s closet would be the Lux Dakota Trapeze Jacket from Urban Outfitters in red. With its round collar and pleated front, this charming jacket will brighten up any drab winter look.

If jackets aren’t your thing, consider a cardigan. You may think cardigans are meant for grandmothers, but that is not the case anymore. The right cardigan can add the missing touch to any outfit. Ranging from the usual colors of black and cream to bold colors such as tangerine and electric blue, cardigans will soon become a staple in your closet.

H’M carries affordable and fashionable cardigans that fit any woman’s budget. For about $40 you could purchase an electric blue cardigan with puffy shoulders and white with gold trim buttons. The versatility of the piece, able to go from a cardigan to a top, gives a big return on a small investment.

Another trend that will be all the rage this spring are metallics. They have invaded every aspect of fashion, from metallic sequined tank tops from American Rag to quilted metallic clutches by Sondra Roberts. For a night out, metallic accessories are a great way to spice up an outfit. Choose from handbags, shoes or belts to add some flash to your clothes.

One of the most versatile trends of the upcoming season are dresses. From trapeze to scoop neck, the dresses of the season are able to go from day to night with the right accessories.

The Frenchi Knit Trapeze Dress from Nordstrom in the red combo color can be worn to class with brown tights and ballet flats, and then can be dressed up with pumps and a cropped cardigan for going out at night.

When the time comes to shop for your spring break swimsuit forget about the string bikini and go for a retro look. 1950s inspired one-piece swimsuits will be all over the beach thanks to designers such as Louis Vuitton and Juicy Couture. The swimsuit hugs the body and stretches over the hips to give the illusion of a dress.

Sticking with the fashion flashback in this spring’s trends, platforms are coming back like no other. This 1970s inspiration has made its way to the collections of many designers, such as Yves Saint Laurent and Bebe. Platform sandals and pumps will give your outfits an extra splash of glamour this season.

From metallic to platforms, this spring’s fashion trends are ready to invade your closet. By choosing the right trend for you and making it work with your style, you’ll be ready to conquer this spring’s fashion scene.