Spring Fashion Trends
Spring into 2008 with these hot finds!
By Jillian Bietz
Ruffles are the epitome of spring fashion. Their girly, elegant appearance is perfect for the "not winter anymore but not summer either" weather. Ruffles are great for any occasion. Embellished on a pale pink blouse for the office or lining the hem on the bottom of an electric blue cocktail dress, ruffles are delicate enough for daytime, but can be ultra glam at night too!
Striped woven top, $24.00 Forever 21 stores and forever21.com
When it comes to belts, this season, thin is in! Although chunky belts are still great adornments for hippie-inspired ensembles, a skinny belt add a classic touch to any outfit- they are a fresh take on an old classic. Add shape to a voluminous dress or long cardigan for a cozy layered look, or add an extra pop to your outfit with a brightly colored belt. No matter what color, a slim belt instantaneously adds a classic yet modern appeal.
Skinny lizard belt, $24.50 GAP stores and
Welcome to the 60's! The color block dress was a key piece during its halcyon days in the 1960's and 1970's! Back when Twiggy ruled the runway, Marsha Brady was the grooviest, and the mod movement was the way to go, bold prints and colors were worn by many fashion forward gals. Update this look by adding a 21st century touch with bold beads, opaque tights and fun flats. Groovy, baby!
Bianca color block top $24.50, Delia's stores and delias.com
Though patent leather may remind you of your grammar school Mary-Jane's, this shiny textile is back in a big way! Last year, patent leather flats, belts and even jewelry were seen all over! And while these pieces will still be big in 2008, patent totes are a trendy take on an old favorite.
Broadway Jewels Patent Leather Doctor Bag $99.99 Amazon.com
Winter won't last forever - get a jump on great fashion finds for Spring!
About Jillian Beitz
Jillian Bietz is a college student from Oak Park, California. She enjoys writing about fashion, lifestyle, books, and movies. In her spare time, she loves vintage shopping or curling up with a good book.