With spring right around the corner, it’s time to turn our eyes to what the hottest trends are for the season. We have taken the most stylish runway looks and evolved them into wearable fashion so you can be looking your best as the weather warms. We talked to the style pros at The French Shoppe to get their take on what they’re seeing, and we pulled some looks they carry that fall in line with each trend.
Pinks and Reds
Millennial pink is everywhere this season, and we are starting to see it paired more and more with a pop of red. This trend coincidentally resurfaced around Valentine’s Day, but this color combination can we worn together throughout the whole season. We love it together, we really do. The easiest way to wear this trend is to stick with either pink or red as the main color. Then accent it by layering or accessorizing with the other color.
It may be shocking to step out of our grey and black winter wardrobes and jump straight into the bright rainbow colors of spring. One way to bridge the gap is to experiment with sorbet shades. It is much more subtle than neon colors. We recommend sticking to a color family that is either cool (blues, greens, purples) or warm (yellows, oranges, pinks and reds) and mixing and matching a range of those colors. The above photo is a perfect example using cool colors found in these spring dresses.
Remember jelly shoes from the ’90s? Well, plastic is back. We are seeing this trend in everything from trench coats to shoes and bags. If you are looking for a more subtle way to work in this trend, start with a solid plastic clutch or handbag.
Who wears short shorts? Not us. The shorts trend for spring is moving in the direction of classic and preppy. The key is to look for a pair of shorts that hits the bottom of your finger tips when your hands are down by your sides. To make a traditional pair of shorts more preppy, look for bright colors or a scalloped trim, like this pair found at The French Shoppe off West End.
Florals might have traditionally been your go-to spring print, but polka dots are making a comeback. Most commonly worn in a button-down or blouse, this subtle pattern can be a great way to break up your jeans-and-t-shirt uniform. Even though we are seeing polka dots in a variety of colors, it is most notably seen as a monochromatic, in black and white.
The fringe trend continues, and it’s seen in all forms this season. And contrary to common belief, it can be done in a minimal way. This everyday button-down from The French Shoppe is slightly frayed at the bottom to give the traditional top some flare and personality. If you aren’t sold on incorporating fringe into your wardrobe, you can accessorize with fringe. Try adding a clutch with fringe detailing, or incorporate it in a layering option such as a poncho.
If fall suiting was all about grey plaid and boyfriend blazers, then spring is all about a clean slate. The white suit isn’t just for business professionals. It can really make a statement at a more formal event. If you don’t own a suit, you can mimic the look by pairing two pieces that are similar colors and fabrics. Demonstrated with the pieces below, we paired a cream silk ruched blouse with cream trousers.
When it comes to jeans, we are used to retiring our dark denim and pulling out the lighter washed denim for spring, but not this year. Keep your dark denim out and mix it with your spring colors. The options are limitless, but this piece should definitely be a staple in your spring wardrobe. The first look is paired with a pinstripe ruffle top for a more flirty, feminine look. The second is paired with an assymetrical trip sweater to transition you into spring.
Shop these looks and more at The French Shoppe’s West End location, 2817 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203. Learn more at (615) 327-8712.