Spring 2011 has something for everyone. Here are my top ten choices for a stylish spring.
1. Wide legged trousers
Relaxed, high waisted and wide legged trousers and jeans for spring extend the eye for a leggier, taller appearance. What is there not to like?
2. Maxi Dress or Skirt
Remember the maxi dress from the 1970s? It’s back, with less rock and roll and more sophistication. Pair a long skirt with simple tops to avoid looking too dowdy.
3. Prints, floral and ethnic
Prints abounded for spring, in tiny bouquets, big, bold floral abstracts, tribal, ethnic and the exoticism of the east.
4. Platform Wedge Sandals
In the interest of comfort, choose a flat wedge platform sandal for a quick update.
Spring’s sporty look translates into bold stripes in dresses, tops and accessories, but narrow stripes paired with a midi skirt looks quite chic.
6. Midi skirt
Hemlines fell this spring from minis to mid calf or longer, but are far from matronly, especially when striped or in a brilliant color.
7. Vibrant Color Combos
Tonal color combinations exploded this spring—-pinks, oranges, turquoises, bright yellows, lime and emerald greens, deep purples, teals and electric blues. The brighter the better!
Ruffles remain a mainstay but as you can see, are far from twee!
9. Lace top
Keep it simple and not too seductive for a ladylike look, in black, white, or nude lace, eschewing colors.
Less can be more when stripped down to simple, architectural lines, proving that minimalism need not mean boring.