While the Coronavirus has taken over our lives, it seems a bit frivolous to be thinking about fashion. But perhaps this is precisely when we need some welcome distraction and a reminder to appreciate what is beautiful in life. It is in this spirit that I offer my take on the trends for spring, realizing that it will be a long time before we will be able to socialize and go about our lives freely. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy!
- Button Down Shirts and Dresses
The button down shirt is an eminently wearable staple, equally comfortable paired with a suit for a chic tailored look or with jeans for a cool casual look. Patterns and luxe fabrics add interest.
Denim comes in a wide range of washes, cuts, colors, and iterations. The high waist is still trending, as well as various cuts besides the skinny. The straight shape, flared, boot cut, or wide legged may be the ticket. Pair pieces together for a denim on denim look, or as an alternative, a denim boiler suit makes the look easy to achieve.
A fitted waistcoat can add a dapper look and be a versatile addition to your wardrobe. Wear it alone, over a fitted shirt or as part of a three piece suit. The waistcoat can rock a ‘70s look or be polished and elegant.
4. White Dresses
White dresses evoke purity and innocence. This season featured feminine dresses of simplicity and minimalism, but also white dresses embellished with lace and trims.
5. Neon colors
Neon colors say, Look at Me! But neons also play well with neutrals like black, tan, and white. For the less bold, neons can be incorporated into a wardrobe through an accessory or two.
6. Shorts suits
Suits take a shorter route this season as Bermuda shorts and short shorts are paired with jackets for a new take on the power suit. Bermuda shorts are not a universally flattering length, so proceed with caution, and short shorts are for the young and fashion forward.
7. Polka Dots
Polka Dots are fun and breezy, no matter if on clothing or accessories. So have some fun with them, large or small!
8. The Slouchy Handbag
The slouchy handbag, with its soft shape, is easy to incorporate into any wardrobe. Sizes range from the clutch to the capacious.
9. The Trench Coat
Trench coats are timeless, practical and the perfect weight for spring and summer showers. Besides the usual beige versions, Trench Coats sported interesting details, artful draping, fresh colors, leather accents, and metallic and glossy finishes.
10. Tropical Florals
With enviable aplomb, Jennifer Lopez closed out Versace’s runway show wearing an iteration of that famous Grammy dress from 20 years ago. Tropical prints are resurgent once again and a welcome burst of boldness and color.
The Coronavirus will have a lasting impact on our lives, with so much unknown and still unfolding. So please remember to be kind to one another, as we face this terrifying adversary together.