Spring Trends for the Ladies

March 15th, 2019 admin

If there is one thing I have learned over the past 39 years, it’s that, In life, it is important to be selective. Spring ‘19 fashion trends are no exception. Logo mania, shark chic and an overabundance of bike shorts are flooding the runways, leaving those born before 1980 wondering if fashion houses are abandoning them completely. Not to worry, there is still plenty of inspiration for traditional sartorialists. Here are my top picks:

Beige Monochrome:
Nude is strong in all categories for Spring ‘19, in both solid and snake print. For sportswear, head-to-toe beige was expressed in Max Mara‘s suiting, Christian Dior’s ballet influence, and Chloe’s refined bohemia. Bonus: this trend is carrying forward to Fall ’19, so we have even more justification for investment purchases in neutrals. Career minded ladies: add interest to a muted tonal expression by mixing textures, like washed silk, charmeuse and suede.

The Power Suit:
Suiting is still trending, albeit in more slim and tailored iterations, and fashionistas are playing with proportions by cinching oversized blazers with wide belts. My favorite pairing for the office: a boyfriend blazer, belted, with a midi skirt and heel. If skirts aren’t your thing, belt your blazer back to a slim ankle pant for an equally chic pairing.

Feathers made an appearance literally everywhere (Chanel, Celine, Valentino) and on everything. From full skirts and dresses to sleeve trim, accessories and hats, in both bright and muted expressions, Spring ’19 was a birdwatcher’s delight. While this trend may not work for the office, it offers a sophisticated option for cocktail and black-tie events.

The easiest silhouette to add this season is a satin bias cut midi skirt. Super easy to wear, available in a multitude of solid and printed versions and at a range of prices, it is a Spring no brainer (bonus points if worn with belted blazer and mules). Other noteworthy additions – anything in emerald green, mustard yellow or grape jelly purple (Zara is a great place to start).

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