Well, it’s that time of the year again. Yes, spring has officially sprung. This is the time when students everywhere are coming back from their fabulous Spring Breaks trips to beautiful beaches, bustling cities or their relaxing homes. Also on campuses alike, the trees are blooming, the sun is shining and the chances of you breaking out your Northface and Uggs are close to zilch. With all the excitement around the flawless weather, questions of what to wear for the spring season are bound to rise. If these questions have already come into play for you, keep one simple thing in mind—the 5 P’s. Each one of these things will give your wardrobe a makeover and have you looking springtime chic in no time.
Based on 19th century influence and 1940s trends, the peplum is back in full effect! The added fabric to create a slight ruffle below the waist was seen on runways across the world and is flattering on any body type. For a perfect spring look, match a neutral peplum inspired top with a cute pair of colored pants. Have a date night with your beau coming? Find a sassy yet sophisticated piece like this Cushnie et Ochs “Strike a Pose” piece in your favorite stores.
This “P” may seem pretty simple, but nothing is more chic in spring than some great pastel pieces. With Easter around the corner, there’s no better time to break out a pretty pastel for a sunny day on campus. If you want a more modern way to rock this trend, try color blocking. Because each Easter egg inspired color is neutral based, they are super easy to match. New to color blocking? Mix a pastel color (like the orange shown above) with a bolder tangerine.
Prints and Patterns
Bold prints and patterns have been a consistent part of the fashion scene, season after season. This spring, change up your look by combining two or more prints in your outfit. The key to this trend is using patterns in the same color scheme. If patterned pants aren’t your thing, bring in a bold printed accessory like a fun pair of heels.
So I know the word pleats might bring some you back to school uniforms and golf attire, but they are back to stay for the spring season. This time however, instead of on bulky skirts and slacks, they are being featured on flow-y pieces. This look will be perfect for a breezy spring day or even a more formal occasion like an outside wedding!
Okay, okay. I cheated a bit with crop tops. However, it does have a “P” in it doesn’t it? Regardless, this trend is the ultimate trend to try out of those warm spring days. The key to keep in mind for this trend is to have the right amount of skin showing. Match your cute top with a high-waisted, long hemmed skirt or slacks.
By: Kimberly Blaylock
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