Spring forward: Lace, watercolor prints and other trends to look foward to
By Brittany Anas
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year, calling for 6 more weeks of winter. But, that cold-weather sentence is set to end in mid-March. In anticipation, we’re springing forward and thinking about warmer weather and the ultimate sign of spring’s arrival: dresses and sandals. (OK, it still may be chilly enough that you’ll need a cardigan with that dress, but a girl can dream, right?)
Some familiar trends that we’ll always put our money on are soft pastels, nautical prints and colors and floral patterns. But, every spring, a few more trends emerge to make the season unique.
Here are a few trends that we’re loving for spring 2014 and that will look good on everyone. We shopped Anthropologie for the looks. When you buy through ShopAtHome.com, you’ll earn up to 2 percent Cash Back on your purchases. (And, saving money is always in season!)
- Pastels with pops of bright colors. This spring isn’t just about soft color palettes. You’ll find pastels mixing with bolder, saturated colors on blouses, skirts and dresses. The end result almost looks like a watercolor painting. The Firefleur Maxi Skirt ($168) by Ranna Gill brings together brights and pastels for a harmonious look. We imagine the dress paired with a soft tank or a breezy, V-neck.
- Longer peplum hems. The peplum strong has proven to be one of the most resilient, adding a little flounce to our waistlines for the past couple of years. This spring’s rendition of peplum, though, brings the hemline down further and exaggerates it so it’s more flowy — a cut that tends to be more universally flattering. The Dahlia Peplum Top ($178) comes in a neutral flora motif or a bright pink.
- Lacy lady! We were loving jewel-toned lace dresses in the winter as it lent a glamorous feel to the holiday season. And we always expect white lace details to emerge in the spring and summer. But, we’re noticing that lace is a lot more versatile this time around, showing up in pastels and even prints. This Laced Verbena Dress in soft pinks and greens makes our heart pitter patter.
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