Rock it or mock it? Ice cream shorts, velvet swimsuit, ‘hamburglar stripes’
Sometimes, we feel like our favorite stores are nudging us, saying “I double dog dare you to wear this (fill-in-the-blank latest trend).” Fashion is even more fun when we take some risks. Got a closet that is mostly navy or black? Pop some color into it. Drawn to empire cut dresses? Rock a frock with an asymmetrical neckline. Wearing mostly ballet flats? Walk on the wild side every now and then with shoes that have a mini pump.
Yes, there’s a possibility that your children or grandchildren one day will look back pictures of you and either (a). laugh at what you were wearing or (b). ask you if you still have those high-waisted shorts because they’re once again back in style.
Here are five spring trends that are daring and different. Would your wear them?
• I scream, you scream, we all scream for … pastel shorts? These high-wasted shorts from Forever 21 prove that playful prints are here to stay this spring. These pastel mint and pink shorts have flirty flounced ruffles and channel a 1950s diner kind of look.
• Velvet on a swimsuit? This glamorous swimsuit from ModCloth has a halter-cut and ruching through the mid-section that is flattering. We can just imagine how beautiful this suit would look in the sun, with the light picking up different shades of blue.
• Hamburglar stripes? Thick, bold black and white stripes on this LuLu’s dress are majorly en vogue this spring. It’s like they’re upsetting the traditional team of pastels that are favored every spring. They remind us of referree or McDonald’s Hamburglar classic stripes.
• 60’s-era mod? Symmetrical geo prints in vibrant colors on this Just My Size dress are making a major comeback this spring. Simple jewelry and shoes look best with these busy prints. We’re also liking this mixed floral printed cardigan from Old Navy.
• Cropped corset? This Aeropostale corset takes some getting used to, but we respect the bold style. It reminds us a bit of 1990s hip-hop and R&B videos and we’d prefer our daughters wore them underneath blouses or cardigans so they play more of a peek-a-boo role.
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