Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring Trends

The spring trends are beginning to hit the shelves, and they're heavy on Seventies style this year. From wide-leg and flared jeans to platform wedges and maxi skirts and dresses, hippie-chic is back! Imagine Bianca Jagger at Studio 54 in a silky maxi dress with kimono sleeves, or Ali McGraw with over-sized sunglasses, a large-brimmed brown felt hat and high-rise, wide-leg jeans - you can make it glamorous or boho, and be perfectly on trend with the styles that came down the runways a few months ago.

Here are some of my picks for spring...the ones I want to add to my closet...pronto. First and foremost, the maxi-dress!

Left to Right: Rory Beca, Winter Kate and Bec & Bridge, images courtesy of
Bold patterns and bright colors are popular in maxi dresses this season, and I am totally on board. At first, I didn't think I could pull off a maxi dress, but its all about getting one with the right fit. The length should just brush the tops of your toes if you're going super long. I love the empire waist and bright pattern on the Rory Beca dress, and would accessorize the Bec & Bridge dress with a wide leather belt.

Left to Right: Free People and Mink Pink, images courtesy of
I love the boho-chic feel of a floral maxi dress too - and these designs are especially charming and fun, with short hem in front and the long hem in the back. Flowy and girly!

Left to Right: Under Ligne by Doo.Ri and Rachel Pally, images courtesy of
If you aren't super confident that the maxi-dress is for you, an option is to go simple and clean with a jersey dress in one color. This cream one from Rachel Pally has a gorgeous Grecian-goddess feel to it - imagine how amazing it would look against bronzed skin and turquoise accents!

Right in line with the maxi dress, is the maxi skirt - another of my favorite picks for spring this year.

From Left to Right: Tory Burch, Ella Moss and Haute Hippie, images courtesy of
I love the boho feel of this Tory Burch skirt - paired with a simple white tank and gold jewelry, it would be stunning! The pretty pink melon skirt from Haute Hippie would be easy to dress up with its flared bottom and silky texture.

Left to Right: Ella Moss. DaftBird, Ella Moss and James Perse, images courtesy of
Or, go simple and clean with one of these designs. They look so comfortable and easy to throw on, I could imagine wearing one every single day. The basic colors would provide for endless mixing and matching.

Of course, with all of these skirts, a girl is going to need some shoes...flat sandals to keep it casual and platform wedges (the taller the better, I say!) to dress it up, here are some of my favorites.

Left to Right: Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Belle by Sigerson Morrison, images courtesy of

Kors by Michael Kors and Sergio Rossi, images courtesy of

In true Seventies form, the clog is also back this season. While I am not a fan of a regular clog, the new wedge and high-heel, sling-back versions have me drooling!

Tory Burch and See by Chloe, images courtesy of
Don't forget to accessorize your look with pieces like big over-sized sunglasses, colorful Pucci-like scarves, big cocktail rings, long delicate necklaces and perhaps a suede bag or unstructured tote.

Left to Right: Yves Saint Laurent cork wedges, Vanessa Bruno tote, Missoni wedges, Meli Melo bucket bag, images courtesy of

Those are just some of my Seventies-inspired picks for spring - trust me, there is more to come! 

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