Spring is the time most people think of new beginnings, brighter colors and definitely comfort with a pop of style. You can add a few items to your closet that are versatile and spruce up your selection.
You can easily update your entire wardrobe with just a few new additions for spring. Spring is all about new and exciting colors as the flowers show up with their beautiful blossoms in bright bountiful displays.
Tribal motifs on dresses are a global phenomenon. Tone down a tribal print by choosing a comfortable cotton dress in neutral tones for work wear. Asymmetrical prints are definitely a big hit in the spring.
Ocean tones are a great way to dress up your wardrobe for spring. Choose cool tones of lighter blue shades for a stretch jersey shirt and combine it with a lighter, but brighter blue skirt for a water-inspired palette.
Pants, whether they are full length or cropped, look amazing in the spring and often replace your denim jeans. You can be demure in your printed pants with two colors or take it over the top with brighter and bolder prints. Pair a solid color top with your new pants and you can add a light jacket if it is still cool in the mornings.
When you wear mixed textures in one item, such as a little black dress (LBD), it brings the dress to life with many layers of fabric textures. A partial lace dress is a big hit or a draped dress can also make a single color dress more appealing and have a wow factor to it.
In the spring, you can add a summer dress to your wardrobe and wear a light jacket over it. This enables you to wear the same dress for two seasons out of the year. Choose a light fabric with tiny vertical lines to slim your entire figure. Dresses with embellishments such as embroidery accents and scalloped necklines are very popular.
Choosing a printed skirt, no matter what length it is, is always a good choice. Shoot for one with three to four colors in the print and you can pair it with the same amount of solid color blouses for an ever-changing look.
Speaking of texture, pleated skirts are whimsical and beautiful all rolled into one. When you choose a pleated skirt, it’s best to find one in one color so as not to take away from the texture. You can find very full skirts with many small pleats or a more trim fashion skirt in an A-line with fewer pleats for a more trim appearance. Finish off the look with a soft and feminine blouse to retain the classic appearance.
Flowing, Fuller Skirts
Dresses with fuller and flowing skirts appear breezy, as they move with you as you walk. When choosing a full skirt, you can stick to a solid color or a light and lovely floral. It’s best to choose a dress of this type with little detail and close fitting from the waist upward to keep from drawing attention away from your skirt.
The very essence of spring is found in the floral dress. Choose a smaller, more colorful print for a fun dress to wear out or while running around town shopping as a casual dress. If you choose a large floral print, your dress will be more elegant for special occasions. Pick any length that you like, there is a huge variety of these available in the spring.
Long-sleeved lace blouses are a very sexy blouse, but they contain coverage at the same time where you can only see peaks of skin in certain areas. You can pair it with a high-waist tulip skirt to tone down the sexiness, or go all out and wear it with a mini skirt.
A sparkling top in a simple shape is a great idea to add to your clothing. It’s streamlined enough so that it pairs well with jeans in the daytime or you can add an embellished skirt to take your look to a nighttime party.
You can easily update some of your clothing in solid colors by adding a very bright and bold blazer. This goes well with any dress or your average denim jeans and a simple blouse to add a pop of springtime color.
Accessories, Accessories, Accessories
Adding accessories to your closet from head to toe can give you new fashionable looks for spring without breaking the bank.
Add a pair of sunglasses in a bright color or a simple tortoise shell frame to dress up yourself in style.
Spring shoes can let your feet breathe after being covered all winter. Choose a fun spring pattern like daises and gingham in a sandal that is easy to wear and it screams spring to all that see them. They work well with shorts or even slacks for any type of outing.
Moccasins are the ultimate in comfort if you are doing a lot of walking while shopping or exploring on the beach. The nautical designs are fashionable for spring with topstitching and perhaps a sailboat design.
Kitten heel sandals are comfortable as the heel isn’t very tall, making them very comfortable. You can find a huge variety of these in the spring with scallops across the toe and around the ankle band for a fun fashion forward appearance.
Buying a new and flirty handbag is one of the best accessories for spring. Wicker bags are popular for their clean lines and their texture.
A tote with a cute flower design is a spring bag that rocks. Try a navy blue bag with little cute colored daisies on it to pair with any outfit that you already have with a daisy theme.
Soft denim bags are a great addition as they are casual enough to go with any casual outfit, or you can use them to tone down a more sophisticated look. Denim bags are also great for a trip to the beach.
Just adding a few items to your spring wardrobe can excite your entire wardrobe with brightness, class or beauty at a reasonable price.
About the author:
Jenny Larson has a degree in journalism and has over 10 years experience in writing. Her specialty lies in the plus size market, as she is a curvy woman herself. She writes candidly on many subjects that plus size women face on a daily basis, such as how to choose the perfect clothing for any occasion that compliments a specific body type. Her passion is fashion, clothing, hair and makeup and she writes from an insider’s view on these subjects.