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Top 4 Trends To Transition to Spring – What to wear everyday when the runway seems so daunting?

Transition to Spring 2013 with catwalk to closet trends to ease into your wardrobe…

Switching  your wardrobe to transition to spring, or any season,  can be challenging, especially with crazy Global Warming shaking up the temperatures. Sharon & I thought that we’d like to wet your feet (dang, those April showers) with some bright offerings to cheer up your day.

As Spring weather came into town for most of you this Easter Sunday, we considered ALL our of spring 2013 runway coverage to bring you top trends while helping you figure out that age-old dilemma: What to wear everyday when the runway seems so daunting?

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Take a look at these ways to get a leg up to brighter days. What are the top three trends that you’ll be buying for spring or remixing into your wardrobe? Tell us in the comments at the very end.

Here’s our take on The Tops 3 Trends To Transition to Spring…

Not So Basic Black-

Transition to Spring-with not so basic black , this inspiration from Prada S/S 2013

Transition to Spring-with not so basic black , this inspiration from Prada S/S 2013

Seen at: Prada, Balmain, Michael Kors, Moschino

Make it Yours: After seasons of non-stop saturated color ruling the runways, black made for a refreshing and welcome return on virtually every runway. But it wasn’t exactly a call to pure minimalism and more than often enough, it worked to highlight genius design such as Prada’s ode to Japan, Courreges and Marimekko.

An everyday black tankdress won’t keep you on trend this time around as the call is for fashions that are informed. Meaning that although on the more classic side, the suggestion is to look for surprises. Origami folds here, oddly placed but beautifully rendered patches and panels there. Basically anything but simple, under-designed pieces could work.

Flowers-

Transition to Spring-with bold flowers, this inspiration from Marni S/S 2013

Transition to Spring-with bold flowers, this inspiration from Marni S/S 2013

Seen at: Marni, Stella McCartney, Hermes, Prada

Make it Yours: With the digital print buzz dying down comes a return to the idea of classic prints with new, invigorate takes on blooms and foliage. What makes the idea of going floral look so fresh this time around were the unexpected color-ways. Vivid orange at Marni, muted jewel tones at Hermes.

When it comes to a good print, sometimes just a little bit is more than enough, just look at Prada. One simple daisy patch on the bust of a dress got the message out loud and clear there. And with that in mind, look for pieces that have sophisticated takes on your average, banal blooms. They look surprising, a little bit naive and pretty to boot.

Stripes-

Transition to Spring-with  a new way to look at stripes,  this inspiration from Marc Jacobs S/S 2013

Transition to Spring-with a new way to look at stripes, this inspiration from Marc Jacobs S/S 2013

Seen at: Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Moschino, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior

Make it Yours: Stripes, checkers, polka dots, nothing exactly new here. But, the runways offered plenty of new spins on one of the easiest ways to add a graphic, stark amount of pop to your repertoire. At Marc Jacobs, his best looks held strong to a 60′s inspired palette of black & ivory while Tommy Hilfiger’s mix of dots & stripes done up in red, white & blue looked like good fun.

This is one trend you can easily incorporate into your look with little to no fuss as a striped shoe or envelope clutch will do. But if you’re looking to keep up with the Jones’ and go the full monte, avoid anything body-con or in a shape that you wouldn’t normally consider.

Ruffles-

Transition to Spring-with ruffles,  this inspiration from Chloe S/S 2013, and above, top.

Transition to Spring-with ruffles, this inspiration from Chloe S/S 2013, and above, top.

Seen at: Marni, Dries Van Noten, Gucci, Balenciaga

Make it Yours: Done up in somber hues and printless, unadorned fabrications, ruffles were anything but naive from the likes of Chloe and Gucci to name a few. At Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquiere’s swan song featured an homage to Spanish Flamenco garb that was highly seductive.

The key to making ruffles work for you at any age is to look for simple tones and classic silhouettes that have a spare, minimal crispness to them. Nothing too girly or flouncy needed, just something with the right amount of lift.

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Published on April 04, 2013

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