Spring Flings

The hottest wearable spring trends from the runway

Spring is in the air, and so are fresh, fab styles from the runway. Designers showed us styles to fit every personality this season. It’s always exciting to see the latest looks from the runway. Each season brings us new colors, patterns, cuts and looks; some more practical for everyday life than others. Here are some of the hottest trends you will definitely want to add to your wardrobe.

Seeing Stripes
Stripes, whether they’re thin, wide, vertical or horizontal, made a strong statement. One of the biggest trends was midi and maxi length dresses with bold, geometric stripes, seen at shows like Carolina Herrera, Lacoste and Opening Ceremony. A tip for wearing this trend; if you have wider hips, opt for vertical stripes which have a slimming and an elongating visual effect.

Saturated Florals
Floral prints are an obvious choice for spring fashion, but this season they make a statement in saturated, 60’s Technicolor hues. Florals were also a go-to for midi and maxi dresses, seen from Rag & Bone, Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch.

In the Navy
Sailor and Navy-inspired designs were another big trend. Jackets with a nautical vibe were seen at Proenza Schouler and Tory Burch. Other designers incorporated sailor stripes into tops, pants and dresses.

Nude, beige and skin tone
Another haute trend was all things beige, nude or flesh toned. Dresses both long and short, pant suits, bathing suits, trench coats and more! Beige is no longer boring, it’s fresh and sexy.

Statement Sleeves
Sleeves with spunk are back again, taking your everyday work shirt from ho-hum to fashion forward. Look for sleeves that are split, extended and oversized. The one-shoulder style is also enjoying a comeback.  

Nina Sutton is a TV host, spokesperson and beauty/lifestyle expert. She specializes in mommy beauty and style.  She is also one of the winners of People Magazine’s “Real Beauty at Every Age” contest and was featured in the April 2012 “Most Beautiful” issue. With an MBA and a business background in beauty, fashion and consumer packaged goods, Nina brings real world expertise to audiences around the country. 


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