Spring into fashion

It’s time to unload those bulky sweaters and warm winter parkas from your closet and make way for floral, amongst other exotic patterns, to bloom.

Awaken your inner flower child from hibernation. Floral dresses, crop tops, shorts and floral crowns are must-haves. Many floral garments are taking a bit of a different turn. Of course, pastel patterns are making a resurgence, but floral designs in deep tones typically suited to the fall are emerging. Rather than displaying delicate petals, these flowers have a specific sketched element to them making them even more adorable!

“Pastel pants and wedges, and Sperry topsiders (from last spring) are definitely must-haves this spring,” freshman Mariell McCartin said.

The bohemian pant is a huge trend this season extending down to the ankle, cinched or straight. High-waisted and hip-huggers, these pants come in a variety of patterns, including florals, tribal and geometric in addition to solid colors.

Another big trend that we have all seen before is none other than the overall. Full pant, short, or skirt form, denim overalls are a season essential. Paired with a crop top and a pair of pumps, overalls take on a girlish and flirty fit for spring.

“I’ll be staying away from this overall trend everyone seems to be going for because it makes me feel like I’m five years old,” freshman Teagan Sebba said. “I can’t wait for spring to come so I can jump back into high-waisted skater skirts, crop tops and bandeaus.”

For formal affairs, jumpsuits are a suitable replacement to the typical dress. Jumpsuits with open backs, plunging necklines, mesh and two-toned accents can be worn for various occasions, dressed up to give an elegant look for a party or dressed down for class. As for garment lengths, maxi is still in, but high-low dresses and skirts are so last year. Fitted dress and skirt lengths just below the knee are also rising in popularity, in bold patterns of course.

In the men’s department, bold patterns and bright colors are sure to pop up as seen on the runway.

Freshman Brandon Harris said capris and three-quarter pants will be in this season along with the rising trend of the bucket hat.

Tank tops, tee shirts and blazers as well as shorts in bright hues are a fun way to start the spring and swing on into summer.

Michelle Foti can be reached at michelle.foti@student.shu.edu.

Author: Michelle Foti

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