To find some new ideas for clothes and accessories for the coming seasons, I nosed around online to get the scoop on the spring trends. There were things like daytime lingerie, leather with lace, ruffles, shimmery/shiny fabrics and Victorian necklines. Not exactly everyday wear.
But I also picked up some ideas from the runways and fashion mags that if kept simple, are totally wearable by the regular gal, especially those of us who have limited budgets.
Orange: Orange is the new green...and yellow. Add a pop of color to your gray, white and navy outfits with an orange top, skirt or scarf. Don't wear it head to toe though or you'll look like a pumpkin. Get these cropped pants from Zara here; skirts from Asos here and here; and top from Old Navy here;
Cold shoulders (aka off the shoulder, shoulder cut-outs, asymmetrical necklines): Anyone who watches The Bachelor is already familiar with this look; the young people are already down with cold shoulders. But anyway this is actually an easy look to pull off for anyone. Just don't try to run on the beach if you don't have straps. Find the black top from Urban Outfitters here; the purple from Nordstrom here; and the floral from Lulu's here.
Cool kicks: Hurray for sneaks! Apparently "slip on" sneakers are what's on trend but I think any chunky, colorful sneaker (lace or no lace) is a cool way to complete a casual look, especially for travel. Find Converse All Stars here; Coach Chrissy here; Keds Double Decker here; and Vans Camden here.