By Jenny Norman

Style-spring-trends-2018Who’s ready for spring? Wow, this winter sure proved to be a very chilly one for the Space Coast! Although the cooler temps were a much appreciated break from the sweltering heat and we did have those great sweater weather and boot days, many of us are ready to flaunt our spring duds and pretty pedis! Straight off the runways, some of the must-haves for this spring include pretty pastels, dark denim, florals and stripes to liven up our wardrobes.

Pastel Sorbet

Gracing the catwalk for Spring 2018 were all the shades of pretty pastels that you would expect to find in an Italian gelateria. The most popular flavor though, would have to be lavender. From the array of pastels, high-end designers like Max Mara, Tom Ford and Tibi favored lavender in their spring collections. This season’s hottest shade was spotted on everything from the expected spring dresses and blouses to the unanticipated leather pants and suits.  Lavender is such a gorgeous color that you’ll want to request it at your next nail appointment too… it’s the must-have hue, the one shade you’ll want to definitely be seen wearing this spring. 

Mad About Blue

Jeans have become an essential wardrobe staple because they go so easily with everything. Denim is taking a turn for a more refined and polished look this spring with dark indigo washes. The added bonus here is how flattering dark jeans are.  They create an instant slimming effect; who doesn’t love that!  Denim-on-denim trends from the past are on replay this spring, too. This time around, instead of mixing different tones of denim, try wearing the same dark tone on tone.  Sprucing up the “Canadian tux” by wearing a denim blazer and denim wide leg pant with a lavender blouse would be a fresh way to mix and contrast the boldness of the dark jean with the femininity of the pastel shade. Tailored denim dresses and skirts are such a girly and stylish way to incorporate the look this spring.

Florals and Stripes

Flowers are always “in bloom” for spring fashion. From bold to delicate prints, to short and maxi lengths, there are so many floral dresses to choose from. Designers like Tadashi Shoji, have created a gorgeous “bouquet” of gowns in flowing romantic fabrics to inspire us.  Stripes of all kinds were a nice surprise for spring during New York’s fashion week. This season, you’ll be glad to see that vertical stripes are more popular though, offering an elongating, flattering look versus the horizontal kind. The pattern was seen on dresses, shirts and jackets, some even looking like candy stripes!