With spring fast approaching, some of us are, no doubt, associating the word with “cleaning.” The stores are stocked with the peplum skirts, prints, and pastels set to dominate the fashion scene this season, but before your credit cards take a beating, get out the garbage bags and make sure you’re not clinging to any of last season’s style that has outstayed its welcome in your wardrobe – at least until next season.
Cowboy-style vests, apron dresses, tiered peasant skirts, and paisley are the Little House on the Prairie days of the past. This spring, think Safari chic, featuring bold animal
This spring, earrings should catch the light, not be mistaken for the chandelier. The spiky daggers that once looked bad-ass, are now in bad taste, so ditch any jewels that could double as a weapon. That said, bigger is still indeed better, and over sized earrings which are glitzy rather than gaudy, are still as glamorous as ever before.
Bold, bright color is a glamorous way to dress casual. Color blocking is a fun, statement-making way to dress this spring. Opt for three bold colors maximum however… the objective is not to look like an animated character.
The treat of this it-only-looks-risky trend is short flared ruffles sit at the waist in a most flattering, feminine fashion.
Don’t shudder yet, this happens to be a versatile trend. There’s a myriad of ways to wear it, and it’s no longer the tacky affair it was in times past. It’s a spunkier way to do sheer, and comes in a range of different materials including football jersey fabric, lace cut leather, and crotchet-style knitwear. When worn as an overlay with basic neutrals, it transforms conservative into a look with attitude and sex appeal.
Trade in sparkly costume shoes for minimally futuristic, sleek, and stylish stilettos in metal shades that shimmer but don’t look like an art project with their excessive glitter and glitz.
Not the horror film by Alfred Hitchcock, but a victory for Tweety over Sylvester, because this spring, sweaters featuring cats are being tossed in favor of whimsical bird prints splashed across skirts, blouses, and dresses, with feathery accessories to complete the look.
1920’s decadence and romanticism dominates this season. With the Baz Luhrmann adaption of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby set to grace the silver screen at the end of the year, spring fashion has been inspired by the forever elegant jazz-age style era. Low waists, pleats, and flounces pay homage to the high class fictional character, Daisy Buchanan. Put aside your suede and leather for feminine flapper chic. Feathers, art-deco jeweling, tiered fringing, and all that shimmers is at the forefront of this timeless trend.
No excuse to opt for your safe sweater and jeans combo this spring. These wonderful and wearable looks will have you looking like you’ve stepped out of the pages of Vogue.
Blair Adele – sometimes better known as Vanity Blair has had a love affair with the art of writing since she knew how to hold a pen properly. While girls studied Seventeen magazine, she studied the dictionary, infatuated with expanding her vocabulary. Since the tumultuous teenage years, she has viewed trends with disdain, preferring to embrace individuality when it comes to style. “The Blair Necessities” is where she combines her objective: expressing femininity through fashion, and encouraging what sets a woman apart from the rest, with her passion for the written word. Let she who is without fear of fashion, cast the first stilletto.