Spring is officially here!! After the frigid temperatures, snow, and ice we are finally on the horizon of warm weather and sunshine. The Pantone Color Institute has released their “Color Report” for Spring 2015. The color trend for this season has returned to a more traditional palette. Each features warm tones of beige and Marsala (which is the 2015 color) and cooler tones of teal and citrus orange. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute stated, “There is a growing movement to step out and create “quiet zones” to disconnect from technology and unwind. Color hues choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated.” This month I decided to feature my Top 5 hottest trends for Spring 2015 under $100.
1. The Statement Skirt
Normally when we hear the word “statement” in fashion, we automatically assume it is in reference to an accessory, which would be a scarf, necklace, or earrings. This season the statement is made with an intricate piece of your wardrobe, the skirt. Michelle Obama over the past year has made the return of the A-Line dress and skirt epic. It can be seen on everyone from Kerry Washington to young starlette Zendaya Coleman. You can find skirts now in more patterns, textures, and colors than ever before. It is definitely the pop that will make you stand out. Paired with a neutral shade blouse, shoe, and the right accessories you can easily make head turns from the office to cocktail hour.
Check Out: Ann Taylor’s Leopard Pencil Skirt $74.99
Available at your local Ann Taylor store or AnnTaylor.com
2. Flat is Back
One of the hottest shoes of 2014 was Valentino’s “Rockstud Ankle Strap” Pump. This shoe has graced the foot of every lady in Hollywood. BCBG had the right idea when they designed a much more affordable version but in the hottest shoe trend for the spring, the classic pointed toe flat. It features the studded details and classic t-strap featured on the Valentino pump. It comes in 2 solid shades and 2 prints.
Check Out: BCBGeneration “Annia” Flat $59.95
Available at your local DSW store or DSW.com
3. Color Blazer
The Blazer is a staple to any woman or mans wardrobe. It can easily be paired with pants or a skirt for business meetings. Also the blazer can be paired with skinny jeans or capri’s for a fun filled adventure. JC Penney’s has the perfect blazer with the right cut and fit for any one. It can be found in every color from Magenta to Vanilla Bean. No matter what look you are going for, they have you covered.
Check Out: Stylus (Long sleeve Knit) Blazer $39.00
Available at your local JC Penney’s or JCPenney.com
4. Perfect Tote
When the weather warms up it seems that most of our handbags get a little heavier. You find that we have everything from extra snacks to water in our bags. Anne Klein has the perfect bag for the spring in the perfect shades Coral Crush, Magnolia, and Earth. It features extra compartments on the inside for those snacks and plenty of depth for all of your other necessities.
Check Out: Anne Klein “Perfect Medium Tote” $59.95
Available at your local Belk or Belk.com
5. Sun Fever
Everyone is ready for that cool breeze and the warm rays from the sun. The Maxi (Sundress) made it’s way on the top trend list for Spring and Summer over 6 years ago. Sundresses come in an array of lengths and styles. From pretty printed patterns to beautiful solid hues, you won’t go wrong no matter what you choose. Dillard’s has a wide variety of designers and styles available. So now that it is time for all of the Day Parties and Sundress themed events to start, you know exactly where to go.
Check Out: Jessica Howard “Printed Maxi” $99.00
Available at your local Dillard’s or Dillards.com