Hello Spring—It is nice to meet you



Joanna Carbone

Last week we hit 70 degrees, and while it hasn’t stayed that hot this week, I think it is okay to officially call the end of winter. We still have the hurdle of March to get through—in like a lion, out like a lamb, right?

This year we have the return of two period trends, the 70s and the 90s. The 70s is my favorite: it’s girly, flowy, but it came back with a modern edge. The revamped 70s sticks to its roots with a focus on denim and floral fabrics. But, what sets this wave of fashion apart from its original form is its added sexy-edge. This trend will incorporate deep V-necks, lace up detailing, lace overlays and a lot of shoulder exposed tops.

The 90s grunge is the second major period making a comeback. Chokers are the biggest culprits. Just like the originals, 90s necklaces are tightly wound and repeatedly wrapped around the necks of every model in every spring line. These necklaces are paired with fitted shirts, dark tones and revealing cuts. 

The X-cut is a cross between a halter neck and off the shoulder top that drapes down to your elbows. Like its name suggests, it looks a little bit like an X when you wear it draped. You can expect this style to be on a few of your favorite shirts or dresses this spring. It gives you the edge of an off the shoulder top, but the support of a halter neck!

If you like to have clean lines throughout your look, pleats will be your favorite. This year, pleats are back in, but you don’t have to worry about steaming and ironing them to perfection. Most pleats are in lighter flowing fabrics, so they won’t require a lot of maintenance. 

If you don’t want to commit to one of these trends, there are a few easier ones that you probably already have tucked in the back of your closet. You can expect to see a lot of denim, fire orange, plaid, off the shoulder, high slits and luxury athletic wear. 

As always, the best fashion is what you love and feel the most expressive in. Don’t shy away from a trend because it intimidates you. Instead, make it your own.