I cannot believe it has been a YEAR since I've done a trend watch. I really suck at this blogging thing, don't I?
DISCLAIMER: never sacrifice fit or comfort for a trend. Most trends do not last. It is not worth it. That being said, here are a few on-trend styles, colors, and accessories that have been circulating the small-town stores that you should get in on and stay out of.
Modern Neon Tribal
Tribal patterns used to be reserved for old-school blanket sweaters, but they've been given an update this spring. The patterns have been modernized and have become more geometric, and the colors are now bright and inviting. It's still a risk, but it's becoming one that is easier to take.
60's Beach Retro
There isn't anything not to love about this trend. Crop tops with high-waisted shorts, adorable day dress with open backs, exaggerated sunglasses, and bold colors are taking over. There is something for every body type within this trend, and the looks are not SO retro that it becomes a costume, so every item will last past this season.
While this isn't particularly a trend, statement necklaces have definitely been a more prominent staple of the accessories department. No matter how casual or formal your look is, it can always be pumped up by a chunky statement piece. Especially this spring, necklaces in bright, bold colors set the perfect note.
These weren't good in the late 60's/Early 70's, and they aren't good now. There are a select few quirky people who are capable of pulling them off, but those people are so few and far between, and I doubt this trend will last past this summer.
I just don't understand this concept. Don't they fall off?? Why would anyone want a ring less than an inch off the edge of your finger?!? Maybe someone can explain this to me. I just think it's dumb.
This isn't wrong in and of itself, but if we're being honest, this trend just isn't necessary. You're going to be working out and SWEATING in it. It isn't going to stay nice. What's the point of spending hundreds of dollars on pants or a jacket that aren't going to last? I'll fully admit that Anthropologie's Pure+Good activewear line is adorable, and Lululemon has many a cute item. BUT STILL. It's just not worth it in the long run.