Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Welcome to Tomorrow: Spring Trends

As a follow up to our Welcome to Tomorrow first Friday Spring Fashion Event, Fancy Tiger Clothing Staff Member and local Stylist, Clare Strouss Tallman has put together an easy how to guide for Spring trends.

Stripes - This spring is full of stripes! Stripes can be tricky, but if worn correctly they can flatter a variety of body types. This stripped tank by Alternative Apparel is a perfect example of how stripes can be flattering; the chevron formed by the stripes coming together in the center is universally slimming.  Vertical stripes immediately lengthen the body and are best worn on a maxi skirt or pants. Test out the trend with the stripped weekender bag by Fredd and Basha.

Seen on the runway at Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012

Mix n Match Pattern - Don’t let this trend intimidate you, it is so easy and fun! Experiment with pieces you already have to find a combination that you feel comfortable in. Not all patterns should be worn together, and it is usually best to break up the mixed patterns with a solid piece; like a belt or a blazer.  Consider the size, boldness and color of the pattern. Pair a bold stripe with a small floral print, while a bold floral design can be balanced with a pin stripe. Pull one or two colors from a pattern to match another print. Here is a mix n’ match chart of patterns to help start wearing the trend.

Seen on the runway at Giambattista Valli Resort 2012

Pleats - This trend is perfect for warm Spring and summer days and it is very easy to wear. Pleats were seen all over the runways at the Spring/ Summer collections. Designers have forgotten the stiff reputation of the trend and replaced it with soft, flowing pleated skirts and dresses. Pleats can easily add a dressy feel to any outfit. Try out the trend with this skirt from Purple Clover.

Seen on the runway at Chloe Spring/Summer 2012

You can learn more about Clare Strouss Tallman and her work as a stylist at


preeti said...
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preeti said...

Thanx for sharing this nice post about spring outfits. The outfits shown in this fashion show are awesome and model look very pretty in these outfits.

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