Now that the dark, dull days of winter are passing, it’s time to refresh your closet. Spring brings renewal and reawakening to all the possibilities around you, including the opportunity to put your best fashion statement forward. Break out of old wardrobe habits with these contemporary takes on classics, plus new ideas you wish you’d invented!
Rubber Trench Coat
The trench coat is a classic wardrobe essential for spring. You want to look fashionable even in torrential downpours, right? But lest you think you can settle for the traditional Burberry trench, consider that rubber is the hottest new material for Spring 2019, that rubber is water impermeable (not just resistant), and that rubber is oh so trendy right now. Look for rubber trench coats in all lengths, including ones with shorter sleeves. For maximum impact, opt for hot pinks and scorching yellows that guarantee high visibility on the stormiest of days.
Note the addition of “look.” Trying to pull off wearing your old denim jeans from high school won’t cut it. The latest spring fashion trend is new denim designs with vintage-look fabric. What are we talking about here? Stone-washed, dark denim, gold-rivets, straight legs – it’s all back in full force, but with modern twists. This spring you’ll discover that designers are practically reinventing ways to use denim. You’ll see everything from multi-colored patchwork denim jumpsuits, to denim business suits to denim dresses made to look like couture evening gowns. You might even find denim undergarments like bras and bustiers, though we don’t suggest you display those quite so prominently!
With everyone vying to make statements nowadays, it’s no wonder that graphic tees are trending in spring 2019. The plain white tee with plain, clear lettering is one of the most popular, but again, even this classic comes with a twist. Look for graphic tees with square necklines that emphasize the collar bone instead of the traditional V-neck or crew-neck varieties. Pair your graphic tees with vintage-look denims like jeans, skirts and jackets.
Layers always make a look more put together and for spring 2019 that continues to be the case. Statement layer do more than make you look like you were dressed by a designer. This spring, look for layers that make a statement with bold designs, colors that pop and patterns that wow. Choose layers like wrap dresses over leggings, jackets of all lengths and styles, and tunics over tees. For on-trend layers, opt for ones with puffed shoulders and ruched bodices.
Now that you have a list of every fashion piece you need this spring it’s time to start shopping.