Spring is here! You may not be feeling it yet depending on where you are living (NY for example, had some cold temps recently) but it’s here and the celebritiess are letting you know it with their bold colors, crop tops, and sandal shoes. Among my favorite trends for spring are the ones you didn’t see coming. Leather is in for spring (who knew?) and matchy-matchy prints are even more popular than mismatched ones these days. Plus, the celebs are adding new spins to old favorites, including dressing up from other decades and wearing bold color. Let’s see which celebs are making the most of trends for the spring season.
Wear Bold Color: Vanessa Hudgens
During the Spring/Summer 2013 fashion week season, color was all over the place. It was obvious that it was going to be a big thing come spring 2013. Vanessa Hudgens, an actress more known for boho chic than bold color, does it well here, playing up her assets with a neon yellow hue. Here’s the thing about Vanessa – even though we’ve seen her dress mainly one way, she’s suddenly proven that she’s quite versatile, being able to add things like neon colors to her everyday wardrobe. The other thing to remember about color this spring 2013 season – as Vanessa proves so nicely – it works well with a bit of extra texture. It isn’t only about color these days but also embellishments, decorative elements, and texture as this form fitting Alice + Olivia canary yellow dress with extra beading proves. Also, how is it possible that an actress can actually make a bold dress NOT seem over-the-top. She wears it and accessorizes it perfectly.
Dress Up From Another Decade: Emmy Rossum
Taking fashion cues from another decade is nothing new as every fashion show seemed to prove with elements from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s for their current collections. It appears dressing from another decade – or taking these fashion cues from other eras – is the thing-to-do and spring 2013 is no exception. Emmy Rossum, a queen of retro style as she has self-proclaimed, wows us in this Tory Burch dress with Jimmy Choo heels. The retro waves add to the ambiance.
Leather For Spring!: Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger is a fashion risk taker! But she’s always picking great designers like Chanel and Giambattista Valli for her daring escapades. Her choices also have to do with trends. It’s almost impossible not to see Ms. Kruger not hitting a new trend. In this case, she hits two. While I wouldn’t recommend the crop top trend unless you have a toned tummy, the leather look is a lot more doable. In this case, Kruger ups the ante for spring with dark red leather and a high waist, showing us that there truly are some fabrics that can be worn year-round.
Matchy-Matchy Print Pantsuit: Solange Knowles
Had you asked me a year ago if I would be backing the matchy-matchy print trend, I would have retorted with a big fat NO! But somehow, Solange Knowles make it look good – and many other fashionistas are following suit. Knowles, who has worn colorful looks from Just Cavalli, has caught on to the idea that these matchy-matchy pantsuits are all parts sophisticated AND playful and particularly good for a girl who likes both. What is it about this print pantsuit trend that everyone loves to hate? Perhaps it’s the combination of over-the-top and fun or the fact that it’s just not possible for every fashionista to pull it off well. Nevertheless, Solange Knowles gets the job done and looks cool and coordinated at the same time. We love that while Beyonce has to worry about her image, Solange, the quirkier sister, likes to have fun with her fashion.
Wear a Long Spring Coat: Jessica Alba
Leather bomber jackets were once all the rage, but they’re slowly being swapped with long, elegant coats just in time for spring. Jessica Alba does it well, easing into a Peter Som spring coat for the launch of her new book, The Honest Life. Alba is no stranger to this trend and neither are celebrities like Kate Beckinsale, who will gladly go for a Burberry trench, or Alexa Chung, who can make a paper sack look good. The difference between a regular coat and a “spring” coat? Besides the length – the fabric, of course! Choose something lightweight that can transition so that you’ll be covered but it’s easy as the temps are going up.
– Simona Kogan
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