Trend of the week: Whites versus floral brights
The spring runways were all about soft, lady-like pastels. But the trends that are winning out on the street tell a different story.
Forget about the magazines for a second. Let’s talk about the trends that women are actually wearing. When it comes to updating your wardrobe for spring, there seems to be two schools of thought emerging on the street.
In the right corner: Team White. This is a look that is painfully easy to pull off (hurrah!) and reliably chic. A win-win, no? The trick is to wear it head-to-toe —like, ivory trousers and a matching blazer as a fashion forward update on the work suit or white shorts and a coordinating button-down as a light way to ease into spring. Just don’t eat any condiments with your lunch that day.
(l-r): Acne dress, H&M leather vest and Mango tailored trousers
And in the left: Team Floral Brights — a look that was adopted by practically every fashion editor during last month’s ready-to-wear shows. You can take the whole-hog approach by mixing them in different color ways and layering them on generously or just dip one toe into the pool by limiting the print to a single pair of jeans or a skirt—the bolder the color, the better.
(l-r): Goldsign jeans, Carin Wester blouse and Elizabeth & James pajama pants
- Kenya Hunt