Let me start out by saying I am sorry it has been a few weeks since my last Blog post. I have been very blessed with several speaking engagements and I have enjoyed meeting so many of you beautiful ladies!! If you know of a women’s group that is looking for a speaker, please contact me because I would love to meet you and share valuable information on fashion and creating your own personal style!
I am so excited to share with you some great information I learned recently from Arlene Goldstein, Belk’s VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction, about the current trends for Spring and Summer 2014! There are three specific Style Statements that have been created to give you an idea of what to look for and to add to your current wardrobe for the upcoming spring season. I will share the first one today and the other two in the next two Blog posts (I promise they will follow very soon).
The first Style Statement I want to tell you about is called “Feminine Charms”. You are definitely going to be seeing clothing and accessories with a feminine flare!
You will see dresses in fit and flare silhouettes like this one from Adriana Papell. They will be in a little bit longer lengths (mid-calf /over the knee). You will also see the floral patterns everywhere and in everything!
Various types of textiles are being used in clothing this season but you will still see a lot of lace which has been very popular for a couple of seasons now. The shift (away from the body) and sheath (more fitting with a waist definition) dresses are very popular as well. This one is from Marc Jacobs. Lots of white, white, white this season!
Here you see accessories from Kate Spade in both the floral motif and in the popular white. The statement necklace can add pizzazz to your outfit.
You will want to make sure you look just as good leaving the room as you did coming into the room. Many of the dresses and blouses this season will have some sort of cutout design in the back like this one from French Connection.
These dreamy shoes from Steven are just an example of the new style of shoes you will be seeing everywhere. Notice the details of the single-sole, the block-heel, and the ankle strap.
Of course you know my favorite accessory is the perfect purse! I love this one from Jessica Simpson in a beautiful blush shade of pink. You will see purses in smaller sizes, beautiful spring colors, quilting material, and lots of chains and metal accents. Make sure to choose the metal (silver or gold) that is most flattering for your dominant color characteristic.
Even though Pantone decided that “Radiant Orchid” is the color of the year for 2014, you are still going to see a lot of pink (my favorite color of course) in just about everything like this Pink Tartan dress. You will see layers of pink from light to deep in a shade for almost everyone.
So even if the weather is still a little chilly where you are, it is time to start thinking Spring! If you think it— it will come, right?! I can’t wait to start wearing all the beautiful fashions and accessories for the new season! What will be your favorite?