Spring is almost here, so get your closets ready.
Winter can make you lazy, and often times we stop caring about appearance, leaving our only concern to be wearing what will keep us the most warm. After getting accustomed to throwing on sweats and sweaters that blend in with your fur jacket to brave the cold, it’s easy to forget that winter is coming to an end, and it’s about time we get in the loop with this year’s spring trends!
Whether you are dressing for a night out with your girlfriends, or you’re going to work or an internship, spring weather makes everything look better. For this year in particular, just think of Rachel Green from the show Friends, because that is exactly what the spring looks are drawn from.
Here is a list of some spring trends and styles to keep an eye out for this year, including some local places in Montclair to find them:
- Corduroy everything. This spring is all about the corduroy. Although it can be seen as “wintery,” there’s so many ways to incorporate this fabric into your spring wardrobe. A popular article of clothing that comes in corduroy, is the full tilt snap-front skater skirt. These button down skater skirts take corduroy to a whole new level, coming in almost any color.
“You can pair these corduroy mini skirts with just about any tucked-in layering top; add a chunky statement necklace, and you’ll be looking fiercer than ever. You can find these skirts at Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie right on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair,” said Sales Associate at Anthropologie, and frequent shopper, Amanda Fuerstenberg.
- Overalls are back. Believe it or not, this spring is looking like the return of the overalls. Fuerstenberg gave me the scoop on how Anthropologie is pushing these for the upcoming season.
“Overalls are making a comeback, specifically the dress version,” said Fuerstenberg. “There is so much you can do with them, and depending on the occasion, they can be dressed up or down. Simply wear a layering top underneath, or even a striped shirt would look cute with them. Since you are already taking a fashion risk by wearing the overalls, you do not want to overdo it by wearing an undershirt that’s too distracting.”
- Tea-length skirts. Maxi skirts used to be the big spring trend, but tea-length skirts seem to be replacing them. These flowy, knee length skirts are perfect for the spring, being that it can still be pretty chilly out.
“You can pair these tea-length skirts with a cute pair of nude color flats and a floppy hat or dress it up with a blazer and some booties; either way works,” said Fuerstenberg.
- Denim. This spring, be not afraid of wearing denim on denim because by the looks of it, it’s everywhere.
“Another thing that we are seeing for spring, which goes for Anthro, Urban and Free People, is denim. We have a whole denim shop, which features jeans, shirts, skirts, blazers, dresses, all in different shades, textures and variations of denim. It leaves you with a million different denim options that are perfect for your spring wardrobe,” said Fuerstenberg. You can also find a lot of these denim options in local Montclair boutiques like; Hip Chic and Le Willow 83.
- Grey, khaki, navy and olive colors. According to Brad Groop, a fashion stylist and makeup artist over at The Meredith Vieira Show, these are all the popular color trends for this spring.
“I am dressing people in lots of olives and navy’s, and they just match well and give off a warm, neat vibe. Also, you can never wear too much pastels and brighter colors in the spring-time, they go with everything,” said Groop. Dot Reeder, a boutique on Watchung Avenue in Montclair has a large variety of pastels and khaki colors to choose from.
Visit the many stories in Montclair, such as Dot Reeder and Anthropologie, to get started on your spring looks today.