Spring Cleaning Out My Bank Account

Natalie Hakim, Sophomore

Believe it or not, despite this dreary PA weather, spring is right around the corner. And with spring comes the dreaded spring cleaning. But, hey, that's just another reason to go shopping! There are so many fresh pieces you need to add to your spring shopping list this season that it's easy for you (and your wallet) to feel overwhelmed. Don't worry, I'm here to help. Below you'll find the only trends that EHS should care about for spring 2015.

 

Envelope Skirts

Okay, so envelope skirts are really cutting-edge and come in so many different colors and prints. The clean lines of the asymmetrical hemline make the silhouette unique, and it's flattering as well.

Courtesy of wanelo.com

Courtesy of wanelo.com

 

Yellow

I know this is a hard color to work with, and maybe even one that's hard to like, but there are many shades of yellow that could work for you. And you don't have to use a large amount of it in your ensemble! In fact, in most cases it's better in small doses. Pops of yellow in dresses and blouses look very bright and fun, which reflect the atmosphere brought about by the warmer weather. You could even do a pale yellow or peach if you aren’t into a daring print.

Courtesy of pinterest.com

Courtesy of pinterest.com

 

White/Pastels

White is a very classy color for the spring and pairs perfectly with pastels. If you aren't up for rocking the classic fashion editor staple of head-to-toe monochrome, add a few pastel tops or blazers to a white base to make the trend more approachable. But trust me, the white on white trend isn't just for editors anymore, and can look absolutely ethereal when executed correctly. 

 

Delicate Fabrics

During NYFW, girls at Valentino, Chloé, and Louis Vuitton were dressed in delicate fabrics that played on the sheerness of ethereal white lace. It was very beautiful and elegant, and it softly heralds warm spring afternoons. This trend is most definitely a must-have for your wardrobe.

Courtesy of vogue.com

Courtesy of vogue.com

 

Kimonos

Kimonos were all the rage last summer, and this spring they're resurrected and ready for round two. Bright and colorful kimonos are a great way to add color and print to create a visually stimulating outfit. Sporting a bright kimono with a simple tank, minimal accessories, and jeans is the way to wear this trend for spring without overdoing it (and bonus: the bright color makes you look super tan before you've even had a chance to pack away your winter gloves and scarves).

Courtesy of pinterest.com

Courtesy of pinterest.com