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10 Springtime Looks to Love

Apr 01, 2016 07:51AM ● By Audrey Sellers

By Tracie Maunders

As you start shopping for your spring wardrobe, you will see a mix of designs featuring florals, fun prints and patterns, bright colors, lightweight denim and cutout silhouettes. These are among the most popular for spring 2016. The great thing about these looks is that they can be mixed and matched together in a variety of ways. 


Denim is a fashion classic, and this spring you’ll be seeing a lot of white and light blue washes in denim dresses, skirts, jackets, shorts and jeans. You’ll also find that flares and straight wide-leg jeans are more the “shape” this season.


Don't be afraid of bright hues. Vibrant, in-your-face pops of color in a variety of shades are all the rage. From clothing to accessories such as eye-catching handbags, there are many ways to add some more color to your life.


Floral prints are also a big hit for spring. From bright and busy, to simple and subtle options, there’s something for everyone. Think floral patterns are strictly for the ladies? Think again. Sure, they can make a girl feel feminine, flirty and romantic, but there are plenty of ways that guys can rock them too. Just check out my examples below.


You can’t go wrong with fun, eye-catching prints and patterns. Whether you’re a fan of stylish animal prints, polka dots, checkered, plaid or stripes, there is no shortage of options. If you see a print that catches your eye, why not give it a shot? Go with your gut and you’ll never go wrong.


Bare your shoulders this spring! The shoulder cutout is a fun way to show some skin, without showing too much. You will see this trend appearing in shirts, dresses, jumpsuits and rompers, with plenty of options from daywear to evening.

Now that you know the popular trends of the season, here are a few examples for inspiration.

For the Ladies:

The Amuse Society Layne Romper (Buckle - $54) – Trend: florals

White Crow Denim Jacket (Buckle - $69.95) – Trend: denim

The French Connection Spotlight Boa Layer Dress (Lily Rain - $218) – Trend: patterns & prints/patterns

 Nomad Hobo (Coach - $495) – Trend: bright colors


For the Guys:

 Camden-Fit Double-Face Indigo Shirt (Banana Republic - $84.50) – Trend: denim & prints/patterns

Italian Cotton Micro Flora Tie (Banana Republic -$69.50) – Trend: floral

For the Girls:

Flora Lace Trim Flutter Top (Gap - $24.95) Trend: floral

 1969 Destructed Boy Fit Shorts (Gap - $26.95) Trend: denim

For the Boys:

Printed Tee For Boys (Old Navy - Sale price - $12) – Trend: prints/patterns

Poplin Flat Front Shorts For Boys (Old Navy - Sale price - $12) – Trend: bright colors



Tracie Maunders is what many like to call a “Jill of all trades” and is known for her creativity, organizational skills, attention to detail and going the extra mile for her clients. She currently works as a freelance Social Media Manager and Ghostwriter for multiple companies and brands. Her background includes working in hospitality as a personal assistant for over 10 years and owning her own concierge business, in which she worked with executives, business owners and high-profile/high net worth individuals. Tracie’s greatest passion is singing and currently has a song on iTunes under the name Tracie Leigh called “Extra Extra,” which she wrote and had professionally produced. Her favorite time spent is with family and friends dining at some of her favorite places, catching a great movie, going to concerts, shopping, traveling and enjoys a good reality show. Connect with her on LinkedIn.