By: Kajah Vincenty
While we prepare for the colder weather, it is never too soon to look ahead at the spring season (even if it is only to daydream about the warmer weather). Everyone’s favorite season, or at least my favorite season, has the perfect balance of both style and comfort.
Some colors we can look forward to seeing this coming spring are light and sweet pastels. For the breezy season, shades of cool, icy and dusty colors are expected to take over our wardrobes.
Many of the spring/summer 2015 runway collections showed bright colors with complements of pastel shades. The garments also featured bold and watercolor based patterns and prints. A known popular print of spring is floral, but this season they appear to look almost hand-painted and more artsy. Along with floral, stripes and lines were also incorporated into the spring collections. Mainly in the form of geometric and soft plaid lines.
Head-to-toe pastels were seen in the Tse collection. The collection stuck to one main color with little contrasting colors.
The trend of head-to-toe pastels was also spotted at the Ulla Johnson show, with emphases on light washed denim and dusty pastels.
Alice and Olivia also featured blush pastels with lots of floral and stripe prints.
Band of Outsiders showed creamy and dreamy pastels with lots of lines, stripes and minimalistic floral prints.
The Kate Spade collection had a larger mix of floral and stripes. Many pieces combined the two patterns and prints, while others simply highlighted the floral motif with a bright colored background. The pastels shown in this collection were visible through the painted-like floral prints.
Lyn Devon and Nanette Lepore both showed more powerful printed looks. With Lyn Devon choosing to stick to a similar print and pastel throughout the entire collection.
Nanette Lepore instead chose to display silky pastels with kaleidoscopic and print blocking styles.
Oscar de la Renta also joined in on the fun and showed plaid prints in peach and cream pastels. Many pieces also featured eastern style printed cutouts.
Dresses are of course a must have for the spring season. Items such as sweaters and cardigans in a soft tone can easily be layered over a skirt or dress, making it all weather appropriate. What I love must about the spring time is that there is a perfect blend of cool weather and warm sunlight; which allows us to wear cooler tones and layer up in loose garments.
So as we wait to endure our fabulous winter in Colorado, I will be sitting inside with some warm tea and a nice soft blanket, dreaming of those airy spring looks and imagining the warm, soft breeze of the season ahead.
What are you looking forward to most about spring? Even though winter has just arrived (finally!) it is never too soon to look towards the future, especially when it comes to planning your wardrobe. So what pieces are you just dying to bring back out once the weather turns nice once again? Tell us below!