Spring 2014 fashion has plenty of great trends. Unsual, pastels and florals are trendy for spring. White-on-white and white with black are two popular combinations. However, Glamour.com, also has tea-length skirts, contrast collar blouses and wide-leg trousers on their top 10 wearable fashions for spring. Elle has metallics and “hints of pink” listed as hot spring colors for 2014. So, what’s a girl to do with all of these different styles and colors? How can you take these runway trends and make it work in your everyday wardrobe? For starters, I’m putting some of my favorite spring fashions and on a wish list. Then, I’m going to buy a few key pieces and pair them with existing items from my closet. Here are some of the cute spring outfits I’m hoping to wear in 2014.
A Lightweight Sweater and White Pants
It may be spring but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your sweaters. Yet, rather than a chunky knit, you can try one of spring’s lightweight versions. Thus, one idea for a cute spring outfit is to pair a longer, light pink sweater with some wide-leg white pants. I love this cotton slub boatneck sweater with a high low hem from Michael Stars. The rosewood color is nice for spring. Finally, I’ll add some metallic strappy sandals and be right on trend for the season. If you’re not a fan of wide-leg pants, fitted white pants would look great too.
Collared Blouse with a Micro Pleat Skirt
Harper’s Bazaar lists cotton button downs and micro pleats on its 2014 spring fashion trend report. Micro pleats are a more grown-up version of school-girl pleated skirts. The airy fabrics seen on the runways are perfect for spring. These styles can easily transition from runway to your closet. I think this Olsenboye micro-pleated skirt is lovely. It has florals, pleats and a subtle pattern that matches with a lot of neutral tops. At under $20, it’s a steal at JCPenney. Pair it with a crisp button down shirt in a neutral color like this one from Banana Republic. This outfit will look nice with any basic black skimmers or ballet flats you probably already have in your closet.
An Artistic Floral Dress with Cutout Wedges
While florals are often part of spring’s fashion lineup, Harper’s Bazaar notes this year’s trend has beautiful flowers that might possibly be off of an artist’s canvas. If you don’t have one already, an artistic floral dress with “realistic blooms” or “needlepoint” details is spot-on for spring. Due to its dramatic floral pattern, Anthropologie’s Caravane Tunic Dress in coral doesn’t need a lot of accessories. However, wedges with cut-outs in the heel would be the perfect shoe addition.
With my birthday coming up, I’m sure a few of these cute spring outfits, or at least something similar, will make it into my closet.
More from Melissa:
5 Must-Have Spring Fashion Trends for 2014
How to Transition Your Wardrobe From Winter to Spring
How to Wear Summer Dresses in the Winter