Spring fashions warm the heart and the soul
By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times
Alas, I did not make it into the tents at New York’s Fashion Week (it’s irrelevant that I didn’t have a ticket). However, I stayed well connected through my favorite bloggers, Instagram and the web. There were so many simple spring trends featured that can easily go from runway to reality. The following are a smattering of my favs:
BLACK & WHITE: I didn’t realize that black and white ever went OUT of style…but, apparently it is back in a big way. This black and white suit from Calvin Klein also features the side tuxedo stripe that is appearing in everything from dress pants to denim.
BOLD STRIPES: Again, stripes scream “classic” to me but the Spring 2013 twist is thicker, bolder widths in bright colors. I love this look from Michael Kors paired with a white skinny jean and ballet flat.
RUFFLES: This soft, romantic style creates instant femininity. Ralph Lauren’s version in a plunging, bright turquoise is the perfect Girls Night Out blouse! (minus the beret in Kennett Square, please)
LEATHER: DKNY featured sumptuous lightweight leather. Dresses and pants in this always-sexy fabrication ruled the runway this year. A skirt is the most forgiving way to wear leather in the warmer months. I envision a white tank, caramel leather skirt, strappy sandal and tons of jewelry. Perfection.
With the constant barrage of wintry precipitation, spring fashion is like a ray of warm sunshine!