Story by Stacie Money, Spring 2014
After an exceptionally cold and dreary winter, spring fashion trends are most certainly welcome. Whether you want to go all out with the latest trends or just add a few things to your existing wardrobe, these ideas range from fun and flirty to romantic or even professional enough for work. Take a look and see if any of these spring trends fit your personality or style...or just take a risk, and try something new!
Work & Play
Manageable heels, a statement necklace, and an outfit that works with or without the jacket can easily take you from the office to the evening. Mix and Match with different prints, handbags, and jewelry and you have multiple options from your own closet.
Floral patterns don't have to mean all sweetness and romance. This season gives you options with a modern take on florals. Delicate floral can be found on lightweight fabrics and have a flowing and romantic look. If that is just not you, step it up a notch with vibrant florals...bold prints, sleek lines, and bright colors. Another way to go is mismatched florals. They may sound hard to pull off, but they are easy to find on garments and you don't have to do anything but add the right heels for the outfit.
Bring on the bright shades with neon colors this season. Not sure how to wear neon? Use the colors that normally look great on you and amplify them! Is pastel peach your signature color? Try a vibrant coral. Is navy a color that works the best for you? Give electric blue a try. If you want to try the look out before you go all out, a pop of neon may be all you need with a great statement piece. Put on your favorite tailored white shirt and jeans, add your neon statement piece, and you are ready to go.
White on white on white...how does one pull that off? Be on the lookout for cut-out lace, lightweight leather, sheer layered tops, and tailored pants. If you pick the right separates, you'll end up with an exceptionally stylish look. You can always add a touch of color with your jewelry, belt, handbag, or shoes. Try it - we love this look!
Embrace the Lace
Nothing says femininity like a touch of lace...and this season is the time to try it out. Lace is everywhere -all-lace sheer tops and dresses with an underlay, trimming out jackets, folded over the edge of short boots, embellishing the pockets of jeans. Whether its crochet, knitted and knotted, embroidered lace, or a more traditional lace, it can be beautiful and easy to wear. Lace can simply be an embellishment to an outfit or you can go all out, all lace. Both are equally easy to find this season.
At Fringe, we pride ourselves on having the latest style and showcasing them for you through our displays. If you ever have any questions about a style you are looking to try or need someone to help you find that perfect piece, just ask. Our employees love to shop...whether it's for themselves or for our customers - and they are good at it. Drop by Fringe and see what's new. Since we put out 300-500 items every day, it's like a different store every time you walk in the door!
Story by Stacie Money
Owner of Fringe Consignment in Opelika