Spring is coming. It is! It’ll be here next month! I know it’s hard to fathom, as many of us are entombed in snow and dealing with sub-zero temperatures for weeks and even months on end.
So let’s put on our happy faces (fake it if you have to) and look at what’s around the fashion corner when we can put the snowsuits away and life gets a little prettier.
According to the experts, expect some power shoulders from the '80s and then a real throwback to the '70s, with tie-dye, gingham, flowing dresses and plenty of big florals.
These are great styles for any figure. Cinch in to show off a tight tum, or let it go with the flow, if your prefer loose and comfortable but still want a fashion flair. A safari theme is also joining in, with chic greens and tans for a cooler look.
All these fashions sound great but all that color and pattern might swallow a woman whole. How will you look in a dress that has fifty shades of color? And a few stripes and buttons to boot?
It’s not hard, once you know your own color palette.
Many of us know what colors are best for us but some of us could do with a little help. Royal blues and purples can look great with darker hair and skin. For others, pastels can set off fair skin and eyes. But other colors can swallow us up or even make us look ill, casting an uncomplimentary pallor to the skin.
Collegefashion.net tells us that the best way to know which colors look best on us has everything to do with our skin tone. And our tone is divided up seasonally. Depending on our coloring, each woman has a winter, spring, summer or autumn palette.
Blue- and brown-eyed brunettes with darker skin tend to look good in navy and gray and would be considered as having a winter palette. More colors include rich gem colors, royal blue, purple, emerald green and turquoise. Natural blondes with pale coloring (skin and eyes) would go for summer colors — light, colorful, especially blues, greens and grays.
A typical “spring” woman has light hair, skin and eyes and can shine in light, soft colors like rose, light purple light green, cream and powder blue. Her darker haired and eyed spring sister looks great in rich, dark colors like navy blue, purple, and rich yellows and turquoise.
More colors to try out this spring are khaki and lots of other greens. Since the runways have been filled with the safari look, this is a perfect combination.
With all the forthcoming florals, prints and ginghams, there will be plenty of spring colors in the mix. Go for the ones that suit your skin tone and natural hair color.
Even if your coloring isn’t typically “spring”, there’s something for everyone this spring.
If your season is summer, you may have pale eyes, hair and skin, and you’ll typically look great in light and powered colors like powder blues and pinks, light grays, light greens and soft pastels. Other great summer looks include “dusty” colors like rose, purple and blue.
A favorite season of many — autumn — looks great on women with “warm” coloring like auburn, golden and honey blonde, brown or hazel eyes and a skin color that runs from light gold to dark.
Fall colors will also be warm — think golds, browns, reds, oranges, creams and greens.
Believe it or not, it’s only a matter of weeks until spring. Eat well, exercise often and enjoy the coming season in style!
Popsugar.com. Fashion. Trends. “The 10 Runway Trends You'll Be Wearing This Spring.” Web. Retrieved Feb 15th, 2015.
Collegefashion.net. Fashion Tips. Hoe to Find Your Perfect Colors. Web. Retrieved Feb 15th, 2015.
Edited by Jody Smith