Every now and then I like to pretend I am a fashionista. I pick up a style magazine for the new season to see what is on trend. I recently picked up In Style Magazine for March as it was touting what we can look forward to in spring 2019. I am going to preface this post by saying that I like to be stylish yet age appropriate. I do not want to be a 63 year old woman acting like she is 30. Mainly I want to know what colors are big for spring as well as the trend in shoes and handbags.
My first thought on paging through In Style was that PINK is here for spring. The Pantone color of the year is coral but it seems most of the designers took the coral to pink. I love the color pink and I think it is flattering on most women. Really light blue and lavender are also popular for spring. Of course pastels just seem to say spring to me. I remember Easter Sundays when I was a girl and how we were all dressed in Pastels for church. The white Patent leather shoes came back out and if you were truly fancy you wore little white gloves. Just another reminder of how time has changed as Sunday is just another day and Easter is not celebrated as it was in yesteryear.
Alright you ladies who were teens in the 70s you will be glad to hear that you can pull out that blue eye shadow and rock it in the spring. Bold eye shadow is the in thing apparently. I tended to wear a green/gold eye shadow as I have blue green eyes and that looked best on me. Remember when everyone rimmed their eyes with dark blue liner?
And if you liked the 80s....bold colors and color blocking is back. Also neon is in favor this spring. Although most stylists say that a little neon goes a long way so calm it down with a jacket please.
Florals are also in style. From big to small scale, lots of floral designs were seen on the runway at Fashion Week. Polka Dots are also making a come back.
Shoes tend to the Booties that have been in favor for a while. Cowboy boots are also on trend...even with dresses and shorts. Oh and shorts are back and they tend to look like the preppy 80s styles. Truly what is old is new again.
Purses lean to the sporty look with lots of straw bags being shown in New York I have a pretty pink purse that I picked up on sale last fall so it is waiting patiently in my closet for Easter. I also have my Easter outfit as well. It is a light teal dress with a matching paisley cardigan with some pink in it. I will be right on trend for one day anyway!