March 28th, 2006 20:21 EST
Spring Fashion Essentials
As the temperature rises it is time to put away those heavy sweaters, dark colors and black boots to begin shopping for this year`s spring trends. With so many options, from pastel to bright colors, high heeled shoes to flats, slim pants to dresses, bangle bracelets to large belts, very small handbags to oversized ones, the key point this season is to find the right items that will match your size and lifestyle without being a fashion victim.
Try buying first the essentials such as lace camisoles and colorful blouses. Springs colors will allow you to wear a lot of natural colors such as taupe, classic white and nude. On the other hand, colors such as pink, green, blue, and red are in " for spring too.
Mixing a pair of skinny jeans with a knit top layered over a tee and a platform heel will create the perfect look for the breezier day. Skirts and dresses with bows, lace accents, and bold prints are also essentials this season. A kimono dress will look prefect for the daytime at work as it can do well in the evening accessorized with large bangle bracelets and hoop earrings.
Another great option this season are the gaucho pants that can look good in various silhouettes. The gaucho pants can be matched with a sailor shirt for a sharp look or you can create a youthful style pairing with a crochet camisole and a cropped jacket, plus a crocodile or a metallic oversized bag.
Don`t be afraid to wear neon color prints, polka-dot, floral and ethnic designs. These items can be easily matched with the pastel colors. Try wearing a white cuffed short with an ethnic print camisole and a metallic thong sandal to show off your sense of style in this updated look for springtime. For a casual look, you can`t go wrong this season by also pairing the metallic thong sandals with a pleated skirt and a tank top. If trying to maintain a sleeker look, try changing the thong sandals and putting on the popular platform shoes or a pair of wedges. Kitten hilled shoes and flats are other comfortable choice this season although wedges and platform are definitely favorites. Those shoes can add a fashionable flair to any white suit.
Springtime is a great time to let your clothes show off your style in comfortable and easy to wear fabrics. Don`t worry about buying everything that you see. Remember , accessories are stronger than ever this season, so a great way to update your look is by checking your closet and finding out what are the items you already have that can be paired with few new accessories and shoes to keep you fashionable without going bankrupt.
Note: The author of this article is no longer affiliated with theSOP