Spring fashions have been in the stores for months now, but the weather’s been distinctly uninspiring, so except for a trip to look at dresses earlier in the year, I’ve avoided the stores and postponed my usual fashion update. I have purchased some clothes this year, however-I am on a dress kick and satisfied my cravings online; mostly with the Boden catalog. (some of my purchases at the end of this post)
But my new dress wardrobe is not the subject here; no, I want to take you to my Macy’s for a look at the trends this spring. Trends identified? Color, specifically orange, blue, and pink. Polka dots. “Festival” garb, including jumpsuits. Black and white graphics and flowers. Lace. See-through. Short trench coats in bright colors.
I want to start by explaining the title of this piece-what is the code? It took me a while to figure out, but when I noticed the deliberate pairing of orange and blue in every department, a light went on in my head. As you recall, orange was a big trend last year. Maybe they didn’t sell all of it, or maybe they realized that showing it against blue made it fly off the shelves. This year the pairing is all over the store.
Dresses and skirts
Of course there was plenty of orange on its own, incorporating some of the other trends, including lace, see-through, and maxis.
More bright colors are also on display, including pink, which is big, and shows up in lace, maxi, see-through and a short trench
Yellow, including some unfortunate items
Lacy dresses in green and yellow
Jumpsuits are all the rage as well
Maxis in every color and pattern imaginable
Polka dots (thank goodness for black and white-it never goes out of style-but then unfortunately it seems I could say the same for orange)
Lace (not included in the colors above)
Black and white prints-always classic
The moto jacket is still around-these in white
Some unfortunate prints and mish mash
Another trend-cropped pants! Ugh-especially in denim. Leave the jeans alone
Shoes and bags carried through on some of the themes, including the orange and blue marketing ploy shown above, but also bright colors, also shown above but more here
Neutral shoes are also big, and incorporate some of the other trends, like see-through and lace
Speaking of shoes, I really must mention a personal pet peeve-espadrilles. Love them in theory, but only with a lining to protect my feet from the blistering rope insoles. Is it just me or does that bother you too?
Speaking of me-here are some of the dresses I indulged in this season
From Macy’s-Nine West
Shoes-I am on a suede kick this year-highly recommend Sole Society
Mostly done with boots, but these will take me into summer
And a kick ass suit from Ann Taylor for banking work this summer
That’s it for today. What’s tempting you this spring? Please let me know in the comments-let’s talk.
Thanks for reading.