5 Spring Trends That You Can Wear Multiple Ways

The moment that we get a bit of sunshine, I am READY for spring. As a personal stylist who was born and bred in sunny California, I can’t help but have lots of love for warm weather fashion. It’s easy. It’s feminine. It’s functional. Having been in Seattle nearly 15 years, I find myself struggling with late winter/ early spring. You know it, that time of year when you desperately want to wear spring colors and pieces, but it’s still cold and often rainy.

Lucky for us all, there are ways to introduce spring early this year. Below are some of my favorites. I’ve also included some outfit photos from real Poplin clients. Every item on an image works with every other item to create multiple outfits. These aren’t perfectly lighted or displayed because the focus is on creating the maximum number of outfits, rather than having each image look perfect. I hope they are useful for you as you integrate these trends into your wardrobe. After all, you don’t need all new pieces. Leverage what you have and you’ll find that old pieces will also feel new again. Enjoy!

5 Spring Trends That You Can Wear Multiple Ways

  1. Botanical or Floral Prints

If I could wallpaper every room in my house with botanical prints, I would. Last year, this trend hit hard and it’s still going. While the weather is cool, you’ll be more comfortable in a botanical print blazer, shirt or dress. When things warm up, try a pair of pants, a jumpsuit or a swimsuit cover up.

This is the blazer shown in the images below.

This is the blazer shown in the images below.

2. A Pastel (or Saturated Feminine Color) Blazer

  1. I am truly obsessed with long line pastel blazers right now. On a recent shopping trip with a client, we hit the gold mine at Aritzia. Every spring, I pine for a suit for spring. Think pink jacket with pink pants. It’s the ideal outfit for a luncheon, a brunch gathering or a fun alternative to traditional suiting if you have a job that calls for that. Go for an ankle length pant to keep it light and feel free to finish things off with a low heel or sneaker. If a suit is too much, just do the blazer with distressed jeans and a sneaker or heel. Another option, joggers or relaxed pants. See what I mean? If pastels aren’t your jam, go for a saturated color that also channels spring. Check out the Modern Twin Set post with more ideas on styling blazers.

3. Sneakers

Set your ankle boots aside and enjoy a fun spring sneaker. Go with white (if it isn’t actually raining outside), a fun color or print.

Poplin client Amanda in her Sophisticated, Fun, Aggressively Whimsical style. See her  story.

Poplin client Amanda in her Sophisticated, Fun, Aggressively Whimsical style. See her story.

Poplin client Gretchen in her Approachable, Sexy, Effortless style. See her  story.

Poplin client Gretchen in her Approachable, Sexy, Effortless style. See her story.

Poplin client Gretchen in her Approachable, Sexy, Effortless style. See her  story.

Poplin client Gretchen in her Approachable, Sexy, Effortless style. See her story.

4. A Vest

Layering a vest is a great way to mix things up, especially if you’ve been wearing cardigans, sweaters or jackets for the last several months. This post on how to wear a vest can help.

Poplin client Ann in her Banana Republic meets Southwest Chic Style. See her  story.

Poplin client Ann in her Banana Republic meets Southwest Chic Style. See her story.


5. Light Wash or Bleached Denim

In case you’ve been trying to identify more 90’s inspired trends, this one will be hard to miss this spring and summer. Remember to keep your personal style and body type in mind when selecting your pieces. If you carry your weight on the bottom, you’ll be happier with a light colored or bleached denim jacket or chambray shirt. If you don’t opt for jeans. Or, if you simply adore light wash jeans, but they don’t seem to be working, consider a different cut. Often a wider leg, a flare or a kick crop will flatter you more. A higher rise minimizes your stomach.

As alway, let me know how it goes!