Despite the snowy first full day of spring New York had on Wednesday, (for photos see Prima Darling on Instagram) spring is here in spirit if not temperature. The prolonged cold weather buys some more time to continue strategizing the spring wardrobe game plan. With the fall ’18 shows still in mind, there are a few undeniable shifts that beg to be integrated into the new season. Other ideas are classic, sure things that always look fresh. Spring street style images, weather taken last month or years ago nicely illustrate inspiration for a stylish spring whenever it gets here.
Easy Does It
Slouchy easy pants, be it a pajama pant or a loose fitting trouser worn with a roomy shirt spells comfort all day, but as the ladies here prove, style is not sacrificed. Quite the contrary, comfort is cool. Add to the effortless feel with a chunky flat sandal, or in the case of the lead photo, I would do a chunky heeled sandal to continue the seventies feel. The eighties might be the decade of choice right now but I’ll take the seventies of Halston fame any day.
Navy and White
Navy and White are eternal, what better way to ring in spring? It’s fresh, but you don’t feel like you’re on your way to an Easter Parade. Clare Waight Keller (left) could not look chicer in her killer Chloe high waisted pants and navy silk blouse. Little hints of gold jewelry add up to perfection. And speaking of pants, for me it’s all about high waisted this spring. Not to say I won’t wear the mid rise pants I have but all new purchases will be high. (Take note of the khaki trouser in the lead photo as well). A soft navy trench is something I’m on the hunt for, I’m sure it would be indispensable. The white turtle in cotton with a little heft to it is another thing on my wish list.
Going big was all over the fall ’18 runways. It’s a trend that’s been gaining steam for a while now. While I don’t advocate jumping on every trend that comes through town, I do feel that big just looks right at this moment. You must however, tailor it to your own specifics and preferences. One way to easily get the look without going too far out on a limb is to get a big cotton shirt. I recently ran a story on the long cotton shirt, a good place to start, but I’m going to check out men’s shirts, it might be an easier and more economical way to get the look. I’ll let you know what I find. Wear it with a slim pant and kitten heels for your own spring street style run around look. An oversized jacket in a firm fabric like the one on Camille Carrera would instantly update just about everything already in your closet.
Shoe With a Pop of Color
I’m all for the idea of jazzing up an otherwise simple outfit of jeans and a coat, all in neutrals with a hit of color at the foot. Another observation, sensible shoes are having a moment. Why not get a suede loafer or low-heeled pump in a bright color to add a little spice?
Weather it’s long and full, or long and straight, mid calf skirts look new. I love everything about the first image, the full black skirt with a strappy heel that goes up under the skirt, a draped white shell and a chunky necklace. No wonder she’s smiling, she knows she looks great! I have no idea where the clothes came from; maybe in a future story I’ll deconstruct the look with links to all the elements. A long flowery dress is another important piece to contemplate this season. I love how she toughens it up with brogues and a motorcycle jacket. Nothing wrong with a long straight skirt either, worn with a lightweight crew and flats it’s casual yet pulled together. One side note, make sure the hem hits mid calf or longer, no shorter.