But whether you've been wearing your spring fashions for a while or are still stuck in a sweater - this week we're translating the spring trends that have been going on. The hits and misses. What you should definitely incorporate into your wardrobe, what you can tweak, and what to avoid like the pox.
According to Kaboodle.com, these are some of the items you simply can't live without this spring.
Can't live without? I'm sorry. I couldn't live WITH myself if I walked down the street trying to look like Lindsay Lohan. I have no problem with straw hats, sun protection is a must, but the comparison to this actress, whose taste in clothing the last several years I greatly dislike, kind of killed the fedora for me. Besides - what is the narrow brim of a fedora supposed to do for me?
Choose a sunhat that actually provides some protection and wear it knowing you're staving off wrinkles just a little longer.
Yep. Love their suggestion of a breezy scarf! It helps during those wonky weeks when it's gusty and chilly early on in the day and warm later.
When choosing a "breezy" scarf make sure that adjective fits both the material and color. A light springy color in heavy wool will not work.
A bright handbag.
Somehow, this navy blue bag doesn't seem to fit the "bright" description.
THIS little number from DSW, on the other hand, says "I'm loving spring!"
Bright without being boisterous. Choose a color you love and use it for many years until it gives up the ghost.
A definite two thumbs up! But for the love of your wardrobe do NOT choose this dowdy pair that Kaboodle went with. Oy!
A strappy nude sandal will work with any outfit, makes your legs look loooong, and is much more flattering than these stumpy dumpy heels.
Try a pair like this...
Don't forget - when choosing a nude heel, make sure it's YOUR nude.
Skin tones vary greatly. Choose a nude that closely matches your leg. Do NOT assume that a "dark tan" shoe will somehow make your legs look tan. Doesn't work that way.
A neon watch.
Maybe. I enjoy fun wrist wear, but if you don't collect watches like bracelets, then a trendy watch may quickly find its way to the forgotten corner of your accessories box and then it's just wasted money.
A classic trench.
Of course! A must-have in every wardrobe because it is so unbelievable versatile.
But it you want to incorporate a little more color and fun into your wardrobe...
Try a short trench in a kicky color. Like this delightful little number from Nick & Mo on sale at Nordstrom right now for $38!