Every year, when designers debut their spring or fall collections, women anxiously scroll through their Twitter feeds or flip through Vogue magazine, eyeing the latest fashions. Fashion obsessions in the past over jeggings, riding boots and jean jackets will now focus on bright colors, bold patterns and even military green. Expect to see JCU students wearing shirtdresses, trench coats, military jackets and polo tops this spring.
The shirtdress is great for any occasion – from class to an evening out. The great thing about the shirtdress? It can easily be dressed up or dressed down depending on how you accessorize it.
Sophomore Brianne O’Rourke gave some tips on how you could rock this trend. “The shirt dress allows any girl to feel comfortable and still remain polished while going to class, work or an evening event,” she said. “I believe this dress can be paired with many different accessories, such as a statement necklace or a lavish scarf.”
Shoppers can find these dresses at Forever 21 and H&M in a variety of bright colors to compliment different complexions.
Polo style shirts are coming back this season and designers are looking to bring back the preppy sport look. This look can be rocked several ways by being paired with jeans, colored or patterned chino pants or playful, bold skirts. Any girl can go for this look by pairing it with whatever look they want, as long as the colors of the polo and the bottom color do not clash.
Essential staple pieces are just as prominent this spring as in any season. “A trench coat is always something that you should have in your wardrobe, especially now that I am doing internships and constantly meeting with professionals,” said senior Bethany Elliot. “It’s an easy piece to pair with for class or for going out. I love my clean-cut khaki trench coat, but I am currently in love with the leather trench coats that have been featured on the runways.”
Military green colors have been a staple this season, especially olive green tops and jackets. A military jacket is easy to throw on and pair with your own accessories. The best way to rock this look? Throw on a pair of bold-colored jeans.
Different shades of yellow will also be hot this season. Despite the fact that some yellows may not be a good fit for everyone, the key is to find the hue that compliments your skin tone.
Classic color combinations of black and white as well as blue and white will be featured in textures, patterns and silhouettes for a trendy look.
The tiny checkered pattern, gingham, has made its return, particularly in collections from Diane von Furstenburg and Oscar de la Renta. Although this may not be your typical “fall plaid,” plaid is still staying trendy.
One-shoulder shirts and dresses, particularly for an evening look, will be a popular and more relaxed cut. This style will come in different colors, shapes and patterns to give you a range of options that will fit your personal style. This silhouette is a twist on 2014’s off-the-shoulder look.
All of these looks can be wearable for every fashion lover. Deals can be found at T.J.Maxx, H&M, Gap and Forever 21. If you’re feeling adventurous, go to local consignment stores, where you are sure to find a good deal.
Editor’s Note: Information from Be Global Fashion Network, Examiner.com and Glamour was used in this article.