“Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.” _Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
Today is the first official day of spring. I’m so excited! I’ve been ready to step away from Chicago’s winter wear. To me, spring is the like the screen door being opening to summer. When a new season changes it allows for new colors, new trends and yes new purchases, lol.
Photo: FASHION COLOR TREND REPORT
Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at NY Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. With color on the catwalk a key indicator of the color stories, we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design. The Spring 2018 palette concedited of 12 top colors. Those top colors are Meadowlark, Cherry Tomato, Little Boy Blue, Chili Oil, Pink Lavender, Blooming Dahlia, Arcadia, Ultra Violet, Emperador, Almost Mauve, Spring Crocus and Lime Punch.
Pantone says “The Spring 2018 palette encourages a sense of fun and playful release. With an air of complexity and distinctiveness, we find ourselves in a sanctuary of color that is ideal for some more unique and dramatic color mixing.” This really speaks to my whimsical glam fashion style. Of the 12 top colors, the muse for my spring opening look is arcadia.
The color arcadia hints at retro yet at the same time modern, Arcadia is a cooler, cleaner take on green that with its tinge of blue undertone takes us into a new direction for the spring 2018 season.
Photo: Vogue Marc Jacobs Fall ’18
Clearly, I didn’t want to go with the standard its spring look with the pattern of flowers, lol. As a result, I decided to start spring off by color blocking. I saw this Unique 21 Hero suit and I got all the Marc Jacobs Fall ’18 ready to wear vibes. To be creative with color I went with a bright purple makeup bag as a clutch. In addition, I completed by adding a pair of Sam Edelman pointed toe pumps.
With the change in seasons, now is a perfect time to try something new with your fashion. For example, if you don’t have any bright colors in your wardrobe try adding a single solid item of color as a staple piece. Swap out your traditional black sweater for a yellow jacket. Many of us have our favorite work shoes. Try replacing that brown flat with a dark purple flat (depending on the color many will think they’re black but you’ll know better, lol). Or work color in with your accessories. I love a good fedora. This burgundy fedora is affordable and just what spring ordered.
Spring Into Style Collaboration
I did this post as part of a collaboration with 2 other plus size style bloggers. We wanted to showcase how plus size women of different shapes and sizes can welcome spring into their wardrobe in multiple ways. You can find more plus size spring styling with Shamika of froplusfashion.com and Ashley of fabellis.com. This group brings diversity with our style and fashion vision. If you’re looking for style inspiration you’ll definitely find it here.
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