Spring is finally here (if you are in the northern hemisphere, at least)! It’s time to shake up your wardrobe and welcome the sunny season with some fresh pieces. Here are some on-trend ideas to get you started on your new spring look.
1. The midi dress
A midi dress or skirt refers to any length of the skirt, from a couple of inches below the knee to three or four inches above the ankles. Women’s midi dresses are an extremely versatile item that you can pair with a jacket, tights, and boots for colder and rainier days or wear with a pair of sandals or flats, sunglasses, and a cowboy hat for when the sun is shining. Fashion and beauty journalist Lois Joy Johnson recommends choosing midi dresses and skirts that come to just above or just below your calf and avoiding ones that sit right in the middle of the curve of your calf to obtain the most flattering look.
2. The clogs
Gone are the days when clogs were reserved exclusively for those who needed hard-wearing shoes for work. Crocs may have introduced the concept of clogs as casual wear as well as workwear, but others are now taking things further and creating beautiful clogs that make a fashion statement without compromising on comfort. For example, check out the Tilly clogs by Kork-Ease, for example, which have a foam-and-cork footbed for comfort and a grippy outer sole to make sure you don’t slip. They also come in a variety of colors, perfect for pairing with different outfits. Remember, always choose footwear that serves a practical as well as an esthetic purpose—life is too short to be spent with aching feet!
3. The retro sunglasses
As far as sunglasses go, it seems that this spring, the past has come back to the future. Manufacturers across the globe are taking the round, thin metal-framed sunglasses that were made popular by former Beatle John Lennon and reimagining them through bright colors and alternative materials. Take, for instance, a pair of sea-green sunglasses by Warby Parker, which are made from a mixture of cellulose acetate and stainless steel; they are the perfect way to add another splash of color to your spring outfits while keeping your eyes safe from excess UV rays. When choosing a pair of sunglasses, remember to go for lightweight ones, especially if you are going to be mounting thick prescription lenses onto the frame. If your glasses are too heavy, they will slide down your nose at every turn, and there are few things more annoying than having to keep pushing your glasses back up and getting the lenses all smudged in the process!
And now for the bonus part…
Guess what? A midi dress, a pair of stylish clogs, and a pair of retro sunglasses go extremely well together! To complete your retro spring look, push your hair back using a scarf instead of a headband and tuck a flower behind your ear.