Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How To: Master the Spring Trends

Happy Tuesday!

Spring officially starts one week from today, yay!!! :)

To celebrate, let's talk about mastering the spring trends:

How To: Master the Spring Trends -

1. Color, color, color!

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I am loving all these beautiful colors -- especially the yellows!

Spring 2012 = PastelsJ Crew Spring 2012 #pastelsPretty Pastels at 3.1 Philip Lim Spring 2012
Spring 2012 Runway

2. Fold-Over Clutch

3. The Bra Top

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I like the idea of a fold-over clutch -- it's a clutch, but it still has enough space to fit all my stuff. ;)


Clare Vivier Fold Over Clutch, $150

Those bra tops are all so cool, but I don't know if I can pull them off...
I like this look, though:


VPL Cropper Bra Top, $145

4. Full Skirts

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I love skirts! And I think a full skirt is very pretty!


Milly Bianca Birch Tree Print Skirt, $295

5. Cummerbund Belts

6. Look sporty!

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I don't use belts that much, but I probably should start getting some cummerbund belts -- it's a great slimming down trick!

Rita Cummerbund Belt
Rita Cummerbund Belt, $198

And I should also start incorporating some "athletic" pieces into my wardrobe.


Thakoon Addition Sport Shorts, $225

7. Boxy Jackets

8. Spring Color Combos

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I don't think I'll ever get rid of my blazers, but I would definitely like to try wearing a boxy jacket.

Grey boxy jacket with leather trimIsabel Marant Boxy JacketMaison Scotch Boxy Jacket
boxy jackets

As for the Spring color combos, I can't wait to try them out!

J. Crew Moodboard! So colorful! #moodboard #jcrew #color #styling #clothes #spring
J. Crew Moodboard

9. Four Basics

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I am more partial to aviator sunglasses, but it'd be cool to have a pair of cats-eye sunglasses too. ;)
And it's always good to have the basics!

Cat eye sunglassesFlappers beware meow #20s #dress
Cats-Eye Sunglasses/ Flapper Dress

a *bright* pencil skirti am lusting after metallic shoes right now...
Bright Pencil Skirt/ Metallic Shoes

I'd love to sport all of these trends this coming Spring!
And we don't always have to spend a lot of money in order to do so -- all it takes is creativity and patience. ;)

Which of these 9 Spring trends do you like the most?
Are you excited for Spring?

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110 comments:

  1. I love pastels. So soft and girly. I am going shopping this weekend and plan to pick up a few pastels for the Spring. And I'm dying to own a fold clutch.

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    1. ooooh, yay, shopping! i can't wait to hear about/ see the stuff you're gonna get! :)

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  2. I love the colors best- those lilacs/ lavenders are so pretty with the yellow!

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    1. i totally agree! the colors are all so beautiful! :)

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  3. I love the floral skirt! So pretty!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  4. I love all the spring pastels! so pretty!!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  5. Loving the pastel colors. I cannot wait for spring! =)

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    1. i love them too! i want a pair. ;)

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  7. LOVE YOUR BLOG <33
    i'm following you
    mind to follow back? :)

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    1. thank you!!!! :D and yes, of course, i'll follow back! :)

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  8. I'm totally loving the pastel trend (btw, this post is great))...i hope i'll find smth that suits me <3 right now i'm looking for a mint blazer (or bag) and a coral/pink skirt <3 hope i find'em :)

    Oh, i already have lots of pastely springy nailpolishes :P haha, here's where i'm not behind :P my collection is quite big!(*shame on me*)

    xo :)

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    1. aww, thank you, i'm so happy you think so! mint and coral are gorgeous colors! :)
      p.s. a girl can never have enough nail polish. ;)

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  9. I'm excited for you :D I know everyone is looking forward to spring ;) These spring fashion is pretty awesome. Like you I am liking the colors, I am not a fan of pastels but that bright yellow is cute. I don't own any yellow clothing item but I think I should try it :D I have been looking for an oversize clutch, I have seen some people use them and it looks classy :D I like that belt, it reminds me of Xena warrior princess :P haha...and the flapper dress. I need one of that..or two. ;) I think the trend is pretty awesome :D I don't think i can pull off the bra top either..If I look like some awesome super model I probably would ;)

    xoxo

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    1. oh gosh, i loooove the bright yellow!!! :) and haha, me too, if i had a nice body then maybe yeah. ;)

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  10. Very informative! Don't forget the high low trend.
    I really need a colorful clutch and a pair of Cats-Eye sunglasses.
    xo

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    1. oh yeah, that trend! ;) i don't completely like it yet, but it's slowly growing on me. :)

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  11. seriously loving all the trends right now.. die over pastels and anything yellow!!! :)

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  12. I love the yellow skirt!!! The color trend is definitely my favorite by far!

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  13. Oh yes, loving these spring trends!! :D
    I love the mint, pastel color that's very popular now. Also, the full skirts are a favorite in my closet already, so at least I'm on that trend. Haha, thanks for sharing all these great trends and ideas! <3

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    1. you're very welcome! i am loving mint color as well, i want to get mint-colored jeans. :)

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  14. just came across your blog and really really like it! :)
    you have a great style!
    i'M definitely following you now and i'd be more than happy if you took a look at my blog and tell me what you think.
    maybe you can become a follower too!? :)
    it would mean a lot to me!
    xxx

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    1. hi! thank you, i'm so happy you like my blog! :D
      thanks for following and of course, i'll visit your blog and follow it too! :)

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  15. Super looking forward to yellows and full skirts also! Super not looking forward to the bra tops. There is no way I could be comfortable or work-appropriate in one of those, sadly.

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    1. haha, i knoooow, i wouldn't be comfortable wearing them either. unless it's kinda like the one above, at least it only shows a tiny bit of skin. ;)

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  16. Oh, very useful post!!! Thank you!

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  17. i love cummerbund belts, foldover bags and pops of color! can't wait for spring.

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  18. all those styles are just so my kind .. love the Retro feel to them, adorable! xo

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  19. I definitely want to jump on the belt bandwagon. They can really make an outfit.

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  20. I agree yellow makes everything better - and I LOVE your yellow sweater in your profile photo!

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    1. yes, yellow definitely makes everything better! ;)

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  21. Amazing post! I am so excited to buy my spring wardrobe!

    xo, H
    http://vous-etes-belle-xo.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks, glad you think so! and i am excited about that too! :)

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  22. Hi, J.Crew moodboard, can I please have everything on those boards!

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    1. hahaha, i knooooow, right?! i want all of that too! ;)

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  23. I am super excited for spring! I like all these trends, but my favorites are the beautiful colors and the skirt!

    --Olivia :)

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  24. LOVE all these Spring trends!!! So pretty

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  25. hey i just came across your blog,i like finding out new blogs,i like your posts,come check out my blog and follow me thru GFC or BLOGLOVIN and i will follow back,cheers


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    1. hi! thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! i'll definitely check yours out too! :)

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  26. I love the fold-over clutches. I'll def be working the full skirts, the pastels and the maybe even the cat-eye glasses! =)
    Kristina J.

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    1. i think you will definitely rock these trends! :)

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  27. So pretty! Love all the brights and pastels for Spring! Can't wait for the weather to get warmer!!

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    davie+erica

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  28. Hi!

    I have tagged you on my blog! 11 Questions Tag thing :)

    Have a lovely day!
    xoxo

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    1. hiii!!! thanks for the tag, i'll be checking that out! :)

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  29. ohh the full skirt is really pretty!! love your picks!

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  30. Awesome trends..don't forget the lacey shorts!

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  31. I am loving the Spring/Summer trends this year!! I especially like the mixture of bold colors with more demure pastels. Thanks for the 'How To' guide...it can get confusing.

    Kristy
    www.mizdragonfly.blogspot.com

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  32. I love your blog....shall we follow each other??????? XXXXX Emily of EL Vintage

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    1. thanks! and yes, i follow your blog! ;)

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  33. What an informative post Mimi, I love looking at the list of spring trends and I think my favorite aspect is the bright colors, especially yellow and all the pastel shades. The four basics was one of my fave pics too

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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    1. yay, i'm glad you think so, dale! :)

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  34. Great post as per usual honey! I love all the bright colours like the purples and yellows, I'm really into yellow at the moment! I like the full skirts too and the belts definitely do look slimming! I think I might just be able to fit all my stuff in one of those bags! I'd know way be able to pull of that bra top though! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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    1. awww, thank you, you're so sweet! i looove the purples and the yellows too! and haha, oh those bra tops! ;)

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  35. What an awesome post, Mimi! I love the pastel color trends -- I just got mint green skinny jeans! And I like the bra top trend, but maybe just when I go to the beach, definitely not for when I go to class, lol!;)

    Love, Belle

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    1. thanks, belle! hahaha, that made me laugh! yeah, i think those bra tops are perfect for the beach. ;)

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  36. YAY SPRING! Thanks for this guide :) xx

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  37. what a great post! I have been trying to only wear color, this week I have been only wearing all brights or all pastels :) xoxo

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    1. thanks, i'm glad you think so! :) and yay, color color color! ;)

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  38. boxy coats are not for me, but i will take any other of these trends. i love all of the pastel colors out now and that cummerbund belt is pretty amazing!

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    1. yeah, i'm not sure i'm all crazy about boxy coats, but i'll give them a try. ;)

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  39. loving the trends except for the bra top.. i'm a believer in leaving something to the imagination ;) xo

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    1. hahaha, so true! that's why i like that look up there -- showing just a tiny sliver of skin. ;)

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  40. love the selection Mimi! great post!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  41. Just discovered your blog, absolutely gorgeous!!! I am obsessed! this breakdown is so cute, I am especially loving that foldover clutch. Check me out if you'd like, have a happy happy FRIDAY!

    xx
    Cat
    flauntandrepeat.com

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    1. aww, thank you!!! and sure, i'll check out your blog too. happy friday! :)

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  42. I love this blog! :-) Loving the feature and absolutely loving the new trends for Spring, I adore bright colours so very happy that i'll be able to wear my bright colours knowing i'm in trend.

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    1. awww, thank you!!! and yes, yay for bright colors! :)

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  43. I love the pastels trend and bra tops!
    chloe-mia.blogspot.com

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  44. I love the cumberbund belt. Total staple.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  45. I need to go shopping! Love everything!!! you have great taste.

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    1. aww, thanks! and i need to go shopping too! ;)

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  46. i am all in love with those pastel colours.

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  47. Folding a big handbag into a clutch sounds original. I like the way it looks too. The bra top trend looks good too but I really doubt I'll be able to pull it off. I'm not daring enough. haha.

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    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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    1. haha, i'm not either, but i'd like to try that one up there -- with a skirt like that, we don't have to show too much skin. ;)

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  48. I love your blog so much!

    Love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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  49. Although I am a Winter babe all the way, I'm also super excited to be dressing up for Spring. I just love all the pastels! I am loving the fold-over clutch and bra top trend. I love sporting skirts as well. ;)

    Lots of love, B
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