“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
-A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young
Spring is resiliency; a season of growth, life and warmth after the long, dark, and cold months of winter. Calgary may not agree with this statement until May or June, however the fashion world graciously offers up this spring back into vivaciousness months before Mother Nature. So let’s go for a walk, (not outside… are you crazy?) along the path of Spring Trends 2014; it’s bound to be a fresh jaunt!
Exotic Prints and Kimono Jackets
This print trend will be seen on every garment from pants, blouses, dresses to jackets; us at espy are the most excited about the kimono jacket because of its versatility and wearability. It is the perfect completer piece to take garments from articles of clothing to stylish outfit status. Check out the two ways we styled our favourite Kimono jacket from Kersh to take you from the office to the weekend. Take a further look down at our favourite maxi with an exotic print from Desigual!
Kersh Cocoon Cardigan, $109, Uttam Boutique Navy Dress, $119, Coral Belt, $17, Necklace, $29
Kersh Cocoon Cardigan, $109, Mavi Emma Distressed Boyfriend Jean, $149, The Clothing Company Peach Peplum Top, $49
Desigual Floral Print Skirt, $139, Patrick Assaraf White Pima Cotton Tank Top, $49, Paige Denim Jacket, $259, Pink Floral Necklace, $29
Crop tops, mesh, and sheer blouses. Scared yet? Don’t worry, when there is an espy stylist in your life, there is always a way to interpret trends and re-create them for everyday life. Come see us at espy and we will take this trend from runway to real in a flash!
BB Dakota Mesh Dress, $129
Infinity Bracelet, $23, Studded Bracelets, $39 each
White from Head to Toe
This trend may not be practical for a mom-on-the-go, however it is a trend that in the right situation is very elegant and refreshing. Considering this, we have put together a fabulous head-to-toe white look: to take it from weekend brunch with friends to work-ready for Monday morning, just add a blazer. Be the brightest light this spring with white!
Put the colour elsewhere this season, if you want…
Yes we love our coloured and printed skinnies as much as you do… we were the ones that convinced you to wear them, remember?! So while the trend for denim this season is all about distressing and bleach, always remember that if your pink floral pants make you happy and you are rocking them, then they are still in style! However, we are still very excited about this 90’s resurgence of holes and light-wash denim so see below for our favourite pick!
Mavi Alexa Pineapple Print Denim, $129, Nude Belt, $17, RD Crop Sweater, $49, Necklace, $29
The pineapple print jeans in the style Alexa from Mavi is a favourite of the espy stylists, it combines print and distressing; so if you don’t want to get rid of print yet but still want to join the distressed trend, these are your perfect pair!! Here we have styled them with a crop sweater from RD, a nude belt and a long necklace.
Orange is the new Red and Shiny is the new Matte!!
For makeup that is… Orange is the new bold version of the red lip and adding some shine to your eye makeup is dressing up the matte look from last fall. Do you have a skin complexion? … then yes, there is an orange lipstick to match your skin tone! Just like there are different tones of red lipstick for every complexion, there is also different tones of orange that will work just right for your particular skin-tone. Come see Tala to find your perfect shade of orange and perfect addition of shine for your fresh Spring Face!
So hopefully by now you have been revitalized by the fresh air of Spring Fashion Trends; so keep in mind that the cold and snow-covered outside doesn’t equivocate the non-existence of Spring, just come into espy to find it!