Who wants to talk about fashion trends today?

So let’s dig in there and let’s talk about kind of the newest and most exciting trends for Spring 2020. Hi, ladies, welcome. I cover the trends every season.

it is a topic that I think is exciting and it’s new and it’s fresh. So as with all trends, I don’t think you have to wear them. It’s just totally up to you. Whatever jives with your style. Whatever feels comfortable to you. Whatever really fits and flatters your body. You should always think about your body type first and trends are secondary.

So if you haven’t already kind of drilled down and figured out your body shape, you ought to go back and

Read my body shape series and where I explain to you in great detail how to determine your body type. That is an invaluable resource that you all should take advantage of,

Every season, I take a look at the trends. I like to know what’s going on. I like to know what’s new and fresh, but then I’m going to cherry-pick and I’m going to select the ones that again, work for body shape and also speak to me, my preferred aesthetic and my preferred style.

So take it all with a grain of salt Not all of it’s gonna work for everybody. We’re just shopping ’em. We’re shopping for trends. I love that. So I’m gonna give you the rundown. I’m gonna give you the top 10 and then you decide which trend you like best for your body shape, your budget, and also, which ones you want to shop. The first one is to crochet everything. Crochet is huge. It was huge on the runways, and it will definitely be big this spring. An easy way to try a crochet trend is to do a crochet swim coverup or a crochet top. Obviously these are sheer tops, kind of like the one I have on right now, and all you do is exactly what I’m doing here. You put on a top underneath so you don’t see all your lady parts underneath, right?

So just be thinking about the undergarment with crochet pieces, but I feel like it adds a lot of texture to your looks. You have kind of a basic look. It’s really great to add that textured piece.

And I think crochet’ wearable regardless of age, as long as you keep I tasteful with the undergarments and you really kind o strategically select pieces that are right for your body shape. So that’s trend number one.

Trend number two is the color scarlet. Ooh, I love this color. It is a bright, cherry red. Just the most beautiful red. And it looks good on so many different skin tones. So try red. Play around with it. It’s such a statement power color. It’s such a beautiful standout color.

If you’re going to something special and you really wanna kill it, knock it out of the park in the style department, go with a bold color like this. Step out of that comfort zone. Give it a whirl. Other colors that were really popular on the runways are mint green. I don’t know about that one for me. Orange, pink, I am in love with pink as many of you already know. Yellow, I love yellow. I especially love yellow on blondes. The pale yellow and then the deeper yellows are so good on other ski tones and other hair colors. Neon, oh, my word. That one I actually remember wearing in the 80s. And now it’s back.

I think how you could incorporate that if you want to is getting a pair of slingback pumps in neon yellow or neon pink, or maybe trying a pop o neon with an accessory, a handbag or a pair of earrings. Something like that.  Just maybe one little tiny piece of neon. And then another color, the Pantone color, is classic blue. That’s more like Nantucket blue. Just a really traditional blue.

The third trend is probably the toughest to wear for just about everybody, hot pants. And by hot pants, I mean Daisy Dukes times two. They’re actually shorter than Daisy Dukes. Actually, they really look like a swimsuit bottom in the form of a pair of shorts.  So I’m not sure where you’re going in these. Maybe you’re down in South Beach and you’re rocking the pool scene in South Beach in your hot pants, or the club scene. But other than that, I really don’t know where you’re wearing them. I’m not gonna try ’em, jus saying, full disclosure. Not gonna do it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try them. If you are feeling like you wanna rock those hot pants then you do it. You get those hot pants on and you strut your stuff.

The fourth trend is along the lines of the hot pants, but a little less crazy,

and that is a bra top. It is exactly what it sounds like. A bra top. Abra as a top. If you’re like me and you’re like, “I’m probably not gonna wear a bra top,” a way that you can actually interpret this trend that’s much more wearable is to have a lacy bra peeping out from a camisole or peeping out from closed blazer or jacket. That’s a very wearable way to try this trend. I think that for full-on bra top, that again is going to be challenging, I think regardless of your age. I think you have to pretty much have your ducks in a row with your body. But I think there are modifications to this that make it much more wearable than just having that bra peeping out. Maybe not wearing it as a solo top. I think it’s, another way you could try it is by wearing the bra to underneath something sheer. That might make you feel more comfortable, too. So those are two pretty wearable options for the bra top.

The next trend I wanna talk about is spring leather, and this one is probably my favorite. Well, not probably, it is my favorite. I love leather, faux leather, so I’ve talked about a lin before that I really enjoy. It’s a line, a designer from Budapest Her line is called Nanushka. Her pieces are fabulous, o I have two tops now by Nanushka. I just like to say it, sorry, Nanushka. They’re exquisite, I love them. I feel like they’re so special and they’re perfect out to dinner, “I wanna feel special” tops. They do run a bit shorter so that’s a consideration. When I wear my Nanushk tops, said it again, I always do a high-rise pan or jean to kind of make sure that I’m covered there I the midriff department. So that’s a consideration. If you have a really long torso, the fit on those tops ma be totally off for you, but if you have a proportionate upper body or even a shorter upper body, those are gonna be just fabulous on you. Another fun element to the spring leather is it’s all colors. A rainbow of colors. You’ve got ivory, beige, brown-black, pink, orange, yellow. Every color, faux leather, so cool, love it. Makes everything edgy, bu in those lighter colors, definitely a little more feminine and spring-like.

Next trend is one of those where, man, for me to do it, I’m really gonna have to be stepping out of my comfort zone, and that is tropical print. Versace in the modern version of her now-infamous Versace dress from the year 2000 that was quite plunging in the front with this really bold tropical print. dress by the way, in that moment, was the reason that Google created Google Images, which is just crazy because so many people searched for Jennifer Lopez in that dress. She did a current version of that dress very recently and that, I think, has something to do with this resurgence of tropical prints. I can totally see any of us rocking a tropical print on vacation, so it’s the perfect vacation print. I call it vacation camo. But if wanna wear it in your day-to-day, maybe you do something simple like just maybe you try a top, or maybe you do a caftan with jeans. That would be really chic. You could play around you can find ways I think to incorporate it into your everyday wardrobe this spring.

Next up, you’ve got 60s and 70s inspired prints. Big bold prints, the loud

colors, giant shapes. And the only thing you gotta think about with prints in general, and But anyway, when you want to look smaller, you do a smaller scale print. So the tricky part about these bigger bolder prints that harken back to the 60s 70s are that they’re not as forgiving as a smaller scale print. It’s going to call more attention to wherever you put it. So just be thinking about that. So if you’re like,

“Yeah, I really love my chest and upper body,” maybe you do the crazy print on top. Or if you like our inverted triangle and the lower body is the smaller part and you want to balance it out a bit, you could do a big bold print, tropical print or 70s, 60 print on your lower half, and that’s how you can balance out that proportion. So being very strategic about where you place the prints is a good thing to think about. If you really love prints this is your moment.

The next trend I want to talk about is sequins, and I feel like sequins are always in. Just sometimes they’re more in than normal, and right now, they are huge. and it’s not just your typical sequins. It’s muted sequins an different colored sequins. I have a sequined white blazer I love. I have sequined dresses. I have sequined pants. Anything sequined, so cool, so great. And for spring, you may want to think about lighter colors, more feminine colors with your sequins, and making them wearable for daytime. So maybe you do, like wear a lot my white blazer for daytime that is also sequined, so you can incorporate some sequin pieces into your daytime wear, just be a bit strategic about it. Maybe when you’re selectin that sequined piece, you think about that. “Is it wearable for day? “Is this something I can incorporate “into my daily wardrobe?” Next up is the shorts suit, and I definitely mentioned this last year I believe, because I talked about the yellow short suit I wore to a blogger conference that I absolutely love. But the new version of the shorts suit is that shorts in any length really. So not just a shorter short. We’re talking about Bermuda length, like knee-length. And then even wider leg shorts as well.

Those are really on-trend. I really don’t see that working in many people’s office environments, but if you have a really progressive environment or if it’s a fashion environment, that is definitely a trend you can jump on. And then I think just thinking about maybe rocking your shorts a little bit more this spring-summer and thinking about investing in a pair of longer shorts because that’s going to be really flattering on most of us. So maybe playing around and trying with different short lengths for spring-summer and maybe reserving those shorts suits for something a little more fun like dinner out or you’re going to a party. It’s really unexpected and cool to wear a pair of shorts suit. That’s how you can kind o work it into your wardrobe

if you can’t wear it to the office. And the last trend I wanna talk about are corsets. Here’s another one where it’s

a little bit tricky to wear. You really have to be drawn to this trend to try it. It’s also tricky the fit through the bust. But I did see it layered a lot on the runway, so it wasn’t just the corset on its own. It was a corset under a jacket or a corset under a beautifully draped long-line blazer, or a corset layered over a simple white tee.

There are ways that you can make it more tasteful and interesting and make it more wearable for you and more practical. Also, there are a lot of dresses with the corset top detailing, and that’s a really cool look as well. If you have a special thing coming up you could always look for a corset dress as a very fashion-forward pushing the envelope, risk taking-type piece. Still going strong, we’re gonna talk about those things because a lot of times I’ll do this video and you’ll be like “Well what about animal print,” and, “What about this?” And, “What about this? “What about this?” If they make the list, it doesn’t mean that they’re not on-trend. It just means it’s not new, okay? So you’ve still got

giant statement sleeves. You guys remember the pink dress I wore to another conference recently?

I love that dress and the sleeves are just like, “Whoa.” They’re so big, I love ’em. So sleeves, huge, puffy shoulder, puff sleeve. Any kind of sleeve building detail. White’s still real white-hot, going strong. Polka dots, still very on-trend. Chunky boots, moto boots, combat boots. Those are still very popular and on-trend, especially paired with really feminine dresses like floral print dresses. Bucket bags, still very on-trend.

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