March was in and out like a lion, with a throw back to winter in a lot of cities this past weekend. But now that April is here, we can officially herald in spring style with abandon. To make sure we don’t go too crazy, and always look fashionable, we called in the specialists from Nordstrom for help. Here we come spring style!
Honey stylist, Andrew Holden, collaborated with Nordstrom to create their Spring 2016 catalogue with only the freshest, brightest and prettiest looks for warmer weather. And as we were pouring over every single glossy page to make our shopping list, Holden gave us quick hits to make sure we put into our cart with every stylish mouse click or credit card swipe:
FLIRT WITH FLORALS
The floral prints this season are not for shrinking violets. Go BOLD and BRIGHT or go home.
Pair it with flowing silk pants or soft denim then stand out accessories like rounded sunglasses to complete the look.
Shop this style with designers: Hinge, Dolce & Gabbana, Erdem, Coach, Cupcakes and Cashmere
DO THE WHITE THING
Be fearless and try a top to toe mix of the subtle spectrum of LIGHT and BRIGHT shades on offer. Dazzling WHITE, BONE, BEIGE and beyond ….. It can even be worked in with textures like lace and suede to give your outfit added dimension.
(Just remember to budget a little extra for your dry cleaning and laundry bills).
Shop this style with designers: Celine, Calvin Klein, 1.State, Madewell, Halogen
The Saddle Bag is the must have versatile bag of the season. The sporty design elevates even very femme styles as spring’s most directional bag. It can be worn either cross body for a utility vibe, or on the shoulder, for a touch of 70’s chic.
Shop this style with designers : Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Coach, Vince Camuto, Sole Society
GIVE THEM THE COLD SHOULDER
Shoulders are the new erogenous zone for Spring 2016. Bare them with pride using either ‘off the shoulder’ or ‘peekaboo’ styles. Give feminine styles like peasant tops and ruffles an edge with these peaks of skin and cut-outs.
Other designers to reference: Erdem, Proenza Schouler, Topshop, Theory
Keep the heels chunky this season for a trend that’s both incredibly cool ……. AND kind to ankles.
Runners up for “shoe of the season” are breezy booties with stacked heels or artisan-inspired sandals with details like braids, fringe and tassels in tawny colors.
Shop this style with designers: Kensie, 3.1 Philip Lim, Michael Kors, Jason Wu, Franco Sarto, Eileen Fisher