Now that it’s March, I feel like we’re in the home stretch. Even though I can tell by looking at the forecast that we’re not out of the woods yet, there’s something about getting into this third month that makes it all so much better. It also means that I can talk about spring clothes without feeling like a weirdo, so let’s do that!
I know I won’t get to abandon my sweaters and boots anytime soon (not that I would ever abandon my boots ANYWAY) but if we could transition into some lighter fabrics, that would be super. Being trapped inside has given me lots of time to think about what delightful things I want to wear this spring, and after parking myself in front of the computer for a while the other day, I noticed some repeats. I don’t pay as much attention to clothing trends as I do Things For The House, but these were alllllll up in my business:
Large florals, lots of white, and gingham! The gingham surprised me the most. I’ve always liked that pattern, but it’s never been very “trendy” in any part of my life that I remember. Large florals have been creeping back for a couple of years, but you can’t escape them now. At first I wasn’t excited about it because I was reminded of all the ugly stuff I wore during my 90s childhood. (True story: I had white denim shorts covered in pink and orange daisies that I chose to wear with a matching bright pink shirt and some gel sandals. This was also when I had a perm.) The flowers around now are less eye-watering and, I think, easier to wear. I’ve noticed a lot of mostly-white outfits this year, too, which is bad news for a messy eater like me. They’re so glamorous that I’m mentioning them anyway for those of you with better hand-eye coordination.
These actually mesh together pretty well for me, so I had an easy time making a cute outfit involving all three of them. I didn’t do white-on-white because I know myself, but I DID go with a plain white blouse and that’s close enough:
I want to go run errands on foot! And stop for an ice cream cone! And then decide to hit the library on my way back to the car because it’s nice out and why not?! Sigh.
What’s your favorite trend this spring? (I also saw animal print continuing its stronghold, a lot of military-inspired details, and the resurgence of bell bottoms and wide leg trousers–ugh.) Who else is excited about gingham? What are you NOT feeling?