Spring is the perfect time to pick up a beautiful new dress or skirt and blouse ensemble. You'll have a great outfit to wear to church, out to brunch with your family or to your grandma's house for dinner. Festive new clothing makes the celebration that much more special. As you start shopping for the upcoming Easter holiday, consider the following spring 2014 trends.
Updated pastels Coral, green, blue, purple and pink pastel shades are everywhere in stores these days. With hip designers including Rebecca Taylor, Jason Wu and Parbal Gurung providing a refreshing, modern take, you won't feel as though you're wearing a suit straight out of the 80's. Look for pencil skirts, cropped jackets and oversized blazers.
Bright florals Regardless of your style, you can find a simple, chic way to incorporate a bright floral piece into your Easter outfit. Make sure to choose flowered patterns carefully so that the print doesn't overwhelm or distract from the overall effect of the outfit. Keep it comfortable with a maxi dress, go right from mass to a trendy cafe in a modest but flattering cocktail dress or pull an entire outfit together with a light jacket or coat.
Bold prints Fashion designers are having a lot of fun with bold prints this spring. You can find everything from 60's inspired retro prints to embroidered foliage to romantic lace to delicate flowers. If you're not interested in print, there are lots of vibrant solid tones as well. Look for prints that will coordinate with your softer spring pastels. Keep your eye out for two-tone dresses. You get two amazing colors in one great piece to keep things springy and simple!
Form-fitting cuts As you try on varying pieces during your spring shopping, when in doubt, go for the form-fitting cut over a looser cut. It will accent just the right places and hide less desirable features for an optimal aesthetic. Look for versatile pieces such as suit jackets and lightweight cropped coats in classic neutrals and soft pastels that you can pair with multiple spring outfits.