Tips to a Lavish Transition into Spring

March 1, 2014 | By More

style314    With frigid temperatures and the bi-weekly snow apocalypses we have had recently, it does not seem like it is time to begin preparing for spring. However, the new season is looming and needs our attention! Coming out of hibernation calls for several things, one of them being a wardrobe adjustment. Notice I said adjustment. The good news about the spring months is that many favorite items can be transitioned over with a few small tweaks.

Shorts, Skirts + Dresses
A fun trend seen the past few winter seasons is opaque tights under trouser shorts. A spring approach to this look would be swapping the tights out for a riding boot. Not sure what to pair with it? Try tucking in a blouse and throwing on a blazer or boyfriend cardigan for a timeless and polished look. Don’t forget to accessorize with a statement necklace, which can always be found at Lavish. The best part is that breaking the bank isn’t a requirement to shop at Lavish. Everything you find will be under $40. Don’t forget, as the temperatures rise, begin weeding out heavier materials such as tweed or wool.

The same principle goes for skirts and dresses. By the end of April, all of those heavier materials should be phased out. With the unstable weather in Arkansas, it’s a safe bet there will be some cool nights when a skirt and boot combination is in order.

If a trendy twist is desired to spice up spring separates, prep school blazers and kimonos are currently taking over the world. If looking for a more timeless and southern belle approved approach, thrown on the ever-faithful jean jacket.

Trends to Try
The late French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent, once said, “fashions fade, but style is eternal.” This is true and should be taken into consideration when deciding what new trends to try.

Color blocking – While it’s not a new idea or fresh trend, it’s an idea that’s not going away any time soon. An easy way to have fun with this and keep it simple is pairing colors of choice with denim. A general rule most use when color blocking is to select colors that are on the opposite side of the color wheel. For example, mustard and cyan.

Floral – Groundbreaking, right? The thing about floral is that it comes back every season, but with a different twist. If it seems a little scary or too 1929, there are still ways to make it work. While a lot of floral silhouette dresses are being seen, a way to tone this down is to wear a solid color skirt, short or even peg pant, and pair it with a blouse in a floral print.

Gold accents + layering jewelry – Gold accents, they’re everywhere. On shoes, jewelry, cellphone cases, everywhere.  A way to dress up any look is to layer jewelry. For example, pairing a statement necklace with stacking rings or a bunch of thin bangles really adds something special.

Leather accents – Thought leather jackets and big hair would be left in decades past? Not quite. If a leather moto jacket isn’t the right option, utilizing the leather accents trend could work. This is most commonly seen as trim on tops, pants and some hair accessories.

When beginning the search for new items, don’t forget about Lavish, nestled in downtown Russellville. Don’t let the name fool you, they offer up-to-trends, a broad range of sizes, affordable prices and a kid and dog friendly atmosphere. Store owner, Bethany, is a Russellville native who prides the store on “amazing prices, customer service, and giving back a portion of sales to local non-profits.” 

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