{Lifestyle} Vogue & Virtue: Spring Fashion Trends

by | Mar. 23, 2011


Fashion Trend #1: Orange

Orange is the must-wear color this season. If you only buy one article of clothing, make sure it is a fruity shade of orange, tangerine, peach, or canteloupe. Something as simple as an orange t-shirt, like this one from tillys.com, can make you look fresh and modern. Try wearing it with white pants and any teal accessories you have in your closet that were all the rage last season. (Luckily, teal and orange make a fantastic combination!)


If you don’t want to wear orange, add some pop to your outfit with an orange accessory like a scarf, belt, or purse, like this one from Macy’s.


Fashion Trend #2: Lace

Okay, I realize this particular trend can be more difficult for the LDS woman who is trying to stay modern while staying modest. (The department stores are filled with stretch-lace tops and short, lace-trimmed skirts.) However, there are still ways to tastefully incorporate some frill, like this lace maxi skirt from Boston Proper.


And sometimes less is more. Try wearing a lace-trimmed top, like this one from Express. A little lace detail is all you need to add some feminine flair.


Never underestimate the power of shoes! Lace pumps, like these from endless.com, are incredibly popular this season, and they’re a great way to add an unexpected twist to your existing wardrobe.



Fashion Trend #3: Mixed Prints

For a particularly playful look, mix stripes and florals, polka dots and houndstooth—the sky’s the limit! Just be sure to stick to the same color family to avoid looking like you got dressed in the dark. This trend may not be for the faint of heart, but it’s a whimsical way to show some personality. 

Design by Prada. Photo from becomegorgeous.com.

Fashion Trend #4: Chunky Bangles

I love this trend because it is a very inexpensive way to update any outfit. The right piece of jewelry can make all the difference, and this chunky bangle bracelet from amazon.com is only $9.99! Don't be afraid to wear more than one—stacking two or three coordinating bangles together makes this look especially fun.

Spring Fashion Trend #5: Head-to-Toe White

The key to pulling off this look is to keep lines crisp and clean—no frills, and no accessories required. Keep shoes simple so they don't detract from the outfit.

Design by Chloe. Photo from Vogue.

Or wear varying shades of white together for a simple, elegant look.

Design by Calvin Klein. Photo from Vogue.

There you have it—five fresh fashion trends to celebrate the season. Stay tuned for spring hair and makeup trends, coming next week.


Jamie Lawson is managing editor of LDS Living magazine. She loves traveling internationally, meeting fascinating people, and listening to 80s music. She enjoys tasting new foods but does not like to cook. She has two adorable boys who help her stay up to date on the latest technology, fashion trends, and catch phrases. 

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