Two Teens And Their Mama: Do's And Dont's - Spring Trends

Friday, March 20, 2015

Do's And Dont's - Spring Trends


Happy Spring!

What a fitting day for our Style Me Bloggers link up, since we're talking about spring do's and dont's.  But before I get to my picks for spring fashion, I'd like to announce:  MY SHOPPING BAN IS OVER.  I can't take it anymore.  The colors are so fresh, the clothes are too pretty, and I really need some new spring style in my life.  I made it almost four months, which is a record for me, so I'm calling it good.

Here are the top five spring trends that I hope to add to my wardrobe:
  • Yellow.  One of my favorite colors.  How can you not feel spring-y and happy wearing yellow?  I'd really like to find a yellow coat, but a dress would be fun too.
  • Shirtdress.  While I like this denim one, I'm searching for something in poplin. It would be really cute with a belt and white converse.
  • Lace.  I love the feminine look of lace, and a white lace shirt paired with boyfriend jeans and flats is a great balance of tough and girly.
  • Gingham.  I like the bigger gingham print in this outfit.  And how pretty would it be with a yellow jacket?  The bag is lovely too.


  • Slip on sneakers.  So comfortable and they would look great with any of my other picks.  Plus, there are so many choices for spring!  I'd also love to find a pair of wedge sandals, but with a lower heel.  Not easy.

I was having so much fun deciding what to look for on my shopping spree that I almost forgot about the dont's.  But here's my position on that:

There aren't any dont's.  

I believe that fashion is a personal thing.  It's an expression of who you are, and you should wear what makes you feel happy and beautiful.  No matter what anyone else says or thinks.

The lovely Suzanne Carillo recently wrote a great post about this very subject called Can You Wear Cute Dresses Over 40?  Anyone who has ever questioned themself while getting dressed in the morning should read it.  Heck, even if you're the most self confident person in the world, you should check it out.  It's that good.

Having said that, there are a few spring trends that I personally won't be wearing.  Black mesh, overalls, and most anything 70's inspired (no patchwork or culottes for me).  But if that's your thing, then go for it, and know that you'll look beautiful doing it.

Be sure to check out the other Style Me Bloggers, and link up with us below!


38 comments:

  1. Congrats on making it 4 months on your shopping ban! You did great! I love your spring trend picks! I really want to incorporate more yellow and lace!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks Jill. It was kind of fun shopping my closet, but I'm ready for a little shopping now!

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  2. I'm on the same page as you with the overalls... just not sure I can pull it off!
    Excited about yellow though AND I need to find me a cute maternity shirt dress! It's shopping time!

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    1. I wore overalls in the 90's when I was pregnant. They didn't look good on me then, so I'm pretty sure they wouldn't look any better now!

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  3. I love your take on everything. Just be you.

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  4. Aww...thanks for the shout-out Lana : )

    I love your "don't" list ; P

    I also really like the choices you've made on your Spring picks.

    And a HUGE congrats goes out to you for a whole 4 months of no shopping! You made it 3 months and 1 week longer than I did! LOL

    Now if you only lived closer we could go shopping!

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. I would love to shop with you - I think you would choose some great things for me that I would never think of trying myself. Maybe someday!

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  5. Loved the S. Carillo link. Best line for me: "To be clear, I’m wearing the dress. I’m not asking you to wear it." And that sums up your post too. Love that. It's so true. And that yellow coat? Smashing.

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    1. I loved that part of Suzanne's post too. I agree - I really want a yellow coat like that.

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  6. I love Spring all the beautiful colors and new clothes! I think you've done fantastic on your shopping ban. Now go forth and shop until you drop haha! I bought all of these Spring clothes and now I just need somewhere to wear them!

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    1. I'm going to tell my husband that you said I should shop :)! Hope you're feeling better soon and get to wear your new clothes.

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  7. I agree with YES to yellow and gingham and NO to overalls! haha! ~Sheila

    www.makingthemostofeveryday.com

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  8. I am glad to hear you are treating yourself, I am hoping to do that in a couple of weeks once my income tax is put into my account... I am with you about no 70's inspired clothing, I grew up in that era and personally never want to wear it again... although I say to each his own and a lot of it is at least better material than what I grew up with... lol

    I love lace anything, I think it is romantic and pretty... have a great weekend Lana xox

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    1. You're right - the materials are probably better, but I didn't love the 70's style. Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  9. Overalls are cool lol. I couldn't go very long not shopping.

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    1. I like them on other people, just not so much on me :)!

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  10. Yay for the end of your shopping ban!! Thanks for the tip...I'm going to check out Suzanne's post right now :)

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    1. Yes, yay for the end of the shopping ban!

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  11. YAY for your shopping ban being over! Love that gingham outfit...too cute!! Love that you don't have any don'ts. I laughed tho when you mentioned mesh! Is that a trend this spring?? EEEEKKKK!! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Black mesh - why would that be a spring trend? But it was all over the runways. Definitely not for me!

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  12. I love yellow, but sadly, when I wear it I look like I am dying :(
    Take a peek at Land's End for your wedge sandals - I bought a pair with a medium high heel, and they are really comfortable. I think they have some with lower heels as well.

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    1. Thank you for the tip on the sandals - I just go their catalog today so I'll look for some!

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  13. Your views of the don't list are spot on. Wear what makes you feel good. Also - you are my idol for surviving 4 months. I once did 1 month and couldn't wait for it to end. I'm impressed.....

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  14. So impressed with your four month achievement. I have slowed down a lot but have not banned shopping/buying all together. Heading over to read the blog post you recommended about wearing cute dresses after 40...hope the same holds for over 50!

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    1. Honestly, you could wear anything and look great, no matter what your age!

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  15. Major kudos for making it four months on your shopping ban! I don't think I have that sort of willpower. I'm loving gingham this spring too!

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  16. We are on the same page with about everything here. I so want a pair of yellow ankle pants. I'm kinda loving yellow this spring and that's new for me. I'm looking for lace, gingham and sneakers too. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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    1. Yellow ankle pants would be so pretty. Let me know if you find some!

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  17. I love yellow! I love lace! I love shirtdresses. I have never tried gingham, though!
    I'm glad you're cluing me in because I'm quite clueless otherwise.

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  18. I love yellow, especially the sort of neon lime yellow! I also need more shirt dresses in my closet!

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    1. I'm definitely on the lookout for shirtdresses!

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  19. 4 months I cannot even go one week, Thanks for linking up with the Thursday Files and I hope to see you at my thursday linkup http://www.alabouroflife.com/2015/03/two-for-one-link-up-for-labour-of.html

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    1. Thanks for inviting me! I just added my link.

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