April 2017 Trend Watch

GARDEN PARTY

Continuing the theme of spring flowers, floral prints are everywhere this season....big, small and in between.  Prints are a personal thing - you either like them or you don't.  For me, they have to be colors that I enjoy and a print that appeals to me.  Bear in mind, bold prints are memorable and you can't wear them as often.  We also tire of them more quickly.  That said, here are a few ideas....

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BLUSH NUDES

Blush is the new neutral for spring - especially for weddings.  Choose a shade that flatters your skin whether it be a peachy or pinky tone.  It's an ultra feminine look, very soft and lovely....

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EARN YOUR STRIPES

Throughout time, stripes are a classic favorite...worn traditionally as seen on Princess Kate or worn with a more modern twist.  Stripes are everything from casual to boldly dramatic and glamorous. A black and white striped top goes in every suitcase I pack. I'm an addict, I confess....

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 DO: Most of us should wear a long sweater or top over a striped skirt to elongate the line. DON'T: Tucking a blouse into a striped skirt only accentuates the fullness here. And don't mix patterns - it's too tricky!

DO: Most of us should wear a long sweater or top over a striped skirt to elongate the line. DON'T: Tucking a blouse into a striped skirt only accentuates the fullness here.
And don't mix patterns - it's too tricky!