Spring into Prints 2018

Every season has a seasonal trend or a defining print that one can’t go without seeing. This spring, 2018 is no different. All high brand stores are sporting posy dots, Georgian spots, gingham, and glenurquhart plaid.

Posy Dots are a popular floral design that stems from the posy flowers. The print offers an elegant prospect into the normal floral designs of roses and daisies. Instead of classically small prints the design has been shown as a floral sketch or expanded print. Posy themed pieces have been seen in Anthropologie and Topshop.

 

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Georgian Spots are a wider dot pattern than polka dots. The pattern became popular in early 2010 with the rise of Pinterest.  The pattern comes from all the old southern brooches. The gems would be set with black circles below. Several artist recognized the old-fashioned placing and innovated it into a pattern. Georgian spots have appeared in Kate Spade‘s and Billabong‘s spring lines.

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Gingham is a pattern that previously wasn’t appreciated. It was often associated with children clothing sets. Much of this is due to the 1950’s symbolic print, normally having a creme or white background with a checkered pastel color correlating with infant aesthetics. Now, the print has made a huge comeback. Ginghams lightly colored prints serve as a girly homage to Cannes fashion. All in all its a perfect summer print that can be found in Forever 21 and Pac Sun.

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Glenurquhart Plaid or glen plaid, is a woven plaid. The pattern generally consists of a twill look. Four colors compromise the pattern. Two light colors and two dark colors will contrast in different repeating checks. This creates a trendy cross pattern. The glen plaid is often seen in blazers and skirts. It has become a fast growing instagram fashion for places with a colder spring weather. This print can be found at River Island.

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Notably, my outfit of the day was inspired by the Georgian spots. I wore a romper from Billabong that I ordered off of Swell. The romper had the southern pattern printed on the mauve fabric. It also showcased cute flare sleeves and a trendy tie string at the top.

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Bardot 2018

The term Bardot has stemmed from the iconic french model and actress, Brigitte Bardot. She was popularized for often wearing off the shoulder iteams sporting a bare look. The sexualized 1950’s style then evolved into current fashion statements.

The name Bardot then ventured to be a high brand clothing store. Bardot, the Australian brand often promotes styles from the famous namesake. There seasonal trends, especially summer and spring still showcase the infamous Cannes film festival look Brigitte pulled off.

Now in the 2018 spring and summer fashions have decided to reflect the off the shoulder look. Some stores are even calling these products bardot tops and dresses. So, the iconic look has made a comeback.

The off the shoulder style was one I decided to try. To style this bardot look I choose a lighter color dress. The pink and creme gingham pattern dress was to accentuate feminine style. Likewise, I choose a dress with girly frills on the bottom cut of the clothing iteam.

 Since off the shoulder dresses normally have a straight cut often making it hard to make a figured tailor, I opted for a belt. I went with a pale pink waist tie belt to accentuate a formed look. I then paired the dress with a pair of light pink heels with floral designs for a fun mix of prints.  I then added more accessories to the mix with a pale pink sorority layered choker necklace.

This clothing  choice was the perfect summer outfit.

Spring Shoe Save

As spring fashion is slowly intergrading its way into the stores you’ll start to find a common theme amongst heeled products. The new spring fling is to have clear fastinings or heels on your beloved booties or pumps.

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The 80’s inspired style is making a comeback. The current stock and premature popularity of these shoes is a huge indicator of what is to come for early 2018 fashions. As promoted in the Parada 2018 Collection, Ego boots, and Dior Fashion Week 2017 its a no brainer that these clear plastic shoes will become the newest craze.

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The shoes are making a wave back from late 1982 and early 1983 with bright adornishments. The addition of fun shapes, emblems, and glitter are just one way these shoes are making a current comeback. Likewise, they are easy to accessorize. On top of the simplistic or bold approches these shoes offer you can pair them with leggings, fishnets, or bright nail art. So, you can individualize the plastic see through shoes to fit your fashion sense.

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Since we all can’t sport designer or high brand versions of these shoes like our favorite A list celebrities, I’ve provided a few alternatives. Here are a list of a more cost efficient route to stay on point.

1.Make Me Chic:  Is offering an open toe double clear strapped pair of metallic sandals. These shoes support clear pvc straps that offer a silver shine. You can easily pair them with bright socks and not burst your budget. They are offered at $18.99

 

2. Shoes.com: Has multiple variations of clear shoes. From pumps, sandals, tennish shoes, and booties. There best quality listing is the clear lucite shoes. They feature one broad band strap and free heel. Currently these shoes are listed for $33.95.

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3. Forever21: Has two amazing finds. They have thigh high clear boots and ankle boots. All of these clear boots show of a lovely stiletto and chunky zipper. Amazingly, there boots are currently listed on sale so they are all on the shoe clearence price. The pair of ankle boots are priced at $27.93 and lucite boots are $54.60!

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