Team Insider: Spring Trends Breakdown, Part 1

Hi fashion friends! We hope you enjoyed our first edition of Closet Chronicles on Monday! We are certainly excited to be saying hello to you all now twice a week!! For the next few weeks we will be dedicating our Thursday newsletter to breaking down the Top 10 Spring Trends. We know most of you are staying at home these days, so we took the time to explore several options from each trend category that cover both casual pieces and slightly dressier options for those still heading into work, working virtually from home, and for those who want to stay ahead of the shopping for when we are on the other side of this! If you have our Spring/Summer trend booklet, we’ll start at the beginning and work our way back! If you don’t, that’s ok, you can check out our Spring Trends Newsletter, here. This first week we are focusing on the 70s and Color. 


1 Mother Weekender Denim | 2 Anthropologie Stephania Peasant Blouse  | 3 Khaite Long Skirt

I love the 70’s! High waists! Peasant blouses tucked in…all things that make me feel good!  Fit and flare legs–no shocker here that I fall easy for this trend! And all things denim! I love the long denim maxi; I would pair it with my go-to t-shirts and easy sandals. The peasant blouse pairs so well with these flares and heels…just add my oversized shades for a perfect casual, sunshiny day!

1 Rowe Boutique Eyelet Top  | 2  ZARA Bucket Bag | 3  Farm Rio Linen Dress

I am a neutral girl by heart! However, I love colors on my clients, friends and in my home! A pop of color is easy for me in accessories…or a fantastic summer dress that I will live in. And don’t think that a neutral can’t be a color! White is part of the color trend that is super relevant! 

1 Least Pocket Pant  | 2 Ladybird Boutique Traffic Printed Top | 3 A.P.C. Combi Jumpsuit

When we think 70s we think bow blouses tucked into skirts, straight or wide leg denim, maxi’s, oversized sunnies…the list can go on and on! But while we are managing life staying still, we want to offer other versions of this trend that can be done right now! These palazzo pants exude the 70s trend while maintaining a sense of coziness we are all craving at the moment. Pair them with your coziest sweater now, then style with a tee and great fitting denim or leather jacket later! The denim jumpsuit is a great option for that polished but casual piece you may be after. It’s structured on top, lending to a perfect waist-up virtual call outfit, but looser-fitting in the leg for comfort. To ensure you are staying polished for those who are WFH, and for future use for the office or paired with a great straight leg denim, we love this 70s-inspired printed blouse–so chic and cool.

1 Rowe Boutique Gauze Cecelia Dress | 2 Project Social T Sweapants  | 3 Theory Tailor Double Breasted Blazer

Adding color to your wardrobe is the perfect way to add a little cheer right now! And it’s easily done in both casual and dressier pieces! The color in this lilac frock is stunning and one of our favorite trending hues. This dress can be worn lounging in or great for a walk in the park! Another color we are loving for Spring is green, and these sage sweatpants certainly don’t sacrifice aesthetic for comfort! Wear them with the matching sage sweatshirt top, or pair with a graphic tee and sneakers. If you’re looking for the right jacket to throw on over your tee for that virtual call, look no further! This color is gorgeous, and we are all about the double-breasted blazer right now! Then take the look more casual with a white tee and denim.

1 Everlane Moden Flare Denim | 2 Quay Gold Dust Sunglasses| 3 Madewell Midi Dress

The flare jean is an iconic 70s silhouette that has circled back around as new denim trend. We are loving this shape in light wash to go into the warmer months ahead. The high waist and slim fit thru the hip and thigh ensure a figure-flattering fit. And with extra stretch, you can comfortably wear these around the house for a cozy day at home. We love a dress that can dressed up or down and this pretty floral number can do exactly that. For a casual vibe, style it back to white sneakers and a denim jacket. And for a dressier look, add an of-the-moment lace-up sandal and belt.

1 Moseback Rain Jacket | 2 Lululemon Time to Flounce Skirt  | 3 Ladybird Boutique Sol Sana Marisol Heel

The flowy, lightweight skirt will have you feeling easy, breezy and bright this spring. If you’re stuck on how to style it, we think the punchy pink sandals will do the trick!! Or, just pair it with the pieces you’d usually wear with your favorite denim cutoffs. And this mint green raincoat? Bring it on, April showers!


1 Madewell White Flare Denim  | 2 Madewell Courier Shirt  | 3 Veronica Beard  Clerence Pant 

If I could have been born into any other decade, I definitely would have chosen the 70’s. Fashion presented such a range, but was also crazy distinctive. With life being much more casual than planned, I am embodying those chic Brady Bunch vibes. High waisted jeans (in white, so things feel in season), a collared poplin pullover in some signature 70’s hues and these amazing cropped, high waisted pants. YUM. What’s especially notable about these pants is that they are a linen-like blend and the colors are spot on for the…purple hues, a touch of mint green and blue. All the pieces above are relevant now, but can also be utilized and jazzed up once life returns to normal.

1 Vince Panel Skirt | 2 Celine Sunglasses | 3 Mali + Lili Vegan Leather Tote 

When it comes to trending colors for the S/S 20, there are just so many choices, as the range is wide. From neutrals like cinnamon stick to punch purple. For the neutral gals, we encourage you to lean into cinnamon stick and white. It’s trendy, but also classic and timeless. For the gal who’s thinking ahead, the skirt from Vince above is PERFECT. You can wear it now with an easy white tee, sneakers and a denim jacket, but it will also be relevant for Fall. For the gal who wants to solely marvel in the now, add in these classic trend colors with your accessories. You can wear your sunnies on your long walks and throw that tote over your shoulder on your grocery run! Hello versatility.

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Elizabeth Bean Smith

Elizabeth is the Founder & Co-Owner of Wardrobe Therapy. She founded the company in 2006 for individuals seeking help with their personal style and image.

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