Monday, January 19, 2009

all i can do is think about spring

the february issues of all my fashion mags just started to trickle in and they are stuffed with bright colors, flowy skirts and dresses, strappy sandals...all things i can't even think about wearing when the windchill is negative 30. depressing. i can, and did, start making my spring wishbook though. i'll keep adding spring trend after spring trend in my book until it's busting at the seams. i've already told you i love that nude/beige tones are big for spring, but another trend i can't wait for is plaid. it seems like it's been big since fall, but it's still huge for spring. yay. i think i've said it before, but a lot of people i know automatically think grunge when they think plaid...while i like the grungier plaid look like below, i know it's not for everyone:

these short denim shorts are all over the mags too. i remember wearing them when i was a teenager...yikes. i don't know if i can do it again. anyway, this is a very grungy way of doing plaid, but if it's not you, introduce the more feminine girly plaid to your spring wardrobe, like these:

i love the ruffle detail on the first top and i especially love the mixed prints on the second one. if red looked even remotely good on me, i'd scoop up this second top in a heartbeat. another easy way to mix the plaid trend into your look is with a plaid shirtdress. they're extremely versatile. wear them now with black opaque tights, wear them when it's a little nicer with taller boots, and when it's warm, roll up the sleeves and wear them with gladiator sandals. very practical. i really like this one below:

but if you're super impatient (like i can be), get a head start on the trend with this sweatery feeling coat that kristina is wearing here:

the coat is available in store or online here:http://http//

so, there really are a ton of ways to wear plaid this upcoming season. kristina wears it the wisconsin way..warm and cozy. stars wear it grungy, california cool and girly feminine. go to one of my favorite websites, and type plaid in their search engine. you'll find a ton of options to pull off this spring trend.

i'll post another spring trend i'm all about next week! i decided to steal nicole ritchie's look for my knock it off this week. the little leather jacket is my own, but the dress is one of our new spring dresses available at fred. I love throwing my black leather or my dark denim jacket over a floral print or more girly looking dress to balance it out.

Knock It Off

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