It's the last day of winter, is your wardrobe ready? It's time to put away dark clothing and sport something a little more cheerful. This season is all about bright colors and daring patterns. Here are five trends you'll find rampant on racks this spring.
Denim and Chambray
Back for another spring season is denim and its lightweight cousin chambray. If you don't have any denim in your closet (aside from your trusty pair of jeans), head over to Alloy. Now through March 28 you can take 20% off any order, so pick up something like this Stella Chambray Shirt Dress. Paired with tights and boots it would be cute for early spring, and will work seamlessly into a warmer weather wardrobe too. Coupon code ARD2 will take 20% off it and any other items you order, which makes the price of this item $31.92 for smaller sizes.
Stripes are almost always in, but this season is full of a lot more vertical stripes than you may have seen in the past. These Vertical Striped Skinny Jeans from Wet Seal come in spring-ready pink and coral, or more subdued black and white if pastels aren't for you, regardless of season. These pants are $14.95. Not sure how to wear them? Keep it simple with solid colored tops in contrasting colors (a sheer button up would be fun), or dare to be different and wear them with another simple pattern like polka dots or wider stripes.
Dare to bare just a little skin this spring with the cut out trend. Cut out tops and dresses are everywhere. I like the Sparkle & Fade Cutout Neck Colorblock Dress because it keeps the cut out detailing above the bust - that way there's no need to worry about showing off a little more midriff than you want. This dress also features a high-low skirt hem, which is still very in for spring. It's on sale at Urban Outfitters; originally $59 it's now $29.99. Order $50 or more worth of merchandise and your order will ship for free.
Speaking of bold florals, they're one trend that can't be avoided this season! Everywhere I look florals are bigger and brighter than ever. This Sunshine State Floral Print Skirt from LuLu's is just one way to sport the super springy trend. Maybe you could wear it with a sheer striped cut out top with a denim jacket... or just keep it simple like the Lulu's model. This skirt is $40, but you can use coupon code TAKE5 to take $5 off, making it $35.