Must-Haves for Spring 2016

Must-Haves for Spring 2016 | Atsuna Matsui

Must-Haves for Spring 2016 | Atsuna Matsui

Well it’s official, this year we won’t have six more weeks of winter. On February 2nd, CNN reported that Pennsylvania’s most notorious rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, did not see his shadow during the early morning hours of this year’s Groundhog Day ceremony.

Now, most of us realize that a furry, oversized squirrel isn’t the most reliable source when it comes to predicting the weather. However, I’m more than willing to overlook that fact in light of the small sliver of hope he brings that spring, and the subsequent fashion, could be closer than ever.

If you’ve yet to start researching the must-haves of the season, here are a few good trends to start with.

Marled Knits

If you’re not familiar with marled knits, you’re not alone, but according to Glamour writer Avery Matera, they’re a trend that everyone is going to be wearing in 2016. Basically, they’re knitted sweaters. Each strand of the sweater is created by tightly wrapping several different colors of yarn around one another. “The multitone texture of marled knits adds dimension to any look, but they’re not so crazy you can’t wear them with nearly everything,” Matera wrote. “Pair a slim sweater with a leather skirt for work, or opt for a slouchier fit with your denim on the weekends.”

A Block Heel

Give your boots a well-deserved rest and try on a pair of sandals with a thick block heel. The look was incredibly popular during spring fashion week in Paris, and now the style appears dozens of times throughout Lyst’s shoe collection featuring top designers from all over the world. The heel pulls inspiration from similar styles from the ’70s, while the chunky frame mirrors trends from the ’90s. Together, they create a stylish shoe that will let your piggies breathe after hiding all winter long.

Cropped Flares

This new trend in denim is a bit odd, but it’s also enticing. Instead of skinny jeans, this spring you can expect to see more women sporting shortened cropped flares. Unlike the flares that were popular in the ’60s, ’70s and ’90s, the hem on these flares is raised a few inches above the ankle. Harper’s Bazaar says that the new length is “awkward,” but they’re perfect for a bold fashionista with the right footwear. A pair of block heels or any pump would work. Stay away from flats and sneakers to avoid looking like you’re wearing a pair of high-waters instead of the latest trend in denim.

Spring is coming whether Punxsutawney Phil really thinks so or not. Make sure you have your closet prepped and ready!

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Loving the marled knits, particularly in that high-low fashion 🙂 So simple and comfortable, yet super chic! I’ve yet to try blocked heels, but I’m definitely going to hunt for a pair this spring <3 Thank you for sharing love!

XO, Elizabeth

Agree with these items! Honestly marled sweaters are always a love because of their coziness and texture!

xo, Alice || a l i c e / T Y P E N U

A block heel is always a must! And I love to read the history behind these ones

ooh I am all for the cropped flare trend… maybe paired with sensible block heel sandal!