The Beginnings of Spring

Written By , on March 3, 2008

Spring brings to mind a myriad of fashions that you absolutely cannot be without. A trench, a pair of flats, some sort of headwear and a fabulous dress all mean that you will be ready once the weather gets warmer and the sun peaks its head out for just a little longer. Are you ready for some Spring Essentials? So are we:

Via Spiga’s different take on the trench deserves a special mention. Instead of going for the normal, run-of-the-mill 3/4 trench, the designer opted for something slightly to the left of standard. We won’t complain, we’ll actually shout in adulation as this is the trench done right for the season, an essential at (Bluefly for $150).

Opening Ceremony got the Patent Lace Up Sandal right. It’s says Spring without trying to go all crazy. Here’s a quick tip, the easiest way to make this work is with a pair of opaque stockings. It will show that you’re a fashion forward girl with the know how like no other. It’s exclusively at (Shopbop for $308.)

Sometimes all one needs is a simple handbag for the Spring to set everything off. Simple as in not too difficult to understand. simple as in easy, functiononal yet beautiful. This Rika bag at Colette is exactly what it means to have a simple, functional bag that screams fashionable Spring. We would die not having a handbag, this one gives us hope that death is far away. Available at (Colette.fr for $880 US / €580 Euros. )

It’s NEVER too early to plan for the prom. Now some will go out and have it specially made, it ends up looking like some sort of gaudy monstrosity. Let’s face it, not every dress is beautiful and most are mediocre at best during the season. Seeing as how Spring means prom, this Zac Posen Lacquer Jacquard dress would work well for the season, but it would also work well for most other occasions as well. So don’t hide it in the closet after prom or (insert occasion here), wear it whenever. It’s available at (Eluxury for $1900)

The death of the hat has been greatly exaggerated. It won’t go away, it will be here forever and we guarantee that you will be wearing one at least once this season. So why fight it. Get a beautiful hat to compliment something subtle. This Contrast Brim Trilby Hat at Topshop is exactly to what we’re referring. If you’re in London or have a friend there, make sure to pick this keeper up. It’s available at (Topshop for £40)