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Spring Trends Translated

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I want to bring the runway your way full of Spring Trends Translated.

Many people don’t bother much with watching runway shows anymore.

It all looks so… so.. uncomfortable? Maybe that’s the word.

Or is it overstated? Bizarre? Unflattering?

The list goes on, and I’m sure you may have some adjectives of your own to add.

But here’s the deal- like it or not, this is setting the stage for what’s available from retailers near you.

And it’s arriving as we speak, flooding the sales floors of all your favorite spots to drop a dime.

I’m here to act as a medium. An interpreter of sorts. I found a “… Top 14 Trends From Spring Fashion Week” slideshow article from The Cut.

My goal is to turn their runway jargon into something you can take home and make your own. Let’s get started!

Orthopedics:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Ortho Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   I must admit we started this one off on a toughie. At first glance I thought it was hopeless! But I think I pulled through, and managed to find a sandal that I could totally rock for the spring. Here they are:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Ortho2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

 
Chiffon:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Chiffon Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   Follow up a toughie with something so obvious (to me at least). I love, own, and wear a lot of chiffon tops. It’s one of the easiest ways to dress up denim, it’s cool in the summer, and it’s usually very form flattering because of the way it falls. Now I just need to apply that in my search for skirts, and I found a gem:

 TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel chiffon2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Crop Tops:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Crop Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   Yeah, okay, okay. I hear ya. Crop tops? Been there, never going back again. I’m with you (really I am) but I did find a way to make it workable. Check out these two cropped tops that can be worn with a high waist to avoid any bare skin, and this dress as an alternative too:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Crop-Collage Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Dressy Pants:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Pants Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   I feel like this one is more about a state of mind than a particular pant. It embodies a style that I have tried to emulate, and I fall short more often than not. It’s grace, elegance and comfort rolled into one, and boy is it a tough one to pull off! Here’s a pair I found that are quite wearable and look gorgeous to boot:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Pants1 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Earthy (my personal fave!):

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Earthy Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   This is  a style that is so timeless. For me, it coincides quite often with spring and summer, as it brings to mind safaris and exploring (not that I’ve ever done either, but I do enjoy the inspiring effect they have on fashion). Here’s a dress I would nab in a heartbeat: 

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Earthy1 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Fringe:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Fringe Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   You know what else starts with F? Fun! That’s right, be it on a purse, a vest or an embellished tee, there’s a way for everyone to take home some fringe this season. I decided to feature a top from Forever 21’s plus section, since my local F21 will start carrying “+” this month. Can you tell I’m excited?

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Fringe2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Wide Flowing Pants:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Big-Pants Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   This is one style that I’m totally willing to dive into a second time in my life. I believe it was when I first wore this style of pant (which we called palazzo pants) that I was becoming interested in fashion. I remember thinking to myself that I couldn’t imagine them ever going out of style because they’re so comfortable. So without further adieu, updated for the current decade:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Big-Pants2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Pleats:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Pleats Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   I can get on board with pleats, so long as they’re not on men’s khakis! Here’s a beautiful shirt dress with pleats top and bottom:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Pleats2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Lilac (among other pastels):

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Lilac Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   If there had to be a pastel, I’m glad it’s lilac. It’s about the only pastel I can pull off. I found a cute dress that would work for summer weddings, or dinners out. Pair it with a denim jacket to dress it down for a day of shopping:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Lilac2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Metallic:

 

 TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Metallic Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   In order to make this trend more wearable, I opted for an accessory rather than clothing. I’m also in the market to replace a pair similar to this which I got a tonne of wear out of last summer. So there you have it, ulterior motive and all:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Metallic2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Sheer Dresses:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Sheer Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   This is about as racy as I could get while still thinking, “Heck yeah, I’d rock that!” It may not be a dress, but it’s sheer and layered and flowing:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Sheer2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Ruffles:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Ruffle Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   This is a throwback to my working days. I love ruffles and I love pencil skirts (both of which I rarely have the opportunity to wear anymore). Maybe I need some more ladies nights out? If I plan on it, I would look for something like this:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Ruffle2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Sheaths:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Sheath Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   There’s a fine line here, and I think I’ve managed not avoid crossing over into something that looks too much like jammies for your average gal to wear out. Simple, beautiful, and silky:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Sheath2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top

Statement Wear:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Statement Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   I find this one somewhat personal, and I’m sure you can guess why. I’m not going to tell you what statement to wear, but here’s an option that supports a cause and looks cozy too:

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Statement2 Spring Trends Translated Fashion Style TOTS Family Uncategorized  summer style style for mom style spring style runway orthopedics frugal crop top   There you have it ladies. Take the runway home this spring and summer with affordable and flattering alternatives to high fashion items. Because fashion should be accessible, fun and inspired. 

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