When the spring shows took place last fall, I remember thinking "wow, the designers are all over the map!" Some showed fur for spring while others showed diaphanous, sheer dresses. Even the fashion magazines can't agree. I recently read that patent leather pumps are out (totally wrong). You will find an infinite variety of pointy patent pumps in neon yellow, sapphire blue and of course black. If Gucci has them, the others will follow! How to make sense of all of this? Focus on who you are, what your needs are, and leave a little room in the budget for the dreamy stuff. For me, the dreamy stuff usually involves a long flowing gown for what I call "the fabulous life of Tina," which is the fantasy life I wish I had. Other items that made it to my closet this spring include: pointy pumps, more ballet pink/nude tops to build on what I bought last spring, a totally chic sapphire blue play on the pantsuit, a great pair of Stella McCartney off-white skinny jeans, and fabulous Louis Vuitton denim culottes (can't wait to wear them). What I love about these pieces is that they can be worn all year round. So, here's my advice: (1) step out of your comfort zone for one or two pieces - this is where you add the crazy dress that looks awesome on you; (2) stock up on fabulous shoes in a variety of colors (at least three pairs - 1 being pointy); (3) update your jeans - look for faded blue with a 70's flare or cropped; and (4) look for pretty blouses and delicate sweaters that will match your jeans and shoes. Happy Spring!
Nude/ballet pink blouses, including one from last season.
Matching nude shoes
Pointy toe pumps!!!
LV denim culottes
The new pantsuit - a tunic and pants in sapphire blue!
Jessica Dunne, wife, mother of two, and creater of Ellie D Perfume.
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