Beat away the winter blues with bright spring trends

By Michelle Joline


The holidays are perfect for catching up with family and friends from home, but also for updating your wardrobe. Even though December and January are intended for mittens, scarves and sweaters, our favorite stores still change their inventory from ski chic to resort wear. So, while it is too cold to not wear a puffy coat, we can peruse the Internet for the perfect pair of strappy sandals and pastel nail polish.

Here are some of the trends on the rise in 2012, just in time for you to decide what your next wardrobe staple will be.

Like many of the past warm weather seasons, the spring 2012 runways are stocked with various pastels. This color trend can be spotted on everything from dresses and skirts to coats, bags, nails and jeans. These splashes of color are perfect for the warm weather I’m sure we all are pining for.

Pastel colors can also be seen on one of spring’s other trends, the wedge. Girls are daring to go sky-high in platforms and wedges that are currently making a comeback. In addition to pastels, warm brown leather hues continue to be a perfect and flexible choice.

Color blocks are also a big trend on the spring runways. This revisited look makes for a great addition to an updated wardrobe. If you are only looking to be slightly adventurous with the new trends, try a color block handbag. It is a great way to enhance your entire outfit. Tangerine is a very popular color for the color block look. There is a pop of tangerine everywhere this spring, adding a hint of life to cream colors and muted tones.

Another statement can be found in polka dots and geometric patterns. This new look brings “mod” back to this season’s fashion trends. Celebrities like Emma Stone have been spotted wearing this look, so don’t hesitate to try it out before the warm weather finally hits Lewisburg. Go with a little frock, mod or drop-waist dress, and you’ll encompass more than one of this season’s best looks all in one outfit.

So, while the cold weather may be bringing you down, look forward to the sunny weather and start thinking about how you are going to make your statement this spring on campus. 

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