Each year, spring
brings about a certain excitement and hopefulness. After a long,
weary winter of sickness, snow shoveling, frozen fingers, and puffy,
unfashionable outerwear, the first gentle rain, the first sprout of
green grass, and the first whiff of floral scents are a promise of
The spirit of
spring is reflected in its fashions. If you were to believe the
fashion magazines, it would seem that each spring a new plethora of
shapes, looks, and prints that have never before been thought up
arrive on the runaway for the first time. Truthfully, spring looks
are more like perennials than annuals--they return faithfully each
year. Here are three spring classics that will never steer you
1. Floral print
The floral print
sundress is feminine, fun, and never out of style during warm
seasons. This classic spring look should be worn loose against the
body, but in a shape that compliments the figure. Chiffon flows
smoothly, is comfortable to wear, and billows perfectly on a
wind-swept day. For a more 1960s or 1920s feel, go with a drawstring
straight-line shape. For a 1950s vintage look, find a dress with a
natural waistline to accent an hourglass figure. If you are a larger
person, avoid bright, large prints.
2. Wide brim woven
garden hat with large sunglasses.
The garden hat is
not only for gardening. It has the health advantage of protecting
your skin from the sun, as well as gives off a distinctive
old-school grace. Pairs well with classic preppy attire: chinos,
sandals, and a lightweight boyfriend shirt.
3. Nautical navy and
white ensemble with boat shoes.
This look brings to
mind sailing, warm nights, and the excitement of summer to come.
Around spring, it is easy to find nautical themed clothing of all
sorts. A navy and white polka dot dress is a tried and true classic.
Pair navy cuffed slacks with a soft white blouse, find outerwear
with nautical buttons, or search through thrift stores for a vintage
misses’ dress with a sailor collar.
For mall shoppers
try H&M and Forever 21. Goodwill, The Salvation Army, local yard
sales, flea markets, and grandma’s closet have good picks for
vintage girls. Online shoppers can try websites such as Yesstyle.com,
Fashion4u.com, ebay, and Craig’s List.