Top Fashion Trends for Spring 2013

Make sure you have these trendy styles in your spring wardrobe!

Spring is just around the corner and we can’t stop thinking about sunny days—and sundresses. As it comes time to update your closet for the season, make sure you’re purchasing a healthy, happy mix of trendy and classic pieces for your wardrobe. Lucky for you, we have quite a selection of both at Nitsa’s and Fashionista. Below are a few of our favorites that we’ve stocked our shelves with this spring. Come by and take a look; we think you’ll see something that strikes your fancy.

Ombré: It’s obviously still around. We’re taking the trend out of our tresses, though, and applying them to our pants. We love how the subtle change in hue draws the eye down our legs and makes them appear longer. (Who doesn’t want to look leggy like a supermodel?)

Pink and Peplum: In-your-face solids are so in season. So is peplum. We’re loving the light ruffle and statement hue of this pretty little number. The belt cinches at the waist accentuating your curves, or creating the illusion of them if you don’t have them already.

Flowy, Not Fitted: Tops that are more flowy than fitted are finding their way into closets across the country this spring. The bold geometric pattern and shape of this blouse screams to be paired with flats and skinnies. It’s flattering to most body types, and easily transcends from day-time shopping to late-night mingling with a swap of a shoe.

Sweater Weather: It may not be trendy, but that’s because a ¾ length sweater never goes out of style. It’s the perfect pairing for chilly spring nights (with jeans) or breezy spring days (with shorts). This soft mint sweater is a staple for every closet, and the cuffed sleeve gives it just a touch of something different.

Ladies Who Lead: Katy Ringeman

Katy Ringeman - Nitsa's Ladies Who Lead

Dress by Kay Unger – $180
Purse by Zenith

Katy Ringeman is truly a lady who leads. After being raised in the insurance industry and spending two years handling Nationwide claims, Katy decided to open her own agency in Winston-Salem with the vision  of opening multiple locations.

She formed The Ringeman Insurance Agency in 2005. In 2006, Katy opened her second location in Kernersville, her husband’s hometown. Since then, she has opened two additional locations with plans for more.

When she’s not running her businesses, you can find Katy volunteering in the community with organizations such as Junior League of Winston-Salem, Professional Women of Winston-Salem, the Kernersville Chamber, and she’s also been a No Boundaries 5K coach.

However, the most important part of her day is the time she spends with her husband, Tim, and 2-year-old daughter, Lillie.

To go with Katy’s active day, we chose this fashionable business outfit by designer Kay Unger. It fits Katy’s personality and can easily go from meetings with clients to after-work events. The handbag is by Zenith.

Here’s a little more about Katy in her own words:

“I live by the motto ‘Do something that matters.’ After graduating  from  NC State University (Go Pack!), I followed in my father’s footsteps and became a second-generation Nationwide Insurance agent. My agency believes in building a better community through volunteerism and giving back to the place where we live, work, and play. I am blessed to be the mother of my almost-two-year-old daughter Lillie and wife of Tim.  In my free time, I love to cook, be outside, and read children’s books with my wonderful family.”

What’s your favorite guilty pleasure/weakness?

“Carmel covered pretzels drizzled in dark chocolate.  Who doesn’t like the salty-sweet combo?”

You mentioned you like children’s books. Which one is your favorite?

“Either ‘Belly Button Book!’ or “’Barnyard Dance!’ by Sandra Boynton.”

What or who has been your greatest influence and why?
“Easy! My family. They motivate, inspire, encourage, support, and most of all, love me regardless. They make me want to be a better person and strive for greatness daily.”

What’s the best advice you have received in business?

“Surround yourself with good people. (Thanks Dad!)”

What skill, hobby, or characteristic do you have that people are surprised to discover?

“I’m a little bit city mouse and a lot of country mouse! I love to drive the tractor and work on our hobby-farm (in cute boots, of course)!”

Thank you, Katy, for sharing your time with us and being a Lady Who Leads in the community!