Spring Fashion Trends

 The Best Looks for Spring

The spring 2014 runways are full of dramatic contrasts and subtle additions. From classic color combos made new to silhouettes that transition to any season, there are so many flattering looks for spring 2014. We’ll share some of our favorites in this article, and some that you can find in our Winston-Salem junior department, Fashionista.

Style Trends

Wide Leg Trousers

Even if you’re not six feet tall, you can still pull off these breezy bottoms. If you’re on the shorter side, opt for less flare and a higher waist to lengthen your frame.

The Midiskirt

Between a mini and a maxi, this tea-length skirt is a fun option for spring. Pair with a crop top to counter the full skirt, and to add height.

Boxy, Cropped Jackets

Think your favorite fall biker jacket, but in a lighter fabric with endless options of prints and textures. This spring’s revision on your wardrobe staple looks great paired with a body-con dress, tailored trousers, even your favorite jeans.

Color Trends

Black and White

This classic combo goes from spring to summer seamlessly this season. Color-block with a black top and white bottoms (or vice versa) or go with a black-and-white print. No matter which way you choose to wear it, black and white is a winner.

Pastels

Muted blush, mint, violet, and blue graced the runway this spring, offering a cool look for warm weather. We’re loving this icy blue, ombre cape from Fashionista in Winston-Salem paired with white or dark denim jeans.

Pops of Pink

Accents of pink are the perfect way to soften this spring’s edgier looks. Pair a pink blouse or pink pleated skirt with navy, khaki, white, or black—it accents just about anything perfectly. We love the touch of pink in a geometric-print tee and this pink polka dotted scarf; they both add the perfect amount of femininity.

 

Prom Trends 2014

Prom trends change as often as the teenagers who wear them, and often echo the trends occurring on the runway and on the red carpet. Yet it’s often a challenge for parents to

Photo Source: ASOS via Teen Vogue

help their daughters find something that looks cutting edge, but is still suitable for their event and age. This year, styles are moving away from intricate patterns and beading, and toward more sophisticated structures and colors. A few of our favorite looks for Prom 2014 are lacy, statuesque, on-trend, and somehow still age appropriate.

Lacey But Not-So Racey

Over the last few years, lace has made a huge comeback in the bridal industry, and now we’re seeing this sweet trend for teens. Girly, and glamorous, lace has never looked so lovely. It’s an excellent choice for prom as it’s ladylike in style and coverage, yet allows teens to be a little more grown-up so dads are happy and so are daughters. Try a colored lace to keep it youthful or a high-neck to keep it classy. If you’re looking for a little more edge, a low, lace-covered back can offer the illusion of sophistication your little girl is looking for, yet still keep the coverage appropriate for her age and for the event.

Great Gatsby

While many teens may not retain what they read of The Great Gatsby in class, they’ve certainly nailed the style and tone of the iconic novel’s fashions and are bringing them (back) to life with the season’s prom dresses. Strapless is so last year, and many 2014 dresses feature Grecian-inspired draping, asymmetrical one-shoulder designs, and fabrics that flatter figures instead of overwhelming (or over-sexualizing) them. Color can be a little more muted here, but balance a sophisticated color with a more youthful shape, and vice versa, to make sure your teen looks beautiful but also looks her age.

Photo Source: ASOS via Teen Vogue

Prom Dress Trends for 2013

What are the Hottest Prom Dresses of 2013?

2013 Prom Dress FashionEvery spring brings with it a promise beyond better weather: that the year’s style trends will be better than the year before. This year proves no different, especially when it comes to prom styles. We have more than a few to choose from here at Nitsa’s, and our knowledgeable staff is up-to-date on the latest trends. Stop by and let us help you find the perfect dress to complement your unique style. But first, take a look at what’s trending for 2013:

Ombré: It’s not just a hairstyle. This season, pump up the wow factor without all-over sequins or off-the-wall prints, and opt for a dress with not-so-subtle shade variations. It’s a great way to update the traditional longer-style prom dress. Ombré is also a great option for elongating shorter torsos as the gradient draws the eyes down.

Short and Sweet: Short styles are in the hot seat this year, but short doesn’t mean any less sexy. Add drama by choosing a dress with all-over sequins and long sleeves, or go girly-girl with a soft pink solid dress with sweet cap sleeves. Peplum is a great add-on for girls looking to add curves.

Cut It Out: More often than not, showing just a little skin is sexier than showing a lot. Capitalize on this maxim with the season’s trendy cutout style. Pair with a high mesh or lace neckline to continue the less-is-more illusion, and you’ll have one of the most subtle sexy looks around.

The Long and the Short of it: Can’t decide between the traditional long gown, and the season’s lean toward shorter styles? Now you don’t have to: The high-low (short in front, long in back) or illusion (short dresses with a long sheer overlay) options give you the best of both worlds while keeping you perfectly on-trend.