Springing into Spring with Fashion


By Christina Lappas, Editor-in-Chief

The flowers are blooming, the sun is staying out later, and finally, the weather is getting warmer — sometimes. All of this can only mean one thing: it’s time to pull out the shorts and capris and tuck away the heavy sweaters.

  1. BirkenstockWith the snow hopefully a distant memory, you can finally bust out the Birkenstock. These are awesome shoes because you can just kick them on and off for easy, on-the-go days. Whether you pair them with fun socks, plain socks, or even barefoot these shoes are here to stay. Not only are they practical, but they’re also comfortable. They can be worn with shorts, leggings, jeans, skirts, etc… Birkenstock can be found at a variety of places: The Birkenstock store, DSW, Nordstrom.
  2. Skirts: Not only are skirts super trendy right now, but they’re also cute too. Skirts started making a comeback roughly a year ago and are here to stay. They can be paired with dress-shirts, crop-tops, or even a casual t-shirt. Skirts are the perfect piece of clothing to wear especially during the warmer weathered seasons. Since they aren’t shorts, they don’t stick to your body as much and are a little dressier than shorts anyways. Although a majority of stores now carry skirts, they can definitely be found here: H&M, Forever 21, Garage.
  3. Jean Capris: Although Spring is here, the weather is certainly unpredictable. For a nice spring day that may be a little cooler, capris are the way to go. Whether you forge your own capris by rolling up your full-length jeans or just rock actual capris, they’re bound to look good. Capris can spruce up a look by offering a little bit of ankle. These can be found at Target, Old Navy, Kohls.
  4. Jean Jackets: This clothing item has become increasingly popular over the years. It’s an ideal item to snag for the spring season because it can truly dress up any look. Especially when the nights get cold, jean jackets can be tossed on top of any shirt. Not only will it offer that bit of warmth, but it’ll also offer style. These can be found at Levi, Forever 21, Target.
  5. Floral: This isn’t necessarily a clothing item but it’s a trend. Floral patterns are incredibly in-style right now, especially with summer quickly approaching. Florals make for such a good look and really offer up the spring/summer-vibe. There are floral shirts, shorts, socks, dresses, rompers. The list truly goes on and on. Not to mention how stylish florals look paired with a jean jacket. Floral patterned clothing items can really be found anywhere but a few stores are Forever 21, Lulus, Nordstrom.

These clothing items are just naming a few of the Spring trends that are trendy right now. These pieces are all offered at a majority of local malls — such as Old Orchard — and at numerous online stores. Once the weather officially gets warmer, these clothing items are the perfect pieces for you.