January 19, 2012

Winter Trends That Work This Spring

We may be deep into winter weather right now, but spring fashion is just around the corner! With so many trends to choose from this winter, which ones should you invest in so that you get more bang for your buck? Here are four winter trends and how to wear them this spring. (This is a guest post for Shecky's, you can see it here!)







































1. Corduroys. Corduroys may seem like a heavy material only reserved for winter, but paired with bright colors and sandals, you can wear them all summer long!




















1. Forever 21 Skinny Corduroy Pants, $19.80
2. Victoria’s Secret Pencil Pant in Corduroy, $47.60
3. Ann Taylor Corduroy Skinny Fashion Pants, $49.99
4. JFOUR Casual Pants via YOOK, $49








































2. Python. Python has taken retailers by storm this winter, but thankfully the fun doesn't have to end when warm weather rolls around. Pair your python with other summery pieces like an olive skirt and sandals for an exotic warm-weather look!

































1. Ary K. Python-Print Silk Top via Dillard’s, $47.40
2. Two-pocket Fitted Camp Shirt via Victoria’s Secret, $44.50
3. Jessica Simpson Abby Wristlet via Famous Footwear, $24.99
4. Nine West Squared Off Medium Shopper via Macy’s, $40.99








































3. Pleated Skirts. Pleated skirts came on the scene this winter, but I love them for spring! Wear them now with tights, and later with a lightweight top to take you through all seasons.


1. Elle pleated skirt via Kohl’s, $35
2. LC Lauren Conrad floral accordian-pleat chiffon skirt via Kohl’s, $35
3. ModCloth Bold Flame Skirt, $42.99
4. 212 Collection accoridan-pleat skirt via Kohl’s, $30.80








































4. Sequins. Sequins might make you think of 'holiday' at first, but they are perfectly appropriate in all seasons. Pair a sparkly topper with a mini skirt or a sequin mini with a basic tank for an easy nighttime look.













1. Express Sequin Moto Jacket via MJR Sales, $25.60
2. Arden B Paillette Sequin Tank, $34.50
3. Forever 21 Sequined Skirt, $19.80
4. Arden B Mesh Sequin Tunic, $39.50

Which one is your favorite? What winter trends do you plan to wear this spring?

53 comments:

  1. I love all of these looks--especially the first and third---great job!

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  2. I definitely plan to wear the sequin trend all year, I can't get enough! Also have to say I love Shecky's Girls Night Out, it's so fun :)

    -Sharon

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  3. I'm with you (Shecky) on phyton, pleated skirts and sequins(wich I LOVE!), but corduroy during summer- not so much! First of all - on normal (not even too hot) summer day, even jeans are too much let alone thicker pants like corduroy ones, and second (for the same reason) corduroy pants would look odd in summer weather... at least where I live :) On an unexpectedly chilly summer day(night) ok, you could pass in them and not feel too hot... but still I think it would look odd :)

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  4. Great post! Love that polka-dot pleated skirt - so cute!

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  5. the red and purple is a fun combo!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/ 

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  6. Your 1st & 3rd looks are my favorite! I've been eyeing cords too actually...and I use sequins year round!

    http://theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the pleated skirt...that look is my favorite!  Also love the python print and I have a blouse by H&M that looks similar to yours! :)

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  8. No way! I have to totally disagree. I wore the first outfit in July in Orlando and it was one of my favorite outfits of all time!! Maybe some cords are super-thick but these aren't any heavier than jeans and I really believe it's all about the way you style them. They look totally summery! 

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  9. I agree Sharon - I went to their events when I lived in Boston and they were a lot of fun!

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  10. Love sequins and the pleated skirts!

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  11. I am all over the pleats & sequins. Can't wait to stock up on a few more of these beauts.

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  12. For those of us whose weather is a few degrees below Hell during the spring and summer cords are not an option for the warmer months. Neither are jeans and long pants in general.

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  13. Where do you live Tracie? Orlando is ridiculously hot and humid in the summer, so I'm trying to imagine somewhere warmer?! Before moving here I used to think that my friends who wore jeans in the summer were crazy, but my blood must've thinned b/c I can wear jeans when it's really hot now and it doesn't bother me one bit. Summers felt hotter when I lived in Kansas, but only because I had the winter to compare it to. It's warm here year-round so these pants in the summer don't bother me one bit. That said... if you do live in Kansas that outfit still works, just wear it in March or April, versus July like I did!

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  14. haha, this is crazy(not your opinion, but this dissagreement ;) ) b/c I live in Belgrade, Serbia and our summer is really hot (most of the days around 90, some even 100, and tends to be humid so feels even hotter and sweaty) but you live in FLORIDA!!! That should be hot and humid... and you still feel comfortable in cords, hm... I agree with you on the styling part, this photo with purple shirt looks awesome (I thought those were red jeans... untill today's post)... and I see where you're coming from with thinking outside the box and getting more use out of your clothes... And my cords are also probably not much thicker than jeans... but STILL... I just wanted to say that, knowing my friends, and how generally people think here, cords would be considered obsolete in summer months... (that's why I said - at least where I live) yours are red so they look summery even by the color... but then again, I have PINK cords... and if I wore them in july my friends would think I'm crazy, not to mention I would not be comfortable, when it's hot here it doesn't get chilly even in the evenings, at least not untill late summer... (I don't wear jeans on normal summer days... linen is the only long-pant option)

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  15. your last sentence summs it all up :)

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  16. I agree! :-)

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  17. Thanks for 'splaning! I am fascinated by how women wear clothes in real life, and this blog in many ways is a place to discuss that! So thank you for sharing your POV all the way from Serbia! :-)

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  18. Love the colors in the 1st pic!  Can't wait until it's Spring in NY!!!

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  19. Love that lavendar top and red cords combo!

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  20. Mr. Taylor and his LadyJanuary 19, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    JSP is definitely a great person to replicate. you look fabulous girl! and i just adore pleated skirts!!
    xo TJ

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  21. I live in south Texas and it gets ridiculously hot here.

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  22. where is that purple shirt from?

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  23. Love all of these looks! You are really great and helping people be able to extend their closet through all of the season! We follow your facebook page all the time at Charisma Boutique. Everyone loves it! If you are ever in NC please stop by to see us! :) http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/ Charisma Boutique's facebook page http://www.facebook.com/charismaboutiquenc

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  24. The shirt is from Victoria's Secret, but I got it at MJR Sales (http://www.mjrsales.com/?ref=4) for about $10! 

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  25. Aw, thank you Jessica! I will definitely let you know if I'm ever in NC.

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  26. I really like the first look, I'd never think to pair those colors together but it works and that top is a great color on you. Your outfit looks better then the original. 

    www.lenasblend.blogspot.com

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  27. I adore all of these trends, but my favorite is sequins. I love wearing them during the day in a more casual way. Love your ensembles, your style is so versatile and stunning!

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  28. I covet the corduroy pants trend :)

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.blogspot.com

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  29. where did you get that belt in the first outfit picture? i love it!

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  30. I got it from a vintage Etsy store called Rogue Retro! http://www.etsy.com/listing/77095224/vintage-leather-and-guatemalan-rainbow

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  31. oh okay! thank you so much, that is such a neat shop!

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  32. I would like to try corduroys, although I have the same concerns as others about them being too warm. (I live in Florida too.) Also, being a size 8, I don't want to look heavy. Where do you find "thin" cords, both as in thin material and thin "stripes" or whatever they're called? You know, so I'm not wearing those old, thick 1970's cords that make the swishswish sound when my thighs rub together. *horror*

    I really like the python print thing that is happening. Leopard seems like it has been going on for.ever. So, this is refreshing. Still, I'm terrified to do anything other than a belt or bag. Baby steps for this 36 year old I think.

    I'm on the fence with the pleated skirts. It may be my monster hips, but also, they look so sweet and precious. Some women can pull that off, but I don't think I'm one of them. There are some ultra-feminine details that, when I put them one, I feel like Leather Tuscadero trying to wear a dress. I feel like my vibe is too masculine for that one.

    I love the sequins. :) I have got to get my husband to take me somewhere where I can justify rocking some damn sequins.

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  33. Again Tina, you are cracking me up today! :-) Yes, please get your husband to take you somewhere you can wear sequins! And I would recommend just trying on a pleated skirt to see how it looks. I thought it would add pounds but they can be really flattering if you get the right one. As for cords, I got mine at Gap, but yes I would definitely look for ones with super-thin "stripes" as those tend to be more lightweight!

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  34. do you remember the name of it? i can't find it on there

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  35. Here's the shirt on VS: http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1321707256849&c=Page&cid=1321713091801&pagename=vsdWrapper On MJR, the search term is "tee shop cut out shoulder top." Looks like they have a bunch in other colors!

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  36. I adore your outfit with the pleated skirt, where did it all come from?  

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  37. Thank you! Here is a link to my original post with all the details: http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/12/todays-everyday-fashion-shopping-event.html

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  38. I'm loving the first outfit so much! I would never think to combine red and purple but you look awesome. Do you have the link to that original post? I must have missed that one if so!

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  39. Thanks Stephanie! Here is the original post: http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/07/todays-everyday-fashion-crazy-lady.html

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  40. Hi J! Iam impressed by your feeling of style, you have gorgeous taste that insprire me to experiment with my own outfit :)

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  41. I LOVE your third outfit. Where are the pleated skirt, top and belt from? Also, how about your python shirt and the skirt you paired with it. I'm kind of obsessed! :) Thanks!!

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  42. Thanks Nicole! Here is the original post of the pleated skirt outfit: http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/12/todays-everyday-fashion-shopping-event.html And the original post with the python shirt: http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/10/todays-everyday-fashion-snake-charmer.html

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  43. I love your first outfit and was wondering where the top is from?

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  44. Crystal, the shirt is from Victoria's Secret and I got it at MJR Sales for about $10! http://www.mjrsales.com/?ref=4

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  45. Where did you get those shoes in the last outfit? Love!

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  46. jseverydayfashionMarch 13, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Tess, they are by Colin Stuart and I got them at MJR Sales for about $20. I haven't been able to locate them at all online since buying them. :-( http://www.mjrsales.com/?ref=4

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  47. Bummer, i'll have to keep my eye out for something similar.  Thanks!

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  48. Where is you get the belt in the first picture? I think is kinda camel looking. Deanna

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  49. The colorful belt? That is a vintage belt from Guatemala - I got it from Rogue Retro on Etsy.

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  50. HI J I HAVE A PROB I AM GOING BACK TO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK AND I HAVE TO WEAR UNIFORM AND THE UNIFORM SUCKS, HOW DO I MAKE THE UNIFORM FASHIONABLE?

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  51. HI J AGAIN I LOVE TYPING TO YOU YOUR AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  52. Tweet me a picture (@jseverydayfash) and I can suggest some ways to dress it up!

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