4 contemporary fashion trends to adopt this spring
With spring officially upon us here in Mile High City, it’s time to tap into some transformative pieces to celebrate the new season. After a year of loungewear, we all deserve clothes we can look forward to dressing in. Here at 303 Magazine, we have put together a guide – at The Jacquard, Autograph Collection Hotel – to showcase some of our favorite trends. This fashion-inspired hotel was named after Joseph Marie Jacquard, the inventor of the automated weaving process, and paved the way for affordable fashion. This iconic hotel, located in Cherry Creek North, makes the perfect backdrop to show off these bold approaches to contemporary fashion.
Take a look at the classics
The truth: As warmer weather approaches, we must remember that spring in Colorado means we are not yet fully out of the woods. When trying to embrace the inviting hues of spring and stay aware of the weather, leaning into classic silhouettes is never a bad idea. Tailored jackets and trench coats have long reigned as wardrobe staples. To enhance these traditional clothes, we suggest you take a walk on the more vibrant side by inviting pastel hues and colorful patterns into the mix. On Redwine we have a light floral trench coat from Garbarini to complete the striped faux leather skirt while plunging into a mix of subtle patterns. Leaning deeper into the classics, we’ve got a bespoke pastel blue suit on Medina-Yoder paired with designer and Founder’s leather shoulder bags. Laura Vogel of Vogelle.
The new romantics
The truth: Elevate the romance with flowy cuts, lace and floral details. Navigating how to make the floral print more edgy can be as easy as switching up the color palette. Neutral tones tastefully elevate this springtime staple into pieces that can be worn on any occasion. For example, on the Redwine model we have this floral print dress with pleated details made by the designer Tyne hall. This dress caught the attention of many on the DFW Fall 19 show and turned out to be timeless and chic. If you’re looking for new beginnings in your wardrobe, check out the designer Mona Lucero, and how she combines fashion and art with her signature butterfly symbol. On Redwine, we first have Lucero’s lace hooded dress accompanied by her preppy patchwork on Medina-Yoder. These whimsical creations by Lucero are simply iconic and we can’t wait to see how these pieces translate into the coming season and the seasons to come.
The Lowdown: Pattern mix is not for the faint of heart. However, there are rarely any rules for this specific skill. A classic print like a cheetah print, as shown on Redwine, provided a neutral color palette to make it easier to block out the patterns. For our stylistic approach, combining a structured jacket in bright colors and a classic graphic t-shirt from My generation through Ashleigh Perri, kept this set appropriate in the spring. For work or play, upgrade your pattern play with an embellished printed wrap dress. To elevate these looks even further, we’ve paired avant-garde leather accessories like a fringed leather belt and designer-made patterned leather collar. Jay Davis.
The truth: Neon is the name of the game this spring. Choosing to introduce bold neon hues into your wardrobe can catch the eye of any fashion lover. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to incorporate this inviting touch into your ensemble. This black feather buttoned dress on the Medina-Yoder model served as a base for the outfit and paired with a neon pink bodysuit for a discreet but transformative addition. Our advice is to combine dark shades with their opposite color to make even more statement. To complete each look, Electric Bubblegum didn’t disappoint by paying homage to the ’90s trend for durable plastic accessories like the raincoat and shoulder bag pictured above.
Photographed by Kori hazel
Hairdressing and hairdressing by Jordan mcclendon
Make-up by Janelle Tejan
Head stylist Cruz Arias