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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.

 

Rain in Style

There are a few things that I am just not that into... cold weather and following trendy fashion. Now, don't get me wrong, there are some trends that I do like...but I don't necessarily wear them just because they are on trend. And, I most certainly do NOT stop wearing them when they aren't that trendy anymore. I wear what I like and what looks good on me...life is too short to do otherwise. This spring isn't short on trends, there are plenty to choose from...now only if it worked that way for the weather. With the weather it's more like...you get what you get and you don't throw a fit. LOL. Let's take a quick look at some of the trends for spring 2018.  

 

First up, sequins. Hallelujah!! I love sequins - the sparklier the better. This is a trend that I can fully get behind, and now I have an excuse as to why I wear them all the time. It's on TREND.  But here's the thing, I will continue to wear them even AFTER they aren't on trend anymore. Sequins are fun...I'm fun...it's a match made in heaven. But really, how do you say no to sequins?!?

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Pastels are big for spring too (shocking I know) with a strong emphasis on lavender. But again, I wouldn't consider this "trendy". It's spring...pastels are normal for spring. I, however, am not huge into pastels, so I won't be wearing them often...with the exception of these... that's enough pastel-ish for me.  

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 We will still be seeing a lot of feathers, fringe and fuffles.... errrr, ruffles. Again, I am not a huge fan of any of these things. But if you are, then go for it! Maybe you can inspire me to step out of my box and try them. I do have a bell sleeve top, which I am going to call ruffled. Because it kind of counts. I found it recently at T.J.Maxx.  

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Now here is a trend for spring that is definitely not for me...plastic and transparent. Unless it's in a raincoat form, I won't be wearing plastic. Although, remember those plastic jelly shoes when you were little? Maybe those in adult form. Do they come with a heel? I need at least 4 inches. Seriously though, if you get this trend to work for you, let me know. I am really curious.  

 

In other exciting trend news: Punk's not dead! LOL. Leopard print, plaid and even fishnets!!! Oh my heart. I've been wearing leopard print and plaids forever, so this is a current and upcoming trend that I will wear, and continue to wear. I'm sure the punk community loves being so trendy... probably not. But then again, I wouldn't consider these outfits "punk". I am simply taking pieces from the trend (leopard print and plaid) and making them work for me.

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Art insired prints are showing up, too. At least on the runways. Take an Andy Warhol piece, make a print of it, and wear it as pants or a jacket... voila. You are a walking museum. I would reccommend knowing a little bit about the artist before plastering them over your body. You know, like don't wear a band shirt when you aren't familiar with the music. Back in high school, in the 90's, I had a pair of Doc Martin's that had art inspired images all over them...maybe I should have kept them! 

 

Last up, is bolder florals, 1960's inspired to be specific. Remember this vintage bag that I found antiquing? If not, read that post, here.  I can use it this spring/summer and be on trend! Even though I bought it last year, thinking it was a little cray. But, I adore it, and when you love it wear it... trendy or not.  

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Whether or not you try any of these trends this season, wear what you love. Unless it involves see through plastic...then maybe don't wear that. Hopefully the spring weather will be here soon and we can all rejoice in our pastel, sequined, punk rock outfits. Oh, just me? Ok, then, back to the drawing board :)  

In the meantime, while we sit and wait out winter, I am going to try to be a little more bold in my outfits, bold in my outlook, and bold in spirit. Just not bold in plastic.  

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-xo  

 

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