Top Fashion Trends: Spring fashion trends are everything but traditional

Mercedes Lebron -- Mixing pattern and texture are among many spring fashion trends.

Oscar de la Renta said it best; “fashion is a trend, style is within a person.”

Nowadays, it is not the label that makes you – it’s the overall package. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on designer wear, there are inexpensive ways to get the look without breaking the bank.

One of the great things about fashion is it’s not static. Fashion constantly changes from one season to the next.

What’s important to note is major fashion designers like Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger and Prada set the standard, and then other companies like Forever 21, H&M and others make similar designs.

Color-blocking, tribal prints, pastels, hues of tangerines and floral prints are in. Depending on your personality, there’s a spring trend relevant and flattering for you. The following are six must-haves for spring:

Asymmetrical or mullet style – This trending cut can be found in skirts or tops. What makes this cut unique to other cuts is it’s short in the front and longer in the back. These can be found in places like Forever 21, Cotton On and Rue 21.

Color-blocking – Reminiscent of the ’60s, solid color pieces were dominant on the cat walk. Designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Marc Jacobs combined bright and vivid colors together. Solid color pieces can be found in camisoles, wrap dresses, skirts, tops or pants. To avoid looking like a circus clown, stick to two to three colors. These pieces can be found in places like Love Culture or J.C. Penny.

Pastels – If you prefer not to wear loud colors, sorbet shades and cotton candy hues are for you. Designers like Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez, Alice and Olivia and Phillip Lim incorporated soft, light, feminine, airy colors of pink, yellow, green, blue and orange. Just as color blocking can be done with bold colors, the same can go with solid pastel colors.

Floral Prints – When spring comes, one of the miracles of the season’s changes is the blossoming of flowers. Sticking to nature, this colorful print was flourishing on the catwalk for Jason Wu and J. Crew. This print can be found on pants, tops and even shoes. It can be found in many stores like Wet Seal. PacSun also has many unique online exclusives that embrace this blooming trend.

Oranges and Tangerines – An unusual color making its way to popularity on the runway is orange- and tangerine-colored clothing, like shoes, clutches, purses and totes. Called the “Tangerine Tango” by Glamour, designers like Valentino, Michael Kors, Sophie Theallet and Steven Alan brought bright, bold and playful hues of orange into the fashion scene. These fun colors can be found at stores like J.C. Penny.

Tribal – Ethnic prints, beads, feathers, animal prints, raw textures and vibrant hues have made their way to the masses. If you can’t make it to a safari, you can at least look like you did. Fashion designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, who incorporated animal print and jumpsuits by Gwen Stefani for L.A.M.B. give women the chance to be edgy and sophisticated with a hint of walking on the wild side. Locally, these designs can be found at Papaya, Forever 21 and Express.

Whether you love pastels or tribal prints, there are many options for you to look fabulous this spring

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