As I sit here in my suburban townhome, sipping my blueberry-flavored Keurig coffee and scrolling through my Instagram feed, I can't help but get excited for the upcoming Spring fashion season and reminisce about my time, 20-something -years ago with my girls in NYC, sipping lattes in the morning and cocktails at night at Angelo’s & Maxi’s, which sadly no longer exists. But the memories of the fun times we had and NYC style live on!
Depending on your NYC neighborhood, you could get a preview of a certain style just by leaving your apartment. Think Upper East Side for classic Chanel, Soho for bohemian beauties, and The Village for vintage vibes. You get the drift, right?
Imagine you’re in Central Park. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the latest trends are popping up all over the place. It's time to put away those heavy winter coats and embrace the light, airy styles that are so quintessentially Spring.
First on the list of must-haves this season is the return of the poncho / topper. But this time around, it's not just for a little extra warmth and coverage, we’re talking bright, bold colors and super soft, lightweight cashmere that will make a statement wherever you go. Not a poncho person? Perhaps the short-sleeved cashmere sweater, available in a similar rainbow of colors, is more your speed?
Another trend that's making a comeback this Spring is the '70s inspired look. Think high-waisted flared jeans, tops with muted tones or bright corals and gemstone blue, lightweight gauzy fabric with lace, flowy maxi dresses, and funky prints. This style is all about embracing your inner bohemian and having a little bit of fun with your fashion choices.
No city girl style would be complete without some rockin’ moto fashion, and this Spring is styled with our favorite Clara Sunwoo light Moto Liquid Leather Jackets in traditional black and taupe and a baby denim blue that will add that edgy style to any outfit. Or, on a casual note, a concert tee and a pair of vintage inspired straight jeans are just what Saturdays are about this Spring!
Of course, no Spring season would be complete without florals. But this year, we're seeing them in a whole new way. Instead of the typical pastel prints, designers are playing with bold, bright colors and abstract patterns or cutouts. It's all about making a statement and embracing the joy that comes with the warmer weather.
For accessories, colorful, sparkly bracelet stacks, chunky necklaces that will stop people in their tracks, and earrings that are sculptured and dangle, showing off your appreciation of art. It's all about making a statement and having a little bit of fun with your accessories.
And let's not forget about footwear! This spring, we're seeing a lot of chunky sandals, sneakers, and boots that are as comfortable as they are fashionable. Corkys are back with the new Carley Vegan Wedge Sandal in classic navy and this season’s hot color, cream! Whether you're wearing a floral dress or a pair of kick-flare denim with a baby tee, you’re all set for a stroll through the city or picnic in the park.
So there you have it, friends - The top fashion trends for Spring 2023! Whether you're embracing the poncho, channeling your inner flower child, or simply adding a pop of color to your wardrobe, there's something for everyone this season at Fashion Gem Apparel! As for me, I'll be rocking my short-sleeved, bright mermaid blue lagoon, cashmere sweater and chunky jewelry with a vintage inspired straight jean and a pair of retro sneakers with a studded crossbody bag as I take on the not-so-mean suburban streets. After all, fashion is all about having fun and expressing yourself, no matter what the season