Last week I shivered my way over to Belk to sit with their VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction, Arlene Goldstein, to hear what is in store for Spring 2014 in the way of fashion. Belk always does such a great job of translating trends and presenting them in very relatable themes. I'm so thrilled to be able to share what you guys might have to look forward to as temperatures rise.
Feminine charms is about the details: the fabrics, the metal mixing, the seaming, and unexpected allusions to sexiness, as seen in the peek-a-boo detail in the French Connection dress below. We'll be seeing a lot of brocades, lace, and floral patterns this spring in light but vibrant pastels.
This theme is pattern-driven with lots of bold colors. You'll see lots of material mixing from wood to semi-precious stones, as well as animal prints continuing to be a big thing. There will be a lot of hand-crafted details as well. My favorites from this section are this Cynthia Rowley dress and Dolce Vita heels.
This look is all about lines with a modernist approach. Take the BCBG look below: though the lines are very clean, there's also a ruffle which provides an unusual architectural detail. In these looks you'll find a lot of color blocking and use of black and white. I just love the lucite Michael Kors heels below - a good illustration for the chunky heel - which you'll be seeing a lot of in 2014 as well.
So what are you looking forward to this Spring? Do any of these trends speak to you?