Trend Report 2013 Spring

Shot on location
Portland, OR




Spring has sprung and the skies are changing from cold winter grays to promising spring blue – and the styles on the street are changing right along with them! From a bevy of fresh new prints like paisley, camouflage and python to globally-inspired layered looks, spring trends beckon you to reinvent your wardrobe. It is also a welcomed time to shed those winter layers and start preparing for the warmer days ahead.

Camo for All

Camouflage is getting reworked into our wardrobes for spring. The print that was once limited to army jackets and cargo pants has been expanded into styles that are extremely wearable and accessible for everyday street chic looks. Mixing up the silhouettes adds a modern take.

spring trend camo ginghamON MITCHELL: Gingham shirt by Express, $13.50, size large; Camouflage shorts by Proper, $12.50, size medium; Bowtie by Ben Sherman, $9.50, Yellow high top sneakers by Adidas, $27.50, size 10

spring trend camo streetON MITCHELL: Camouflage jacket by 21men, $10.50, size medium; Maroon pants by H&M, $9.50, size 34; Graphic tee by Free Authority, $9.50, size medium; Yellow high top sneakers by Adidas, $27.50, size 10

 Get Global (Chic)

There is nothing quite as chic as someone who is well dressed and well traveled. This spring the two merge together to form a hybrid global chic. These styles allude to exotic adventures and a sense of wanderlust, think lots of layered pieces that are tailored and put together but with an edge. Global chic is defined just as much in the accessories as in the clothing and more is more when it comes to the overall look.

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ON DANIELLE: New military jacket, $42.50, size small; Printed pants by J. Crew, $22.50, size 2; Denim chambray button up by American Apparel, $18.50, size x-small; Studded heels by Plenty by Tracy Reese, $32.50, size 7.5; New snakeskin necklace, $15; Color blocked vegan leather handbag, $15

spring trend global chic

ON CHLOE: New woven skirt, $32.50, size medium; New teal draped blouse, $27.50, size medium; Grey leather ankle boots by Gap, $25, size 9; New Beaded white necklace, $16.50

Color Me Paisley

A 70’s revival always seems to make an appearance come spring. This time around the focus is particularly targeted on epic paisley prints. Paisley was once reserved for chic scarves, but now the paisley print has shown that its potential is boundless. Unconventional paisley print shorts can be played up with wide brim hats to be  made modern once again.

spring trend paisley
ON MEGAN: Paisley print shorts by MinkPink, $28.50, size large; Green linen button up by Rogan for Target, $8.50,  size medium; Wide brim black hat by Goorin bros, $15; Taupe ankle booties by Steve Madden, $16.5, size 7

P is for Python

Python is no longer limited to luxe handbags and shoes; it’s a revived print that can be mixed and matched with various materials such as chiffon, cotton or leather. Python can be used as both an unexpected neutral or as a focal point.

spring trend python
ON MARIE: New python print chiffon pants, $30, size 2; Taupe drape tank by Trina Turk, $15, size large; New spiked silver necklace,  $22.50; Taupe ankle booties by Steve Madden, $16.50, size 7

In the Trenches

Trench coats have been a classic spring staple for decades but the modern day take on this preppy look is all about the mix. A trench is the ideal solution to the “in between” weather when wool is simply too warm and a light cardigan simply will not suffice. A trench can be anywhere from khaki and ultra preppy to black and urban cool, all the while staying true to its classic and conventional roots.
spring trend trenches
ON DANIELLE: New color blocked handbag, $35; Terracotta pants by J. Crew, $18.50, size 2; Plaid button-up by J. Crew, $13.50, size 4; Khaki trench coat by Forever 21, $10.50, size medium; Navy ballet flats by AGL, $10.50, size 8; New Beaded necklace, $16.50
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ON CHLOE: Printed pants by H&M, $8.50, size 10; Black trench by Bennaz Sarafpour for Target, $12.50, size medium; pink slippers by Aerosoles, $20, size 9; Pink umbrella (new merch) $8.50

Whether playing up the latest prints, throwing on classic trenches, or letting wanderlust inspire your wardrobe, come visit us at your local Crossroads Trading Co. for all of your spring necessities.