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A style, runway & wellness blog created by Chicago-based fashion journalist Amanda Kaplan.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE WEARING THIS SPRING

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE WEARING THIS SPRING

The sun is shining, the parka is getting pushed to the back of the closet, and everyone just seems to be in a better mood  spring is right around the corner.  This season, turn to the runway for style inspiration and incorporate looks from Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear into your everyday ensembles.

PLEATED SKIRTS INSPIRED BY CELINE

Rejoice!  Pleated midi skirts are back in style!  And thank goodness for that because I have one that I bought years ago sitting in my closet. 

The pleated midi skirt can be worn in a variety of ways: layered, tucked into, and incorporated into a dress.  On Celine's Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear runway models sported the trend layered under crisp menswear tees, worn alone in chiffon dresses, and paired with a contrast-colored top. 

This spring, ditch the mini skirt and try your hand at this latest skirted trend.  My favorite way to wear a pleated midi skirt?  With an oversized sweater and statement booties.  Not only will you be comfortable, but you'll be trendy and put together because #skirts.

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RUFFLES INSPIRED BY REBECCA TAYLOR

When ruffles are in trend, you know it's going to be a good season.  Why?  Because femininity is becoming socially acceptable.  In past seasons, edginess and grunge have been in style (think Alexander Wang and Alexander McQueen's collections).  But FINALLY romantic silhouettes, frilly adorations, and watercolor-inspired hues are back in style.  

Rebecca Taylor featured ruffles in many different ways on her Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear runway: off-shoulder ruffled blouse with trousers, frilly empire-waisted dresses, and ruched halter-neck tops with patchwork denim.  

As the weather gets warmer, turn to ruffles as your go-to for making any pants, skirts, shorts, etc. a little more girly.  My favorite way to wear ruffles? Try an off-shoulder blouse, frayed denim, and chunky sandals.

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SQUARE NECKLINES INSPIRED BY CHLOE

Don't get me wrong, I adore the off-shoulder trend — maybe even obsessed with it. But there's just something about a square neckline that is so flattering on everyone.  

In Chloe's latest spring collection square necklines were featured on laser-cut lace, geometric pleated, and striped midi dresses.  Each style incorporated a different type of strap: thick, thin, and bow, yet one thing remained the same: the neckline was always straight across the chest.  This style is flattering on everyone of all sizes.  Since the neckline isn't plunging, ladies with a smaller chest don't have to worry about the lack of cleavage, and those sporting a larger chest don't have to be concerned about falling out of the dress — it's perfect for everyone.

While not all fashionistas love a dress as much as I do, there are so many ways to incorporate the trend into your ensembles this spring.  My go-to way?  A square-neck tunic paired with skinny jeans and slip-on mules. 

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WHAT TREND INSPIRED BY THE RUNWAY WILL YOU BE DONNING THIS SPRING SEASON?

LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, AND MAKE SURE TO SHARE ANY LOOKS YOU RECREATE WITH ME @BRUNETTEWITHABUDGET VIA INSTAGRAM.

 
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