So, Susie…What are the trends we should wear this spring?

There are some exciting, fresh trends that we’ve seen on the runway and now they’re hitting the stores. And when I say “runway,” it can sound intimidating, but don’t let it scare you. The fashion industry typically looks for inspiration from the top designers and then incorporates the look into items that everyone can wear.

Here are my five favorites:

The trench. It was the official key piece on all the designer runway show, but the trench has always been a key piece in a wardrobe – everyone should own at least one trench. The different this year is in the details: ties at the cuffs, Glen plaid – which is everywhere in the stores right now. What I love about a trench is that you can where it with anything, from jeans to a work dress.

The belt bag. The cult favorite of the 80s is back, and it’s officially cooler than ever. It can make an ordinary outfit into a look that really stands out. We first saw it on the Gucci runway and now it’s everywhere at all different price points. My favorite thing about it is that you are hands-free.

Lilac. It’s the color that emerged from the runway shows and now we’re seeing it everywhere – move over millennial pin, shades of lavender are here to stay in 2018. It’s an easy color to incorporate into our wardrobes because it pairs beautifully with black and looks especially good with white as we head into spring.

White booties. The white shoe trend started this past summer and continued through fall and there are no signs of it slowing down for spring. It seems to work with everything! You can wear the simplest outfit – jeans and a sweater – and add the white booties and you have a fresh look for spring. If you’re not ready for white booties, try white sneakers as a baby step. An all-black outfit with white sneakers will give you a similar fresh look.

Blazers in sorbet colors. The blazer has always been known to work in any season, and thanks to Gucci and other designers, it’s just been given an update. The trending pastel (or sorbet colors) is a reason to try one now for spring. There’s no rule to the length or structure of the blazer – it can be a longer, boxier fit, or a fitted, tailored style. Consider one with detail that makes a statement, like black buttons or contrast stitching.

Susie Wright of The Susie Wright Project is the quintessential stylist. She weaves her well-honed creativity into everything she does – whether it’s styling her clients’ wardrobes, recommending beauty products and procedures, decorating her beautiful home, or buying gifts for her dear friends and loved ones. She especially has a unique sense for transforming women of our certain age so that we look fresh and polished and not overdone. Make sure you follow her on instagram to get more inspiration and ideas: @susie.wright

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