Spring fashion trends at Hudson Valley shops
From lemon zest and black and white to ruffles, floral prints and grayed jade, the style trends for this spring are bold and bright. Here are some of the hottest looks and where you can get them locally.
Spotted on the runways of Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen, Tory Burch and Louis Vuitton this season, lemon zest yellow is a stand out color that will figure big into wardrobes this season. At Marteal & Estrada, a cutting edge boutique in the heart of White Plains, we found a custom-made yellow silk/cotton brocade dress with a silk charmeuse necktie that deserves to be noticed ($450). Marteal & Estrada is located at 512 Mamaroneck Ave.
"Even in the cooler months of early spring, it's refreshing to see women embracing bold shades, which shows confidence and personal style," said Lisa Axelson, the creative director of Ann Taylor. This sunshine yellow flounce dress fits the bill ($118), and is available at Ann Taylor stores and www.anntaylor.com.
Ann Taylor channels the sun in this radiant topper ($198), available at Ann Taylor stores and www.anntaylor.com.
For those unsure about committing to yellow from head to toe, just grab a ray of the sunshine-y trend, with a shoe or accessory like this Kooba leather pouch ($128), available at www.kooba.com.
Ruffles are everywhere this season, and at Tiger Lily Boutique at Mount Kisco, we found a flowy and feminine ruffled silk blouse by Ecru ($143) that kills two fashion birds with one stone: the top combined the light and sought-after ruffled structure with the on-trend color of peony, seen in the 3.1 Phillip Lim and Jason Wu collections. Tiger Lily is located at 139 Main St.
Bar III's lace dress features a ruffled skirt ($79) and is available at select Macy's stores and www.macys.com.
For a ruffled look down by your feet, try Jessica Simpson's cuff anklets in sleek black ($8), which are available at Macy's stores and www.macys.com.
Minimalism is back in a big way, and black and white is everywhere you look this season. At Maria Luisa boutique in Nyack we found a black and white Angelrox limited edition cityscape printed dress ($158), that can be tied in various ways for versatile wear and paired with a bright pump for a pop of color. Maria Luisa is located at 77 S. Broadway.
The monochromatic trend is stronger than typical springtime florals and pastel shades and thus a natural for both the office and nights out. Here, Ann Taylor's shift dress ($128), which is available at Ann Taylor stores and www.anntaylor.com.
Milly's moto-tough knit jacket in rayon/Lycra with asymmetric zip ($450), with a stretch nylon metallic shell ($245), and silver reflective pencil skirt ($295), are all at select Bloomingdale's stores and www.bloomingdales.com.
A softer shade of emerald, Pantone's official color selection for 2013 -- grayed jade -- was seen in the spring runway collections for Diane von Furstenberg and "Project Runway" season four winner, Christian Siriano. At March Boutique, we found a French terry long-sleeved blazer by Lilla P. in the popular seafoam green color ($148). March Boutique is located at 1207 Pleasantville Rd.
This strapless asymmetrical hem tube dress in fresh mint ($41.94) is available at Express stores or www.express.com.
Froral prints are big this spring, and were featured on the runway in collections for Isabel Marant and Chanel, among others. At Next Boutique in Kingston, we found fun Free People Hawaiian floral print denim pants in another on-trend color, robin's egg blue ($78). Next Boutique is located at 17 W. Strand St.
Desiguals polyester floral printed gypsy pants ($154) are available at Desigual stores and www.desigual.com.