STYLE GURU STYLE: Sunshine, Shoulders, & Sangria

March 31st, 2017 at 2:00am

While it may be snowing like crazy in parts of the United States, temperatures are on the rise here in Madrid and the fashion trends are starting to show it. Jean jackets and cardigans are slowly replacing winter coats, flats, and booties are replacing riding boots, and the monochrome look is gradually starting to be paired with pops of spring colors.

This is one of my favorite times of year for fashion. I love that I can still rock my all-black everything wardrobe but also add in pops of those spring colors I’ve been missing all winter. While Madrileños are not too quick to shed their winter coats (it was 68 degrees fahrenheit yesterday and there were people walking their dogs in their puffy winter coats) I decided it was time to ditch mine as soon as the temperature started to reach the 40s.

One trend that is extremely popular in Madrid this season are off-the-shoulder blouses. While they have been considered “in fashion” for a few seasons now, they are starting to have a very strong appearance this spring. Spanish brands such as Zara, Mango, Sfera, and Desigual are all rocking the off-the-shoulder look in their spring collections. I personally love this trend. It is a great way to get some sun without having to break out the summer tank tops in March.

Another popular way that Madrileños are dressing this spring is they are adding festive spring colors into their wardrobe by sticking to their all-black everything mindset and using their tote bag to promote their spring enthusiasm. I have definitely caught on to this trend. I purchased the Pepe Moll bag, shown above last week, and have been unable to separate myself from it ever since. It is a great piece that is not only stylish, but also very practical for class!

Overall, springtime is right around the corner along with some exciting trends. My style advice? Get yourself an off-the-shoulder top and a great bag to accent it and you’ll be set for this upcoming season!