Spring (fashion) Forward

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With spring around the corner, models are hitting the runways to show off the fashion trends of the season.

We at The News took it to the sidewalks of campus to talk with students and community members about what they thought of the latest men’s and women’s fashion trends.

Gentlemen:

Tonal

When styling an outfit, using different shades of a similar color can be tricky. To make this trend work, try using the bright color trend to complete the look.

“The trend is lots of colors and coral,” said Dan Foster, owner of Dan’s clothing store. “Vibrant colors are really strong right now.”

Bright Colors

Spring is a time to break out those bright colors. The colors cobalt blue and tangerine have been popular on the runways of designers such as Jonathan Saunders and Katie Eary.

“For the guys, bright skinny jeans and a nicely-fitted blazer are trendy and look polished for class,” Summers said.

Military

The military look is perfect for the male population in Murray. Camouflage is a big trend on campus, so it will not be hard if you’re looking to broaden your style without making too much of a statement.

“I?would only try the military trend if it were a shirt,” Dean Anthony, sophomore from Atlanta, Ga., said.

Ladies:

Mint

This season we are seeing a big trend in mint. A standout moment was when Katy Perry wore a simple, mint-colored dress with an embellished top to the Grammy Awards.

“Students can work this color into their wardrobes by having a nice piece that is mint, something like a jean or a necklace,” Krista Hatchett, owner of Ribbon Chix, said. “You can make new and different outfits by using those key pieces.”

Floral

Floral is a trend that always seems to make appearances this time of year. It has been in style for a while now.

“It’s about to be spring and I think it’s great that we can represent that in our wardrobe by using floral,” said Rebecca Lenzini, senior from McHenry, Ill. “I especially love the colors of floral, like coral. When I think of spring, I think of light colors and floral patterns.”

Black & White

Designers, from Marc Jacobs to Juicy Couture, have incorporated the black and white trend into their new pieces.

Former fashion blogger for The News, Lindsey Summers, senior from Corydon, Ind., weighs in on the trend.

“Pastels are expected for spring, so I love how chic and understated black and white is,” she said. “Black high-waisted trousers and a white silk blouse is a fresh, modern approach to spring fashion.”

Compiled by Savannah Sawyer, Assistant Features Editor.