Even though we live in a state of perpetual sunshine, spring does mark a unique break from tradition by forcing a lighter and zestier approach to our wardrobe. To help us decipher season’s trending ideas, for both men and women, we tapped Jenny Berger, a local influencer with a knack for elevated style and fashionable whimsey. For Jenny’s daily take on her enviable panache follow her @miamistylemom.
True; some may consider matching sets well, too match-y and, on some levels, tame. But the upside of putting something on that has already been properly vetted and deemed wearable is priceless. These sets take a lot of anxiety out of dressing and almost always make you look perfectly put together. If you like the idea but still want to insert a little of your personality, consider playing with accessories and shoes to give matching sets some your “secret sauce.”
What can signal warmer months more adorably than short dresses? In our opinion, there is no competition when it comes to showing off your readiness for spring and summer. Opt for body conscious options for the evenings and keep it loose during daytime. Tone down the sex appeal with some flat shoes or sneakers and amp up the volume with killer heels for a hot night out.
Possibly the most beloved and versatile look of the season, a long dress. It is the unsung hero of any wardrobe, and really rises to the challenge of always being appropriate no matter the occasion. Bias cuts or full-on maxi options will take you from a lunch with friends to a dinner out with your boo. Just throw over a blazer or a cardigan and you are ready to go.
The grand dame of refine dressing delivers big on fabulocity, yet again. From bold colors to ruffles and lots of textured details, CH Carolina Herrera spring offering feels custom made for South Florida living.
Matching sets may have been created with men in mind, who generally struggle with figuring out what goes with what for a cohesive look. This season, gentlemen, the fashion Gods are smiling on you with ample opportunities to literally put it all on and go. No more worries about matching patterns or compatibility of your slacks with the shirt. Easy truly does it with these sets.
For men, who aren’t afraid to experiment sartorially, the layered look is a fabulous way to let your personalities pop. Naturally, some rules apply but the idea is to pile on several layers for intrigue and protection… hey that air conditioning climate can chill to the bone. Stick to the rule of three: bottoms, t-shirts and light blazers or button-down shirts for that solid fashion vibe.
Alas, what would spring be without shorts? Somewhere between trousers and swim trunks, shorts are the perfect match for this season. Fortuitously, the men’s stores are awash in endless choices. Here are some of our favorites.