Facemasks and cheeseboards and sneakers with penguins, fairytale earrings and remembering the Cubs win! Hand-written lettering tied up with string… these are a few of our favorite things!
New York Fashion week is coming to an end and you know what that means. Yes – a post-fashion-week review that would make even the likes of Joan Rivers proud. (Less botox and more tact, of course.) From blue jeans to gold sparkles, from oranges to… well, nothing rhymes with oranges. Nevertheless, we’ve found some of our favorite Spring trends and brought them to you at Block 37. All the world’s a runway, right?
When life gives you lemons… make a fashion statement! Yellows, oranges, whatever color grapefruits are – citrus is everywhere this spring. Orange you glad you have Block 37 to keep you in the loop?
Make Up For Ever’s Cosmetic Paint (Sephora, $21) can be used on both your face and your body and proves that makeup is just as much a part of fashion as clothing. But because we love clothes, the Ruffled Marigold Blouse (Anthropologie, $88) and Mustard Crochet (Akira, $37) top our top lists, and the Rust Tier Dress (Akira, $35) makes the produce aisle surprisingly sexy.
Dazed Flowers Sneakers (Bucketfeet, $68) and Rachel Comey DeKalb Clogs (Anthropologie, $380) bring the citrus trend down to ground level. The Gardens in Provence Necklace (Les Nereides, $175), Noemi Watch (Anthropologie, $148), Mustard Beanie (Akira, $17), and Tassled Leather Tote (Anthropologie, $198) are wonderful spritzes of orange and lemon – and with all these bright colors flying around everywhere, you should probably invest in pair of Ray-Ban Round shades (Sunglass Hut, $220).
“You’re sooo vain, I bet you think this blog is about you.” (Spoiler alert: it is!) Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Carly Simon… who doesn’t want to be a 70’s band babe? Apparently the people of at fashion week agree with us because Spring 2016 is looking more like Woodstock 1969. Fringe, crochet, patchwork, suede – all you need is peace, love, and Block 37.
We know you’re never supposed to trust the man, but trust us when we say that sunglasses and a floppy hat are absolute musts for fun in the music festival sun. The Luna Rancher Hat (Anthropologie, $68) and Round Metal Ray-Bans (Sunglass Hut, $175) get our pick for both fashion and fun. To keep the alliteration going, compliment them with fun Feathered Hoops (Anthropologie, $148).
The Sandira Maxi Dress (Anthropologie, $499) and Patchwork Dress (Anthropologie, $148) put the “chic” in “hippie chick” and Suede Leggings (Anthropologie, $599), Malini Wrap (Anthropologie, $120), and Corduroy Overalls top (Akira, $20) add the ever-important edge. Carry around your road-tripping essentials in a Fringe Leather Backpack (Akira, $45). And when you’re ready to get out and walk, the Seychelles Clogs (Anthropologie, $130) or Over-the-Knee Wedge Boots (Akira, $50) will get you there in style.
RISE AND SHINE
There’s no hiding under the radar this season. Whether it comes in the form of head-to-toe sequins, metallic footwear, or body glitter, letting your true colors shine and shimmer and sheen seems to be a serious Spring theme.
Trendy technology? Yep! Anthropologie is getting even your devices in on this year’s biggest fashions with its Confetti iPhone ($48) and Metallic iPod ($78) cases. Any gathering will turn into a party in your Shimmer Linen Jumpsuit (Anthropologie, $250), Sequin Scalloped Top (Akira, $80), or Gold & Black Sequin Romper (Akira, $60). And you can’t go to a party without Glitter Nail Polish (Sephora, $12.50) or Body/Face Glitter (Sephora, $15). Inside scoop: glitter contouring is going to be on faces everywhere this Spring!
Footwear is also playing a leading role in this flashy trend. Holographic Pink Oxfords (Akira, $135), Metallic Pom Pom Sneakers (Akira, $163) Hologram Glitter Booties (Akira, $ 95), and Vanessa Tao Glitter Oxfords (Anthropologie, $100) are just a few of our favorites. And who said rain and shine were mutually exclusive? Metallic Hunter Rain Boots (Akira, $45) make all those April showers well worth it.
Jirts and jorts and jresses… joutfits are IN, you guys! And being the denim devotees we are, we could not be more excited. Designers are putting our beloved fabric on everything from shoes to sunglasses. And don’t be afraid to pair them with that favorite pair of jeans you’ve worn down to the thread – the bluer the better!
The Light Tank Dress (Akira, $15), Tie-Neck Dress (Anthropologie, $138), Multi-Color Denim Dress (Anthropologie, $148), and Retro Shirtdress (Anthropologie, $148) all prove that the same fabric historically decorated with ripped knees and concert patches can be dressed up or down. The Denim Swing Tank (Anthropologie, $88) and Denim Maxi Skirt (Akira, $37) are two other darling denim designs. Chambray Pineapple Sneakers (Bucketfeet, $84) are perfect for running around town, and Denim Stilettos (Akira, $37) are hot for hitting it up. But perhaps our favorite adaptation? The Denim Ray-Ban Wayfarer (Sunglass Hut, $199).
GET IN LINE
What’s great about stripes is that depending on color, thickness, orientation, etc., they can take on completely different looks. Navy makes them nautical. Black makes them classic. One stripe looks sporty. And lots of them create a mesmerizing effect. However you choose to wear them, just know, you’ll be keeping in line with the biggest names in fashion. (And hey, guess what? We know a place where you can get them all. Read between the lines)
Striped Oxfords (Anthropologie, $450) are fresh off the deck of a New England sailboat, and the TEVA Flatform Sandals (Akira, $35) are exactly what we were talking about when we said athletic (hint: 90s athleticism is back in a BIG way). The stripes on the Multi-Colored Linen Shorts (Anthropologie, $375) almost create a texture on their own, and the Pinstripe Cropped Pants (Akira, $20) have us thinking 1950’s Chicago chic.
Blending two of our favorite trends, the Striped Denim Midi Dress (Anthropologie, $198) will look lovely at all those upcoming terrace day parties, but the Red and Black Long Party Skirt (Akira, $56) is definitely the way to go for an edgier nighttime affair. The Wynwood Buttondown ($78) and Leonie Anorak ($385), both from Anthropologie, are more casual takes on the trend – and if you truly want to immerse yourself in all things Spring, Marc Jacobs Mod Noir Fragrance (Sephora, $90) is the scent of the season.