Spring 2017 is unfolding in brick-and-mortar stores, and the trends are coming through with gusto. Embellishment, florals, ruffles, texture, and flounces are strong. I can see a few more tailored pieces too. Here are some items that caught my eye as I’ve started refreshing Spring wardrobes with clients. 

  • Nine West Brianyah: These work best for low volume feet although regular volume feet should give them a chance. My long toes were crammed into the toe box in my regular size, so I sized up half a size and added an insole, which worked. The suede is nice and soft. The buckles are a little finicky to fasten so be patient. Pretty ped, great colours, manageable heel height, and good price.
  • Jen7 Floral Print Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (Vintage Garden): Substantial fabric that is super soft, thick, and not overly stretchy. Works well on a curvier fit. Size down if you're straight on the hips and thighs.
  • BLANKNYC Embroidered Faux Leather Moto Jacket: A vegan moto with maximal embroidery that suits a range of body types. Best suited to those who wear cool colours. Runs small. Sleeves are too long for petites. Read the rave reviews.
  • SARTO By Franco Sarto 'Jolette' Penny Loafer (Women): An excellent and well-made modern classic loafer. Gorgeous quality, and looks designer. Runs big so size down half a size. Fits an orthotic. Works for an assortment of foot shapes. Available in NINE colours and in wide widths. Very deserving of the rave reviews.
  • Ted Baker London Small Gem Gardens Nylon Tote: A floral bag with a Hard Edge in a classic "Longchamp" silhouette. A fun juxtaposition.
  • Nine West Pianobar: A good ink blue ankle strap pump with glitzy heel. Works for low and regular volume feet. Soft suede, and moderately roomy toe box.
  • Anthropologie Flora Foldover Clutch: Floral Water Colour Fabness.
  • Anthropologie Embroidered Field Jacket: The masculine and military integrity of this jacket is tempered by the embroidery. I love the asymmetrical placement of the embellishment.
  • Anthropologie Wanderer Cargo Pants: These work quite well on a curvier figure if you size up. Nice fit on a straighter figure in your true size. Good drape. The pattern is darker and less bold in person.
  • CeCe Scallop Stripe Peplum Top: Good peplum for curvier body types. Might run a size big. Silky texture.
  • Anthropologie Pilcro Hyphen Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans: Size down in these jeans for a tailored fit, otherwise wear them TTS to create a baggy look like the model. Soft yet weighty fabric. Fun Maximal patches.
  • Anthropologie Pilcro Embroidered Denim Jacket: Great embroidered denim jacket with a very shaped torso. Sleeves are long, and it might run a size small. Soft and stretchy for extra comfort.
  • Banana Republic Military Full Sleeve Jacket: The lantern sleeves on this jacket make it look more interesting than a regular military jacket. Avant-garde.
  • Madewell Cali Demi Boot Jeans (Fenton Wash): AMAZING high-waisted jeans. Great fit. They're soft so the waistband won't cut into your tummy, but they don't bag out either. A pretty bright light blue denim for Summer, and I adore the button fly. Fits both a curvier and straighter figure. You can trim the frayed unravelling at the bottom if that's too much tough. It was for me, so I got a little scissor-happy after they followed me home.
  • CeCe Handkerchief Hem Floral Print Blouse: A flirty and roomy handkerchief blouse in an oversized Poppy print screams Spring. The silhouette is a repeat from last year and it drapes like a dream.
  • Zara Polka Dot Shirt Dress: The photo does not do this tunic justice. It's nice to wear over cropped jeans. It has a lovely asymmetrical front gathered inset which you can't see all that well in the photo, but it looks interesting and modern. Runs big.
  • Zara Tulip Print Blouse: A garden floral wrap blouse for those with a defined waist. Lovely over bootcuts, wide trousers, or a pencil skirt.
  • Zara Oversized Printed Bomber Jacket: Fun on trend long bomber jacket that works well on an assortment of body types. It's great on a curvier figure, although you may not have thought so. Fun botanical pattern with sporty stripe detailing on the ribbing. Nice juxtaposition of Soft & Sporty, and Masculine & Feminine.
  • Madewell Denim Tie Neck Shirtdress: Fabulous fitted denim dress WITH sleeves and length. Soft and stretchy. The placement of the buttons is genius - NO gaping at all. Read the rave reviews.
  • Madewell Fiesta Paisley Silk Bell Sleeve Top: The drape of the fabric makes the flounces on this blouse a lot more subtle. Luxurious. Gorgeous over black ankle pants. Works on an assortment of body types.
  • Madewell Brownstone Side Button Sweater: One of the best boxy pullovers I've seen. Genius drape and cut. You'll have to try it on to see what I mean. Luxurious heavy-weight cotton knit. Excellent over high-waisted denim. The colours are muted and moody in person.

You can see my descriptions alongside the items on the collection page.