All photos by Tory Germann.
Spring is here, and so is the chance to update your wardrobe with fresh new pieces. As the days grow longer and the weather gets warmer, it’s time to get girly with fun and flirty dresses, romantic lace and soft, flowing fabrics.
Here’s some inspiration from the season’s most wearable trends. All clothes featured in Howl’s fashion spread are from Humanity, 128 Merrimack St., Lowell.
Even if you can’t pack up those coats and boots just yet, things will look sunny and bright with a pop of color in your wardrobe. Coral, nectarine, watermelon, yellow, lavendar and cool sorbet hues might be just enough to beat the winter blues.
On Kelsey: Neon Rock Dress, $28; necklace, $24
On Bethany: Polk-a-Dot Dress, $38
Nothing is more feminine and romantic than lace. This spring, look for ladylike touches of lace in dresses, tops and skirts.
On Bethany: Western Chic dress, $28
Flowy, comfortable dresses that twirl when you move are in order when warmer weather rolls around.
On Kelsey: The Embellished Dress, $42
On Bethany: Earth Child Dress, $33
Pretty as a Picture
Tops and dresses with cut-outs on the side, arms or back — like this dark spring green cardi — are the most tasteful and on trend way to show skin this season.
On Bethany: Lace cut-out cardigan, $22
Feminine and Fierce
Spring fashion doesn’t have to be all about pastels and florals. Animal prints can keep things bold yet still be girly, like the above dress with peek-a-boo black tulle.
On Kelsey: Leopard print dress, $46
Dresses with fitted tops and full skirts are form flattering and fun.
On Bethany: The Alicia Melvin Dress, $36
Melting snow and spring showers doesn’t mean you can’t step into spring style. A floaty floral dress layered with a soft colored, cozy cropped jacket and some tall boots will leave you style-ready for skipping through puddles.
On Kelsey: Pretty in Pleats dress, $40; ultra comfy jacket, $76
On Bethany: Sassy but Sweet dress, $42; necklace and earring set, $24; pink belt, $6
Sheer fabrics give your your wardrobe a light and airy touch for spring.
On Bethany: School Girl sheer blouse, $24; lace skirt, $23
On Kelsey: Lace-in Style dress, $30; belt, $6
The best part of looking great is turning heads and feeling comfortable. Soft and creamy jersey knits will take you from day to night. Dress them down with flats and dress them up just as easily with wedges or heels.
On Bethany: Dreaming dress, $28
Black & White
In a season that can be overwrought with Easter egg colors, a black and white color combo is sophisticated, classy and easy to wear. We love Kelsey’s striped scarf — a quick, easy and affordable accesory that adds punch to her outfit.
On Kelsey: white jeans, $42; lace tank, $20; scarf and umbrella, both $15
Spring casual is easy and fun with distressed denim, loose and flowy tanks and a bright scarf to tie back your tresses.
On Kelsey: jeans, $37; lace top, $27
On Bethany: black jeggings, $24; beach bum blouse, $22; skull scarf, $15