Spring fashion hits the Mark

By Bonnie Bing | March 31, 2023

Coral is a color that compliments everyone. Combine it with white and it’s an instant fresh look. This top by Creation can be worn buttoned up or as a jacket, $59, of a cotton and polyester blend. White polyester, rayon stretch tank top, $45. Narrow leg pants by Renuar of polyester, rayon and spandex, $104. Necklace with quartz and tassel pendant, $32, hoop earrings, $18. All at Ann’s Fashions. Art is “Where You Are Planted,” by Kevin Kelly.

 Editor’s note: Bonnie Bing found some interesting correlations between Spring’s fashion trends and artwork at Mark Arts, the community art center at 13th and Rock Road.

When it comes to the new season, let freedom spring.

Spring fashion is full of every favorite look from the past you can think of.

Florals, stripes, brights, neutrals? Yes!

Long skirts, short skirts, knee- length dresses, long dresses? Yes again.

Bermuda shorts, short shorts, capri length pants, culottes? Those get the nod, too.

If you love skinny pants, you’ll find them in a variety of colors, but if you prefer wide legs, there are plenty of those, too. And yes, the straight leg is back.

Neutral tones are here in every category, just waiting for you to add a pop of color, like magenta and other bright pinks. Every shade of coral carried over from last spring.

Crisp white eyelet is back in the dresses and tops category. Loose jackets of silky fabrics, linen, polyester blends and knits slide over whatever you’re wearing for cool nights and when you’re in frigid air conditioning.

A lot of natural materials are being used for spring accessories. For example, cork sandals and jewelry made of straw, shells and stone.

Yes, it’s going to be a good season to pull out your favorite items from last spring and then kick them up a notch with bright colors, fun prints, interesting textures and new lengths.

Reach Bonnie Bing at bingbylines@gmail.com