Spring in New York City is on the minds of many. As February comes to a close, it’s time to dig out those tees and jeans, sundresses and flats and get ready for the warmer weather. Are you looking for some spring style tips? NYC fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff shares her thoughts on how to stay ahead of trend in this upcoming season.
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Rebecca Minkoff’s design career began back in high school. As a dancer, she was unable to perform in school productions because of her height and long arms, so she was placed in the costume department. There, she learned to make patterns, construct and drape garments. After high school, Rebecca moved to New York City where she interned and worked with fashion designer Craig Taylor. During her free time, Rebecca also worked on her own clothing line. She designed a cut-up shirt that read, “I love New York,” which her friend Jenna Elfman wore on Jay Leno. Leno asked about the shirt during Jenna’s interview, and Rebecca’s career jump started from there. She left Craig Taylor to fulfill demand for her “I love New York” shirt and to focus on her clothing line. Shortly after, Rebecca created the famous “Morning After Bag,” which was featured on the fashion website Daily Candy. Currently, Rebecca’s designs include clothing, bags, accessories and shoes. Below, Rebecca shares some great tips for fashion-forward thinking for spring 2016.
Pastels And Metallics Will Rule
“You will see a lot [of] soft pastel colors and metallics. For light skin tones, I recommend pastels and jewel tones. For medium skin tones, metallic, grays and neons work best. Finally for dark skin tones, I think primary colors like cobalt blue, red and yellow implement their color[s] very well.”
Get Ready For Romance And Sparkle
“Romantic dresses with a great flow to them [will be trending this spring]. [I would recommend] sparkling dresses like my Huffle Dress that is perfect for a night out on the town. Finally, off-the-shoulder pieces are a great way to show your neckline and be super sophisticated. If you are a more curvy girl, I recommend you wear an off-the-shoulder dress with a structured jacket.”
Translucent And Lace-Up Shoe Trends
“For spring, you will see a lot of translucent heels and spring lace-up detailing. I think they add a feminine and fun touch to every outfit. Also, every girl should own a pair of stiletto heels and leather booties. It is a must have for every New York gal.”
Day-To-Night Seasonal Pieces
“If you are looking for something to rock this spring, make it a one-of-a-kind leather jacket. The Wolf Jacket in my collection is the perfect piece for an effortless day-to-night look. The pops of white [create] a cool, graphic twist, and pebbled leather [gives off] that had-it-forever vibe.”
Spring Wardrobe Staples
“Every woman should have a pair of chic booties in her closet. I love an edgy bootie like our Bethany bootie. It’s the perfect shoe to carry you from day-to-night and not to mention super comfy to run around in! Another must in your wardrobe is a great jacket! Add a style like the Becky, Wolf or Ace to your outfit for the perfect polished look. It goes without saying that a versatile handbag is an essential! Our Unlined Saddle Crossbody has been a huge hit for spring because it’s a great everyday bag that fits so much!”
Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer living in NYC and covering all things New York. She is a self-proclaimed shopaholic who is always on the lookout for the latest trends and deals. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.