As always, I’m sewing away most nights in front of Netflix. I don’t usually blog about my slapdash, super easy, or repeat makes. I don’t want to bore you! You’ll probably see a quick shot of them on my Instagram and perhaps some process shots on my Snapchat account (find my username: lilysageandco). My blog is generally reserved for makes and thoughts that require a few more words.
Having said that though, I’m going to share my thoughts on what’s trending this Spring, starting with:
Bodysuits and all things 90’s
Bodysuits are so totally 90’s but I kinda love them right now. I thrifted a brand new (vintage) one recently. I like them with high waist skirts but they work equally well with pants.
The Nettie bodysuit comes to mind as a pattern to try here. I’m very close to purchasing this pattern myself.
Black on Black
Perhaps a hangover from SS2015, but this year I’m also craving a lot of black on black, including black accents with shoes and accessories.
The Cold Shoulder
The off-the-shoulder trend is still going strong, but I’m graduating to a more wearable “cold shoulder” style. I’ve made one of my earlier makes more wearable with sewn-in shoulder straps. And I’ve been layering my white version for a fun and easy day look.
I’m also working on a really laid-back shoulder-cut-out dress right now. Inspiration via Chriselle Lim.
Mules, Loafers, Oxfords
A quick search online yielded these options, all of which I’d gladly add to my closet if my budget permitted.
Frayed / Distressed Denim (and while you’re at it, denim on denim is a good option too)
This trend has been around for a while now, but I don’t think it’s going anywhere quick. We’re talking all kinds of denims with rips and tears galore. The distress-treatment can also be applied to chambray shirts, denim jackets and skirts.
I purchased a vintage Lee denim skirt a while back (an estate sale steal) and updated it by ripping it shorter and leaving the raw edge to fray. It needs a few more washes yet (and perhaps a little help with the cheesegrater).
I made the lace top years ago and have been gradually shortening the sleeves each Summer. It’s lived a long life.