The Darker Side of Spring
With springtime upon us already, I’m always seeing so many newsletters from brands flooding my inbox advertising the usual “pretty spring pastels.” I really am not much of a pastels type of gal…I still have some residual entities of all of my ill-fated style attempts inside me including my gothier stage in high school. That particular being still looks at all the bright colors and resumes her bitchy resting face, unimpressed. On most days, I still like to balance everything out with a little black somewhere in my ensemble. Not always *all* black anymore…I like contrast! I only like bright colors if I’m working out, really. Trends are not my forte and I’m pretty oblivious to seasons, fashion-wise (except for the change of footwear and jackets). The only part of this 2014 spring season that sticks out to me is the interesting upsurge in leather jackets (isn’t that a fall thing? Wait, what did I just say?) that I don’t remember seeing in previous years. Mostly white ones, but I’ve seen a ton of black leather jackets lately as if some fashion industry bigheads decided spring and summer just weren’t good enough to make them split with their love affair with fall and winter. I have a soft lambskin one I got from Victoria’s secret a few years back that I absolutely love, and I’ve found myself wearing it a little more lately too. I found it interesting that amongst those springtime newsletters permeating my inbox, Acne, J Brand and Hudson have all gone against the grain with their own darker looks for spring, and I just happen to love it!
So with this said, I thought I’d produce my own response to the usual “springtime pastels” trend with my own darker take, inspired by the influx of leather jackets who don’t always like to wear their sunny sides on their sleeves.