What’s Hot: Spring into Bold Colors, Graphic Designs and Black & White

In the mood for some sun with Bellevue Collection’s Spring 2013 Runway Show.

This spring is about making a statement. And this season the popular colors that will make you shout included navy, emerald green and anything neon. Take a chance to be different and to stand out even if you tend to be simple when it comes to the fashion department. It’s about following the trends but personalizing them and not blending in with the crowd.

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photo by Vivian Hsu

Before the spring collections were released, special guests got a special preview got at the Bellevue Collection’s Spring 2013 Runway Show over the weekend. “According to Sephora, ‘Infrared’ lipstick is popular for spring,” said Jennifer Leavitt, the Vice President of Marketing for The Bellevue Collection as she opened the fashion show.

Warm colors including shades of red, orange and yellow were the obvious recurring trends on the runway, indicating that these colors aren’t just reserved for the fall season.

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But it wasn’t all about being bright and bold, the classic combination of black and white is still relevant and easy for anyone to incorporate into their Spring look.“Black and White is definitely my favorite trend. We all love black in the Northwest so it’s easy for anyone to pull [it] off by adding a few basics to their wardrobe this spring,” said Sarah Butler, the fashion events and editorial coordinator of The Bellevue Collection. Butler selects the trends for the Spring Look Book. “My purchase was a pair of white pumps! Report Footwear has a killer pair right now.”

If you want to experiment with color blocking but don’t want to go for the bold colors, try doing it with black and white. Butler suggests black and white pieces from Aritzia (which had its clothing featured in the Bellevue Square runway show), including the Wilfred for Aritzia Capucine T-Shirt, Wilfred for Aritzia Colonne Dress or T.Babaton for Aritzia Robinson Jacket; each of which are simple with a chic flair.

If you’re looking to incorporate the black and white trend in an everyday look, Butler recommends the Cropped Slim Cigarette in Black and White Gloss from 7 For All Mankind. These pant kills two birds with one stone by covering both stripes and black & white trends.

Another runway highlight was the mixing and matching graphic prints. A young and fresh take on this spring trend that appeared at the Spring 2013 Runway Show was the Bar III Designed Bra Top, embellished tank and plum skirt, which were all from Macy’s.

“Because of the trends simplicity, it’s ultra-sophisticated and definitely day-to-night appropriate,” says Butler.

The new spring fashions can all be viewed at The Bellevue Collection website and available at the Bellevue Square Mall.