The snow may still be piled high in some places but the air carries promises of spring. And with the dawn of spring comes the opportunity to switch out winter grays and cozy sweaters for bright colors and breezy spring skirts.
The runways have been showing spring-inspired clothing and informing this year’s trends for months. And it’s tempting to jump on board. It’s tempting to rush out to grab this year’s color or key piece, without giving a thought to how they were made. It’s tempting to get caught up in the trend and forget to consider where your clothes originated, not to mention considering what will come of these fabrics next year when the trend has passed and a new one has taken over.
Of course, trendy can also be fair trade, sustainable, and ethical.
This week, we took a look at styles the runways have put in demand and picked out some of our favorites. Unsurprisingly, we love the trends that are classic, reliable, and simple without sacrificing style and fun.
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