Warming trend: Spring Break fashion trends adapt for warmer weather

Evelyn Davis, Editorial cartoonist

Say hello to: Rain boots

Put away the furry boots (which, let’s be real, were done four years ago) and pull out the rubber rain boots.

From red to green to floral, rain boots will take the school by storm this season.

Or, at least I hope so.  This new shoe fashion statement will also keep you dry from all of April’s showers.  If you don’t know how to rock the rain boots, try them with cuffed jeans or leggings.

Say hello to: Gingham

Plaid is fun, it really is. But, it just screams ski lodge and cold winter days.  Gingham, on the other hand, is spring.

For all of you out there who don’t know what gingham looks like, think checker board or picnic tablecloth.

With clean lines and fresh colors, gingham is definitely the way to go.  Be careful when selecting your gingham.

If you wear gingham with too many colors, or contrasting colors, the result will not be pretty.

I envision a blue and white gingham long-sleeve button down with the sleeves sloppily rolled up — the epitome of a spring look.

Say hello to: Warm

More than just the temperature is changing this season — the color palette will also follow the warming trend.  Colors such as coral, yellow, and a variety of reds will grace fashion this season.  Personally, I find this tragic. These colors are fun, but not exactly wearable.  The idea of looking like a banana or orange isn’t all that appealing to me.

If you feel like I do, give the warm brights a shot with an accessory, such as a purse or pair of shoes.  Try these colors and feel like the sun this season.

Say hello to: Minimalist

With winter comes lots of layers — the tank top under the T-shirt covered with the bulky sweater.  However, this spring, less is more.  Obviously, this could be misinterpreted. Minimalist refers to a simpler way of dressing, not less clothing.  Instead of layering eight shirts to create a “look,” pare it down to one.  It’s time to go back to the basics. For once, being called “plain” is good.

Give this look a shot by wearing a loose, neutral-colored shirt paired with a bright pair of shorts.