March can be a most indecisive month. It's the September of spring, the official—unofficial start of "What to wear when it gets warm" on my clothing calendar. The first day of spring (March 20) is just around the corner, though many in the Northern Hemisphere are dealing with winter storms, as am I while typing this in the midst of my travels seeking the finest for your Fall/Winter 2015 wardrobe.
But the spring fashion forecast is fun and filled with ideas to intrigue and inspire. The New Bohemian speaks to the retro sensuality of the '70s, the decade that influenced spring collections, giving them undeniable exoticism and escapism. Warm up to the idea of saturated, sunbaked Spice-Market Colors—cayenne, paprika, saffron, sage—that infused collections for him and for her. And the return of Summer Suede adds texture and tension to spring's mix of lightweight fabrics.
Speaking of mix—it's a major message. Mixing, not Matching is in! Playing with endless combinations of patterns and prints creates the most edited looks for the season, not only for her, but also for him. If the mixing of contrasts isn't right for the occasion, then wear All Whites, the season's palette cleanser.
For her, the long, languid silhouettes of spring are loveliest when paired with a Flat Sandal, offering a grounded alternative to the stiletto. And—taking catwalks by storm—a big men's style cue comes from the streets with the sporty Sneaker that can go with everything. It gives an urban cool to his sportswear and lends sartorial savvy to even a formal look.
March may suffer from a major identity crisis, but don't let this month with a reputation for indecision get in your way of making a solid fashion statement.
Enjoy all the great trends for the season, and let your good taste define your style!