Last Wednesday, Belk Galleria Dallas hosted its Spring Fashion Tour with Arlene Goldstein, VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction. Arlene introduced top Spring 2015 fashion trends, which she refers to as Style Statements, to a group of Dallas fashion bloggers and tastemakers.
Arlene’s Style Statements for Spring 2015 are Spare Me, Garden Party, Sport Chic, and Islander.
The looks and accessories, which were styled by Belk Dallas Galleria’s personal shopper Charmaine Marshall, showcased designer brands found at Belk such as Trina Turk, Ralph Lauren, Vince Camuto, Dolce Vita, Sam Edelman, Pink Tartan and French Connection.
Expect a modern aesthetic highlighting architectural forms like A-line, columns and trumpet skirts, along with tunics, over-sized shirtings and trapeze dresses.
Rely on advanced shine, sheers, unexpected fabric mixes and coated surfaces, along with bold stripes, artistic scribble, grids and photo realism as some of the modern fabric options.
Bold cuffs, chokers, over-sized clutches, mini bags, and shoes with bottom interest will have you putting your best foot forward.
Imagine a fashion folio showcasing dreamy pales and mid-tones, a wardrobe of whites, florals and beautiful botanicals.
Think, lace-like textiles, sheers, intricate appliques, embroideries, and crystal pleats.
Flower-motifs are everywhere. Expect amazing accessories like colorful stone treatments, pearl variations and statement earrings, polished off with lady-like handbags and single sole pumps—often with ankle interest.
This trend is borrowed from the gym. Performance fabrics like jersey, double knits, nylon mesh and scuba are complemented by innovative perfs, color blocking and contrast zippers.
Athletic-inspired hoodies, bombers, halters and jog pants are paired with more polished items.
Stylish sneakers as well as sneaker-influenced sandals and sport-style booties with new-age backpacks and totes are a must.
A travelogue full of pattern mixes, wraps, ties, tassels, and fringe will feel so fresh.
Exotic details include beading and embroideries with eye-catching bright colors.
Mixed media is the message for add-ons with an organic flavor.
Add layered necks, arm candy, big gold hoops, statement earrings, head wraps and strappy sandals with bold bottoms.
Each time Arlene presents the upcoming season’s fashion trends, she also includes a list of ten “Most Wanted” items for both men and women, for the shopper who wants to invest in classic pieces for their seasonal wardrobe. Her must haves for Spring 2015 are:
Women’s Most Wanted Spring 2015
- Soft Pants
- Easy Fit Top
- Matched Set
- Longer Skirt
- Floral Dress
- Statement Earrings
- Glitzy Sandals
- Look at Me Lips
Men’s Most Wanted Spring 2015
- Updated Polo
- Shorter Short
- Bold Prints
- Jog Shorts
- Athletic-Inspired Knit
- Plaid Sportcoat
- White Pants
- Spring Suit
- Fashion Add-Ons
- Sneaker-Style Slip Ons
The Spring 2015 season will be all about the mix for fashion– whether sleek and edgy, hi-tech casual, exotic details or beautiful botanicals, Belk’s 2015 Spring Style features a touch of the unexpected. Shop Belk’s designer brands online or in stores.
Photos by Stephanie Drenka Photography