As warmer weather approaches, Fashion Club president junior Joanie Ackley comments on the biggest trends for the upcoming season

by karihighman, ’13

Watercolor Prints traffic people watercolor dress

Watercolor dress courtesy, $70.16 on sale

This item is a popular piece due to the bold patterns and color combinations. According to Ackley, the watercolor patterns give clothes a fun and youthful vibe making it very wearable for high school students. Wearing one watercolor piece, whether it be a dress or a skirt can really add a bright effect to an outfit.

Green TFNC mint green dress

Mint green dress courtesy; $90

While the color may seem plain, Ackley said that it gets a fresh finish thanks to splashes of shades such as emerald and lime. She added that the simple silhouette of a dress or skirt makes the shade easier to wear for springtime.

Matching Separates

forever21 (.com) belted lace romper

Pink top and bottoms courtesy; $24.80

The idea of pairing two basics is back with this trend. According to Ackley, this trend works because it is clean and sleek looking. She suggested wearing metallic accessories to make clothes look more intricate.

Black & White

Black and white-2.KARI

Black & white dress courtesy; $27.80

The black and white trend is a timeless style, Ackley said, because of its classic look. Because of this, she said that buying black and white is always a smart investment. Ackley also said that since the style is all about contrast, wearing a pair of white pants with a black top is one of the many ways to mix it up.