Spring trends are in full blossom at Bloomingdale’s White Plains.
The department store is showcasing the season’s hottest styles with an afternoon fashion show May 3 to benefit the Kids’ Kloset initiative of Westchester Jewish Community Services, with a slated special guest appearance from White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach.
But might we suggest some spring cleaning before the event? Because you’ll want to make room for these showstopping styles.
The plain Jane look undergoes a makeover as designers experiment with fabric construction, offering unique shapes and styles, including bell sleeves and cinched waists. Ruffles and ruching, reminiscent of a flower’s folds, add an extra feminine touch and a textured look that will give you a flirty confidence.
Designers include Aqua, Endless Rose and BCBG Max Azria.
A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON
Show a little bit, show a lot — or somewhere in-between? The one-shoulder top is the perfect resolution to this never-ending dilemma, as are cold shoulder and off-the-shoulder tops.
Designers include Lucy Paris, Birds of Paradise and MLM Label.
Embellishments meet denim, as jeans jackets are adorned with whimsical patches, blazers are festooned with intricate floral designs and colored tassels call attention to jeans and simple dresses. Accessories are also decked out, as colored tassels add personality to a pair of Toms or dangle from the ears with Chan Luu earrings, while Sam Edelman sandals marry pom-poms, jewels and lace-up strings.
Designers include Sunset & Spring, Paige and Parker.
MISMATCH YOUR DENIM
For many of us, blue jeans are a fashion staple — and the neutral in any outfit. But this season, we’re encouraged to step outside the box with patchwork denim. Can’t figure out whether to wear a light wash, a dark blue jean, or a shade in between? Well, now you can wear ‘em all — at the same time.
Designers include Mavi, 7 for All Mankind and J Brand.
PRETTY IN (PASTEL) PINK
What better way to celebrate spring than with ne plus ultra in femininity? This subtle shade finds its way into every fabric, piece and accessory, from chiffon dresses to leather skirts, sneakers and cross-body bags.
Designers include Paris in Paris, Wayf and Mackage.
SLIP-ON (THOSE) SANDALS
A good pair of shoes can make an outfit. And a good pair of shoes that is also comfortable is often a rare find. Luckily, this season brings both. Slip-on slides featuring a thick block heel are the trendiest, most comfortable — and dare we say — convenient footwear to hit the runway this spring.
Designers include Coach, Tory Burch and Stuart Weitzman.
These six trends are incredibly versatile and we encourage mixing and matching them. Pair your ruffled pastel blouse with a pair of patchwork jeans and trendy slip-on sandals and you’re season-ready.
The day of the fashion show, May 3, Bloomingdale’s will donate 10 percent of all tracked sales to Kids’ Kloset in recognition of its 10,000 Bags of Love program. WJCS, a human services agency based in White Plains, founded Kids’ Kloset to provide Westchester County children and families in need with donated clothing. The Bags of Love program provides children, from newborn to age 18, with bags of assembled outfits — free of rips, stains and missing buttons. The event, which includes an all-day designer shoe trunk show, kicks off with an 11 a.m. brunch, followed by the 11:30 a.m. fashion show at Bloomingdale’s White Plains, 175 Bloomingdale Road. To RSVP, email RSVPWhitePlains@Bloomingdales.com.