People say the beauty of winter is that it makes you appreciate spring even more, and after this year’s winter season, I agree wholeheartedly. Spring arrived last month, and now that it’s finally beginning to look and feel like “spring” here in Fort Wayne, to say I’m excited is an understatement. I can feel my senses reawaken: Colors everywhere are more vivid; birds’ morning chirps sound like music to my ears; my energy has returned in full abundance, and I feel compelled to go outside and take a quick jog. More than anything else, I’m in the mood to shop!
Whether you are a shopping enthusiast like me, or a casual browser, Fort Wayne offers a top-notch shopping experience for all. The city has stores all over town, with two large shopping centers: Glenbrook Square Mall, and Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center.
Glenbrook Square is one of the largest shopping centers in the state of Indiana, and it is located in the northern area of the city. The shopping center boasts a total of about 150 shops, with four major department stores (Carson’s, Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney) and several dining options. With shop offerings this vast you are guaranteed to find that perfect item you are searching for! A few of my favorite stores are H&M, Forever 21 and Express.
Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center is described as a lifestyle center combining the traditional functions of a retail mall with the leisure amenities that create a beautiful and relaxing experience. In addition to upscale stores such as Von Maur, Vera Bradley and Ann Taylor, it’s not uncommon to find a live band playing in the center’s Courtyard Fountain area, and the landscaping will make you stop and stare. Jefferson Pointe is a must-visit, especially during warmer weather.
As you spring into shopping, enjoy the hottest trends for this year’s season, and have fun making them your own!
Trend 1: Pastels
Designers have taken a modern twist by pairing soft pastels with energizing brights. Add a few pastel pieces to your mix to revive and sweeten your look.
Trend 2: Crop Tops
This season, it may seem that crop top shirts are easier to find than traditional shirts. Do not fear – crop tops can actually work for several different body types. You can pair a crop top with high-waist skirts or jeans to reveal a sliver of skin. Or, if you are bold, pair it with low-waist jeans to show off those toned abs!
Trend 3: The One-Piece
I like to call it singular sassiness! The one-piece romper is a must-have for this season. Dress it up or down, it’s easy to look effortlessly fabulous in a one-piece. Also, remember those blue-jean overalls that were a hit back in the 90’s? They are making a comeback, and the look is totally bold and chic!
Trend 4: Prints
Make some noise with powerful prints. Tribal prints, Aztec prints, or African inspired designs are everywhere. Indulge a little by finding a printed scarf, or go all out with a pair of printed pants.
Trend 5: White-on-White
This trend is really open to interpretation. Just make sure your whites are bright and crisp from head to toe! Go for an all white suit, or go with the on-trend crop top and pencil skirt combo.
There you have it! Merge these fashion trends with your personality to reinvent your spring wardrobe and create a look that’s totally you.