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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.


Rain in Style

Let’s celebrate my one-year anniversary writing this style column with vibrant color, tie dye, pattern, fringe and polka dots! Or, basically, the entire spring 2019 style forecast. Grab your Pantone chart...there are some beautiful and fun colors and trends this season.

Pantone colors.

I’m loving Pantone’s spring collection of vibrant colors that are not the typical pastels. There is a big emphasis on Yellow (Aspen Gold), but colors like Pink Peacock, Pepper Stem, Living Coral and Princess Blue make their brilliant arrival. Grab an item in any of its 16 spring colors and you are already winning spring.

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Go bold for spring. Jacket is Michael Kors from TJMaxx, Forever 21 skirt, Stella and Dot bag and Lucky brand wedges.


Try cargo skinnies or anorak-style jackets and vests (jackets with drawstrings and exposed pockets). This could also be translated into accessories—try a cute functional backpack with buckles and straps.

Grab your anorak jacket to hit the “Utility” trend for spring. This jacket is from Target, Cape Juby backpack, KanCan jeans, American Eagle top and Crown Vintage booties from DSW.

Polka dots and patterns.

I’m not a lover of polka dots (except for my favorite pair of wedges) but if you are...now is the time! They’re fun, playful and fit into the spring vibe. Florals are also back and that’s a pattern that is all me. Check out Yumi Kim’s designs; she’s my absolute favorite designer for fun colorful florals.

H&M jacket, Kimichi Blue dress, Sam Edelman sandals.

polkadot wedges
My polka dot go-to’s - Lucky Brand wedges from ThredUP.

Tie dye.

First the flare leg jean came back, and now tie dye? Yup! But look for a more refined tie dye—more fitted and less “I made this in sixth grade summer camp.”

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Tie dye is back; this dress by Tart isn’t the typical rainbow tie dye and that’s just fine with me. Denim jacket is H&M, bag by Talbots.

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Tie dye and flare leg jeans, a match made in heaven. Top by Ginger G, flare jeans by Frame.


Fringe, lace, patchwork...oh my! Pick one of these and grab your flare leg jeans for a perfect 60s vibe.

backpackCape Juby backpack

Earth Tones.

Not your style to be bold in bright colors? No worries, earth tones, like tan and cream, are big this spring. Try an all earth tone outfit, or add in a punch of color like turquoise in an accessory.

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Go neutral for spring. Jacket by BlankNYC, Cape Juby backpack and H by Halston heels all from ThredUP.

jergensI don’t know about you, but these spring trends have me crying tears of joy, or maybe it’s my allergies...either way, spring style is looking fun, fresh and irresistibly playful. And I am here for it. Don’t forget to start with the self-tanning lotion so on the first warm day, you’ll be ready to rock and standout in these spring trends.

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