Today, in the usually foggy, and rainy NW, it was a gloriously sunny and lovely day! It was  almost spring in disguise; and I was near expecting to see some blooms on my dearest cherry trees. The beautiful weather was also a reminder that spring is indeed around the corner and I better start the spring trends series I have been planning. The series start today with Pantone’s color of the year Radiant Orchid, and flower prints I see everywhere. Some examples from the brands will be followed by my adaptations from my closet.pantoneradiantorchid

I am absolutely in love with the color of the year. Radiant Orchid is a blend of purple, fuchsia, and lilac. I am so over the moon for the shades of purple all around me; I have been wearing it frequently since my very early years. It is believed to be the color of creativity, and energy; and those are exactly the feelings this strong hue evokes in me.

For me trends serve as inspiration and I only bring trends I really like into my closet. Flower prints are definitely one of this years superstars for me. Any fashion piece becomes feminine with flowers. I love mixing this pattern with sharper pieces for some contrast as well as using them exclusively to feel extra girly when I feel like it.

From Theboxqueen’s closet

spring-trends-sitting-1Bag- Kate Spade ( similar color) |  Jeans- Hudson | Shoes- Boutique 9

I encourage you to use trends as inspiration as well and then adapt them into your wardrobe  wherever they fit in. I chose to use Radiant Orchid as my pop of color with a shoulder bag, sunglasses, and some jewelery. Flowers are making an appearance on a springy jacket and they also have shades of purple.

springtrendstraintracks3Style tip: The flower jacket and the purple bag are so feminine that I wanted to add some contrast and edge with charcoal jeans and black pointy heels. Using pieces from opposite ends of style spectrum, such as girly and edgy make your outfit a bit more out of the box.

springtrenddetailsRing: BCBGMAXAZRIA (previous seasons)

A closer look at my accessories. The purple/flower theme is also continuing with my statement ring.

springtrendsfountain-3How do you incorporate Radiant Orchid and flower prints into your outfits? What are your style inspirations for spring? I would LOVE to hear your favorites of the season. The series will continue this week spotlight on a new trend. As always you can reach me here or via my email with thoughts and questions. Also would be delighted if you joined me via Bloglovin, Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook. Have an amazing week. XOXO, Elif

I am linking up to some fab parties at Style Sessions link-up party , Random Wednesday , Favorite Fashion Friday, and Stylish Tuesday.

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  • Tban

    Elif, this is by far my favourite outfit. I love each and every detail of it. The jacket is to die for so is the flower ring.

    • Thx Tulay <3<3 I love that jacket and the ring so much and happy to hear you also enjoyed them 🙂 Let me know what kind of spring outfits you are looking forward to! XOXO, Elif

  • Your Kate Spade is PERFECT! I love the color and you are totally right about hues of purple for this season!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    • Sabrina, thx so much for stopping by! I am obsessed with that bag and the color purple right now and so happy to hear you liked it too!<3<3 XO, Elif

  • sibel

    I love the flower-print jacket and that orchid color hand bag although the orchid color is unusual. They remind me that spring is coming soon. Feminine shoes are always attractive.

    • Sibel I can’t wait for spring 🙂 anything that reminds me of it is great for me right now! <3 Those pointed pumps are my favorite to make any outfit a bit spicier :)) XOXO, Elif

  • It’s a lovely and very trendy colour now. Great clutch of yours 🙂

    Lu. http://www.balgarka.co.uk

    • Thx Lu 🙂 I am so glad for the purple/fuschia being on trend now; my fave color of all time! Xo, Elif

  • Oh yes, gorgeous! And the Kate Spade bag is divine! Are you going to take advantage of the 75% off Kate Spade sale that’s going on? It closes in a few hours.

  • I bought the shoulder bag so recently, I restrained myself from the sale ( not easily haha) thx for reminding me, if I did not buy the bag I would have jumped on it 🙂 <3<3 XO, Elif

  • You look so cute, love it!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com