One trend that got me really excited is the Popart influence making a huge comeback this spring. I especially loved Prada’s Milan fashion week show when the runway was filled with super vibrant colors, & women’s faces on clothing. Six young artists painted murals on the background of the runway  paying homage to the roots of popart . The movement started in the 1950’s with over the top prints and accessories and got really big in the 60’s with the influence of Andy Warhol’s popular art. ( think faces of celebrities, and a can of soup) The bold look of graphic patterns, imagery, and texts are great to push your style boundaries.

Here are some examples from designers and stores:




 From Theboxqueen’s Closet

Poparttrend1I totally fell in love with this dress when I laid my eyes on it and had the widest grin on my face when I found it on sale at none other than my favorite store Nordies. When a  department store has it’s own cute pet nickname you know that place has some crazy fans! I think this piece is such a good transition of runway to real life. The colors, pattern, shape; all represent that certain era, in a modernized version.

poparttrendjeweleryStyle Tip: When your foundation piece commands so much attention; it is best to keep the accessories to a minimum; simple and clean. By now many of you know, I am not one to encourage minimalism in jewelery ( you’ve seen my choices right? If not check them out here and here)  however there are exceptions when you want your bold outfit to take center stage and  the jewelery becomes the supporting actress.

I wanted to show you gals the details of the pattern; it was a freezing cold day ( the extents I go to for my posts haha ) so I wore my coat crush military coat over it. The two pieces had quite the fun together. Say hi to my coat here.

poparttrenddressdetailStyle tip: Keeping my accessories simple also gave me more freedom with my beauty choices. I had a blast with the yellow nail polish and my lipstick was a brighter pinkish/reddish color. This particular trend is an amazing opportunity to try out different colors on your eyes/lips/nails.

As always don’t forget that trends are only there for inspiration. You don’t need to take them too literally; instead make them work for you and fit them into your own lifestyle and closet. By choosing pieces that are a bit of an exciting challenge but still in the realm of your style, you may discover new outfits that you initially thought you would never try. 🙂

What do you think of this trend? Have you used it or planning to add to your collection? I would love to hear about your outfits, you can even send me pictures via my email! Spring trends will continue with a new trend later this week.

You can find the first part of the spring series featuring color of the year and flower prints here. Please say hi if you stop by! It makes my day to read your comments and connect with you. You can join me here subscribing with your email or at Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest; I would be delighted! Of course feel free to email me to chat or ask any questions. XOXO, Elif

I am linking up with Links a la Mode and  Friday’s Fab Favorites.


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  • So pretty! I love everything about this dress, the print, style and how you wear it! 🙂

    • Hi Cheryl welcome to theboxqueen and thx so much for stopping by and saying hi. So happy you like the dress as much as I did <3<3 XOXO, Elif

  • Nuray-Nurzat

    Love learning your take on spring trends. This is such a happy dress; love the beautiful colors and the print! Nice styling.

    • The whole point in this series is giving some ideas via my style choices and I am so so happy to know you find it helpful @Nuray 🙂 Thx for stopping by. XOXO, Elif

  • Sophia

    love the dress. It looks great on you! Sounds like it will be a very colorful spring

    • Sophia thx 🙂 I plan on making this a colorful, pattern, and printful spring! Let me know your spring favorites. XOXO, Elif

  • sibel

    Sometimes It is difficult to use “once upon a time trendy” items. It really helps to understand how they evolved and in what context. This one is not 100% my style but why not? I remember that I used to wear this style socks some years ago.

    • Exactly my motto why not?Although I have certain styles I prefer, instead of getting stuck in a rut, I find it liberating to try different outfits and change it up a bit from time to time 🙂 Happy to hear you are open to trying 🙂 Popart on socks? I gotta see that, wish you have some old pics 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Thanks for joining the Friday’s Fab Favorites link up! I’m a co-host this week and I’m trying to read every post! I love pop art so I’m so happy you posted about that – did you get any of the Phillip Lim for Target pieces? There were some good pop art influenced looks.

    Nice to meet another dog lover, too!

    • Hi Tori, thx so much for stopping by and hosting the link-up! Glad to meet someone that likes popart and loves dogs!! I am a Pug mom (Daisy) and she is the best thing ever! I did not get any of the Phillip Lim from Target but I am for sure planning on snatching up some Peter Pilotto pieces first thing Sunday morning 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Ahh this is such a beautiful post! The pop art trend is also the one I”m most excited about, too! I think you’re wearing it beautifully! You have a great blog and you’ve definitely found a follower in me! xx

    <(") Hoda
    JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

    • Hoda, welcome to theboxqueen and happy to hear you like the post, you are so sweet! Stop by anytime, XO, Elif

  • Love the bold prints on the dress! Looks lovely on you..

    • @Willfully Elegant, thx so much; the bold print is fun right? 🙂 XO, Elif

  • Fashionguru

    I have pattern dresses in my closet which I love but keep ignoring them to play safe and go with boring neutrals. Time for change! Love your dress by the way. 😉

    • @Fashionguru go get those patterned dresses out of your closet and swap with the neutrals; change is good. <3<3 so 🙂 you like the dress! XO, Elif

  • Great dress. 🙂

  • I love that you chose to wear this dress with lemon yellow nail polish. It is unexpected and yet so complimentary!

    • Karen, isn’t yellow great for some happy color on nails? 🙂 So happy to know you liked the combo! XO, Elif

  • yourpilgrim123

    Thanks for sharing. I love the spring and looking forward to seeing more from you.

    • Theboxqueen

      I am happy to see you found this post from last year. Hope you’ve found all the most recent posts as well. Welcome to TheBoxQueen!! XOXO, Elif

      • yourpilgrim123

        thank you. I am getting tired now but, will be back soon to have look around. Off to sleep for a while. Have good night.