Monday Mingle: Spring Trend Alert


It is #Monday Mingle time ladies!  The fashionable linkup between myself, Bon Bon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  The link is over with Nicole today….Hope you will pop by and join in the fun.  Great giveaway this month as well…so be sure to enter when you stop by:)

As many of you know, The Box Service has started and is full steam ahead!  I have been creating two to three boxes a week and wanted to share with all of you the trends and must-haves that are making it into every personalized package.  If you aren’t able to book a service with me this Spring….maybe this will help guide you to some online options.  Happy Shopping!


* Gladiator sandals are always fashionable in the spring and summer months.  They are looking a little more extreme this spring however….many designers have sailed right on passed the ankle and are taking that sandal all the way to the knee.  At first I wasn’t sure…but as I see more and more designs emerge, I have decided it is a really fun trend for Spring.  It will take that jeanshort and tee look to a whole different fashionable level.  I have included lots of options below…a few on the safer side and few that are more daring.  This is a trend I am totally behind and plan to purchase one of the extreme pairs below!

Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator Sandals by thirtysomethingfashion showing what to wear with leather flats


*Crop Tops came on the scene last Spring but were reserved for tweens and celebs that haven’t eaten a burger in five years ever.  The trend is continuing and has become more mainstream.  At first, I wasn’t sure I could embrace it but as more adorable designs arrived in this “shorter” style, I decided to give it a try for both myself and my clientele.  As a thirty-something you have to be careful of this trend.  I am staying on the conservative side of this one, opting for loser fitting tops that are in line with your belly button, not up to the bustline.  I am also suggesting a fitted tank for underneath if you aren’t comfortable showing midriff.  I admit, this isn’t a trend for all…but I wouldn’t be reporting honestly back from the retail trenches if I didn’t make mention of it.

Crop Tops
Crop Tops by thirtysomethingfashion featuring Vintage Havana

Organic by John Patrick short sleeve t shirt / Vintage Havana graphic sweatshirt / Vintage Havana leopard print top / Vintage Havana scoop neck top / Vintage Havana top / Vintage Havana studded top, $71 / Pull Bear a line top, $38 / Vero Moda polyester shirt, $30 / Forever 21 top


* White leather is everywhere.  Just last week one of the boutiques I work with received a white leather mini, white leather vest and white leather leggings all in one shipment.  I am SOLD on this trend.  Love it!  If you aren’t comfortable going FULL on leather…try the trend with your accessories like a great white belt, bag or pumps!

white leather
white leather by thirtysomethingfashion showing how to wear white shoes

Missguided white dress, $42 / BB Dakota jacket / Zipper vest / Rag Bone skirt / Andrew Marc legging / Nine West white shoes / Relic faux leather messenger bag / Studio Pollini white handbag / Scotch Soda white belt
Try the Trends
Try the Trends by thirtysomethingfashion showing what to wear with shirts & tops


Posted by Carly Walko

6 responses to “Monday Mingle: Spring Trend Alert”

  1. Andrea says:

    I love the white leather & gladiator shoes, but the crop shirts do not work for this momma of four.. at least not right now! 🙂 I do love how you show to wear them. Cute!!


  2. Kristin says:

    I have some gold glads that I’ve worn into the ground. Probably need a new pair! Haha!

  3. Gladiators and white leather I love, cropped tops not so much LOL!

  4. Cropped tops! I would love to wear one but I don’t think I can pull it off. I think I can pull of white leather though so white leather it is!

  5. I’m a fan of the “safe” gladiator sandals. The extreme scare me a bit. Ha!

    Have a great week!


  6. Can’t wait to try these trends out, I’m already in love with those silver aldo pumps!