My task for this week was to plan the spring floor layout for the shop. It’s so nice amidst this record cold to be thinking of warmer weather and figuring out where to put the shorts!

We are also actively taking in spring consignments and planning our spring accessories buying trip to Chicago. Lots of fun discussions and research going on- What prints are going to be popular, should we get more long necklaces or short ones, what trends are more likely to show up in consignment shops, etc.

I always start by thinking about what styles were popular in the last year. Then I compare them to the runway trends for this spring.

Current Trend —> It’s Twist for Spring

Current: Plaid
Spring: Plaid’s fair weather cousin, gingham is predicted to be popular this spring. Small or large checks and any color goes- traditional picnic blues and reds to neutral tans or pops of color like the great pink one below.
Consignment Find-ability: High. Gingham is a traditional print and has been extra popular for a few years.

Current: Crossbody Bags
Spring: Crossbody bags are sticking around! Extra emphasis this season on saddle bag, bucket styles, and round designs.
Consignment Find-ability: High/Low. Saddle and bucket bags are staples and should be easy enough to find. There might even be some great vintage bags in these styles. Round shaped bags on the other hand are rarer. Keep an eye out to snag one!

bags spring style trend

round crossbody via Free People

via Free People

Current: Earthy & Ethnic Prints
Spring: Safari, especially trench dresses, outback tops, and untraditional animal prints. While leopard/cheetah prints are always in style, this seasons “animal” comes more in the form of graphic tees, and large “whole” animals rather than a pattern.
Consignment Find-ability: Medium/Low. There is some overlap style between earthy and safari, especially in jewelry. If you are having a hard time finding a trench dress, look for a shirt dress and add a belt. The graphic animals could be a hard find at consignment shops. We definitely plan on looking for bold animal scarves when we head to Chicago to buy accessories this spring.

safari spring trend
Current: Skinny Jeans
Spring: Trend watchers say this season’s 70s vibe will bring wide and flared jeans along with it. I still think the skinnies have a hold on Northeast Ohio so it may take a few seasons to see this wider style be desirable. BUT, I do expect to see the 70s show up in accessories- think platform sandals, long pendant necklaces, and statement earrings. As far as jeans go for spring, we are all about the skinny ankle length. Barb can’t wait to roll a cuff and throw on some flats WITHOUT socks!
Consignment Find-ability: Medium/High. We won’t be carrying many flared or wide leg jeans in the shop, they just don’t sell well (yet?). If you are looking to be a trend setter you may see a few pairs sprout up on our designer denim rack. As far as 70s style accessories go consignment find-ability is high and we are all over this long pendant necklace trend (Megan’s favorite!).

70's vibe accessories