Spring Forward

lug-sole combat boots are very chic and trendy
Wesley Uthus from Primp shares this season’s most stylish trends.
Talent Dakota Vandeberg

Fashion, you may say, has taken a back seat for many of us this past year. We’ve donned our favorite sweatpants or leggings and that well-worn top on a very regular basis—probably too regularly. And if a Zoom work meeting was on our books, well, we may have grumbled a bit as we pulled on that “dressy” sweater. Yes, the lived-in look has definitely been the name of the game.

But now it’s time to put some style back in your day; maybe even slip on a pair of pants with, wait for it, a zipper. Coordinate an outfit. Try a new style of jeans. Add a little color.

So, in an effort to help amp up your style game, we chatted with fashion guru Wesley Uthus, owner of Primp, and asked her to share spring trends she’s excited about and stocking in her stores.

Functional Footwear

Known for their sturdy, grunge aesthetic, lug-sole combat boots are also very chic and trendy—and they’ve been updated, with new colors and new details, to meet today’s fashion styles. “People are really investing in their footwear right now,” says Uthus. “And combat boots are both comfortable and can be worn with many things.”

Arm Candy

Voluminous, embellished, peasant, puff and balloon sleeves are just some of the bold sleeve details that are front and center this season.

Form and Function

In a myriad of styles, from casual to elegant, bodysuits are endlessly versatile—you can dress them up or keep them casual. And you never have to worry about tucking in your shirt. “I really love a great bodysuit paired with a high-waisted bottom,” says Uthus. “It’s a very flattering look.”

Crop it Up

They’re baaacckk. Cropped tops are a huge part of this year’s spring trends, from cropped sweaters to cropped button downs to cropped T-shirts and more, these shorter-than-average tops are a must-have. “Pairing these tops with high-waisted bottoms can be worn by most everyone,” says Uthus. If you’re still a bit hesitant, try a cropped jean jacket to still enjoy the trend but keep covered up.

Unfinished Business

We’re not telling you to give up your beloved skinny jeans; just maybe broaden your horizons and try a little something new. “Raw edge jeans is my favorite denim trend right now,” says Uthus. “It’s different than the skinny jeans, which are still popular, but I really just love the straight leg crop, it’s a little more of a classic style, with raw edges. Almost all of the denim we have in the shops right now have
that raw edge.”

Pastel Perfection

Springtime is often synonymous with those light, cheerful colors, such as luscious lavenders, buttercup yellows, peony pinks and sumptuous sages, and they are a perfect palette on which to build a fashion trend. “Pastel pieces are the perfect way to add a touch of spring to any outfit,”
says Uthus.

Hit the High Note

Whether they be leggings, paper bag-style, tailored trousers or wide-leg jeans, in flowy fabrics or in the perfect denim, high-waisted bottoms are
the quintessential spring staple.


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