Spring Fashion Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Pastel

As the frigid ground slowly begins to thaw, our thoughts are headed towards spring! With spring comes the excitement of breaking out our favorite clothing pieces. This month, I had the opportunity to catch up with some of Instagram’s most stylish, all of whom are constantly killing the game. Keep reading to see some killer looks and maybe find some inspiration for your own looks! 



Jaleh (@fatherlyjals)

Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
Jaleh: My style is colorful, diverse, and youthful!

Lithium: What's your go-to outfit? 
Jaleh: My go-to fit is usually some baggy, colored, oversized jeans with a graphic tee [or] colorful polo.

Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?
Jaleh: Definitely stripes! Stripes have always been my fave, but I know I’m gonna be rockin a lot of stripes this spring and summer for sure.

Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather? 
Jaleh: I can't wait to pull out my boxing shorts! I usually rock those as shorts all summer! That’s definitely part of my summer look.


Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring? 
Jaleh: Colorful sunglasses! Especially the small, thin ones—those are dope as hell!



Alexandria Leigh Rugel (@kittaygal)
Photo by @andylajara


Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
Alexandria Leigh Rugel: Colorful, fun, and retro!

Lithium: What's your go-to outfit?
ALR: A mesh or off-the-shoulder top, wide-leg pants, a faux fur coat/jacket, a beret, and some vintage shoes!

Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?
ALR: Some colors would be pink, which is my favorite color [and] muse. [Also,] blues, purples, oranges, and yellow! I feel like when the sun’s out, yellow is just such a statement in warm weather! Some patterns I’d like to try for the spring are some abstract floral patterns. My all-time faves are cow prints and some classic checkered!

Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather? 
ALR: Tube tops! Such a staple!

Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring? 

ALR: I hope berets still continue to be a trend in the spring! I know a lot of people are saying they’re getting played out, but I think they’re a statement piece all year round!






Evie (@evkeisnothome)

Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
Evie: I’d describe my style as colorful, unpredictable and a bit weird.

Lithium: What's your go-to outfit?
Evie: A go-to look for me would probably be some kind of lingerie garment as the center piece, and then I usually build around that. At the moment it’s still kinda cold where I live, so I like to wear bright turtlenecks with some sort of slip dress, tights, a big, fat faux-fur coat, and heavy boots. Paired with lots of chains and my fave Unif bag, can’t go wrong with that!

Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?
Evie: Spring is probably my favorite season, and I can’t wait to wear extra soft colors and more sheer fabrics again, and blend in with all the pretty flowers! I absolutely loved the Gucci Spring show and felt so inspired by the variety of patterns and different textures. So, I’m definitely going to play around with different fabrics and pastels!

Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather?
Evie: One thing I have dearly missed over the colder seasons is wearing my cute vintage dresses all by themselves without layering! [I] can’t wait for it to get warm enough!

Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring?
Evie: Something I’d want to continue getting attention is unisex clothing. I just love the concept of it, and it’s super comfy and practical.



Marco Miller (@cow.kid)

Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
Marco: Adaptable: things I can theoretically flirt and skate in. Smart: I often dress casually, but it's gotta look suave; I'm still searching for the perfectly-tailored wife-beater. Precisely messy hair. That balance between intentional and effortless. Grotesque: The definition I'm referring to is the one used by Avery Ginsberg. Basically, I love wearing things that are naturally distressed. I'm a huge fan of my unintentional mullet, and elegant grunge is where it's at.

Lithium: What's your go-to outfit?
Marco: Recently, when I've wanted to wear something easy, I'll throw on my black boy's blazer from The Salvation Army. The lining is ripped, it's missing a button, and it has shoulder pads—but I really love the thing. The sleeves are the perfect length (I like them a little short), and it's surprisingly structured. I've worn it to award ceremonies and rolling around in the grass. Other things I grab for are my most-worn blue jeans. They're by Tommy Hilfiger and have stars embroidered around the waistband. My everyday shoe at the moment is a pair of white Club C 85 Reeboks that are a half size too big (my preference when it comes to kicks). Finally, I'm always found in silver jewelry, which just amps up the character of any fit in my opinion.


Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?

Marco: Because I live in L.A. and the weather is pretty consistent, I sort of disregard the seasons altogether. I wear (faux) furs during the summer and mesh during the winter. My style does shift somewhat seasonally just because I get bored of one thing, and interested in another. My new favorite color is an electric blue/cobalt sort of shade, so I'll be wearing that. And as far as patterns go, I've just recently gotten on board with leopard print.

Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather?
Marco: I'd have to say bikinis! Swimwear has been a bit of a struggle during high school because of gender and insecurity and all of those fantastic things, so I've been opting out of sporting anything cute. Though for some reason, I'm suddenly mad inspired to find a charming two-piece and drive around Malibu.

Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring?
Marco: I guess I don't necessarily embrace trends since my wardrobe is curated with permanence in mind. Longevity is important to me. Anyhow, some things I'm always a fan of that seem to be "in" right now are gingham, sneakers, and classic sweats (nicely-colored reverse-weaves and such).




412 Vintage Shop Owner Allie Arciprete (@allie.xcx)


Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
 Allie: I think it’s kind of hard to pick three words to describe my style, because I don’t really have a set style or dress in a certain way. I’d probably say edgy, coordinated, and messy.


Lithium: What's your go-to outfit?

Allie: A go-to outfit for me right now is probably a cute graphic tee over a turtleneck with a pair of colored pants, since it’s still pretty cold in NYC.

Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?
Allie: For spring, my main color inspirations are white and tan. I’m super excited to wear light colors and pastels, too!

Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather?
Allie: Off-the-shoulder and tie-up tops! I think they’re super cute and very spring! 

Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring? 
Allie: I’m actually really bad at predicting trends or even following them, but I feel like cropped cardigans and zip tops will be very popular. 



412 Vintage Shop Owner Alexa Corbisiero (@alexacorbisiero)

Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
Alexa: Three words isn’t enough to describe my style, because it’s all over the place, but I guess I’d say extra, colorful, and comfortable. Sometimes I like to be over the top, but sometimes I just want to wear a hoodie. 

Lithium: What's your go-to outfit?
Alexa: My go-to outfit is probably something layered over a turtleneck and patterned pants, usually all coordinated by a color!

Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?
Alexa: For spring, I’m super excited to be wearing bright (almost neon) colors. I feel like they’re super trendy right now and very '80s-inspired! I also am really loving plaid as always—everyone needs a good pair of plaid pants!


Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather?

Alexa: I’m looking forward to just wearing lots of off-the-shoulder and tube tops! I feel like they’re just really easy to throw on in the summer, and they aren’t too hot!

Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring? 



Alexa: I hope all the pastel and neon colors stay. I know last year a lot of people were doing the primary colors, but I feel like it got old fast.






Thach Thien Vu (@vuthien239)

Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
Thach Thien Vu: Grunge, vintage, and grunge.

Lithium: What's your go-to outfit?
TTV: A pair of jeans, a t-shirt, a jacket, a backpack, and a pair of shoes.

Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?
TTV: Brown and red are the two colors that I want to have. I was looking for a jacket and a t-shirt from the '90s.

Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather?
TTV: A skirt and a t-shirt would be my choice, or a dress with matching Dr. Martens shoes.

Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring?


TTV: I really don't know what will be a trend this year, I only care about what I like, and not the trends of the people!



Lexi (@clear_bones)

Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
Lexi: Dreamy, boundless, and unpredictable!

Lithium: What's your go-to outfit?
Lexi: An '80s dark plaid dress with a large shoulder, especially if I'm just running errands.

Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?
Lexi: Spring is my favorite season when it comes to color stories. I'm looking forward to the muted pastels most of all! 



Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather? 


Lexi: My heavier lace dresses, [as they're] not sensical enough for the winter cold here in Chicago. 



Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring? 
Lexi: I honestly don't know! I try to not adhere too much to any specific trends, but I really just love the '80s right now!



Talia Bro (@taliaxbro)

Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
Talia Bro: Personal, inspired, [and] vibrant.

Lithium: What's your go-to outfit?
TB: Light wash denim jeans and a red hoodie with tennis socks and sneakers.


Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?

TB: Mostly the same colors I’ve been rocking throughout winter, but also more white.

Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather?
TB: Crop tops with different prints.





Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring? 

TB: I don’t really follow any trends, I just do what I like and enjoy, so I don’t really have an answer! 





Alyssa (@alvssa_)

Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
Alyssa: Vintage, tomboy, and street!


Lithium: What's your go-to outfit? 

Alyssa: I like to dress for comfort, so probably some oversized pants and a big jumper.

Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks? 
Alyssa: There [have] been so many patterns I’ve been obsessed with, but mostly plaid and stripes. As for colors, I love to wear all of them! But my favorites would be blues, pinks, and oranges.

Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather? 
Alyssa: I’m currently living in Australia and it’s really warm here at the moment, but I’ve been wearing heaps of oversized boy shorts. I’m so excited for the colder weather to come so I can start wearing longer pants and jackets!

Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring? 
Alyssa: I hope striped blouses and blazers stay a trend for the upcoming season. I’m absolutely in love with tailored business looks.



Linda (@lindafromtinder)

Lithium: Describe your style in three words.
Linda: Ugly but cute! 

Lithium: What's your go-to outfit? 
Linda: Big, stompy platform boots that can take me from day to night, and some cute earrings! I can’t stress how important accessorizing is [for] taking an outfit from a 7 to a 10/10! 

Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?
Linda: For the longest time, I thought that colors weren’t my thing. I was absolutely confident that East Asians could NOT wear yellow. Now, I know that the age-old fashion rules are simply myths and that you can wear black with navy and that I can wear yellow! Wearing head-to-toe yellow is like being hugged by a million baby chickens, [which is] so fitting with the theme of spring.

Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather? 
Linda: The cold has never stopped me from any of my fashion choices, but sunglasses actually become functional during the warmer weather rather than just a trendy accessory for your OOTD pic. You can never have too many pairs!


Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring? 

Linda: Gingham everything! Whoever said that looking like a picnic rug wasn’t flattering? Be it red or black, gingham is the perfect spring print!



Natalie Souza (@muppetsonfilm)

Lithium: Describe your style in three words.

Natalie Souza: Eccentric, colorful, and weird!


Lithium: What's your go-to outfit?
NS: Colorful pants, a patterned top layered over a long sleeve top, chunky shoes, and lots of accessories!



Lithium: What are some colors or patterns that you’re looking to incorporate into your spring looks?
NS: I’m really into lime greens and light greens right now. I also always love stripes and anything colorful!



Lithium: What’s one item you’re looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather?
NS: I miss skirts and dresses! I definitely can’t wait to wear more skirts.

Lithium: Finally, what items do you hope will stay or become a trend for spring? 
NS: I hope that layering stays a trend this spring, because I always want to wear more than one top!


By Jada Moore

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