Women's Apparel

Setting the Standard: Spring and Summer Trends

Standard Style raises the bar for spring and summer trends.

While we all love a good floral sundress, spring also brings a host of other trends worth trying. Keeping up with all the current styles while trying to avoid making a fashion faux-pas is exhausting. Luckily, Standard Style has you covered on all fronts for spring and summer fashion.


You might have lilacs in your garden, but don’t shy away from adding it to your wardrobe. This elegant color really pops against a sun-kissed glow. Try it in a classic button up blouse (Frank and Eileen, $198) with shorts, sandals and a hat or wear a sophisticated dress (Elizabeth and James, $365) to an outdoor wedding. Lilac really makes a statement when its paired with poppy red, like in this sheer and organza dress (Rebecca Taylor, $495).

Ivy green

Maybe it’s the lush greenery outdoors or the wish of being somewhere with palm trees, but one thing is for sure: Spring is giving green the go ahead. Try a palm tree maxi (Parker, $297) or a flowy printed shirtdress (Ganni, $170) for day dates. Looking for something work-appropriate? This solid ivy blouse (Equipment, $218) is the ultimate go-to.

Blue hues

Whether it’s classic denim or bright cobalt, different shades of blue are a refreshing addition to any closet. A denim top (Baldwin Denim, $198) is the perfect match for white shorts or jeans while a unique leather jacket (Elizabeth and James, $1,286) adds a great pop of color to an ensemble on brisk nights out. An asymmetrical silhouette on a flowy dress with a fun blue print (Tibi, $498) gives you an elegant waterfall effect as you walk.

For more spring trends, visit Standard Style in Leawood or on the Country Club Plaza. Both locations are also hosting happy hours every Friday in May. Stop by 5 to 7 p.m. to enjoy a drink and 25 percent off Baldwin pants (excluding denim).

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