My Fave Spring Trends: Connie Leal Ballenger

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Columbus fashion guest blogger Connie Leal Ballenger is the owner of Upper Arlington boutique Leal.

Graphic Black and White… Especially Bold Stripes

I love this look. It's dramatic and fun. The look is very modern and bold-not for the shrinking violet.

Floral Prints, Especially in Pants

I love that we're getting away from leggings and jeans all the time. These prints are fresh and really invite the fashionista to add a fresh look to her wardrobe.

Wide-Leg Pants

I love this higher rise wide-leg silhouette. It is flattering on so many bodies and on all ages. This look, with a matching top, speaks to an elegant and modern woman.

Unusual Details, Tulle Trims and Exaggerated Peplums

This look of adding unexpected trims and even upholstery types of fabric adds a very vintage and timeless element to this season's newest looks. This Nicole Miller dress uses horsehair in the underskirt to dramatize the peplum.