Trend Talk: Spring Fashion Goes Bold

A new season is a great excuse for a wardrobe refresh. Winter is behind us, so it is time to step out into the longer, brighter and warmer days of spring with new looks. We sat down with JCPenney Style Director Geoffrey Henning to talk about the top trends in women’s fashion right now and why JCPenney is the perfect place to shop for your new seasonal look.

JCP: Geoffrey, thank you for taking the time to sit down with us and share your wardrobe inspiration for spring. What are the big trends right now?

GH: Spring is such a bright season, which makes it the perfect time to be energized and optimistic. Winter is coming to an end, so it is time to be bold. In fact, we are defining each of our crisp, ladylike looks below as “Bold Beauty.”

  • Bright, Bold and Colorful
  • Matching Sets in Boucle
  • Standout Stripes
  • Animal Prints

 Our collection at JCPenney offers just what you are looking for at a great value, no matter which of these “Bold Beauty” trends calls to you.

JCP: We are excited to learn more about these trends. Tell us all about them!

Bright, Bold and Colorful: Yellow and Coral

Worthington yellow ankle pant and V-neck polka dot wrap blouse
Worthington long sleeve floral dress

GH: Like I said, this spring is all about “Bold Beauty,” and it is hard to find more beautifully bold colors than yellow and coral. These dramatic, spring hues radiate positivity, so you should not be shy about wearing them, ever! When considering yellow in your wardrobe, you can go full suit, wearing yellow pants with a yellow blazer or tone it down by pairing a solid black or white piece to complement your yellow top or bottom. Mix and match yellow with shades of blue, including denim, to add a more calm approach to being bold.

As Pantone’s Color of the Year, coral is important to add to your wardrobe this year. This calming color is a seamless addition to any wardrobe as it pairs great with denim, white, blue and, when feeling bold, yellow. A long sleeve floral sheath dress is the perfect addition to your wardrobe while the weather transitions from winter to spring, giving you light warmth while radiating spring brightness! Whether solid or set among stripes, polka dots or flowers, coral easily elevates your outfit and really gives a strong spring moment.

Matching Sets in Boucle

Worthington women’s boucle midi skirt and sleeveless shell

GH: Boucle is a colorful, textured fabric from France that is elegant and elevated, giving you an effortless Parisian look. This season, we love a spring set. The matching skirt and top give a coordinated head-to-toe look. The round-neck sleeveless shell top is a classic, which pairs well with the full, midi skirt for an unexpected and feminine look. Pair with a heeled sandal that draws the colors from the fabric to have an elongated, sophisticated moment.

If you are not feeling bold in head-to-toe boucle, you can make it more casual by wearing the shell top with shades of blue or white denim. Pair the boucle skirt with a classic denim shirt, popping the collar and rolling the sleeves to really feel – and look – amazing.

Standout Stripes

Worthington striped sleeveless jumpsuit

GH: Stripes bring both versatility and boldness, giving you the chance to be subtle with just black and white or go all-out with multiple bold spring colors. Best of all, you can wear them for any occasion and incorporate them into any part of your wardrobe.

A flowy, striped jumpsuit is perfect for the warmer weather and pairs nicely with lace up sneakers for a casual day or can be dressed up with some heeled sandals for a night on the town. Colorful stripes, like those incorporated in our v-neck long sleeve embroidered blouse really brighten your look and give you an effortless way to showcase your “Bold Beauty.”

Animal Prints

Worthington animal print asymmetrical skirt and Y-neck wrap shirt

GH: Stripes are not the only pattern having a moment right now – animal patterns are a fun way to let your wardrobe exude spring’s playfulness. Add a bold, spirited note to your everyday work outfit with the animal print y-neck short sleeve wrap shirt or the midi asymmetrical skirt. Worn together or separate, each of these items gives you the opportunity to stand out of the crowd, and the styles flatter every body type, making you feel comfortable while stylish.

Take this look from “street” to “high street” with a mix of different shoes, making it perfectly on trend this season. Pair your animal print with a classic sneaker for a “street style” look or a heel to exude “uptown.” No matter the shoe, you can always finish off your outfit with a denim jacket to really show off your style.

JCP: These are amazing looks. Where can women find these pieces inside JCPenney?

GH: The “Bold Beauty” trends are part of our spring collection and are displayed prominently inside our stores. Many of these looks are featured as part of the Love Now, Wear Now concept, displayed down the store’s main aisle, as if walking the runway, to provide inspiration and style tips to JCPenney shoppers. And, of course, customers can shop these pieces and more at

For more JCPenney spring trends, and to download high-res images, please visit our look book: