petiteTALKS | Hope Springer
This Sunday, petitePARADE will be partnering again with children’s club and Fashion Snoops to bring a discussion panel on social media, trends, and the evolving childrenswear market with petitePARADE alumni who have grown up in a digital world. Join the voice of tween influencers. We hope to see you there!
Our first influencer is Hope Springer (@hopespringer13). Lets get to know Hope!
Hi Hope! How would you describe your style?
I feel like my style is always changing—in the summer I think it can be considered west coast—sort of like surfer casual but with an east coast edge. For example, I like all of the light, flowing clothes, outfits like jean shorts and off the shoulder tops, but I’ll maybe pair it up with a pair of funky shoes. I like things simple, but edgy. I love Brandy Melville, but I usually pick the pieces that really stand out, like plaid skinny pants or an interesting top. Honestly, style is always changing. I’m really small and it’s hard to find things that fit me correctly! I really just wear things I love!
What is one article of clothing you just can’t live without?
My checkered Vans! They are my signature piece. I wear them all the time—dressed up or dressed down! Everyone knows I wear them. They look great with jeans, or shorts, I’d even wear them with a formal dress!
What trend from 2017 was your favorite, and what trends do you hope to see in 2018?
I think my favorite trend this past summer was the whole ripped boyfriend jeans, off the shoulder top with a single pearl choker look. There’s just something I love about ripped jeans. I hope they stay around in 2018. I’m not really sure what else I’d like to see!
What colors do you find work best with your amazingly beautiful red hair?
Thank you for the compliment! People tell me a lot that they like me in yellow, so I wear a lot of it. Emerald green is a redhead basic, I think! I have many things in that color. I also like to wear light blue. They all go well with my hair.
We noticed on your Instagram page that you are an animal activist. The fashion industry is slowly becoming more cruelty free. How do you think we can get more brands to follow this trend?
I think if we can just bring more awareness to the companies and help them understand why it is wrong it would help. They need help understanding that cruelty free fabrics and faux fur look just as good and there’s no need to harm animals to create their products. I think if more people became more aware on how to shop cruelty free and purchase less of their products, they might start to realize that it is a cause many people stand behind!