In March, you stacked away your puffy jacket and replaced your worn out Uggs with a pair of wedges to anticipate the arrival of spring. You envisioned yourself experimenting with the new trends of the season. However, being in the midst of spring, you may feel a little overwhelmed with questions like, “What are this year’s spring trends again?” and “How do I incorporate the trends into my outfit?” Don’t fret; read about the top 6 spring trends and how to combine the trends in your daily outfit!
Dolce & Gabbana Aimee Song Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti
1. Show Your Stripes:
Say goodbye to polka dots; this season, it’s all about stripes. Whether it be thick horizontal stripes like in this Dolce & Gabbana number or skinny vertical stripes as highlighted by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, the variation of the stripe makes it easy to incorporate into any outfit. For an effortless and casual look, pair an off the shoulder striped top with a chiffon skirt and comfy boots.
Chloé Olivia Palermo Fendi
2. Shorts Tailored to Perfection:
Instead of gravitating to ripped denim shorts, stay trendy with a pair of tailored shorts. The structure of tailored shorts give a polished, classic feel to any of your spring outfits. J.Crew’s signature Chino Shorts are a viable option for those who want to invest in a pair. Play it safe with a white pair or color block with a peach pair, like in the Fendi Spring 2013 collection. Olivia Palermo demonstrates a great way to wear bright tailored shorts: with a chiffon blouse, fun leopard flats, and big sunglasses.
3. April Showers Bring May Flowers:
“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” (10 points if you know where that reference is from!) Florals may seem like a safe and reoccurring trend each year, but you can spice it up by selecting more unexpected floral pieces, such as a floral maxi dress paired with a fedora and gladiator sandals. If florals are too feminine for you, mimic Whitney Port by contrasting a floral skirt with a dark top and edgy accessories.
Pierre Balmain Lauren Conrad Chanel
4. Leather It Up:
This season on the runway shows that leather can transition into practically every occasion; the trick is how you’re wearing it. Let’s be honest: wearing your thick leather jacket over a tank top and shorts will look slightly ridiculous. Instead, try a leather skirt or leather leggings with a collared tank top and platform sandals. If you’re feeling daring, consider a leather blazer in a bold color. A salmon colored blazer, like the one above from Pierre Balmain, would look incredible against white shorts.
Oscar De La Renta Alexa Chung Valentino
5. Color Your Lace:
Lace is often synonymously used with the words “girly” and “white.” However, colored lace made a huge splash on the runway this season, which shows how versatile it can be. Valentino’s green, lace dress gives an exotic flare, while the bubblegum colored lace shown in Oscar De La Renta exudes more of a quirky look. Invest in colored lace pieces that best reflect your personality and taste. For example, Alexa Chung chooses to wear a timeless navy, lace dress, which is perfect for spring when paired with neutral accessories.
DKNY Rachel Parcell Diane Von Furstenberg
6. Electric Jolt:
Last season, neon colors were a huge trend, and they haven’t completely gone out of style this season. It’s more about eye-catching, electric colors this spring. As you can see, DKNY and Diane Von Furstenberg both opted for bright yellow hues on the runway. The best way to wear these bold colors is to color block. You could try color blocking a blouse with a complementary color blazer or color blocking your jacket and pants for an interesting effect.
Again a recap of the top 6 spring trends are: stripes, tailored shorts, florals, leather, colored lace and electric colors. The styles this spring are vivacious, so be courageous when experimenting with these trends.
Which spring trend will YOU try?