From double denim to the new safari/military trend, here is a recap of the top 10 trends to look for this season:
Remember the style rule about not wearing denim with denim? Well, it’s time to put that one to rest – at least for this season. Designers like Ralph Lauren, D&G and Rag & Bone sent their models down the spring runways wearing denim on denim. Whether you attempt this trend or prefer to mix your denim with other pieces, there’s no denying denim’s must-have status this season. Everything from blazers and work shirts to skirts and dresses was cut from the traditionally casual cloth, mostly in medium blue and chambray shades.
2. Soft Nudes
Soft neutrals and pale blush shades return as a major trend for spring. Layer your nudes to create a romantic, feminine look or incorporate neutrals into your wardrobe paired with brighter colors. Whether you choose a drapey dress or a wear-with-everything accessory, this is a trend that works for everyone.
3. Vivid Techno Prints
Vibrant graphic prints were a designer favorite for spring, appearing in virtually every runway collection. Take techno for a test drive on dresses, skirts and tops, but use caution – this traffic-stopping trend looks best paired with simple, monochromatic pieces like denim, nudes or black.
4. Military and Safari Styles
Safari and military elements combine to create this season’s utilitarian trend. Infantry-inspired jackets, cargo pants and safari shirt dresses in traditional khaki colors are the must-own pieces. Wear them head-to-toe or pair them with feminine pieces for a modern interpretation of the trend.
5. Feminine Florals
Feminine silhouettes awash with delicate mini florals or oversized blooms, it’s hard not to feel pretty in one of this season’s garden variety florals.
6. Statement Jewelry
Don’t put away your statement necklace just yet, accessories go into overdrive this season. Excess-orize with chunky necklaces, bib necklaces and layered strands around your neck; pile on the cuffs and multiple bracelets on your wrist. Chandelier earrings even make their return this season. Remember the old adage “less is more”? When it comes to jewelry this season, more is more.
7. Blue Notes
Nude and blush tones may have dominated the runways this season, but blue is also having a moment. From turquoise and marine colors to rich sapphire and cobalt shades, there’s a blue hue to please any palette.
8. Animal Prints
Designers are taking a walk on the wild side this season with exotic jungle prints. While they rarely ever go out of style, snakeskin, leopard, tiger and cheetah prints get an update this season with abstract interpretations and colors not seen in nature. Whether you go traditional or modern, incorporate a piece or two into your spring look paired with contrasting prints or neutral solids. check out these exotic pieces for every budget >
This season’s multitude of bold sailor stripes will have you dreaming of the French Riviera and classic Coco Chanel style. From preppy to Parisian, opt for just a touch of this updated classic, or mix it with contrasting patterns for a look that is thoroughly modern.
10. Short Cuts
Get ready to bare those gams, spring hemlines are short, short, short. Mid-thigh full skirts, mini dresses and shorts keep the focus on legs this season. But don’t worry, if super short isn’t for you, anything above the knee will work.