From asymmetrical necklines to the new safari trend, here is a recap of the top 10 trends to look for this season, plus 5 more for good measure:
1. Asymmetrical Necklines
One-shoulder and asymmetrical necklines were all over the spring runways and the award show red carpets this season. Clearly designers know the power of flaunting a sexy shoulder or a single collarbone. Whether you choose a soft, flowing top or a body-conscious dress, this is one trend worth trying on this season – you’ll be surprised at how flattering it can be!
2. Fresh Florals
Nothing brightens your day faster than adorning yourself in one of this season’s fresh-picked floral pieces. Whether you choose oversized artistic prints or delicate mini florals, set your wardrobe abloom with feminine floral dresses, tops and even accessories.
3. New Nudes
Shades of beige and flesh-toned nudes were a signature look on the spring runways, seemingly appearing in every designer collection. Layer on varying shades to create a quietly chic look like the ones shown above, or pair your neutrals with some of the season’s bold brights.
Tiers of feminine ruffles continue to be a hot trend. Whether you wear them outrageously oversized or soft and subtle, ruffles will add a flouncy feminine touch to your look this season.
Fit Tip: ruffles add volume, so make sure yours are strategically placed and avoid any area of your figure that you don’t want to emphasize.
5. Mini Hemlines
You’ve got legs and this is the season to flaunt them. From skirts and dresses to shorts, hemlines this spring are north of the knee. Look for full tiered and pleated skirts, fluid short shorts and soft, draped minidresses.
Whether bold and flashy or subtle and neutral, metallics shine on as a big trend this season. Look for sparkling silver, gold and copper to adorn clothing and accessories.
This season’s multitude of bold sailor stripes will have you dreaming of the French Riviera and classic Coco Chanel style. Go all out with head to toe pattern mixing or opt for just a touch of this updated classic with a striped tee or sweater.
8. Bright Colors
From bold brights to shocking neon, color is big this season. Whether you’re brave enough to go head-to-toe bright or prefer to mix colorful pieces with light neutrals and darks, check out these key items for every budget >
Designers are showing a little jungle love this season with a multitude of safari-inspired clothing and accessories. Look for modern takes on safari jackets, dresses and shorts as well as African and animal prints, wooden jewelry and various shades of brown and khaki.
10. Black and White
The crisp contrast of this classic combination is always in style, though designers this season were especially enamored with black and white pairings. Wear your black and white head to toe or mix in some of this season’s brights for a beautifully modern look.
Plus, 5 more trends to look for this season:
11. Fluid Pants – soft silhouettes, including long slouchy trousers and fluid cropped cuts, are replacing structured menswear-inspired styles.
12. Aquatic Blues – various shade of pool colors, from turquoise to azure, to wear together or with neutrals.
13. ’80s Influences – distressed jeans, jumpsuits, boyfriend blazers and more (read our trend spotlight: ‘80s Revival).
14. Cage Heels – multiple straps are the hot new heel must-have.
15. Statement Jewelry – from oversized earrings to large bib necklaces, jewelry is taking center stage. Be sure to wear only one large piece at a time, though!