Trends

Floral Upgrade

Florals are a given once Spring rolls around, so it was no surprise that they were seen all over the runways. At first glance they may seem a little predictable, but designers have added a modern twist to this crowd favorite. Models sashayed down the catwalks in big, bold versions of the print and many sported the look from head-to-toe. Instead of flowing maxi dresses and dainty motifs often associated with the design, the pieces shown took a more architectural approach. We saw boxy capes in abstract watercolors, slender suits in pretty pinks, and tropical inspired jumpsuits instead of the expected sheer blouse or skirt. The pattern follows suit with the ’70s inspired trend that has re-emerged. Designers have been showing lots of white, fringe and gingham so fabulous florals were bound to make an appearance. From Chanel to Victoria Beckham, the runways flourished like a chic secret garden reminding us that some things just never get old.


THOM BROWN

                                    | Thom Brown |

CELINE

                                             | Celine |

CHANEL

                                            | Chanel |

carolina-herrera-oversized-blossoms-nyfw

                                       | Carolina Herrera |

DOLCE AND GABANNA

                                     | Dolce & Gabbana |

marc cain

                                       | Marc Cain |

MICHAEL KORS

                                       | Michael Kors |

Spring 2015’s Most Wearable Trends

Sometimes translating what’s seen on the runway to your closet can be confusing. When I first got into fashion, I’d view the looks and think “Who the heck is going to wear that?” But I’ve learned to not take them so literally; yes she’s wearing a million and two feathers, but that doesn’t mean you have to also. The trick is to see what the correlation is across the board, how many designers showed a specific thing? Colors, prints, certain silhouettes, these are the elements that people like me look for during these shows so we can inform the masses about them. This season I was really excited to see a lot more trends that, for the average woman, are totally do-able. I’ve compiled a list below with pictures, and a few tips, to help you make these trends all your own. So, without further adieu, here are this Spring’s most wearable winners:


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Shirtdresses

This season designers put a more personal touch on this classic shape by adding drop waists, double high slits, and more. No matter which style you choose, you’re sure to be the most stylish cutie at the park.


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Yellow

Now, hear me out before you strike this one off your list. From amber to saffron and canary to marigold, there’s a shade of yellow that looks great on everyone. The trick is figuring out your skin’s undertones, then all you have to do is find the hue that compliments it best. C’mon, live a little! You deserve some sunshine in your life.

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Gingham

Fall gave us plaid, but this Spring is all about it’s charming cousin. Blacks and blues have a more pleasing aesthetic than red. You want to go to picnics, not look like a picnic table.


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Black and white

This one’s not too cutting-edge, but what sets this season’s take apart from other interpretations of this classic color combo are the interesting varieties of textures, patterns, and silhouettes.


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Culottes

This Spring 2014 style is here to stay for another round. Pairing them with a blazer, tailored button-down, and high heels will have you workplace ready. Tell those wool slacks and boots to vamoose, and show off those calves. You’ve been working on them all winter and now’s the time to show those babies off.


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Blue and white

Black and white may be a little too rigid for your taste, and I totally understand. This understated version just might be more your speed, take it for a spin when you’re in the mood to make a statement without wearing too much color.


spring7

Kimono-style Trenches

Precise tailoring can look very smart, but that wasn’t the message sent this season. Slouchy, lightweight trenches were spotted all over the runway. A style that you can wrap yourself up in, made from luxe fabrics weightless enough to get caught in a spring breeze. What’s not to love?


spring8

Head-to-Toe White

When winter rolls around we immediately gravitate to black and gray, they’ve become a uniform of sorts. But with spring on the horizon, I can’t think of a better way to give that gloomy old wardrobe a much needed facelift than by hightailing it to the complete opposite side of the spectrum. Mixing textures, layering multiple pieces, and pairing various shades are a few styling tricks seen this season that have given this crowd favorite a nice refresher.


spring9

Medium-size Obi Belts

This has to be one of the season’s most flattering trends. Tying on an obi belt and knotting it on the side is your first-class ticket to a whittled middle section. Cinched waists were seen all over, From New York to Paris, and in a myriad of ways. Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton took the delicacy of geishas and paired them in stark contrast to samurai strength. While Alexander Wang opted for a more sporty approach, with perforated neoprene types, casually tied atop sharp blazers.


spring10

Flats, Slides, and Sneakers

Thank Heaven above comfortable shoes are here to stay! No matter if you’re a sneakerhead, love a good minimal two-strap sandal, or live for slides— there’s something cute and comfy out there waiting on you.


spring11

One-shoulder Cuts

Your shoulders have become the sexiest part of your body overnight. This twist on Spring 2014’s off-the-shoulder trend is perfect for a night out with that special guy (or your bff for sushi if you’re single like me #foreveralone).


spring12

Roomy Denim

No matter what season it is, jeans are always a given. But this season showed cropped, baggy cuts which I find quite intriguing. The baggier, the better! You should keep your tops slim, that will create a cool contrast. And though it’s not quite spring yet, now would be a good time to start weening yourself off that favorite pair of skinnies you can never seem to go without. Yes, I know you love them, but change is good.


spring13

Polo-style Shirts

Ralph Lauren polos were a staple of ’90s fashion, now the style is back and better than ever. Mr. Lauren sent his iconic shirt down the runway in bright, bold colors and paired them with maxi skirts, guaranteeing that you’ll literally be the most comfortable person on the planet.


spring14

Military Greens

At ease soldier, and say hello to Spring’s new neutral. A nice gradient of military green has made several appearances on the catwalk this season. From Rag & Bone’s utilitarian parkas to Marc Jacobs’ desert fatigues, designers have inspired our inner heroes to pay a visit to the nearest army-surplus store.


spring15

The Fabulously Fancy Apron

There’s finally a new layering method for the more daring fashionista. Rocking a skirt, short or long, over a dress will give you a visually stimulating look while adding a couple extra doses of coolness.


I’m so ready to start my Spring shopping, and I hope this brought some clarity to the ever perplexing world of Fashion Week trends. Shake it up a little (or a lot), a new season is the perfect time to try new things. Wear prints that you’d usually stay away from, a color that you’ve sworn off forever. You just may be surprised to see that they can definitely work for you. 2015 is the year you push your style limits, now go forth and be chic! ❤