By: Alex Kaneshiro
Although many of us are still stuck in the snow on the East Coast, it's never too early to start stocking up your closet with this year's spring essentials. From silk slips to mules, the trends we'll see this spring prove that fashion not only innovates, but loves to borrow from the past. Check out these looks and pieces that have been trending on and off the ready-to-wear runway for the spring season.
Victorian Era Cuts
The Victorian era is making a comeback this spring. With dresses and tops featuring ruffles, conservative necklines and puffy sleeves, this historic look is coming back with a feminine and modern vengeance.
Expect to see vintage suede as another blast-from-the-past trend this spring. Accompanied by a large pair of vintage sunglasses, this 70’s revival is the perfect sleek look for a casual day out. Underwear for Outerwear: As the days get warmer, we’ll take a cue from fashion giants, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein and Givenchy, to transition underwear to outerwear. Think silk slips, lacy garments and other lingerie-inspired looks to stay comfy and chic.
As the rise of the gentlewoman and tomboy looks become increasingly more prominent, the paperbag-waist trouser will be your go-to pair of pants for this spring. This high-waisted industrial look can be best juxtaposed with a feminine top, shoes and accessories.
Off the shoulder cuts and halters are trending both on the runway and the street. Get yours for an easy, breezy spring look.
Black Skinny Scarf
The black skinny scarf has been trending this winter and thanks to its light and carefree look, will most likely transition into spring outfits. The skinny scarf is one of the ultimate boyish chic statement pieces.
Comfort will come first this spring with slip-on footwear. Stride through the streets with a light pair of mules on your feet.
Although dainty, understated jewelry works for any outfit, it’s time to make a statement when it comes to your earrings. From bold colors to geometric shapes, make sure to sport something bold on your lobes this spring season.
Get into the spring spirit with pops of color and stripes. As seen on the ready-to-wear runways of Milan as well as in street style, multicolored stripes will be your eye-catching print of the season.
This spring, we’ll look a couple of decades back for a 90’s fashion redux. Bold colors, hologram materials and loose-fitting pieces will be your guiding lights to get the look.
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