As colder winter days continue to trudge by, we can’t help but notice that store display windows have already started to fill up with what appears to be the first signs of warmer weather.
We’ve taken a look at some of the trends that dominated the runways to get an idea of what we will need to add to our wardrobe this year.
From feminine ruffles to sexy Latin-inspired dresses, the biggest trends for spring and summer scream “look at me.”
So if you’re looking for fashion inspiration for the upcoming warmer months, or even just some subtle ideas of how to liven up your office looks, we’ve got you covered.
And if you’re anything like us, you’ll have your credit card ready to go by the time this list is through…
Feminine ruffles were a notable trend on the catwalk. Coming in many shapes and sizes, they were a great addition to a number of standout looks.
Suede had a big comeback this past fall and is staying in rotation this spring. From skirts to shoes and jackets, suede is an easy way to add some texture to your wardrobe. Pair a suede jacket over a printed floral dress for a 70s-inspired look.
This is a trend that we’re excited to see again. From lining skirts to dresses and jackets, as well as bags, shoes and earrings, this was another trend that dominated the runways by Givenchy, Rebecca Minkoff and Ralph Lauren. If you haven’t tried rocking fringe yet, hopefully this spring you will.
For those who loved Britney Spears’ all-denim dress she wore back in 2001, be prepared to see similar styles this spring and summer. Lightweight denim, from pants to skirts, dresses, crop tops and jackets, graced the runways this year and got the stamp of approval from Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs.
Stripes adorned the runways in a variety of styles this year – from thick to thin, horizontal to vertical, bold colours to pastel patterns. Designers like Stella McCartney, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Alexander Wang were no strangers to this trend.
Deconstructed White Blouses
A crisp, white button-up blouse has always been a wardrobe staple. But this year, designers took a different approach on the classic. From ruffles to cutouts, bold shoulders and plunging necklines, this is a refreshing twist on an old favourite.
This trend is bringing the sensual side of the bedroom and making it street-friendly. From delicate slip dresses in satin and sheer fabrics, to floor length feminine kimonos, the lingerie-inspired trend proves that it’s more than just sleepwear.
Fashion gods Chanel, Gucci and Valentino welcomed the pleat trend this year and showed a modern twist on the classic preppy look. Pleats add unsuspecting silhouettes and shape to a dress or skirt through the bend of the fabric, creating a very flirty look.
Latin-inspired clothing flooded the runway this year and reminded us of walking down the streets of Old Havana. This trend focuses on eye-catching colours, prints, ruffles and tiered dresses. Tuck a flower behind your ear and you’ll really look the part.
Off the Shoulder
A trend that we have seen before is making a comeback, and for good reason. Wearing an off-the-shoulder top or blouse is the perfect way to show a little skin while still leaving plenty to the imagination.