We recently showed you some of the spring 2016 runway trends we’re most excited about.
And we wanted to see how a Canadian might pull these looks off, considering how bizarre Canada’s weather has been this year.
So we searched Instagram for Canada’s most notable stylists, fashionistas, and best-dressed, to see which ones already have a leg up on the rest of us and have been seen rocking these lust-worthy trends.
From runway to real life, these Canadians know exactly how to rock these catwalk trends.
We’re really digging the ruffles trend this year; they add a flirty, feminine touch to an outfit. Vancouver’s Karin Bohn caught our attention with her statement purple tiered ruffled dress, while Ally Gradley’s light pink ruffled skirt got our approval for a more delicate approach.
70s Inspired Suede
Suede is the perfect seasonal transition trend because it can be worn so many different ways. From jackets and shoes, to purses and skirts, it’s a statement trend that we hope will stick around. Toronto’s Kayla Seah paired her tan suede jacket over a navy sweater for a truly classic look.
Fringe Fringe is another fun trend that we love keeping in rotation. It’s an unexpected detail that can really add a lot of spunk to an outfit. We love how Justine Iaboni paired her black fringe purse with a black skater skirt and white oxford blouse and over the knee boots for a really feminine look.
Jillian Harris gets bonus points for this suede and fringe jacket she wore this past fall, which we hope to see her wearing again in the warmer months.
Light Weight Denim Montreal’s Maripier Morin nailed the light weight denim trend with this denim overcoat that she paired with a lighter pair of distressed jeans. Maripier dubbed this as the “Canadian Kimono.”
Stripes are a trend that have continued to stick around for good reason. They’re fun, chic, and definitely make a statement. We love how Toronto’s Nelia Belkova paired her thick striped maxi dress with a colourful striped tote. Nelia is fearless when it comes to wearing colourful prints and statement outfits, so she gets an A+ for this look.
Deconstructed White Blouse A white blouse is a classic staple in an woman’s wardrobe. And this spring we’re excited to see the deconstructed white blouse trend in action. Vancouver fashion blogger Alicia Winnett paired her white blouse with a pair of polka dot flats, which really helped make the blouse stand out.
The bedroom – or lingerie – inspired trend is a great way to incorporate more lacy, sheer, and delicate dresses and camisoles into your wardrobe. Vancouver fashion blogger Meagan Faye recently shared the below photo, which she said was her way of living boldly. Boldly or not, we think she wore this trend perfectly.
Micro Pleats When we used to think of pleats it reminded us of preppy school girl skirts. But thanks to designers Stella McCartney, Gabriele Colangelo, and Sonia Rykiel, the micro pleat is back for good reason. Pleats add a welcomed silhouette and can help your outfit look like a work of art. Want breathtaking proof? Here’s Karin Bohn in an emerald green pleated dress. You’re welcome.
What we love about the Latin inspired trend is the bright colours and sexy cuts that come with it. Fashion blogger Alanna Durkovich really nailed this trend with this bold red maxi dress she wore a few weeks back.
Off the Shoulder Off the shoulder tops and dresses are a fun way to show off a little skin…without giving away too much. We loved this off the shoulder dress Ania Boniecka recently wore. A vibrant pattern like her lemon print is perfect for spring and summer.