9 Wearable Spring Trends in Fashion

Trying to figure out which trends you can wear this spring? Jenna is back with nine fashion trends you can try! — Meg

clover canyon printed dress

If you live in a city where seasons gloriously transition every few months (not soon enough, when spring rolls around, at least here in Chicago!) you are familiar with what we call the “wardrobe swap.” Heaps of heavy sweaters, hats, mittens, gloves, boots, and wool coats get packed up, or re-positioned to the rear of a closet allowing unhindered access to your blooming spring wardrobe. For those in climate controlled states there’s less of a closet transition and more of a style shift as you break out (or shop for) sunnier days ahead.

Keep in mind, trends are fleeting. That said, fashion tends to be cyclical — something that goes “out” will inevitably come back “in.” Even more relevant, if a “trendy” purchase is true to your personal style it’s a good investment. These are important things to consider as you navigate what you want to add to your sartorial repertoire this spring.

For example if you have a classic, feminine style you can always find use for low heels and pastels in your wardrobe regardless of what’s “hot or not” — the same can be argued for bold style and prints, or shine, edgy style and cutouts, neon or bomber jackets, sophisticated style and a tuxedo jacket or black + white.

Since we can’t box ourselves into one specific category — figuring out your tri-fecta (three words to describe your style) is key and will make all the difference as you weed through, shop and build your wardrobe. Here are 9 trending looks right now.
9 wearable spring trends in fashion

PRINTS — Think graphic, and the brighter the better. This Clover Canyon printed stretch-neoprene dress is “the printed dress” of the season (UK ladies find it here).

LOW HEELS — Those who shy away from sky high shoes, rejoice. Spring is ushering in a new season of heels that you can wear all day and will choose to wear at night. Get low, get low. We love these black and white low heels (another spring trend!) that are also really affordable!

NEON — Not just for South Beach this season, there are great sophisticated dresses, fun tops and sandals in fluorescent hues. However if you just want to dabble in neon, start with a neon clutch or small bag. This Tory Burch neon snake cross body bag is still classic with the neon trend.

METALLIC — An unexpected twist for a material that is often thought of more around the holidays is high shine in spring colors, like this fun romper, for versatility throw a knit sweater over it to feature the shorts.

BLACK + WHITE — Checks, stripes and dots are everywhere, opt for the pattern in a tailored pencil skirt for a flattering piece wearable day or night.
PASTEL, SPECIFICALLY “MINT” — Emerald green is the color of 2013, but a hint of mint is the color of the season. Add a splash of this hue to your look with manicured nails. We are still loving this Essie polish in Mint Candy Apple.

TUXEDO JACKET — White (or ivory) is a fresh take on the tailored menswear inspired piece. We love this textured tuxedo blazer — it’s one of those items that you’ll wear more than you think you will.

BOMBER JACKET — Sporty meets edgy in this lightweight alternative to a more classic jacket. Designers are having fun with prints and textures but if you want a piece that will stand the test of time you can’t go wrong with simple black, white and gray T by Alexander Want bomber jacket.

CUTOUTS — Whether it’s a piece with sheer paneling or geometric cuts just a peek of skin adds an interesting detail. Plus, dare to go all-white all-year long, a notion that has trotted the spring and fall runways for 2013. This white cutout dress is classy yet captures this trend.