It may still feel be freezing cold outside, but that won’t stop us from delving head first into our favourite looks from the
Spring 2014 runways. We rounded up the season’s hottest runway trends—think
fringe, florals and
soft pastels—plus tips on how to wear them now—winter weather be damned.
Spring 2014 fashion trend: Ruffles
The look: A fanned-out structure of billowing chiffon and textured fabrics (including metallic) in skirts and as 3D-detailing on spring dresses.
Seen at: Proenza Schouler, Christian Dior, Bottega Veneta and Nina Ricci
Get it now: Try a ruffled leather skirt—a playful twist on a
classic investment piece—with an oversized cardigan, belted at the waist. Wear with tights and a chunky heel
ankle boot to make this spring-forward trend appropriate for those lingering
Polar Vortex days.
Spring 2014 fashion trend: Sportswear
The look: Athletic performance fabrics and classic varsity tracksuits and insignia— à la Marc Jacobs—in vibrant pomegranate and tangerine hues.
Seen at: Tommy Hilfiger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Gucci
Get it now: Try structured harem pants in a lacquered black or PVC fabric with a boyfriend blazer or bomber jacket, and loose sleeveless blouse. For a bold take, pair with metallic trainers. Add a basketball, preferably if you’re actually heading to a court.
Spring 2014 fashion trend: Pastels
The look: A watercolour palette of mint green, lavender, blush pink and soft corals washed over the spring runways in everything from pleated dresses, collared shirts and
Seen at: Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Emporio Armani, Jil Sander
Get it now:
Bubblegum pink—one of fall’s hottest hues—transfers to spring in lighter, airier fabrics. Hang on to your pastel pink
oversized winter coat, for at least a few more months, and pair with pencil skirts and sheer blouses in soft, muted hues.
More spring trends to try right now on the next page…
Spring 2014 fashion trend: Sheer
The look: Sheer fabrics and lace detailing gently overlays bare skin for a romantic and sensual look.
Seen at: Saint Laurent, Erdem, Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum
Get it now: Pair a sheer blouse with solid black slim trousers and heels—for the office, add a black camisole underneath to reveal just enough of the edgy femininity of this trend. Or for date night, opt for an LBD with cutout detailing laced with a sheer fabric overtop.
Spring 2014 fashion trend: New floral
The look: A naughty and nice combo of delicate floral patterns blooming all over sheer skirts, flared dresses and pajama suits.
Seen at: Mary Katranzou, Christopher Kane, Marni, Alberta Ferretti
Spring 2014 fashion trend: Fringe
The look: A swinging embellishment of shredded leather on sleeve cuffs, dresses and capes adds a badass flare to any sophisticated look this season.
Seen at: Valentino, Altuzarra, Jil Sander and Roberto Cavalli
Get it now: Add a fringe leather vest over an oversized blouse or shirtdress, and wear with
leggings and heeled boots to round out the look. Or add a shoulder bag with fringe detailing to your officewear for an edgy finish.
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