With the Fall 2014 fashion shows now behind us, our wishlists penned and pre-orders made, we can finally turn our attention to the things we will actually be wearing over the next five months. As a prelude to some of the looks we are expecting in store this spring, we have highlighted a few runway trends that translate really nicely in the ready-to-wear context. And there are plenty of ways to cross-pollinate trends this spring too; from pastel-hued athletics wear, to minimalist sheers, 90s-inspired crops, and white-on-white slouchy silhouettes, we are big fans of mixing things up. See below for inspiration:
After months of wearing black and grey, spring has us yearning for something a little more colorful. This season, pastels will be making their way off the runway and into our closets, and while some fashion-enthusiasts may be a little hesitant about wearing the brightly lit hues, there certainly are ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe without looking like a Easter egg. Take a cue from Theyskens’ Theory and try peekaboo pastels, or layer them under sheer neutrals.
This season, to the chagrin of some, the crop top is back in a big way. If all the mention of that maligned garment recalls are images of Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, or Britney Spears, then I have good news. The crop top is no longer a platform for the super-buff Pilates bodies of the 90s; rather it is softer, more demure, shown under blazers, long layers, and with high-waisted skirts, or done with a sophisticated, minimalist, tailored edge. In particular, we love the cool, breezy approach taken by Calla this season.
Whether it’s lace, silk chiffon, or athletic nylons and knits, sheer details are a great trend to bridge the transition from winter to spring. Incorporate sheer layers under light sweaters, or lace at the hemline of skirts and shorts to brighten things up until the time comes to break out pretty summer dresses in delicate fabrics. Or, appropriate the sports-inspired trends of the season with sheer windbreakers and basketball shorts in soft chiffon.
Soft tailoring is a perennial trend, especially for Resort, but this spring in particular, we saw it emerging again and again. Quite simply, it blends so well with the other trends of the season that, along with the Minimal-90s aesthetic, it could be described as a Master Trend.
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