Spring 2014 Fashion Guide: What’s Trending Now

I’ll admit to feeling slightly arrogant when discussing what trends are in or out. After all, how does one earn such authority? Is Vogue the only entity that has a say over sartorial in’s and out’s. Or is personal style, as displayed on Instagram and fashion blogs, taking precedence over trend dictated in magazines as Leandra Medine of Man Repeller argues? I would tend to agree with the latter even though I don’t think trends are necessarily dead. Trends are a huge topic of discussion among bloggers in fashion chats over Twitter and it’s one of the major elements we look for when reviewing fashion week. Moreover, bloggers like Leandra are trendsetters who adapt trends to their personal style rather than allowing trends to overrule their aesthetic. With that said, here’s a list of trends from the spring 2014 runway show that I’ll be incorporating into my wardrobe this spring. In some cases the trends will replace last season’s trends and in other cases, I’ll be wearing trends I already own from years prior. Read on and let me know what trends you’ll be wearing this season.

Swap…

1. Coral for lilac.

Coral has been a favorite among many in the fashion world for the past couple of years, and like every other fashion person I indulged in the trend with coral-hued clothes and accessories. But now, lilac is shaping up to be the coral’s biggest rival this season from lipstick to blush to your 9-to-5 sheath dress. I approve.

lilac Spring 2014 Fashion Guide: Whats Trending Now

Marc Jacobs Blush, Sephora

2. Rompers for jumpsuits.

Any time I see a romper I’m reminded of Hannah Horvath. The jumpsuit is a more sophisticated alternative –  not to mention, it’s work-friendly.

jumpsuit Spring 2014 Fashion Guide: Whats Trending Now

Matthew Williamson S/S ’14

Get the look: Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent jumpsuit, Shopbop

 

3. Wedges for block heels.

I love wedges as much as the next person and will vehemently defend them against any man who dare say they are unattractive…but for some reason wedges feel a bit too last year. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been wearing them forever.  So, let’s trade them in for another man repelling favorite that’s just as comfy: block heels.

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Celine S/S ’14

Get the look: Chloe block heel sandals

4. Animal print for graphic print.

It was bound to happen. After being obsessed with leopard print for a couple of years, I’m officially tired of the trend.  Miuccia Prada‘s face print from her spring 2014 collection are a chic and refreshing alternative.

graphic prints Spring 2014 Fashion Guide: Whats Trending Now

Milan street style. Image via Pinterest.

Get the look: Polka dot tee.

5. Floral prints for embroidered petals.

Floral dresses are practically a staple during summer, but designers like Matthew Williamson revealed a more powerful statement on the runways with embroidered petals that put more passive florals to shame.

matthew williamson floral Spring 2014 Fashion Guide: Whats Trending Now

Matthew Williamson S/S ’14

Get the look: Anna Sui embroidered dress

Keep…

1. Last year’s crop top.

Crop tops made a statement last spring and show no signs of disappearing according to the spring and fall 2014 runway collections. Pair with a high-waisted bottom to cover up your belly button to expose only a sliver of skin (or no skin at all!).

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 Photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Get the look: Cropped white tee from Topshop

2. Ankle-strap sandals.

Be prepared for tan lines around your ankles this summer, because ankle straps are still having a major moment. The best way to wear ankle-straps is with a pointed-toe, which will elongate legs.

dolce vita dorsay Spring 2014 Fashion Guide: Whats Trending Now

Shop: Dolce Vita d’Orsay sandal

3. Gladiators.

Remember those lace-up gladiators you had from 2009? Take them out of the closet, they’re back in style.

gladiator sandals Spring 2014 Fashion Guide: Whats Trending Now

Shop: Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandal

4. Mint.

Mint, as well as every other pastel color in your armoire, will be on trend this season. Pair with an edgy leather jacket for a contrasting look.

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Get the look: Jacquard mint dress

5. Belts.

Say goodbye to the short-lived cocoon and oversized coat trend. Belts were everywhere on the runway for the spring and fall 2014 collections. I happened to find the exact belt featured in the photo from the Burberry Prorsum show. It is quite possibly the most expensive belt you’ll ever see in your life at a whopping $650. Let’s hope Zara creates a knockoff.

burberry belted coat Spring 2014 Fashion Guide: Whats Trending Now

Get the look: Burberry floral belt

 Spring 2014 Fashion Guide: Whats Trending Now

Diane Taha

  • http://www.balgarka.co.uk/ Lubka Christova

    Great capture of the latest trends! :)

    Lu,
    http://www.balgarka.co.uk

  • katie Morgan
  • http://www.luxebutik.com Sophia_Luxebutik

    This time Prada has come up with astonishing collections of outfits.
    This time Prada has come up with astonishing collections of outfits. I saw the whole 2014 Miuccia Prada’s show. The whole outfit is awesome, especially the Socks.