pastels - prabal (400x600)

I’m sure you’re all excited because Spring has officially arrived and that means lots of sunny days and new trends to try! Some of them you might recongnise, as we’ve seen them in Winter and they seem not to go anywhere this new season. But there are also new surprising trends as flats shoes over heels or major comebacks like mesh fabric. So here’s my list of the 15 Top Trends for Spring 2014.

Sport Deluxe

Luxury teams up with sportswear and the result looks as refreshing as exquisite. Super chic athletic-striped trousers, perfectly tailored, make smart clothes edgier. Bomber jackets in luxurious fabrics and super colourful prints never been more versatile: pair them with shorts, girly skirts and even dresses! Fashion gave the “all access” card to the sport trend this season 😉

sport - marc by marc jacobs (400x600)

sport - balmain (400x600)

sport - gucci (400x600)

sport - dkny (400x600)

sport - prabal (400x600)

Marc by Marc Jacobs – Balmain – Gucci – DKNY – Prabal Gurung

Pastels

Following the latest Winter trend, soft icy pastels are here to stay. Powder pink wins the title, but is nearly followed by baby blue, mint green, nude and lavender.

pastels - isabel (400x600)

pastels - oscar (400x600)

pastels - balmain (400x600)

pastels - prabal (400x600)

pastels - narciso (400x600)

Isabel Marant – Oscar de la Renta – Balmain – Prabal Gurung – Narciso Rodríguez

Contrasted collar

Shirts are always a part of our wardrobe essentials and they reinvent themselves season after season. For this Spring the news is on the details: collars and cuffs making a color and/or texture contrast. The same trend goes for the shirt-dresses.

contrasting collar - preen (400x600)

contrasting collar - fendi (400x600)

contrasting collar - altuzarra (399x600)

contrasting collar - tory burch (399x600)

contrasting collar - honor (400x600)

Preen – Fendi – Altuzarra – Tory Burch – Honor

Total Black & Total White

Monochrome is another option when it comes to color trends. Total looks in black (yes, even in summer) or white is the best way to look clean and classy. You can choose a one-piece ensemble or play monochrome with two or even three layered pieces.

total b- celine (400x600) total b- dolce (400x600) total b- elie saab (400x600) total b- gucci (400x600) total b- saint laurent (400x600)

 

Cèline – Dolce & Gabbana – Elie Saab – Gucci – Saint Laurent

total w- j crew (400x600) total w- narciso (400x600) total w- oscar (400x600) total w- prabal (400x600) total w- rachel zoe (400x600)

J Crew – Narciso Rodríguez – Oscar de la Renta – Prabal Gurung – Rachel Zoe

Tea-length skirt

Okay, I understand it’s a little bit annoying trying to remember a whole new name for a skirt every 2 cm of difference, but I guess that’s how fashion works. This time I’m not talking about a midi nor a maxi skirt, but what is in-between: yes, the tea-length skirt is the new length for Spring. An ultra feminine retro silhouette exclusively for ladylike kind of girls. Its best allied is another hot trend for the season: the crop top.

tea - roksanda illinci (400x600) tea - christian dior (400x600) tea - stella (400x600) tea - john rocha (400x600) tea - sonio rykiel (400x600)

Roksanda Illincic – Christian Dior – Stella McCartney – John Rocha – Sonia Reykiel

Sheer

Whether in skirts, shirts, dresses, extreme sheer or peak-a-boo inserts were present in a major number of collections. It can add instant sex-appeal to your outfit or even an avant-garde touch, depending of the texture of the fabric.

Sheer - 3.1 phillip lim (400x600) sheer - antonio berardi (400x600) sheer - burberry (400x600) sheer - dolce (400x600) sheer - valentino (400x600)

3.1 Phillip Lim – Antonio Berardi – Burberry – Dolce & Gabbana – Valentino

Crop Tops

As we all know, one of the biggest comebacks from the whole 90s trend is the crop top. The key is pairing it with a high-waisted item: shorts for a teenage look, tailored trousers for a sophisticated yet modern outfit or a midi/tea-length skirt as a feminine option.

crop - balenciaga (400x600) crop - jil sander (400x600) crop - marni (400x600) crop - narciso rodriguez (400x600) crop - versace (400x600)

Balenciaga – Jil Sander – Marni – Narciso Rodríguez – Versace

Floral

The most classic print for Spring doesn’t need an introduction. Don’t be afraid of wearing it head-to-toe or even mixing two different floral patterns in order to make it look more modern and edgier.

floral - elie saab (400x600) floral - giorgio armani (400x600) floral - honor (400x600) floral - john rocha (400x600) floral - oscar de la renta (400x600)

Elie Saab – Giorgio Armani – Honor – John Rocha – Oscar de la Renta

Art-inspired Fashion

If you feel like trying out something new this season or you feel the need of reinvent yourself then this could be for you. Artsy prints, geometric patterns and shocking colors in graphics take our minds to the world’s biggest museums and allow us to be a walking piece of art.

arty - peter som (400x600) arty - prabal gurung (400x600) arty - prada (400x600) arty - preen (400x600) arty - versace (400x600)

Peter Som – Prabal Gurung – Prada – Preen – Versace

Pleats

This season brings the evolution of pleats which goes far beyond the typical maxi or midi pleated skirt. There’s a strong architectural tone in dresses and irregular lengths and a touch of glam in the metallic skirts.

pleats - botega veneta (400x600) pleats - dior (400x600) pleats - dries van noten (400x600) pleats - proenza shcouler (400x600) pleats - rochas (400x600)

Bottega Veneta – Christian Dior – Dries Van Noten – Proenza Shcouler – Rochas

Words

We’re already used to see this trend in t-shirts and jumpers but now words are literally everywhere, including clutches and dresses. Whether it’s statement phrases or just humoristic words, reading never looked so good. 😉

words - alexander wang (400x600) words - christian dior (400x600) words - j crew (400x600) words - kenzo (400x600) words - undercover (400x600)

Alexander Wang – Christian Dior – J Crew – Kenzo – Undercover

Mesh

Directly related to the sportswear trend, mesh made a major comeback in various textures and shapes. You can add it to your everyday outfit little by little, in oversized t-shirts, overlays, feminine skirts or dresses. It’s the perfect opportunity to be creative and playful with layers during summertime, which is not very usual.

mesh - celine1 (400x600) mesh - dkny (400x600) mesh - gucci (400x600) mesh - the row (400x600) mesh - wunderkind (400x600)

Cèline – Donna Karan – Gucci – The Row – Wunderkind

Metallic Shine

The perfect choice for summer nights is now part of our daytime wardrobe. Glamorous girls can wear gold and sequins from head-to-toe and for the bolder ones, iridescent is the new way to wear metallic. Depending on the fabric and shapes, this trend varies from ultra glam to futuristic.

metallic - christopher kane (400x600) metallic - dvf (400x600) metallic - lanvin (400x600) metallic - saint laurent (400x600) metallic - versace (400x600)

Christopher Kane – Diane Von Furstenberg – Lanvin – Saint Laurent – Versace

Flat shoes

Fashionistas all over the world must be thanking fashion designers for making a trend out of flats shoes. Of course, pumps and stilettos never left and they look as seductive as always, but flat shoes stole the spotlight. Gladiator sandals, sporty chic sneakers, pointy ballerinas, Birkenstocks and Oxford shoes in bold colors and textures are the designers’ picks to bring comfort in our lives.

flats - rachel zoe (400x600) flats - isabel marant (400x600) flats - marc by marc jacobs (400x600) flats - jil sander (400x600) flats - honor (400x600)

Rachel Zoe – Isabel Marant – Marc by Marc Jacobs – Jil Sander – Honor

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