Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mens and Womens Spring Trends : 2014

Alexander Wang

James Long

Ermenegildo Zegna

Dries Von Noten

Prada
Prada
AMI


Giorgio Armani

Saint Laurent




Bogetta Veneta

Missoni

Carven



Kris Van Assche

Salvatore Ferragamo






Givenchy

Haider Ackermann

Roberto Cavalli

Emporio Armani

Contrast-Collar Button-Downs

The crisp, menswear-inspired dress shirt enjoys a makeover with inventively cool, contrasting color and/or textured collars and cuffs. This elevated wardrobe essential is perfect for sneakily kicking up your work outfit (just make sure to button up all the way!).

Shown: Alexander Wang, Costello Tagliapietra, Altuzarra

Pretty Pastels

A rainbow of soft springtime shades reigned throughout the collections. The best thing about the pastel trend? You can pick your most-flattering color and wear it with whatever silhouette flatters (and excites) you. From a minty-green board-shorts suit to a sexy-CEO lilac dress to sporty baby blue bombers, the sky's the limit on how pastel-happy you want to get.

Shown: Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Taylor

Cool Bomber Jackets

The sporty layering pieces get edgier for spring with adventurously colorful prints, luxe textures and fabrics, and sporty-cool detailing—like mesh weaving and perforations. Like its cousin the moto jacket, the bomber is ultra versatile to temper the girliness of a dress or complement the athletic chicness of dressy shorts.

Shown: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Milly, Tracy Reese


Boxy, Cropped (Non-Moto) Jackets

Yes, your fall wardrobe-staple moto jacket will still serve you well in the spring, but think about adding one of these non-moto jackets to your layering arsenal. The boxy, cropped silhouette can come in a plethora of prints and textures to pair easily with a fit-and-flare or body-con dress, tailored trousers, office-ready skirts, and (of course) your go-to jeans. A girl can never have too many jackets. Amirite?

Shown: BCBG Max Azria, Rebecca Minkoff, Thakoon

Wide-Leg Trousers

Easy to wear and ultra-chic, billowy wide-leg trousers made a huge showing on the spring runways. I know what you're thinking...and, no, this trend isn't just for six-foot-tall supermodels, I swear. Just look for a pair that's leaner on the flare and higher-waisted to elongate your frame.

Shown: BCBG Max Azria, Trina Turk, Rosie Assoulin

The Shift Blouse

Almost like a dressy version of a T-shirt, the shift blouse is easy (but so much more sophisticated!). The near-elbow-length sleeve and boxy silhouette keep the look flattering and versatile. Have some fun with extra details, like exciting prints, luxurious textures, and varying necklines.

Shown: Cynthia Rowley, Clover Canyon, Calvin Klein

Sweater Dressing

Along with the not-going-anywhere crop top, spring knits make for next season's staple separate. Whether it's boldly printed or inventively cut, the seasonal sweater is an easy-chic piece to pair with tailored pants, flirty skirts, and blousy shorts—or to just throw on over a light dress.

Shown: Trina Turk, Altuzarra, Mara Hoffman

Tea-Length Skirts

While the midiskirt may be the ultimate transition piece, the tea-length—between midi and maxi (yes, it's starting to get that specific)—is it for spring. The ladylike hemline can be just as modern as a mini; pair it with a cropped top to offset the length (and make you look taller!). Of course, you could also get the look with a breezy tea-length dress, but keep it modern and sexy by baring some arm (and maybe a little shoulder).

Shown: Christian Siriano, Alice + Olivia, Proenza Schouler

Tuxedo-Meets-Athletic-Striped Trousers

The athletic stripe smartens up with tuxedo detailing on these sporty-meets-sophisticated tailored trousers. It's really all in the styling. To keep the look modern but refined, opt for a streamlined silhouette in unexpected white (black is so traditional) and pair the pants with a casual non-button-down top. Or take inspiration from Costello Tagliapietra's "reverse tuxedo," with striping that runs along the inseam instead.

Shown: J.Crew, Costello Tagliapietra, BLK DNM

Collarless Coats

Another strong spring layering piece: the long, streamlined coat, minus the collar or lapel. You could always go safe with a neutral or solid color, but take a risk with fun prints or embellished denim. The piece works with dressy trousers or a pencil skirt for the office, or spring leather pants or a body-con dress for a date-night outfit idea.

Shown: J.Crew, Rachel Zoe, Clover Canyon

1 comment:

  1. Excellent post and these are some really great pictures of Fashion Online.

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