When the spring comes we get to ditch all the heavy layers we used during the winter and step out of our cocoons craving for some fresh fashion. And that is exactly what we get, a big spring fiesta when the new collections hit the stores
Our feet get tired and our wallets get empty but there’s something about spring and the nature blooming back into life that just calls for a new outfit (or is that just one of my shopping excuses?). With all that excitement, spring seems like the perfect time to get creative, be daring and try out some new styles. To help you get your inspiration flowing here are some of the spring 2014 trends that I think are worth rocking.
One of the things I was most excited about for this spring was the versatility of the collections that were shown. Trends went from feminine to tomboy, elegant to sporty, minimal to over the top. You can shine in metallics, shy with minimalism, bloom in 3D flowers, go artsy or enjoy comfort in sporty chic.
Let’s start with the simple trend of minimalism that is made for the refined crowd that appreciates the details. Stripped of all the unnecessary embellishments, this current brings us lots of black and white and monochromatic looks. Less is more philosophy is far from boring and these pieces that seem quiet will actually tell you the most about the person wearing them. Silence can speak volumes.
3D flowers tell a totally different story and well, there could be no spring without florals (yeah, how groundbreaking). At least this season it goes beyond the print as different forms of embroidery and embellishments made the runway look like the Garden of Eden. This trend doesn’t have to be over the top feminine as Marni showed in their collection how the cool chicks can rock it.
Metallic pieces shown at Lanvin and Tom Ford make me think of sex kittens and femme fatale type of girls that are dressed all shiny and not afraid of being in the spotlight. Altuzarra showed some silver gorgeousness that made me feel the chemistry. As shimmering fabrics easily go from retro to futuristic vibes, it is best to enjoy this shiny trend with a contemporary timeless piece.
Fashion always flirts with art and this season their relationship got serious. Designers found inspiration in different forms and colors. Celine found muses in Brassaï’s graffiti work, Prada had Gabriel Specter and El Mac printed on their clothes, and Chanel even used sketch books as accessories. The motto seems to be wear your art on your sleeve and even turn your art equipment into a fashion statement.
Sport influences are still going strong and wearing some workout clothes outside the gym is allowed. No, sweatpants are not included. Cropped tops are the trendiest way to show some skin, and so are the mesh and other see-through fabrics. Even neoprene found its way from the closets of surfer dudes in Malibu, to the runways of world’s fashion capitals. Flats are still steady so give your feet a break and put those heels on hold.
Text by Ivona Josipovic