Now that we can feel the weather warming, we’re back to browsing store windows everywhere we go. On display, you can’t miss them: They’re the trends that look new and different but will soon fit right into our wardrobes. Ready to reinvent your closet? Don’t do it until you’ve read this post. First, you need to take note of the looks you’ll be buying into. Remember: You can add these trends to your style without going nuts. Just a few key pieces in each category will update you right into spring.
10 SPRING 2015 FASHION TRENDS YOU’LL WANT TO WEAR
1. Gingham Style What? Checkers? At first glance, you may think that dressing like a checker board is too bold, or too young, for your taste. But this spring, the adorably retro gingham check will be everywhere and it has reinvented itself into modern fabrics and styles that would make more than just June Cleaver swoon. If you’re shy to go full-out with this one, try working the gingham style into your wardrobe slowly, with a scarf, say.
DVF Genesis Gingham Pants, $565
2. All white, All day Yes, we know wearing all white can make you feel weirdly angelic, and very afraid you’re going to get stained. Get over it. You don’t have to be walking down the aisle to sport this ethereal trend. Besides, it’s got perks. Not only will wearing all white elongate your silhouette, but it will give you a nice blank canvas to work with. Consider pops of colour in your accessories—shoes, purse, even a bright lipstick.
3. Boho Chic Finally, this season will let you breathe like never before. How? The boho chic trend is more than just cool and pretty. It essentially requires you to swap your too-tight business suits for flowy long maxi skirts, loose tunics and fun fringes. Dressing like a modern flower child, just in time for festival season, will let you slide right into the spring spirit.
Odille embellished Kaftan, $135
4. Dress-up Denim
It’s finally time to stow away those old ripped jeans and make room for a grownup version, the dress-up denim. This clean cut look gives one of our most vintage fabrics new blood for spring because you can wear it as more than just pants. This year, dress-up denim is being shown in fitted dress shirts, trousers, jumpsuits, jackets and more.
5. Feminine Florals
Flowers for spring? What a crazy concept! This time of year is known for blossoms everywhere, so why not in clothes? This season, flowers of every kind and pattern are everywhere. Subtle or noisy, peonies or roses, it’s a fresh trend that will make you look and feel like a hopeless romantic suffering from spring fever.
Marc Jacobs beach tote, $375
6. Flats and Sneakers
With a new year, comes a new shoe trend—and thankfully the fashion Gods have heard the cries from our squished feet! From chic slip-on mules to a classic pair of white sneakers, you’ll be taking a welcome break from heels. This season, take business-chic to a new level by pairing modern-day oxfords with slim fit trousers and a blazer.
7. OMG Culottes
Cul-what? Culottes: a stylish alternative to skinny fit trousers with a voluminous bottom and flattering hemline; perfect for every height! This trend made a very shy appearance last spring, but has come out in full force this year in a variety of fabrics that will fit into any wardrobe. Take it to the office with a feminine blouse and fancy sandals or take it to the streets with a fitted t-shirt and slip-on Vans. The outfit ideas are endless, if you take the plunge.
8. Cool Khaki
One of the easiest spring looks this year is the relaxed military inspired trend; and no, this is not a nod to Destiny Child’s ‘Survivor’ video. This season, Ralph Lauren and Jason Wu softened the look with fitted shirt dresses and sheer fabrics. You can opt to wear it in a lightweight jacket over jeans or a silky blouse tucked into a fitted skirt.
9. Colourful Suede
A bit unexpected on the runways for this season, but a trend, nonetheless. Designers took this buttery fabric to the next level in bold beautiful colours like Red and Yellow. They also gave a nod to the 70s by creating patchwork trench coats. Have some fun with it this season. Pair a suede crop top with some dressy culottes and you’re sure to look like you walked out of Vogue.
10. Updated Polos
In keeping with the very sporty looks this season, Polo shirts made a huge appearance on the runways. But thankfully, you don’t have to look like you’re heading to a tennis match. Silky polo shirts look nothing short of divine with a monochromatic long flowy skirt or even with a pair of leather pants, for that fashion risk-taker in you.
Spring's Best: At First Blush
Don't hide your pastels at the back of the closet. Bring them out and convince Spring that it's here already. You know what they say, Fake it Till You Make It.
You may not want to go pink from head-to-toe, but consider starting at the bottom and stopping there. These Salvatore Ferragamo flats are just too gorgeous to pass up. $495 at Davids
The Spring Time Notebook
Bring out the blush everywhere you look. You'll want to whip out this perfect notebook at the most opportune moments just to show it off. $20 at Chapters Indigo
The Pink Scent
We can't help standing so close. It's because you smell so good. Prada Candy eau de toilette engages with white musks, benzoin, and caramel, plus citrus and Oriental floral. $110, Shoppers Drug Mart
The Lip Balm
Your lips were made for smooching and that means adding some moisture and a hint of kissable pink. Throw this Portland Apothecary balm into your new handbag and you're all ready. $14.90, Pink Tartan
The Neutral Belt
Cut-outs are so this year and so are earth tones. Wrap your waist and finish your look with a natural looking belt that goes great with pastels. $34.95 Gap
The Bigger Bag
If you're investing in a new bag, why not ditch the black and go for a neutral. This Hugo Boss multi-tasker will add a spring to your purse-coveting self. $699 at Andrews
The Structured Handbag
We think pink goes with just about everything, and this structured messsenger-style number is top of our list. Talk about updating your look. $100 at Nine West
The White and Black Trouser
As long as you're not prone to spills, no garment screams warmer weather than the clean lines and fresh feeling of a pair of white pants. $134 at Banana Republic
The Lace Tank
Every woman's wardrobe requires basics, like this Hanky Panky lace tank, to fill in the gaps. Neckline too low? Top a little sheer? Tank. Sexy blazer? You need this. $59 at Linea Intima
Throwing on a H21 silk scarf adds just a little je ne sais quoi to any outfit. It's an investment that's worth it. $275 at Andrews
The Floral Top + Accessories
Spring lesson #1: Wear florals. Lesson #2: Add the perfect accessories. Isabel Marant Etoile shirt, $250 and belt, $110. Both at TNT The Next Trend
The Wear Everywhere Shirt
Wear this Gap shirt with just about anything: jeans, skirts, even shorts once the weather warms up. $54.95, Gap
The Not-So-Classic Pencil Skirt
Who said pink is just for little girls. This Sandro Ferrone skirt is so elegant and sexy. $269 at Sandro
The Smashing Jacket
The sun might be shining more, but there's still a chill to the air. Cover up with a luxurious Sandro Ferrone faux fur jacket. $599 at Sandro
The Necessary Overcoat
If you don't have a trench then your wardrobe has a major hole. And if you don't have this blush Max Mara number, you're definitely missing out. $650 at Andrews