Are you feeling the itch yet? No, not from allergy season hiding out around every corner. This itch is way more fun. It’s the I’m-so-over-winter-I’m-this-close-to-busting-out-my-open-toe-sandals itch. Well, we’re here to bring you a little relief in the form of shedding the layers with our spring fashion trends breakdown. I mean, hey, just because there’s a little snow on the ground doesn’t mean we aren’t living spring at the mall, right?

Getting a head start on your spring shopping? If you aren’t, you should be, so here are the trends to watch for this season.

10 Spring Fashion Trends You’re Gonna Want to Buy

1. The Cold Shoulder

Off-the-shoulder tops, asymmetrical necklines and fun cut-outs were all over the runways as designers picked ‘shoulders’ as the body part du jour. Whether you want to expose a little décolletage or just a well-defined upper arm, there’s nothing as demure as a sexy little shoulder smoulder.

From the runway to your closet: Let your shoulders steal the spotlight by keeping the rest of your outfit simple.

cold shoulder

2. His Oxford Shirt

We’re either wearing it for an interview or borrowing it from our man-crushes, but it’s never truly ours—until now. Designers are finally letting us have some fun with the classic oxford shirt. Slashed, ruffled or cropped, this predictable staple is breathing new life into our wardrobe.

From the runway to your closet: Take the plunge and grab a completely deconstructed style, pair it with you fav jeans and a pair of killer heels.

new oxford

3. Shine Bright Like a…

SS16 is bringing a shining light to our wardrobe—in the form of fabrics. Leave a little sparkle wherever you go with shiny shorts, tops or dresses. Turns out there’s no need to wait for the holidays to get your bling on.

From the runway to your closet: Make a statement at your next girls night out with a slinky, sparkly slip dress.


4. All Hail the Queen!

Victorian-esque designs continued their rule of the runway with high necks, ruffled details and bows for this season. Plot twist: Designers paired the regal details with modern fabrics, cuts and shorter hemlines, giving Victoria a much needed makeover.

From the runway to your closet: No one said you can’t be trendy at the office: a silk ruffled blouse is a perfect fit for under your blazer.


5. 3D Embroidery

3D Printing is all the rage, so it’s no surprise designers added it to their trend list. The result: beautifully crafted, stand out details and embellishments, adorning the finest, sheerest of fabrics. Everything from apparel to accessories are given the 3D treatment.

From the runway to your closet: If you’re not into that much bling, keep the embellishments to your accessories. Insider Tip: Nothing quite completes an outfit like a statement clutch.


6. More Pleats Please

There is nothing school-girlish about mirco pleats winning over the runways this season. This dated technique received an updated look, from side-paneling to all over accents, in light and airy fabrics, letting you be a little playful in the fold of a fabric.

From the runway to your closet: Have some fun and feel girly with a gorgeously printed maxi skirt, a white tank and gold jewellery.


7. Fun Flat Mules

Ever want to look like an off-duty model? Here’s your chance with this season it-shoe. Not only will your feet thank you for giving them a comfy home, but you’ll look like you just came out of an exhausting run of fashion week.

From the runway to your closet: Pick out a stylish pair of oxford mules you can still pull off at the office.

Flat Mules

8. Go Undercover

Lingerie inspired looks were all over the runways during fashion week, making it the sexiest thing you can slip on this spring. Long, short, pleated or sheer, these skin grazing dresses are made for day wear, not sleep wear

From the runway to your closet: You don’t need to look like you just rolled out of bed. Opt for a solid colour and fabric under a leather jacket and your coolest studded booties.


9. Seeing Stripes

This visually vibrant trend was a refreshing look on the runway. Designers upped the ante on traditional dresses, suits, separates and sets by beautifying them with coloured stripes.

From the runway to your closet: Legs for days! Go for stipes running north and south to add inches to your height. Insider Tip: Go for a striped skirt or dress rather than pants to avoid the beetle juice look.


10. Ruffle Redux

The runways were pumped with volume as models strutted down wearing everything from simple, large ruffles to beautifully crafted ones. This little girl favourite is now grown up and looking for a little fun.

From the runway to your closet: Treat yourself to a beautiful gown with gorgeous ruffle detail. You’ll want to slip it on for a wedding or ball or to make you feel like a zillion bucks while vacuuming.



About the author

Despina Danishwar

Media and fashion have both always been present in my life, and I'm extremely fortunate to have worked in both industries. I've gone from Technical Director to Wardrobe Consultant at The Weather Network and a buyer's assistant at TJX Canada. I'm currently in my happy median...Public Relations. I'm happy to also be called a wife and mommy to two little divas

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