Spring Trends to Steal off the Runway
Spring has sprung (at least in our minds)! And a fresh new crop of clothes are hitting the ground and interwebs. We turned back the clock to last Summer when the world seemed lighter and a little brighter. Optimism and consciousness reigned supreme. And even in the world of fashion— the personal became political—values emblazoned on chests. Spring 2017's catwalks and extravagant interactive presentations remind us of simpler times, when the world was charged, but hopeful. Pushing against established norms with playful panache. We didn't know what lay ahead. And now that we're in the thick of it— fighting to maintain the rights and freedoms we hold so dear— we need to stand out and stand up for what we believe. Dress as the revolutionary woman you want to be! Subvert social standards and shake things up. It's time to sew the seeds of change. Call your representatives, discuss the tough issues with friends and family, and dress like everybody is watching and you don't give two shits what they think. Now more than ever, you gotta do you. We support you! And if you need a little extra sunshine in your life, try the stand out "I am woman, hear me roar" spring trends that ruled the runways.
Spring runways were practically painted pink. Literally every shade under the sun popped on on one catwalk or another—like Kenzo, Celine, and Balenciagia. So if you're feeling the power of pink, pick your poison! Pepto bismol, dusty rose, mauve, fuchsia—every gradient works. Try a pink hued jumpsuit in a utilitarian cut (like Creatures of Comfort—pictured above) for a femme/ masculine mash-up. Who says you can't be both?! Shatter those boundaries girl! And check out some fresh spring pinks here.
Shake things up and wear your politics on your chest. Hot topic tees emblazoned with potent sentiments— like Dior's "We Should All Be Feminists"—made the political personal. Whether luxury design houses noticed the influx and growing prominence of indie designed political slogan tees or merely wanted to make their values known, we appreciate the statement. Now more than ever, we need to fight for our freedom...one typographic tee at a time! (Look for brands that donate a portion of the garments profits to charities like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.)
We ain't talking side to side here. Straight up and down sleek, slenderizing stripes. They came in thick, thin, banker stripes, and rainbow hued lines. It seems breton stripes cooler slimming sister is flipping stripes on its head. And we are ready for it!
Classic factory/farm workwear got a feminine facelift this season. Move aside boys! These ladies came to work. We're talking khaki, olive, overalls, chore coats, utility pockets—the works. Take a trick from the Kenzo catwalk—monochrome miniskirt matching sets make workwear modern instead of antique. Check out new workwear styles here.
Not So Mellow Yellow
The Catwalks were not so mellow with yellow this season. Butter, lemon, chartreuse, mustard—are these the ingredients of a nasty concoction teenage boys dared you to consume? Nope! They are the blissed out bright, bold colors of the season. Iro, Coach, and Creatures of Comfort all endorse this stand out hue. The trick here, find a yellow tone that compliments your skin tone (ie. warm, cool, or neutral). Check out our yellow picks here.
We know...florals...for spring...groundbreaking! But these blooms look like they were freshly peeled off grandmas walls. Think mod meets baroque whimsical walls of flowers sewn into a dress ala The Sound of Music. Check out flower power frocks here.
White heat! Forget your fear of food stains on white clothes and invest in some stain lifters and bleach instead cause white is having a major moment. White bottoms, white frocks, white jackets—nothing says I'm a lady and I mean business like an all white ensemble (the suffragettes knew what they were doing!) Check out our favorite whites here.
Sure! Sheer clothes add instant edge and are often impractical— but we can't deny the chic, playful sex appeal of transparent clothes. For a tame take on the trend, layer camis or bralettes beneath a sheer blouse. For bold, fearless ensemble enthusiasts, rock a bodysuit with a tulle skirt. Or better yet, pull a high waist sheer skirt over a t-shirt dress for added coverage and subtle sexiness.
The Rise of Robes
Luxe lounge wear has left the boudoir and hit the streets! With the season of the slip in full swing, it's time to rock the robe. But these aren't your average terry cloth cover ups. Think silk smoking jackets and bright, micro knit geisha gowns with hoods. Are you living for the evolution of pajamas as acceptable daywear, cause we are!
After last years off the shoulder Birkin come back, a slew of designers dabbled with solo statement shoulders. Some went the single cut out route, while others went with a simple single shoulder ala 80's prom dresses. Either way, these styles are sure to be instant classics (unlike their puffy, polyester predecessors)!
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Images via Vogue