Here is the second round-up of some of this springs hottest trends! While the designers are already finalizing their holiday collections, I’m just looking forward to working some of these fresh trends into my spring style! Which trends are you going to try out this season?

1.) Micro-Pleats, Please

Remember the over-exaggerated, car-wash pleats that were a big trend in Fall 2015? This spring season, pleats got a much more refined makeover that many are calling “micro-pleats”. This is a great trend to try out in your own wardrobe because of the fluidity that the pleats bring to a silhouette. Although this trend came from the runway, it can be a really flattering look for many different body types. The pleats add a modern feel to the fabric, while still being able to flow beautifully off the body. Try out pants that have micro-pleats (like the white ones pictured below by Proenza Schouler) for an ultra-slimming effect, as the vertical pleats elongate the legs. For another flattering (and totally twirl worthy) take on this trend, try a mid-length or long skirt with a defined waistline. The eye will be drawn to the smallest part of your waist, while the pleated fabric flows away from your hips and lower half.

 

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2.) Colorful Stripes

Classic stripes got a modern twist for this spring, and could be spotted in just about every color you can imagine. No pinstriping here; the runways were filled with broad and bold stripes. This is one of the most wearable trends to work into your wardrobe this spring, and can add a great graphic pop! Inject color into your spring wardrobe with so bright stripes on a statement coat, or simply on your favorite knits.

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3.) Blown-out Plaid and Gingham

Gingham and plaid patterns might initially remind you of the cozy flannels and scarves you wore this fall, but these classic patterns are getting a redo for spring. Gingham and plaid looked easy and breezy flowing down the catwalk on spring skirts, dresses, trousers, and blouses (check out the gingham takeover in Victoria Beckham’s collection). Another characteristic of this trend is the blown-out or enlarged take on these patterns.  The key with taking on this trend is to find these patterns in lightweight fabrics. Did anyone else get the sudden urge to have a picnic?

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4.) Modern Romance

Ruffles, chiffon, lace, organza, and pastels brought tons of romance and femininity to the spring catwalks.  We could even see this trend reflected in some of the beauty looks, such as soft, dewy skin and romantic pale pink or red lips. Try adding some texture to your spring style with tiered ruffles, transparent sleeves, and oversized bows.

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5.) Materials that Shine

Sequins, metallics, and even mirrored textiles brought a lot of shimmer and shine to this spring’s collections. All this bling came in more than just the standard black, silver, and gold; we saw shine in more unexpected colors, from jewel tones to pastels. Make a statement with this festive trend for your next cocktail dress, or try blazer in a sequin fabric. If you do opt for separates, be sure to just have one piece that sparkles, and keep the other pieces neutral.

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6.) Latin Flare

The Latin culture was on the minds of many designers, and was reflected through pops of hot red, beaded details, floral hair accessories, and full skirts fit for salsa dancing. What better way to celebrate the warm spring months than with silhouettes and fabrics that add some spanish spice to your spring style!

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I hope all of these trends help spread spring fever, and get you thinking about ways to freshen and update your own wardrobe!

xoxo,

Carson

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