Spring is in the air and with it a delicious change of wardrobe. We have been watching the trends for the new season and have already fallen head over heels for some of them. This spring we are seeing the return of femininity combined with the strong confidence that comes with empowerment. These trends are about feeling self assured and comfortable and we have picked out our favourite seven trends and one that we can do without.
This Spring we can get our clothes in a bunch as we welcome back ruching. No, this is not 80s prom style poof, instead this season’s ruched pants, skirts and shirts, are fun and flattering. The ruching adds a beautiful gathered and rippled pattern that is so feminine and fresh. The best way to wear this trend is to pair it with a more structured top or bottom.
While Millennial Pink is still a big trend heading into Spring, there is a nice move towards pastel with the soft purple hue of lavender. It is showing up in suits, blouses and whimsical dresses. After a grey winter, lavender is a welcome change that whispers of summer on the way. We predict these gorgeous hues of lavender/light orchard are going to be here for a while.
Black and White Polka Dots
We love the classics and Polka Dots fit perfectly in that category. Reminding us of the outfits from a 1950s movie siren, polka dots are arriving on the scene this spring. We have spotted this trend in black and white maxi dresses, dreamy sheer blouses and stylish pants. Adding polka dots to your outfit instantly gives it a fresh spring spin.
It is very hip to be square this spring with renaissance inspired square necklines. This flattering style is appearing in dainty cotton tops, retro style wiggle dresses and puff-sleeved shirts, which are also on our list of top trends for this spring.
Delicate puff shoulder tops have been made popular again by vintage-loving trend-setters and are now appearing everywhere. This puff sleeves style is ‘princess meets 2019 empowerment’. Make a puff sleeve top the star of your outfit, by pairing it with simple jeans or a skirt.
Statement Straw Hat
Style and sun protection come together in this Spring trend. An oversized statement straw hat is the must-have accessory for the warmer months, the bigger the better!
Boho styles have been trending for a while and this spring the fringe is everywhere! Pretty tops with trimmed tassels look fabulous for welcoming the sun, especially when paired with classic jeans or fitted skirt. This season fringes swishing are from hemlines, sleeves bags, shoes and necklaces. There really is no limit to how this trend can be used, so embrace your inner gypsy and go with it.
As you may be able to tell from our list, spring trends are leaning heavily on vintage influences this year. This shows up again in floaty floral prints with vintage inspired blossoms and bold spring colours of yellow and greens. Skirts, blouses and dresses all go vintage floral with this trend, so get ready to bloom as the sun comes out.
Rubber, as in looking like it was made from rubber cleaning gloves, is the one trend we have to call out. Rubber showed up on in the fashion shows in skirts, bags and shoes, but we just don’t like the idea of spending a moment of a warm spring day wrapped in rubber, sticky and uncomfortable. So, this trend can stay on the catwalk.
We enjoyed pursuing the trends for Spring 2019 and sharing our favourites with you. As we head into the warmer months and update our wardrobes with fresh items remember,
“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”—Oscar de la Renta