During a cold, Canadian winter it’s hard to believe that spring is actually just around the corner. But trust me ladies, the stores are now flooded with spring fashions and the groundhog did not see it’s shadow!!
During Paris and New York fashion week, the runways were filled with some brand new looks from pretty pastels to black vs white, and tea length skirts to exposed tummy tops. I personally love the clothing trends this spring although I am not one to wear crop tops or wear pretty pastels. However, I love the contrast that fashion is bringing this season with the mix of prints, textures and shapes.
Here are spring 2014 “ready to wear” fashion trends:
Black and white are definitely the biggest fashion color trend for spring 2014. These contrasting colors will include Aztec inspired prints and even tuxedo striped pants. The fringe is huge this spring and you will find it on a variety of tops and dresses. Although we will start to see more length on the bottom this spring/summer, short skirts and shorts are still very trendy. Photos (left): lolobu.com (right): ellecanada.com
One major fashion trend this spring is found in “the coat”. Short, very boxy coats are on trend, along with collarless coats. In contrast to a shorter, boxier jacket, another huge trend is a longer, tuxedo inspired jacket. Both styles of jackets are not really form-fitting so it’s important to know your body type and what suits you best.
This spring, feel pretty in pastels with soft pink and icy mint. Here you can see the shorter, boxier coat and the longer tuxedo coat. Collarless is huge this spring. The runways were filled with pastels which was so refreshing to see after so many “masculine inspired” looks. Both looks are amazingly pretty and breathe spring… Photos (left): fashiondivadesigns.com (right): stylemotivation.com
Your grandmother’s closet has been raided and her vintage tea-length skirts are a huge trend this upcoming season. The biggest complimenting trend to the full skirt is the cropped top. You will see crop tops everywhere! If mid length tops are not for you, still pair this full skirt with a form-fitting top. P.S.- Note the black and white stripes? Big spring trend as well!! Photos (left): fashiondivadesigns.com (right): harparbazaar.com
Athletic inspired clothing took the runways by storm this season. The ‘athletic look’ ranges from mesh tops, to chic sweatshirts, and sporty bomber jackets. The key to styling these sporty tops is to pair them with contrasting bottoms from leather skirts to skinny jeans and heels. Rock this Sporty Spice look with your favorite jersey and pencil skirt! Photos (left): lolobu.com (right): thebestfashionblog.com
Although we all love our skinny jeans and leggings, the wide leg trouser is the biggest pant trend for spring 2014. I love the elegance of these pants and think paired with great wedges and a wide-brimmed hat, you are all set for the races (or a great street style look!). ** Make sure you go form-fitting on the top if you are wearing wide on the bottom. Photos (left): stylemotivation.com (right): trendirstyle.com
Colour Trend Alert for Spring 2014: ORANGE
Get fiery this spring with shades of orange! Choose a short, boxy orange coat & orange accessories to add to your wardrobe pieces or go bold with a full-out orange outfit! Photos (left): stylebistro.com (right): elle.com
Although Bohemian-Chic did not hit the major runways this season, it’s what is being worn on the street. From fringes, to lace tops/dresses and free-flowing dresses, boho-chic is here to stay for 2014!
In Canada, spring is the hardest season to dress for. It could be 20 degrees one day and a huge snow storm the next! We so desperately want to pull out our summer clothes boxes and wear flats to work, but we can’t quite pack away the boots and sweaters. Ughhh… the woes of a Canadian fashionista! When I came across this picture on Pinterest, I felt it represented Canadian spring style to the max and I LOVE it!
From toques, to mini skirts, rain boots and a coat, you will need it all during your Canadian spring! This photo proves you can still look stylish during these transition months to summer! Photo from: stylemotivation.com
Are you inspired to gather your girlfriends and hit the road for some spring shopping?! I know Beck and I are!! Here are some spring fashion rules to remember on your shopping extravaganza:
- You can’t go wrong with black and white this season. Try black and white prints and stripes instead of your safe solid black or white.
- Promise yourself you will try on wide leg pants or at least harem pants. They are not just for the tall and skinny. Actually pairing a great pair of wide leg pants with a fitted shirt and belt can make you look taller and leaner! Sign me up!
- Time to do a few sit ups before you head out on your shopping trip! The racks are full of crop tops and even though you may feel you can’t pull one off- just try one on with your new wide leg pants!
- At Beck & Boosh we love a great blazer and strongly recommend buying one if you don’t have one already but also try on a tuxedo style coat, since all the style gurus tell us we need one this season!
- You may feel like a teenager trying on slogan tops and athletic tees but there is no better time than spring 2014 to look youthful! Add some sophistication with a great printed pencil skirt!
Have fun this spring and enjoy all the new trends! Join the fashion talk with #ss2104 and of course follow us (@beckandboosh) on Twitter and Instagram as we join in on the conversation too!