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Spring Fashion Trends: How To Create An Outfit

Updated on December 19, 2015

Spring In With Color


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PradaNina Ricci Emilio PucciPrada
Prada | Source
Nina Ricci
Nina Ricci | Source
Emilio Pucci
Emilio Pucci | Source
Prada | Source
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Denim: Diesel Black GoldDiesel Female Spring Collection (Denim)Cropped Denim JacketColored Denim: Balmain Spring-Summer
Denim: Diesel Black Gold
Denim: Diesel Black Gold | Source
Diesel Female Spring Collection (Denim)
Diesel Female Spring Collection (Denim) | Source
Cropped Denim Jacket
Cropped Denim Jacket | Source
Colored Denim: Balmain Spring-Summer
Colored Denim: Balmain Spring-Summer | Source

Trend: Bare Waist

This Spring , the runways are filled with waist. Lots and lots of waist and dresses that expose it. Some of us could be reminded of Britney Spears or a teenage version of Angelina Jolie. Nonetheless, we're seeing:

  • Anthony Vaccarelo - combining the bandage dress trend with plenty of skin
  • Aquilano.Rimondi - mod and bold statement dresses
  • Dolce & Gabanna - presenting colorful floral dresses with an exposed mid-drift
  • Emilio Pucci - with patterned bohemian mid-drift dresses
  • Miu Miu - Long, uni-colored and high-waisted pencil skirts paired with floral, and various patterned cardigans
  • Nina Ricci - simplistic pencil skirts with bandeau and bandage tops to rival the bandage swimsuit trend
  • Prada - going all out with floral dresses and ruffle tops

Trend: Denim

Yes. Denim is back. Then again, it never really seemed to go away. Perhaps it has been lurking in the racks of our closets as an everyday item (jeans) but denim is back like never before. Just in case you aren't convinced it's a thing now, let me list some of the designers and collections which came out with some pretty impressive lines.

  • Bottega Veneta
  • Balmain
  • Dolce & Gabanna
  • Diesel
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • DKNY
  • Isabel Marant (they have snakeskin prints incorporated into their lines!)

And denim is not just limited to jeans this season. Designers have put together maxi skirts, jackets, pencil skirts, dresses, shirts, and tank tops. One thing to note in almost all the outfits seen on the runways: lack of accessories. Keep you hands free ladies. That's why denim items have pockets.

Spring Break Fashions

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Michael Kors Spring Collection Kenzo Spring Collection: Sporty ChicIsabel Marant Spring CollectionAlexander Wang Spring CollectionLacoste Spring Collection
Michael Kors Spring Collection
Michael Kors Spring Collection | Source
Kenzo Spring Collection: Sporty Chic
Kenzo Spring Collection: Sporty Chic | Source
Isabel Marant Spring Collection
Isabel Marant Spring Collection | Source
Alexander Wang Spring Collection
Alexander Wang Spring Collection | Source
Lacoste Spring Collection
Lacoste Spring Collection | Source

Trend: Sport "Game On" calls it the "Game On" trend. Grab that old sports jacket, throw on some heels and go skiing! It's a thing now. I couldn't quite wrap my head around Kenzo's color-block, trench coat, ski pants outfit (check out the look in the pictures on the right); but let's remember that runway fashion is meant as an inspiration for real life and not to be copied piece by piece. Kenzo wasn't the only one with sporty looking outfits gone street-chic. Here are a few other designers with this Spring trend:

  • Isabel Marant - laid back chic
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Alexander Wang - many "ski" inspired pieces
  • Lacoste
  • Michael Kors - rocking the gladiators with an Arabian archaeologist vibe. (Check out the picture on the right)
  • Stella McCartney
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Y-3 - hello bright red!

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Tommy Hilfiger Spring  Collection: American PrepLouis Vuitton Spring Ad CampaignLouis Vuitton Spring RunwayBalmain Spring Color-Block (Pastel)Valentino Spring Collection Backstage
Tommy Hilfiger Spring  Collection: American Prep
Tommy Hilfiger Spring Collection: American Prep | Source
Louis Vuitton Spring Ad Campaign
Louis Vuitton Spring Ad Campaign | Source
Louis Vuitton Spring Runway
Louis Vuitton Spring Runway | Source
Balmain Spring Color-Block (Pastel)
Balmain Spring Color-Block (Pastel) | Source
Valentino Spring Collection Backstage
Valentino Spring Collection Backstage | Source

Trend: Color-Block

No no...not like the blaring neon and rainbow wedges color-block trend. Designers are hanging on to the color-block idea (I mean, it IS a lively idea for Spring) but instead of pop-out colors, we're seeing a lot of pastel and toned down colors. "Pale Fire," if you will. ( Along for the ride we have:

  • Calvin Klein - nude maxi dresses
  • Louis Vuitton - almost "purse" like dresses
  • Marc Jacob
  • Diane Von Frustenberg
  • Fendi
  • Rebecca Minkoff
  • Tommy Hilfiger - Plaid and American Preppy. Quite a turn-around from his previous London slouch look
  • Valentino - lots of lace!
  • Vera Wang


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