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Fashion Trends Spring and Summer 2014

Updated on April 15, 2014

Fashion Forecast: Spring/Summer 2014

Are you wondering what new trend is going to hit in spring of 2014? Or could it be that you've missed the runway shows and don't want to spend countless hours flipping through lookbooks or thousands of fashion show photos? Well, either way no worries. I've compiled a list of 2014's hottest fashion trends to get you up to speed.

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Spring 2014 women's fashion is all about updated classics, flowing fabrics that complement any figure, a back to basics black and white color scheme, a touch of leather, and bold stripes.

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Peter Som Spring 2013
Peter Som Spring 2013

The Bermuda Short: Reimagined

These Bermudas are unlike their predecessors.

In 2014, these shorts take on a more ladylike and feminine style. The prints are girly yet still understated. I really love Peter Som's version; the flowing fabric is universally flattering and super comfortable! They're like the most beautiful pair of gauchos you have ever owned. Pair them with a structured cropped blazer and you're ready for a night on the town!

I also like the idea of combining trends Like a one-two punch, you get two trends in one pair of shorts. The Bermuda short would be great in lace or a mint color (both trending this spring/summer).

Anyway you wear it, it's going to look great. This is by far one of the most wearable trends seen on the runways for the spring 2013

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Vera Wang

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Robert Rodriguez

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Creatures of the Wind

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Rachel Roy

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Back to Basics: Black and White

Black and white is one of the most if not the most time honored color combination. It's iconic, and this spring its back in full force. Everywhere you look this season you see this classic combo; on shoes, dresses, purses and more!

A black and white outfit is effortlessly sophisticated, and even though it's on the runway for spring, it is really a combo you can wear year round.

Even better for the frugal-minded, is a look that can be created out of what's already in your closet. It's a great way to work with what you already own and still look sophisticated and up to date.

Stripes are hanging in there this spring too; black and white stripes are a sure way to look polished and stylish at the same time! For proof, check out the Oscar De La Renta dress to the right!

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Rachel Zoe

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Michael Kors-- Black and White and Bermuda Shorts!

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Paul an Joe

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Proenza Schouler

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DKNY Spring 2013 Yellow Maxi Dress
DKNY Spring 2013 Yellow Maxi Dress

Don't Have A Canary: Yellow Frocks

This spring the runway is full of not-so-mellow-yellow dresses.

No pastels in this hue this season--it's all about bright, like the sun, yellow. Whether it's goldenrod, lemon, or canary it's a great color to liven up your wardrobe. It's like wearing sunshine!

Even if you don't think you can pull off a full length maxi dress in a canary yellow, I'm sure you'll find a way to work this color into your spring/summer wardrobe.

The bright color easily complements most skin tones and looks especially good with a tan.

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Simone Rocha

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Oscar de la Renta

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Skaist Taylor

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Alice + Olivia : Lemon 60's inspired Spring 2014 collection

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Michael Kors

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Marc Jacobs Spring Collection 2013
Marc Jacobs Spring Collection 2013

A Wide Line: Bold Stipes

As I said earlier, stripes are here to stay--well, a least for 2014. This season the stripes are bold and graphic and come in lots of color combinations--with a focus on black and white and red and white.

These beefed up lines pay homage to the mod look of the 60s, but with an updated twist of modern silhouettes. Very chic.

A striped dress or jacket is the key piece you build the rest of the outfit around and it doesn't need that much accessorizing. So that means it's pretty effortless to look amazing when you're wearing bold stripes!

Marc Jacobs' entire spring collection featured bold stripes and sixties styling, including hair and makeup!

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Paul and Joe

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Tommy Hilfiger

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Temperly London

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Michael Kors

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Go Green: Look Mint

Mint is huge for spring, but not really for fashion. What I mean is, you won't really see it on the runway, but chances are you will see it if your invited to any spring or summer weddings. Emerald green is what's hot on the runway, but in some cases like Zac Posen...the emerald looks a lot like mint (just my opinion).

Mint is the hottest color seen on wedding dresses and bridesmaid's dresses this year. Even though the bridesmaid dress isn't really trend setter ( in fact, really quite the opposite) this color is creeping it's way in to main-stream fashion.

You have to admit, it's a pretty fabulous color, maybe because it's a beautiful feminine pastel--not sure, I know I love it--but either way you go--emerald or mint--you cant lose.


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Kate Spade

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Zac Posen

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Donna Karan

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Romonza Keveza Mint Wedding Gown

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Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013
Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013

Loveable Leather

Leather gets toned down and feminine this season with not even a hint of eighties style in sight.

It's sumptuous and rich looking and interestingly enough the colors remind me off fall (the burgundy, amber and caramel colors). This looks like a trend that could last though November.

This season leather dresses come in monochromatic colors, leather trim gets added to dresses and jackets, and thin leather pants and jackets come in unexpected colors.

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Rachel Zoe

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Isabelle Marant

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Valentino Studded Flat Spring 2013
Valentino Studded Flat Spring 2013

The Lowdown: Kitten Heels and Flats

Look forward to giving your stilettos a rest this spring. Instead, embrace the trend with a low heel and a pointy toe.

These shoes get an update from the flats of the nineties with bold colors, straps, buttons and outstanding prints! I love the studded flats from Valentino, on the right, as they would quickly dress up any outfit.

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Anna Sui

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Nicholas Kirkwood

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Peter Som

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Louis Vuitton

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Marc Jacobs

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