10 Top Spring 2014 Trends
By: Brittni Brown
Before you begin to chip away at your resolution to clean out your closet, take a look at this runway report guide to the top 2014 fashion trends for spring. It could help you make decisions on what to keep and what to toss.
In addition to the gold and silver standbys, jewel colored foiled fabrics were a standout on the runways.
Pictured: Gucci, Altuzurra, Diane Von Furstenberg.
Spotted at: 3.1 Philip Lim, Isablel Marant, Roberto Cavalli, Diane Von Furstenberg, Balmain, Gucci, Lanvin, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara, Oscar de La Renta, Rachel Zoe, Suno, Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Versace, Thakoon.
2. Get Sporty
Designers took a cue from gym dressing with piped running shorts, sheer and mesh details, striped trousers, and varsity jackets.
Pictured: Chanel, Tracy Reese, Marc Jacobs.
Spotted at: Alexander Wang, Gucci, Chanel, Rag & Bone, Emilio Pucci, Edun, Balenciaga, Tracy Reese, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Marni, Tom Ford, Prada, Nina Ricci, Vera Wang.
3. Collarless Jackets
Cropped, bomber, long and collarless, these new neck showcasers look fresh with boxy fits.
Pictured: Christian Dior, Rebecca Minkoff, Marni.
Spotted at: BCBG Max Azria, Christian Dior, Rebecca Minkoff, Thakoon, Milly, Marni, Marc Jacobs, J. Crew, Rachel Zoe, Clover Canyon, Tracy Reese
4. Tea Length Skirts
If the maxi and the midi had a lovechild, it would be the tea length skirt. The best news: if you were too tall for that maxi or too short for that midi you got at a sample sale last year, there is no need to update the hem to be on trend this year.
Pictured: Christian Siriano, Chanel, Zimmerman.
Spotted at: Chanel, Alice & Olivia, Christian Siriano, Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera, Zimmerman.
This resort collection mainstay bleeds over into the spring and summer collections and is easily recreated with mariniere stripes, knits, and patriotic color palette pieces.
Pictured: Chloe, Louis Vuitton, Valentino.
Spotted at: Chanel, Stella McCartney, Olympia Le-Tan, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Carolina Herrera, Chloe, Band of Outsiders, Louis Vuitton, Marni, Kenzo.
6. 90′s Throwback
Destroyed denim, grunge plaid and logo play are here to stay, but the 90′s spring revival will be more about proportions than patterns. Think voluminous sleeves, oversized biker jackets, vests, and overalls for the daring.
Pictured: Jean-Paul Gaultier, Rag & Bone, Saint Laurent.
Spotted at: Alexander Wang, DKNY, Victoria Beckham, Y-3, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Rag & Bone, Jean-Paul Gaultier.
7. Tribal prints, Fringe details
The new tribal is textural in luxe fabrics with fringe details gracing daywear and eveningwear.
Pictured: Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Marchesa.
Spotted at: Altuzurra, Chanel, Chloe, Celine, Givency, Hermes, Emporio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, The Row, Derek Lam, Dries Van Noten, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Junya Watanabe, Mara Hoffman, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Philip Lim, Rodarte, The Row, Tibi.
8. Pop art + Black & White
Black and white continues its reign with bold geometric shapes alongside colorful pop art and painterly rainbow prints.
Pictured: Missoni, Jill Sander, Chanel.
Spotted at: Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Derek Lam, Edun, Prabal Gurun, Rodarte, Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Reem Acra, Missoni, Fendi.
9. Blouse Brigade
The blouse is still having more than a moment. It was shown buttoned up, with contrast collars, in a shift silhouette, and pajama styles once again.
Pictured: Altuzurra, Philip Lim, Alexander Wang.
Spotted at: Alexander Wang, Altuzurra, Dior, Balenciaga, Cynthia Rowley, Clover Canyon, Hermes, Balmain, Prabal Gurung, Acne, Michael Kors, Theyskens Theory.
10. Wide Leg Pants
Like it or not, crop tops are here to stay. The new way to wear them is with the new wide leg pants which lends the perfect proportional balance. On the flipside, slinky silk versions were shown over tunics at Chanel Cruise and Trina Turk for impeccable relaxed looks.
Pictured: BCBG Max Azria, Chanel, Trina Turk.
Spotted at: Diane Von Furstenberg, Chanel, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Trina Turk, Narciso Rodriguez, DKNY, Rochas.
Still going strong: The aforementioned polarizing crop top and 90′s influence, pajama dressing, florals, and pastels.
What trends are you excited to wear this Spring?