From '70s Chic to Judo Belts: 7 Spring Trends to Start Wearing NOW
Why wait another three or four months before getting in on spring’s biggest trends? (Delayed gratification is very much not our thing.) Instead, we’ve come up with creative ways to work these S/S 15 styles into your winter wardrobe starting today.
Scroll down to see the best of the spring runway trends, along with the stylish pieces you can shop (and wear) now!
The modern look was particularly prevalent on the Paris runways for S/S 15, where asymmetrical necklines and hemlines were seen at Valentino, Anthony Vaccarello, and Maison Martin Margiela. To try the trend, look for a dress or skirt that you can wear over tights or pants now, and on its own once the weather warms up.
Move over ‘90s! This spring it’s all about the ‘70s. From Saint Laurent and Tom Ford to House of Holland, Topshop Unique, and Tommy Hilfiger, glam-rock looks were everywhere. Start easing into the look now with suede and fringe pieces, along with flared, mid-rise pants.
The dainty jewelry of seasons past was eclipsed by big, bold pieces for S/S 15. Reed Krakoff, Celine, Derek Lam, and Armani featured oversized pendant necklaces—just the thing to pair with those ‘70s-inspired pieces.
The structured box bags of last season are taking on a considerably rounder shape for spring. Flat, circular bags were seen at BCBG Max Azria, Karen Walker, Topshop Unique, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. This style is a fresh way to make a statement starting now!
Especially on board with the utility trend were designers with more classic sensibilities, like Michael Kors, Gucci, Rag & Bone, Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, and Ralph Lauren. You can easily incorporate it into your winter look, via layered khaki pieces and utility-strap handbags.
Inspired by the far east (think Obi belts), the slimming accessory was seen tied around the waists of models at Dior, Celine, Alexander Wang, Marni, BCBG Max Azria, and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Try your own version over a winter coat to create a fresh, streamlined silhouette.
We’re calling it: Shoulders are the new midriff for 2015. The subtly alluring trend was seen via cut-out, off-the-shoulder, and one-shoulder styles at Balenciaga, Chloé, Prabal Gurung, Zac Posen, Marchesa, and Christopher Kane. But bare shoulders in the winter? Sure! It’s a great way to show a subtle hint of skin on a wintery night out. Just be sure to top your look off with a cozy coat.