The spring runways were jam-packed with noteworthy looks, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top 12 trends you’ll want to try this season. The best part, you ask? Today’s report comes with a stylishly curated shopping list!
Photo:Courtesy of Givenchy, Marni, Proenza Schouler
Givenchy, Proenza Schouler and Marni were replete with pleats for S/S 14. Specifically knife-pleats, which appeared on everything including dresses, jackets, skirts and tops. With all of the movement of a flowing gown, the surprisingly feminine design has been reimagined by fashion’s biggest most creative minds to look exceedingly hip. We’ve found the best options to help you create the look your own.
Tsumori Chisato Pleated Striped Skirt ($222)
We’d wear this striking color-blocked skirt with a simple, white tee.
Michael Michael Kors Pleated Stretch-Knit Dress ($160) in Green/Navy
Pair this dress with navy pumps for an office-appropriate take on the trend.
By Malene Birger Firoza Stretch-Crepe Wide-Leg Pants ($450) in Blue
For the pleat novice we propose these flawless, baby-blue pants.
Charlotte Olympia Kimono Satin Pumps ($825) in Navy
The pleated detail on these pumps adds a subtle twist to the classic staple.
Philosophy Draped Stretch-Cady Top ($585) in Orange
Create instant drama by pairing this top with navy, wide-leg pants.
BCBG Avi Pleated Gown ($498) in White
The delicate fabric and lace panels add an extra dose of femininity to this pleated frock.
ALC Daphne Pleated Hem Tank ($345)
Pleats are difficult to pull off on the upper half of the body, but the hem on this ALC tank is incredibly flattering.
Alexander Wang Vinyl Camisole Dress ($2950) in Black
Replace your little black dress with this leather masterpiece.
Coach Madison Hobo ($398) in Pintuck Leather
We can’t get enough of the buttery hue and slouchy silhouette of this hobo.
Pleated Vest Layer Skirt ($440) in Black
Pair with a white crop top and pumps for a dinner date.
Modern art found its way onto every major runway this season. There was the brush stroke print at Celine, the scribbled fabric at Kenzo, and the multicolored paint-strip dresses at Chanel, to name just a few. Palettes of primary hues and geometric patterns are definite must-haves, so we’ve pulled together the top pieces you’ll need to play the Picasso of your spring wardrobe.
Cedric Charlier Scribble Print Skirt ($495)
We’d like to think we could make something this eye-catching ourselves, but we’ll leave it to the pros.
H&M Strapless Dress ($70)
The elegant tea-length of this strapless dress makes it perfect for summer weddings.
ICB Emulsion Print Silk CDC Top ($395) in Indigo Multi
We love the dreamy print almost as much as the delicate, side cut-out.
Linda Farrow Gallery Stylised Cat Eye Sunglasses ($279)
The classic black cat-eye gets an update with scribble detailing.
Mrs. Jermyn Neon Natural Paint Party Clutch ($69) in Cream/Pink
A classic canvas clutch with an unexpected pop of hot pink will work with everything from jeans to a cropped suit.
3.1 Phillip Lim Geode Wide Leg Pant ($575)
An effortless wide-leg silhouette and avant-garde print make these pants a home run.
Topshop Limited Edition Floral Placement Print Tee ($100) in Cream
This crop top is ideal for pairing with a high-waisted, black skirt for dinner.
Vic Matie Banked Heel ($588) in Black/Green
These really belong in a museum, so naturally they deserve a place in our closet.
Warehouse Yellow Texture Print Dress ($89) in Yellow
Wear this shift dress with a black blazer and tights in the colder weather, and chunky, brown sandals come summer.
Zara Blouse With Small Brush Strokes Print ($50) in Yellow
The oversized structure elevates this colorful t-shirt into high-fashion territory.
Photo:Rochas, Lanvin, Altuzarra
For both day and night, liquid-like metallic fabrics give even the most understated pieces a moment in the spotlight.
Acne Studios Mape Metallic-Leather Jacket ($2256)
If it looks like it came from Michael Jackson’s Thriller closet, we’re totally in!
3.1 Phillip Lim Metallic Leather Shirt ($795)
With this crisp button-down hanging in your closet, you can rest assured knowing your work wardrobe is that much cooler.
Anya Hindmarch Crisp Packet Clutch ($1658)
You’ve seen Proenza Schouler’s lunchbox clutch, now there’s the “packet” clutch from Anya Hindmarch. The purposely-crinkled design lends an artistic touch to any look.
H&M Espadrilles ($25)
Make sure to put these shiny slip-ons on your music festival packing list.
T by Alexander Wang Foil Print Knit Sweater ($421)
The liquid-like sheen of this pullover makes for an intriguing textural element.
Jules Smith Rose Golden Americana Choker ($114)
For a subtle way to try the look, a minimal choker will do the trick.
River Island Metallic Mini Skirt ($47)
Pair this foil mini with a cropped sweater for your next night out.
Three Floor Behaviour Self Dress ($297)
Metallic skirt? Check! Cut-outs? Check! Sheer Lace? Check! Yes, this dress has all the makings of a head-turning piece.
J.Crew Collection Cropped Pant In Photo Lace ($298)
We love the way these fancy pants look with a relaxed tee.
Tory Burch Sadie Metallic Slingback Pumps ($325)
How do you wear metallics at the office? Grab these sleek slingback pumps and style them with ankle-grazing tailored trousers.
The year has just begun, and you’re probably already chock-full of travel destinations you want to cross off your list. While waiting for those vacation days to get approved, you can start channeling your inner globetrotter now. All you need is a little help from these chic pieces.
Albertus Swanepoel Aquitaine Wide-Brim Hat ($335)
No adventure would be complete without a straw hat, and we can’t seem to take our eyes off of this one.
Etro Ruffle-Front Printed Silk Top ($570)
The patchwork detailing on this lightweight, silk top is ideal for an around-the-globe look.
Givenchy Coated Canvas Tribal Girl Tote Bag ($1085)
With a bag like this, you’ll showcase just the right amount of exotic mystery.