The 7 Spring Trends I've Spotted All Over Instagram

Ahead of every season, we do our best to forecast all the trends that will make it big and show up in stores, online, and on your IG feeds. I'd like to think we do a pretty good job at it, but it's inevitable that no matter how much we scan through the runways from each fashion month, there's always a few items that we didn't see coming but are still totally here for. To pinpoint exactly the fashion girls are gravitating to towards the season, I took a scroll through Instagram to find the spring trends being worn IRL, some off the runways, and some anew that are gaining steam quickly. It can be difficult to translate certain trends from the runways to reality, so leave it to fashion girls to figure out the best ones that can easily be incorporated into more casual wear. 

While the previous year consisted of trends that prioritized basics and neutrals, it's looking a little different this time around. People are itching to take breaks out of loungewear (but not too long of a break) and be more playful with their style when they can. Think fun prints, bright colorways, and vintage-era silhouettes making a comeback. But don't be alarmed, there's an option for every style in this mix. Just keep scrolling to see, read about, and shop all six trends for yourself.

Retro Prints

Pops of neon, large florals, and contrasting colors are the defining tones for prints that are being worn right now. If it looks like it could've come out of a vintage market, then you've nailed the trend. 

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@ali_tate_cutler
 

 

Corsets

Despite our lack of going out and attending events, fashion girls are still bringing the extra-ness to the table with risque items like bustiers and corsets. 

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@mariaalia

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@maria_bernad

Checkered

We predicted in our seasonal roundup that this would be the go-to print of the new year, and we're happy to report that it's building up on the fashion scene. It's a little more exciting than stripes or polka dots but still easy to style around. 

Polo Top

It's a running joke that there's a category of fashion trends that are just coming from dad's and grandpa's closets. Sweater-vests were the rising "dad" trend of fall, but for spring, polo collars in all kinds of silhouettes are the preppy trend following suit.

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@claire_most

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@nnennaechem
 

Loafers

As we begin to (slightly) let go of our socks and slippers, we're not jumping to platforms yet, but loafers are a good medium ground. A simple scroll through Instagram will make you want to add Prada's pair to your cart immediately, but for those on a budget, there are plenty of other options too.

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Photo:

@labucq

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@allypayer

Tied Tops

My fellow editor Lauren told us that this skin-baring trend was going to be trickling into the fashion scene, but even then we still weren't ready. Wraparound ties around on the midriff are popping up in sweaters, blouses, and even swimwear. 

Greens

The S/S 2021 runways brought down a plethora of bright colors, but shades of green continue to reign on the fashion set. Whether it's sage, emerald, or neon, the hue can do no wrong.

On Instagram:

Photo:

@chloepierreldn

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@maria_bernad
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