Spring has formally arrived, as has our need to refresh our wardrobes with the latest batch of stylish clothing and accessories from our favorite brands. Due to this, and our undying quest to keep you abreast of the best trends in the market, the entire Who What Wear team pulled together to assemble a gigantic spring trend shopping guide for your perusing pleasure. Even better: It starts at just $20. But don’t worry, for those of you out there who want to throw down some serious dough, we’ve got some amazing designer picks for you as well. Scroll down to find out the most important trends of the season, and shop our curation as you go!
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How big is the cold shoulder trend for spring? Let’s put it like this: It would be faster to name the S/S 16 shows that didn’t feature the look rather than the ones that did. The cutouts feel like the grown-up, slightly more interesting sister of the off-the-shoulder style. Whether you opt to try the trend with a top, dress, or even a vest, à la Givenchy, you can rest assured that it’s the absolute coolest way to show some skin this season.
Let the pretty shell-pink color of this sweater inform the rest of your outfit by styling it with similar ballet-inspired shades.
We can picture Kendall Jenner wearing this sleek knit.
From the bell sleeves to the shoulder ties, what's not to love about this gorgeous top?
The best part of this floral number? It doesn't need much styling. Pair it with a pair of strappy sandals, and go.
Four words: street style photographer catnip.
File this under "not surprising": Self Portrait made another heavenly dress.
Call off the search: We found your summer party dress.
Shoulder ties, you make us swoon.
Don't let these runway images intimidate you—the streetwear trend is actually way more approachable than you may think. If you own a bomber jacket, hoodie, and sneakers, you're halfway there. Designers such as Vetements and Rag & Bone have have been changing the athleisure game for a few seasons now, and the good news is that this trend is here to stay, as proven by their recent F/W 16 collections. This means that there's no better time to invest in the trend than now, as you can rest assured that these styles will effortlessly transition you into the cooler months just as well as the warmer ones.
These ultra-fly high-top sneakers pair surprisingly well with everything from leggings and a leather jacket to a floral spring dress.
This season, swap your classic denim overalls for this utility-style jumpsuit. The bow details are what make all the difference, adding the feminine vibe this style is craving.
You might look at this backpack and see something solely meant for the gym, but we see it as the accessory your outfit needs, should it be lacking color.
Thanks to Vetements, track pants are more than acceptable to wear out and about.
Add leggings and aviator glasses, and you have the ultimate Kendall Jenner–post-coffee-run look.
What's better than a sporty bomber jacket? One that's reversible, that's what. Because two is always better than one.
Ribbed, midi length, and has a slit? We're sold.
Can we please live in this hoodie forever?
Arguably the cutest trend of the season, mini bags were designers' handbag style of choice on the S/S 16 runways. Karl Lagerfeld showed whimsical versions at both Chanel and Fendi, Burberry's featured large buckles and chain-link straps, and Louis Vuitton's were structured and ornate. But it was Chloé's now-ubiquitous Jane mini tasseled handbag that has really taken the fashion world by storm, with every editor and blogger around the world slinging it across her body as of late (despite the fact that it can't hold much more than an iPhone).
Meet the mini bag of the season, in all its petite glory.
Take this modern, minimalist option from the office to happy hour.
Meet our favorite wallet-friendly version of the trend, just in time for festival season.
The bone-loop detail and detachable tassel (not pictured) had us at hello.
This one's for the Gucci girl who wants something classic.
Structured and devoid of hardware, Kara's covetable iteration is perfect for every day and every occasion.
Miu Miu's ladylike mini bag has Taylor Swift written all over it.
Consider this the perfect bag to pair with all of your spring dresses.
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Forget about any other outerwear trend—the bomber is the jacket du jour this spring. Seriously. Look to the runways, just about every celeb (we're looking at you, KenGi) and the street style elite and you'll immediately see why. Whether it's a new take on the classic MA-1 flight topper or a printed silk iteration, this jacket will make anything you're wearing look that much cooler. What can we say—it's the bomb (yes, we just went there).
The linen fabric makes this style the perfect companion for those slightly chilly days.
It's all about the details here. This bomber seems classic from the front, but turn to the side and you'll notice the forward-feeling ruffled sleeves.
We love the sporty feel of this jacket. It's perfect for hanging on the weekends.
This is for those of you who really want to make a statement.
We love the idea of pairing this olive bomber jacket with a black tee, skinnies, and ankle boots.
While the silhouette is casual, this Sacai bomber is fancy enough for any formal soirée.
You heard it here first—this bomber will be on every It girl's wish list.
We'd wear this Topshop jacket exactly like this—with slouchy jeans and our favorite T-shirt.
Bold, bright, and eye-catching, candy stripes are the trend that make a statement before you ever speak a word. But while the Rainbow Brite look could easily skew in the Lisa Frank direction, sophisticated cuts and grown-up styling give the trend a spin that’s fashion-crowd approved.
There’s nothing that embodies the candy-stripe trend quite like this colorful clutch.
The mixed widths of the stripes on this sweater help break it up, offering a cool spin on the classic style.
Zara takes the colorful trend to a new level with this supercool knit tank dress.
The mixed textures of this tee give it a fresh spin.
The sheer nature of Sacai’s colorful skirt adds a playful element to the design.
Missoni is known for its use of bold colors and prints, but this eye-catching suit plays with candy striping in a whole new way.
The street style set already can’t get enough of J.W.Anderson’s cool design. Bonus: It has a skirt to match.
From the moment this Chloe gown appeared on the runway, it was destined for a major style moment.
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From bold black and red ruffles to small yet standout accessories (think Gucci's red brooches), the south-of-the-border trend is nothing short of strong for spring. The best part? With so many iterations, there are countless styles for every budget and body type.
These sandals are begging to be worn on your next night out.
Who doesn't love an on-trend top that will also stand the test of time.
+ Costa Skirt ($1595)
Bonus points to the designer for nailing the cold-shoulder trend, too!
Fiesta? We're in.
For a less obvious take on the trend, we suggest opting for this navy-blue number.
Fact: You can never have enough going-out tops.
Okay, so this is just an excuse to buy a Rockins scarf, because, well, we love them (and so does Kate Moss)!
Because it wouldn't be a trend if Zara didn't have a version.
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It's the season of the slide! Whether it was backless loafers, slip-on sandals, or pointy-toe, grommet-embellished heels (we're talking to you, Proenza Schouler) one thing's for certain: Mules are in for spring. And because we saw such a wide range of variations, that means there are plenty of options to shop in the market right now. Interested? Scroll down to see which ones caught our eye.
Those sculptural heels are truly spectacular.
Channel your inner '70s babe with these suede mules.
These leather pom-pom crochet mules will put a pep in your step.
On-trend, affordable, and versatile—we're down.
These embellished mules makes us want to go dancing.
We're always game for a fresh spring floral print.
We'd wear these braided heels with our favorite blue jeans.
Bigger is better this season, when it comes to earrings. Countless designers sent models sauntering down the S/S 16 catwalk accessorized in eye-catching baubles made of beautiful materials in an inspiring assortment of colors and shapes. Join the fun and pick up a new pair for yourself!
Have you been looking for the perfect pop of color to add to your outfit? We found it for you.
How ravishing would these look with a simple slip dress?
Wear these to your next picnic!
Don't have your ears pierced? It doesn't matter.
We think we've found the next street style It piece.
Fun fact: This brand is a favorite of Tavi Gevinson.
These are great for the office and the weekend. Sold!
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From classic Calvin Klein gowns to edgy Céline and Balenciaga looks, the boudoir trend is spring’s most sultry look. Marked by silky fabrics, spaghetti straps, and major amounts of lace, this trend has us ready to invest.
If you dare to show a peek of skin, try pairing this majorly cropped top with high-waisted bottoms for straight-off-the-runway vibes.
Designed by Rumi Neely, this silk camisole would look incredible with distressed jeans and a super-structured blazer.
Major Kendall Jenner vibes right here!
One of the more subtle selections in this roundup, the ruffled hem on this tulle skirt is wearable for work and play.
Pair this creamy camisole with your daintiest gold jewelry for an on-budget spring combo that's subtly seductive.
The ultimate homage to '90s style, this airy slip dress will turn heads at every wedding you attend this season.
Date night, anyone?
When boudoir meets business...
Which trends will you be trying out this spring? Tell us in the comments!