Lydia Okello is The Closet Feminist’s Advising Editor and blogger behind Style is Style. Here she offers up the best bets for Spring 2014 trends right off the runway.
Blue Jean, Baby!
Lighter washes and looser fits seem to be the nature of Spring’s denim. A relaxed and destroyed fit reminiscent of the 1990s is the cut du jour and classic slim, dark jeans remain a staple. For those of us who enjoy our denim all-in-one, overalls & jumpsuits ain’t going nowhere.
Get the look: Urban Outfitters, J Brand (pictured above), Balmain,
She Keeps Me Warm
The trench coat is a modern classic, and this season we see it updated with contrast piping, as well as raw edges, softer collars and abbreviated lengths. You can’t go wrong with a staple like a sharp trench!
Get the look: Burberry (pictured above), H&M, Steven Alan
Leather gets a revamp with new finishes; florals and prints turn a tough girl staple into something a little softer. Tomboys, fret not: there are plenty of masculine leaning options as well. Vests, varsity jackets and bombers aren’t losing steam.
Get the look: Wildfang (pictured above), Rebecca Taylor, Tucker, Sea
How Do YOU Hue?
The must have shade of Spring 2014 is blue. Whether it’s deep cobalt, vibrant sky, teal or an innocent seeming pastel hue, there is no denying that the ever cool shade is back with a vengeance.
Get the look: Marc By Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Ostwald Helgason (pictured above), Chanel, Topshop Unique
Blush, mint, lilac: no longer just for nurseries and Easter Eggs. The softer side of the rainbow made a strong comeback this spring, and a delicate palette packs a visual punch in unexpected silhouettes.
Get the look: Sister by Sibling (pictured above), Marc by Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Sonia Rykiel, Miu Miu
Life Imitates Art
Above: Miu Miu Spring 2014. P.S.–that’s Canadian stunner Grace Mahary above!
Each spring brings a new crop of prints: 2014 has yielded bolder than thou art inspired motifs and vibrant florals. Fearless in their execution, this season’s prints are bold, bright and abstract. These patterns take inspiration from the Art World and nature’s canvas alike. Wallflowers take note: this trend is not for the shy.
Get the look: Prada, Opening Ceremony, MSGM, Whit, Mary Katrantzou
Where Were You In 1992?
The nostalgia isn’t wearing off anytime soon. Daisies, metallic finishes, grunge silhouettes: a Nineties wardrobe is fresh off the runway yet again. Don’t worry, this time around your ditsy florals are 100% angst free.
Get the Look: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Wren (pictured above)
Punch Drunk Love
The perfect mate for a new & bright wardrobe? Punchy accessories. Reflective sunglasses with bold frames and saturated bags were spotted all over, bringing a delightfully positive outlook to the upcoming season. Jewels and baubles were oversized and visually arresting, completing the boldness of the season.
Get the look: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Burberry Prorsum, Celine (pictured above), Chanel
Bags: Lanvin, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Mulberry (pictured above).