If you feel like spring, before the first rays of the sun replace the cloudy winter weather, you only have to take a look at the runways in New York or Paris: We present the most beautiful fashion trends for spring, which you can immediately attract with a few styling tricks. The fashion trends for spring and summer give an idea: The coming season will be colorful, versatile and feminine. Among other things, delicate fabrics and colors, playful details and one-piece inspired by men’s fashion set new accents in everyday styling. But why wait for the beginning of spring when the trendy parts can be perfectly integrated into our wardrobe during the transition period? We present five spring trends – and show you how to make the last winter days a little more fashionable.
The US company “Pantone Color Institute” determines several colors each year that will shape the coming season. In addition to the strong coral tone, a yellow tone also dominates the fashion, beauty and lifestyle world: “Lemon Verbena”, i.e. lemon verbena, brings new zest to everyday styling. Luxury labels on the catwalks showed how versatile the fresh citrus yellow can be combined: At Chanel , Karl Lagerfeld gave the classic tweed costume a new coat of lemon verbena, paired with striking jewelry and multi-layered ruffles that flashed out from under the mini skirt.
As a checkered, tailored oversize trouser suit with wrap detail like in the spring / summer collection by Tibi the eye-catching color becomes suitable for bussines. Lemon Verbena also played an important role on the catwalk for designer Isabel Marant and her second label Étoile – on oversized jumpsuits with spaghetti straps and casual cloth pants or as a wild 80s pattern in combination with cream white, bordeaux and brownish orange.
How to style the fashion trend in the transition period:
Lemon-yellow trousers, such as culottes or Marlene trousers, create a feeling of spring in the office. On cool days, tights keep you warm. A classic white shirt blouse and pumps offset the base in the bright, trendy color. Fruity lemon verbena also harmonises with calm colors such as cream, beige, camel, caramel brown, light and silver gray or khaki. Fashionable women use the citrus color as the basis for color blocking and combine it with a second strong color shade such as royal blue, grass green, pink or orange.
So far we have known them as overalls or jumpsuits, in spring 2019 one-piece dresses will celebrate their fashionable comeback as “boiler suits”. This time, the trend pieces make it clearer what they were originally designed for: as work clothing for car mechanics, painters and other trades. Boilersuits also play with the traditional gender roles: typical male workwear elements such as zippers, wide trouser legs, elastic waistbands and patched XL trouser pockets meet feminine silhouettes, delicate fabrics and pastel colors. Isabel Marant , Louis Vuitton and the Australian label Zimmermann showed in their runway shows for spring / summer how feminine the work suits can look: the models presented wide-unbuttoned one-pieces with trench coat elements such as waist belts and epaulettes, but also in overalls made of semi-transparent chiffon or with contrasting chiffon sleeves.
Boilersuits are great for layered looks – this of course also applies to one-pieces that are already hanging in your closet. A plain-colored suit with pointed mules and a chiffon blouse with a stand-up collar that flashes out on the collar and sleeves looks less masculine. Casual style with a fine turtleneck shirt and flat shoes, for example boots or sneakers – works well in creative professions as a comfortable business outfit.
As a fashionable counterpart to coarse knitted pieces, delicate materials and feminine cuts bring a touch of romance into your wardrobe without appearing too girlish. As seen at the spring / summer shows by Self-Portrait , Zimmermann , Ulla Johnson or Jonathan Simkhai . In the new season, adult, self-confident businesswomen wear parts with lace, multi-layer flounces, pleats, applied flowers, embroidery, puff sleeves, floral prints or semi-transparent chiffon inserts. In addition, deconstruction and asymmetry provide a new variety in fashion romanticism 2.0.
Don’t be afraid of femininity: play with different fashion styles and wear coarse parts such as buckle boots (biker-style boots with multiple buckles) or trousers made of real or synthetic leather, for example, with a Victorian lace blouse with frilled details and a stand-up collar. Romantic floral patterns in a mix with dots, checks and stripes or as a break in style to androgynous designs provide an equally fashionable effect. Guaranteed no look for wallflowers!
Pistachio green, strawberry pink, lemon yellow or peach orange: soft sorbet and ice cream tones dominate in the color scheme for spring. Countless fashion labels used pastel shades for their current spring / summer collections, for example the Italian label Alberta Ferretti , which they processed individually or in combination with delicate chiffon fabrics, pleats and lace. In contrast, on the catwalk at Tibi it became clear how androgynous and adult sorbet colors can be: with an angular pant suit made of lemon-yellow checked fabric, an asymmetrically cut shirt blouse in light green under the camel-colored oversize blazer or a mini dress with skirt in an A-line and low-cut wrap-neckline .
Do you want to implement the pastel trend in the winter or transitional period? No problem: just snap a knitted piece in light blue, pistachio, apricot, pastel yellow or pink, combine with your favorite trousers with pleats, done! Depending on the weather conditions, lace-up shoes such as brogues, Chelsea boots or classic loafers go well with the androgynous look.
In the spirit of the “Disco Fever”, which returns to the catwalks with the revival of the 70s and 80s, sequins are very popular in spring. Anyone who thinks the glitter parts are only suitable for evening wear and glamorous events will be taught by the designers better: Nicolas Ghesquière, the chief designer of Louis Vuitton , combined a futuristic mesh long-sleeved shirt with sequins for the spring / summer collection of the luxury label, that was presented on the runway in a layered look with a shift dress made of floral brocade fabric. Isabel Marant styled an oversized blouse top with silver sequins to mom jeans and a matching denim belt in an authentic 80s style.
Mathilde Torp Mader showed how the break in style works: The new creative director of the Danish fashion brand By Marlene Birger sent a model in a sequin dress with a floral print to sporty sneakers and bright yellow leggings with a hole design on the catwalk. Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director at Balmain , also brought fashion opposites together and combined elaborately worked glitter jackets with light jeans and simple T-shirts.
Style your favorite (long-sleeved) sequin dress in everyday life. Sporty, casual elements such as sneakers, “puffer jackets” (voluminous down jackets in XL length) or jeans under the dress make the glamor part wearable during the day. After all, in times of global political crises and a lot of negative news, a little glitter can’t hurt in everyday life!