With spring style, there are so many uncertainties. The weather can bounce from hot to cold on a day’s notice while you’re desperately trying to distance yourself from the darker, rich tones of winter. So when it comes to trying new trends, you aren’t sure which ones to pluck from the runway and into your wardrobe. So, go ahead, pick and choose what works for you from this list of our impending favorites.
1. A pop of metallic
Adopt the edgy metallic trend into subtle details, as seen in these crisscross slide sandals. Or go all out and wear metallics from head to toe like something straight out of Milan Fashion Week. From rose gold to sparkling silver, this look is guaranteed to be on-trend and on point.
2. Athleisure polos
Polos are making a comeback, not in the pastel-colored kind of way you probably wore in the early-to-mid 2000s. With a more athleisure air and interesting details (like elbow-length sleeves or a tonal logo), you can embrace this throwback trend without taking it too literally.
3. Doodle prints
Illustrated, squiggly drawings create a hand-crafted feeling for spring wear. It’s the doodled imperfections and amended slogans like “in the name of fun” that make this trend one you’ll be delighted to wear.
4. Versatile ballet flats
Sometimes you want more from a shoe. Foldable ballet flats have been a long-time favorite of ours, so when we heard about Sperry’s take on the silhouette, we knew we found our must-have spring/summer footwear — ballet flats that double as water shoes. Sand and surf, here we come!
5. Tonal textures
Another way to up the ante this spring (and on Easter Sunday)? Look for subtle yet smart textured pattern-work on a dress, top, or jacket (or anything, really) that can be dressed up with peep-toe heels or down with canvas plimsolls. Pro tip: This trend is even better in a white hot hue.
6. Statement slip-ons
Slip-on sneakers practically scream spring. And they’re super simple to style, so why not go brighter and bolder? We’re especially digging pairs made out of unexpected textures, like snake-print, perforated leather, or even braided jute (like you see in this selection from Sam Edelman).
7. Puffer coats
For those last randomly cold days, be sure to have a cool puffer on hand. Pick one that’s more streamlined (and possibly reversible?!), like this one by K-Way. Trust us, it will look effortlessly cool with a pair of cuffed jeans and your favorite white kicks.
8. Patterned scarves
A lightweight scarf is an easy accessory that will put a fresh spin on any outfit. Plus, it fits right in with the ’70s-inspired styles that are still dominating street style. Groovy, baby.