Spring Trends 2014

  1. Motel Topi Dress // Nasty Gal 
  2. Floral Textured Flippy Dress // Topshop 
  3. Lily Love Dress // Nasty Gal
  4. Ella Maxi Dress // Nasty Gal
  5. Snake Printed Duster Coat // Topshop
  6. Cameo Sweet Life Coat // Nasty Gal
  7. Charlene Wool Coat // Nasty Gal
  8. Bubble Jacquered Midi Skirt // Top Shop
  9. Black Flare Pleated Midi Skirt // Sheinside
  10. Roses Love Skirt // MSGM
  11. Reaching High Notes Skirt // Tobi
  12. Jeffrey Campbell Flat // Nasty Gal
  13. Shoe Cult Cosmonaut Sandal // Nasty Gal
  14. Metal Affair Sandal // Tobi
  15. Lonely Sabel Cutout Lace Bra // Nasty Gal
  16. Fishnet Bralette // Topshop
  17. Red Rose Satin Bralette // Topshop
  18. Half Sleeve Seam Tee // Topshop
  19. Check On It Top // Tobi
  20. Suede Leather T-shirt // American Apparel 
  21. Electric Sky Satchel // Nasty Gal
  22. Crystal Love Cuff // Nasty Gal 
  23. Quay Fleur Shades // Nasty Gal
It's the middle of February so I thought now would be a good time to start talking about the fashion trends for Spring 2014! The runways of New York Fashion Week didn't fail to impress for our upcoming season- I'd have to say this was one of my favorite fashion weeks in a long time. There was a very strong theme of empowered feminism across all the runways. The big question when dressing yourself is "who are you?" and "who do you want to be?" There were a wide variety of takes on feminism whether it was a warrior vibe mixed with vibrant graffiti and tribal patterns splashed across strong cutouts or the ulterior of the exquisitely sugar-coated white girly lace dresses, long skirts, and temptingly divine see through statement pieces, to the all new Avant Garde of head to toe slightly 90's all black look. It goes without saying this season is definitely one for girls and women everywhere to take advantage of.  After years of menswear and baggy layering, we really get to go back to owning our feminism, but with a whole new powerful take; it's time to show off some of that sexiness, while still maintaining a level of class and ladylikeness.  
I put together my very own wish list of all my favorite trends that hit the runways (at a more manageable price), and included links to each piece for easy shopping!
To see photos of New York Fashion week and to know which designers made what

Like I said there was a big divide between feminine styles at the runways; empowered feminism, power pretty, and the all new avant garde. Empowered feminism is a bold style for spring that will definitely be a stand out. Some designers that rocked it this year include Phoebe Philo (Celine), Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, Sarah Burton (Alexander Mcqueen), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy), and Miuccia Prada. On the other side of things was the super feminine- exquisitely lovely, couture level crafted pieces that took step onto the various runways of designers such as Dolce and Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Fendi, and Valentino. A slightly different take on this style was seen by designers such as Simone Rocha, Meadham Kirchoff (Topshop), and Christopher Kane, where a slight modern and youthful twist was put on the feminine vibes of the other designers. Then lastly, the new Avant Garde, which is a style for some rad women that can rock head to toe, all black, early 1990's grunge, with a femine twist (of course). The designers that blew me away in this department were the always amazing Marni,  Louis Vuitton, and Bottega Veneta. There were common motifs of clothing pieces across the runways this year, so I took some time to pick out the biggest trends, and which designers rocked them. 

Top Trends

The Spring Coat: When shopping for a spring coat keep in mind that, yes, it is spring. This was a HUGE staple piece for designers across the board. When shopping for this coat there are a few things that differentiate a spring coat from a winter coat. Look for a slim knee length cut, (if it's collarless that's even better) and since it's for spring think color! Floral patterns and bright pastels are a good way to go.


Christopher kane
The Long Skirt
I don't know about you but I think that the midi length skirt is absolutely divine and I can't believe I don't own a single one. It takes a little getting used to, especially since all the runways are saying that these longer skirts are to be worn with flats just as much as heels (a whole new world for me). Alas, this is a trend that's here to stay for a very, very, very long time so get used to those thighs being covered. 

Proenza Schouler 

The T-Shape
Calvin Klein
Marc Jacobs
Basically this is just a wide t-shirt, tunic, or dress. The best quality one's are made with a thicker fabric and therefore stay true to their shape a little more. One thing that designers are going all out with are the prints on the wide blank t-shape canvases.
The Statement Dress
After seasons and seasons of skirts, trousers, blazers, blouses, seperates galore! It's finally time to go back to the power of the statement dress. This is the dress that turns heads when you walk in. This Spring one thing that must be on your shopping list is a Grand Entrance Making Statement Dress.
Tom Ford

The Interesting Flat
We're seeing flats again..I know..Deja Vu.. But there's a catch this year; just like the dress, it's all about statement pieces, so think flat, bejeweled, feathered, tasseled, studded, anything you could put on a 
shoe, that's what you want to look for...The weirder and flatter, the better.  


Junya Watanabe

Strappy Intimates
And lastly I thought I'd highligh some honorable mentions that will be necessary for a happy Spring wardrobe this year. 
Alexander McQueen


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