Fashion Month may be over, but the joyful mood it previewed for spring is still on our minds. In all four cities—New York, London, Milan and Paris—a number of fresh trends stood out, from the next It color to the season’s must-have shoe silhouette to the bag style stars are already wearing on repeat. Even denim is done with a new twist, giving us another reason to keep jeans heavily in rotation. (No arguments here!) What’s more, a few unexpected hits proved unanimous—we’ll show you an athleisure evolution of sorts. Since we know you’re the savviest fashion girl in your group, we’ve culled nine of spring’s biggest trends to try before everyone else catches on. Shop our edit of pieces at every price point so you can start working these fresh looks into your wardrobes ahead of the pack. By the time March rolls around, you’ll already be a pro.
Sheers like organza and tulle cropped up as an unexpected coating to jackets, pants and skirts, catching our eye as an ultra-feminine look to try. When layered with substantial separates, the diaphanous fabrics provide a whimsical contrast.
A number of sorbet shades appeared throughout the spring collections, from pink to yellow to mint, but lavender is undoubtedly next season’s It color. Witnessed on everything from dresses to separates to accessories, what once read as saccharine will be feminine and elevated as an accent or worn head-to-toe.
Spring is all about shorts, and offerings feel entirely fresh for the season. Most importantly: We're seeing tailored Bermudas, roomier cuts with high waists and even bike shorts layered under everything from blazers to dresses (this being part of the athleisure evolution we mentioned—perhaps it's the new legging?).
A redux of the classic topper, cool-kid designers like Balenciaga, Loewe and Maison Margiela revived the trench with statement accents that catapult the staple into high-fashion territory.
For a renewed take on sport (back to that athleisure evolution we keep talking about), technical fabrics like nylon, vinyl and PVC are big. The most unexpected takes are what makes this look new: running shorts worn with a structured Victorian jacket at Louis Vuitton, a fitted sheath rendered entirely in nylon with drawstring accents at Calvin Klein, a sporty anorak over silky separates at Valentino (in a rose-colored palette, no less). Function in a new form, if you will.
Denim is smartening up for spring. Store your distressed and slouchy styles in favor of tailored fits, whether it's in the form of a suit worn head-to-toe, a fitted blazer or pristine trousers.
The body-skimming silhouette is back and imbued with new life ranging from luxe embellishments to nuanced details. We love this trend for reinvigorating your work wardrobe as much as we do for a polishing an evening look.
A rebranding of sorts for the good ol' fanny pack, belt bags proved unanimous on the runways. While we've seen this trend creep up over the last couple of seasons, spring is ushering in the most desirable versions in both sleek silhouettes and sportier takes. The Fashion Month street-style scene was littered with them, meaning the trend is already It girl–approved.
From kitten heels to mules to flats, sharp pointed-toes in rich shades or with edgy adornments prove ultra stylish. Shoes don’t need to go to uncomfortable heights to appear impactful; it's all about unique details.