It seems that nowadays, more women are looking to the street for style inspiration rather than observing the trends that pop up during seasonal fashion shows. Although designers are lauded for their innovation and creativity, a lot of the lines they have debuted are completely unwearable on a day-to-day basis. Elements of Style explains, “The inspiration is the most important part and something we can all use to guide us in creating our own versions of those high fashion looks.”
When experimenting with new trends, it’s vital that labels tailor garments in a way that will make it easy for consumers to love what they wear, a goal which brand Woman Within achieves through the comfort of their extended range of sizes. Collections that only appear to flatter the slim body type are never going to work on a global scale, thus plus-size ranges have garnered a lot of column inches of late.
But every now and then, designer launch lines with silhouettes and patterns versatile enough to fit women of various ages and body shapes, and luckily this spring is the season of wearable trends. Below is a few of our favorites:
Last year was definitely year of the fringe as it appeared on bikinis, boots and bags, but this season the boho embellishment will be seen on apparel rather than accessories. Nostalgic of the dresses of the roaring ‘20s, expect to see fringe on the hemlines of skirts and dresses similar to the ones shown on NY Mag.
The shoulder baring obsession continues as brands like Tanya Taylor embrace the elastic seam to support the garment. Refinery 29 states that this silhouette will be most popular for weddings and rooftop soirees.
Bold Black and White Prints
There’s a common misconception that prints are hard to pull off, though designers are hoping to change things by showing black and white prints in everything from shoes to sweaters and skirts. Deemed ‘jail chic’ by The Zoe Report, the stripes will look great with a pop of color, whether it’s bright red lipstick or a primary colored accessory.