Since fashion week for Spring 2015 took place before the New Year even began, we figured a little refresher was in order. From New York, London, Paris, and Milan, designers presented their versions of the upcoming trends that you don’t want to miss out on. Whether you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe or just sprinkle in a few hot new looks, these items will surely keep you in the know.
Pattern wise, this season proves that gingham isn’t just for Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. The checkered pattern was splashed across runways on mini-dresses, tops, shoes, bags, and more. If you’re tired of the same old springy floral, gingham’s picnic feel is a great summer alternative.
To add some body and movement to any girl’s closet, ruffle and fringe are easily the best bet. From small frayed edges to all out swinging, flapper-esque fringes, this look is easy to adapt to a wide range of tastes and styles. Cascading ruffles, prominently featured in Zimmerman’s show, were paired with light colors and textures for the ultimate feminine vibe.
Say goodbye to skinny jeans and hello to Bermuda inspired culottes and 70s style flares. Baggy, cropped culottes are the perfect in-between to keep cool without sacrificing coverage and believe it or not, bellbottoms are back. Whether denim, pastel, khaki, or classic black, the flare is a surprisingly energizing and cool pant option.
Trench coats, kimonos, and vests tied with thick ribbon belts were flagged as this season’s Karate inspired trend. Even if you never really earned that black belt, ditch traditional leather for this flattering, laid-back version. Cinching a boxy jacket or vest closed really accentuates your waist and completes the style.
If you’re more of an accessories gal, the platform shoe is huge for spring and summer. Amp up any typical outfit with chunky platforms that come in a variety of sandal, sneaker, and mule styles. If extra height isn’t for you, the gladiator sandal is everywhere this season with knee high buckles and wrapping that can make any old dress or skirt look new again.