How to Queer Spring's Top Trends
Making the leap from winter fashion to spring styles can often feel like a struggle, but that’s nothing a few good trends can’t fix.
Whether you prefer a bright, bold finish or the subtle effect of a good neutral, spring’s offerings have something for everyone. Here are some great trends to queer up this Spring.
It’s no secret that florals are a staple of the spring fashion scene. This season, however, the classic print is being worn in unexpected ways, making it easier than ever to rock this trend (especially if adorning yourself in head-to-toe blossoms isn’t usually your thing). If you’re in search of the perfect floral addition to your seasonal wardrobe, Brit + Co provides ample inspiration with their list of pieces that features unique florals. An embroidered denim jacket, mesh pullover, and patterned sneakers are just a few of the beauties mentioned. For just a hint of the bloom-tastic trend, outerwear or a statement accessory is the ticket. Pair with neutrals or other prints (think stripes or plaids) for a balanced, eye-catching outfit.
This '90s throwback isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so if dresses are your thing, this is only one of the many reasons to embrace it (if you haven’t already). When it comes to design, slip dresses run the gamut from minis to maxis, silk to crushed velvet, and black to electric blue, as seen in Lyst’s edit of styles. Wear your favorite over skinny jeans or leather (faux or real) leggings for an edgy take on the seductive piece. From there, you can dress up the ensemble by adding heels or a pair of oxfords and leather jacket or blazer.
Those who have always loved a crisp, white sneaker know just how appealing, versatile, and chic this classic shoe can be. And now, the rest of the fashion world knows it too. As the Los Angeles Times writes, this season brings increased white sneaker offerings from designers such as Puma, Saint Laurent, and Jil Sander. Made for more than just trips to the gym and jogs in your local park, the white sneaker can be paired with literally anything for a modern finish. To seize the athleisure trend, pair classic white kicks with sportswear. Otherwise, wear them with jeans, skirts, chinos – the sky (or maybe more accurately, your closet’s inventory) is the limit.
If you’re looking for a trend that virtually anyone can pull off, look no further than this season’s obsession with matching separates. The pattern-on-pattern pieces can be found in silhouettes that range from structured city shorts and blazers to loose, pajama-inspired pants and tops. Whether you go for a head-to-toe matching look or choose to wear two different prints on top and bottom, GQ notes that the key to pulling off this particular trend is exercising restraint where it’s needed. Keep your accessories solid and neutral and let that bold print do all of the talking.