10 Spring/Summer 2014 Trends That You Can Wear Now
Spring/summer 2014 looks debuted on the runway a month ago, and if you're anything like us, then patience isn't exactly your strongest suit. Instead of waiting for the snow to melt, we sprung forward to next season for trends that we can wear now—and beyond. At Milly, Elizabeth and James, and Vera Wang, athleticism was the name of the game, with mesh integrated into tops, skirts and dresses. Layer the netted fabric over long-sleevers for wintry days and wear it solo, come spring. On the 3.1 Phillip Lim, Lanvin and Marc by Marc Jacobs runways, light-refracting iridescent pieces were the star players. Gravitate toward mesmerizing holographic dresses and skirts (perfect for holiday parties) or keep the high-shine material to a minimum with a small clutch. We shopped out 10 spring trends that pull their weight (two seasons' worth of weight, in fact). Relevant until at least next fall, start racking up fashion mileage points now with these investment pieces that essentially pay for themselves in wear count alone.
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For a major impact, slip on a holographic dress or skirt. For a more subdued effect, grip an iridescent clutch, instead.
From left: Lanvin, Marc by Marc Jacobs and 3.1 Phillip Lim
During fall and winter, layer the netted fabric over a heavier material for insulation. Come spring, wear mesh over a black (or a daring neon hue) camisole.
From left: Elizabeth & James, Milly and Vera Wang
Marc by Marc Jacobs
The voluminous ladylike silhouette is here to stay. Pair the tea-length skirt with tights and boots during the winter.
From left: Tracy Reese, Christian Dior and Roksanda Ilincic
The classic white button-down was reinterpreted on the runway. Look for a necktie detailing, embellishments or asymmetric cuts for a new spin.
From left: Rachel Zoe Collection, Viktor & Rolf and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
McQ Alexander McQueen
Sweatshirts are no longer relegated to the gym. The slouchy silhouette gets a makeover for spring, with brighter hues and splashier patterns.
From left: Antonio Berardi, Peter Som and Christopher Kane
Look like a boss in a power suit-but with coordinated color separates. Brave a bold pattern or color. Too intimidating? Tread waters with a lighter shade.
From left: L'Wren Scott, Ralph Lauren and Antonio Berardi
Speak to your sweet side with pretty pastels in mint green, lavender and blush pink. For winter, lend some edge with jeweled tones and leather.
From left: Jason Wu, Rag & Bone and Honor
2B by Bebe
Ted Baker London
Black & White
No shades of gray here-look crisp and cool in contrasting colors.
From left: Narciso Rodriguez, Richard Chai Love and Helmut Lang
An athletic aesthetic clearly took over the runways, most notably, baseball caps, tennis-inspired dresses and varsity jackets. Wear them separate or all together.
From left: Lacoste, John Galliano and Victoria Beckham
Flashback to geometry class for next season's print craze: grids, triangles, concentric circles and more.
From left: Carolina Herrera, Peter Pilotto and Fendi
Elizabeth & James
Marc by Marc Jacobs