Discover Spring Fashion. Where eclectic meets electric. From playful textures to abstract prints and high-vis hues, the new season signals one thing: go bigger, brighter and bolder. Kate Bellman, Women’s Managing Fashion Editor, shares the top trends to update your wardrobe this season from the must-have dresses to denim to strappy shoes and handbags. Find our picks in the image galleries below:
As we slowly trickle back into an office environment, head-to-toe style and colorfully stepping out are once again on full display. While tailoring is always an essential aspect of the work wardrobe, for SS22 it’s freshened up in unexpected color, print or texture. Silhouettes ease towards relaxed shapes with the full length trouser pairing just as perfectly with a soft blazer as statement shirting. Footwear and accessories work their way into the mix with modern, architectural sandals, pop color in handbags and statement jewels for smart adornment.
The full flounce and volume of seasons past undergo a softening with Spring’s Romantic trend. The essential dress is fluid and elongated, with waist emphasis and hints of skin. Pretty lace, chiffon and pleats take the demure to Goddess-like, and floral prints in pretty palettes give a nod to retro kitsch. The volume remains relevant in sandals with puffy and padded straps and soles, while novelty going-out bags and clutches are meant to be seen.
Bold maximalism has its moment this season through craft techniques and artisanal novelty. Textural elements bring this trend to life with crochet, fringe and embroidery in captivating colors across RTW, shoes and bags. Prints bring high impact to this already dynamic trend, with vibrant batiks, bold tropicals and traditional block prints. Inspired by an appreciation of the craft maker, this trend is infused in all key items for Spring and Summer.
The New Sexy
Sex appeal goes from minimal to overt as the new codes in dressing bring sexy back to the forefront. Skin show is applied to all categories from cutout tops, shirred dresses, and strappy sandals. Plunging necklines and mini hemlines offer strikingly new silhouettes that dare to bare. Darks and black exude a sense of touch chic, while electrifying brights create a sense of playful sexy for the season’s occasions.
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