Hot Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Trends
It appears that the lines between Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter have begun to blur in the fashion world. Fun, flirty dresses are still hot in September and coats are still hip in May nowadays; making a difficult task of hot, seasonal trends. On top of that, individuality seems to be of more importance that ever in the fashion world. Rather than looking like the latest trend, people are more interested in adapting pieces to fit their own personal, unique style. The influence of street style is more important than ever, making even fashion bloggers “trend setters” simply by what they are wearing.
Trends certainly aren’t as clear-cut, however they will never disappear completely. We still need new pieces to determine what direction the season’s fashion will take. The trends for Spring/Summer 2014 are not completely new, but they are bigger and bolder, and with street style influences.
Here are some of this season’s hottest trends:
Some of this season’s fashions are still stuck in the 90s, emulating the movie “Clueless”. DKNY is featuring slip dresses with pumps, Miu Miu has matching jackets and skirts for any valley girl and cropped slogan tees are popping up everywhere.
Heading to the beach? Designers like Preen, Versace and Ashley Williams have you covered. Spaghetti straps, Bermuda shorts, bikini tops and pool sliders all made their appearances, promising any beach bum a hot new array of choices.
One of the most-trendy looks for the season is sure to be Burberry’s candy-colored lace pieces. Hot colors this season are more pastel than “hot”. Light blue, mint green and pastel pink popped up in more than one designer collection, including Dior and Carven. These styles are sweet and sexy.
Looking like you belong in an art gallery appears to be all the rage. Bold colours and modernly artistic prints were huge in several lines, including Celine Phoebe Philo.
Over-the-top designs featuring statement jewellry, over-embellished pieces, clashing prints, feathers and metallic-looking pieces all cement the idea of individuality into this season’s style. Don’t be afraid to make a statement in a huge way, taking pieces that are mis-matched and putting them together to individualise this season’s big fashion separates.
A completely different take on this season is completely plain and unembellished styles brought to you by none other than Michael Kors, Margaret Howell and Jill Sander. Blazers, wide trousers, white dress shirts and no jewellery and/or embellishments or frills of any kind makes for a clean, chic look.
The floral design has taken on a life of its own for this season. Applique flowers popping right off the pieces, scientific floral designs as well as stencilled petal designs all made the scene proving that flowers will remain as a mainstay for Spring/Summer styles this year.
porty-wear will also make its grand appearance this season with tennis-inspired pieces from Victoria Beckham and Thomas Tait, including tennis skirts and sweatshirts. DKNY’s lycra body-hugging styles and cropped leggings also encourage an active lifestyle this coming season.