Spring is officially here, and everyone is itching to take advantage of the many wardrobe options that come along with the return of warmer weather. Of course, we all want to maintain our individual style, but infusing your closet with a few of spring 2014’s fair trade fashion trends is a great way to add some extra interest and excitement to your warm-weather looks.
Luckily for you, we’ve picked out this season’s most wearable clothing and accessory trends to transform runway to reality. Read on to learn the top fair trade fashion trends this spring and get ready for your most stylish spring yet!
Boxy shift blouses popped up all over the spring 2014 runways, and since they’re flattering for practically any body type, we hope they’re here to stay! Think of it as the dressed-up T-shirt: polished, versatile, and ready to become your new spring wardrobe staple.
Many of us may shy away from spring’s signature color family for fear of looking like a rainbow sherbet, but for spring 2014 pastels got a sophisticated update. We’re especially looking forward to playing with the pastel palette in Pantone’s Spring Color Report (Violet Tulip, Hemlock, and Placid Blue) and mixing them with spring’s brighter hues!
Graphic black and white
Black and white became last year’s au courant color combo, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down in spring 2014. If you’re looking to bring this pairing into the new year, grab a statement piece with lots of interest, like this handmade batik blouse by Arthur Karvan.
Little white dress
Call it the little sister of the black and white trend — white dresses were seen all over the spring 2014 runways, and with so many options available, we’re sure this will be a spring and summer mainstay. The best thing about a white dress is that it becomes a blank canvas for the rest of your outfit, and you can really let your accessories do the talking. Go for head-to-toe white if you’re in a daring mood, or pair your LWD with a skinny belt or a fabulous scarf in a bright color to complete the look!
Fringe is back in a big way this spring, adding texture and movement to looks that run the gamut from Western- to Gatsby-inspired. Give them a try and mix them in with your staples this season to add a free-spirited vibe to your wardrobe !
Florals are a staple of any spring wardrobe, and we’re always wondering when we can bring them back during the colder months. But for spring 2014, it’s go big or go home, as floral prints get a graphic update in oversized motifs. The exuberance of a large floral motif is practically contagious, but keep it simple in the rest of your outfit to keep from looking too over-the-top.
It’s no surprise that Pantone’s Color of the Year is on every fashionista’s must-have list for spring. Although it’ll work all year round, the expressive energy of Radiant Orchid is perfect for celebrating the return of warmer weather. To incorporate Radiant Orchid into your wardrobe, pick up a beautiful scarf in the purply-pink hue — or go for broke with a stunning Radiant Orchid dress!
Globally-inspired pieces took off in a big way last fall, and we’re so excited to see them making the transition into spring. Choose your destination, whether it’s enchanting India or Hill Tribe Thailand, but keep the folk print as an accent or restrict it to a single garment to keep the outfit looking sophisticated and put-together.
Spring into style in 2014
Sure, certain trends speak louder than others, but this season the modern woman has so many fair trade fashion options when it comes to styling herself fabulously. Whether you’re looking for a brand-new closet for your 9-to-5 or just updating your wardrobe basics, looking great has never been easier.