Keep Things Casual with These Spring Trends
Straight from the runway but inherently effortless, here are spring’s biggest trends for the casual dressers among us
If you’re a fully fledged member of Team Dress Down, a lover of easy, breezy outfit ideas you can wear just about anywhere, you’re going to want to know all about spring’s casual fashion trends, the low-key kind that are differentiated by their ease, everyday elegance and ability to keep you up to speed with fashion with minimal work. Interest piqued? Here are the best outfit ideas to have up your sleeve
Plenty of Leg Room
There are some trends that fashion just can’t let go of. Case in point: the wide leg trouser, yet this time around, designers are providing some of the roomiest and comfiest we’ve ever seen. Cut from floaty viscose and evoking mental images of a tropical paradise, FARM Rio’s Forest Mixed Scarves Trousers, £190 will instantly uplift any muted knit or tee. The same can be said for Ganni’s Flower-Print Joezy Jeans, £275, a floral, pastel pink pair that’ll make any wardrobe basics you wear look, well, far from basic.
Falling fluidly over the body for ease of movement and pyjama-like comfort, loose and breezy silhouettes are at the core of casual fashion. Practically an entire outfit in one, the charming Cornflower-Blue Yuva Dress, £290 by SZ Blockprints is laid-back in feel, so is ideal for days when you go from relaxing at home to running errands. The epitome of minimalist style, the Denver Linen Dress, £600 by Sofie D’Hoore is another voluminous pick that’ll flex and move as the body does, wherever your day takes you.
No Arm Done
Fashion is forever playing with what is and isn’t on show, and this spring it’s our arms that are getting a little air time. From JW Anderson’s knitted Apple Tank-Top, £360 to the Primrose Tailored Waistcoat, £250 by AJE, these arm-baring tops are this season’s answer to the wintry statement jumper, so for a look you won’t need to think twice about, simply wear one as your upper body’s sartorial focal point - preferably with nothing above it or underneath that might fight for attention.
Blue Sky Thinking
Designers look to all four corners of the planet in search of inspiration, but many this season have turned their attention upwards, namely to the new season’s clear azure blue skies (when it’s not typically grey and drizzly, that is). Naturally calming and mood-lifting, blue is also a neutral shade that’ll compliment practically anything that’s currently hanging in your wardrobe, so is the colour to turn to when you’re especially short on time. Our recommendation? The Liberty Katie and Millie Tana Lawn™ Cotton Shirt, £145 is this trend to a tee, if we do say so ourselves.
Lifting low-key pieces out of the too-plain danger zone, built-in, fuss-free accessories are a crowd pleaser among casual dressers, and this spring/summer, it’s all about the belt. Take Scamp & Dude’s Washed Black Denim Dress, £135; utilitarian in spirit - thanks to its black denim and zip closure - its figure-flattering waist tie adds a welcome touch of sophistication. On those all-too-frequent days when the weather takes a turn for the worst, opt for a coat with the same waist-cinching accent, like Totême’s Layered Cotton-Cupro Trench Coat, £860, a lightweight seasonal staple that can be adjusted to suit you.