Spring Fashion Trends

By Kim Del Valle
Staff Writer

It’s that time of the year again when designers are releasing their latest trends on the runway. From prints to accents, these are what you’ll see hitting the stores.

You’ll need a sophisticated trench coat during the upcoming rainy months. The style has been lengthened and is made out of silk and satin materials.

Jean jackets and blazers are shoved to the back of the closet as the cropped military jacket returns for this spring’s fashion trends. The style has a sharply tailored fit and the classic embellishment on the front.

Wide-leg and skinny jeans are retiring because of relax-fit pants. You can chill out in these bottoms that are roomy in the hips and tapers right above the ankles.

Pastel suits are replacing bland black or gray pantsuits. Soft pastel shades were used for a sophisticated look for the office, as shown in Erin Fetherston’s and other’s collections.

Cropped cuts and vivid colors with the ’80s flair were introduced in Alexander Wang’s designs. Create an updated look by pairing a hot pink jacket with jeans.

A colorful, breezy dress, beaded necklace, and lace-up flat sandals create the look of the embellished boho. This laid-back neo-hippie style has been seen on the runways of Anna Sui and Diane von Furstenberg.

Black-on-white print makes for a fresh, graphic statement. Designers like Oscar de la Renta featured many dresses with black stripes on a white background in his show.

Michael Kors is making a statement by creating mix-and-match patterns. But by using the same hues, you can pull off this style without looking crazy.

Color-block prints are being used instead of floral prints this year. Shades that complement each other create a bold look.

Sequins are making a statement on daywear in Diane von Furstenberg’s runway. These glittering accents on cardigans, shorts and dresses can play a double role as accessories.

Zippers are being added to even the simplest pieces of clothing. Designers worked them into lacy or romantic tops or bottoms to have a city, edgy look.

Say goodbye to 2008’s white cobalt blue. This year, magenta is making a scene in designers like Doo.Ri and Adam Lippes’ collections. Even if you’re not a fan of pink, this shade flatters every skin tone.

This season on the runway, there has been touches of neon. Subtle flashes of neon were incorporated into Isaac Mizrahi’s show and gave off a style that is fresh and modern.

Any outfit can be complete with an oversize necklace. Bold, glittering ones were the highlight on every model in Vera Wang’s runway.

Marc Jacobs has introduced his exotic layered-on collection. But one of the simplest ways to get this look is to put on a couple of big bangles.

Oversize pattern bags with lively, colorful prints are making a bold statement with matching sundresses. These appeared on models on the Miss Sixty show.