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3 Spring 2014 Trends to Wear Right Now

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Spring 2014 trends
Alexander Wang, Thakoon, and Marni Spring 2014 RTW | ELLE

Spring is officially less than a month away, but in most places, it’s still pretty darn cold. However, even though the weather is less than ideal, you can still test out some spring trends!

Below, we’ve rounded up three hot spring 2014 trends that you can wear right now. Scroll down to see them all:

1. Oxford Shirts

Spring 2014 oxford trend
Valentino, Balmain, and No. 21 Spring 2014 RTW | ELLE

It seems like every designer, from Alexander Wang to Valentino, is showcasing the timeless oxford shirt this spring. Although this crisp button-down is “trendy” at the moment, it’s a total classic. Invest in a good one and you’ll wear it for years to come.

However, if you want to go the ultra-trendy route, leave a few buttons undone, or buy one with unique embellishments or sheer panels, similar to the runway looks featured above.

Outfit Idea:

How to wear an oxford button down
Product Info: Shirt- JCPenney, Jeans- Old Navy, Coat- Nasty Gal, Shoes- Steve Madden, Rings- ASOS

We think an oxford shirt would look classically chic with shorts and wedges for spring, but you can wear this trend right now, too! Create a class-appropriate outfit by pairing a blue oxford with red skinny jeans. The combination is cute and polished, while the colors are fun and modern.

Maintain the classic vibe with a trench coat, then add a pair of lace-up booties. For the finishing touch, glam it up a bit with some gold midi rings.

2. Cropped Jackets

Spring 2014 cropped jacket trend
BCBG Max Azria, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and DKNY Spring 2014 RTW | ELLE

I love it when runway trends are easy to translate into an everyday look, and that’s exactly the case with cropped jackets. These jackets are oh-so simple to throw on over jeans, dresses, and skirts, and instantly makes any getup look stylish and put-together. This season, boxy shapes and unique prints are really “in”, so look for one of those elements if you want to stay super-current.

Outfit Idea:

How to wear a cropped jacket
 Product Info: Jacket- Billabong, Dress- New Look, Necklace- BaubleBar, Shoes- New Look

For this look, I decided to go with a cropped jacket that features a bold print, which I think would transition really well into spring and summer. To style it, try wearing it with a solid-colored dress; this short-sleeved shift dress has such an effortlessly chic vibe.

Rock it on a night out by pairing it with on-trend metallic booties and a blue-hued statement necklace. Don’t forget to put on a pair of opaque tights!

3. Wide Leg Pants

Spring 2014 wide leg pants trend
Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, and Karen Walker Spring 2014 RTW | ELLE

Say sayonara to your favorite skinnies, because this spring is all about the wide-legged trouser. From palazzo pants and voluminous cropped trousers to retro-inspired wide leg jeans, designers kept this season’s offerings comfy and loose-fitting.

This trend is definitely bold, but the key to making it work in the real world is to pair these types of pants with fitted tops to create a balanced look.

Outfit Idea:

How to wear wide leg pants
Product Info: Pants- Forever 21, Jacket- Wallis, Sweater- H&M, Earrings- CUSP by Neiman Marcus, Bag- Target, Shoes- ASOS

If you want to go all-out with this trend, opt for a pair of printed wide leg pants – they’ll look so fab when worn with a sleeveless blouse and sandals come springtime. For now, wear them with a fitted gray sweater, then layer on an edgy moto jacket.

Cut-out ankle boots continue the trendy vibe, while a green cross-body bag complements the trousers perfectly. Accessorize with a pair of gold earrings to complete the ensemble.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these trends? Will you be rocking any of them this season? Which look is your favorite? What are your fave spring trends? Leave a comment and tell us your thoughts!

Posted on on February 23, 2014 / Filed Under: Trends / Tags: , , , , , ,

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4 Responses to “3 Spring 2014 Trends to Wear Right Now”

  1. 1
    February 23rd, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I will take the cropped jackets (I already have a few – yay for thrifting!).

    As for the others – unfortunately oxford shirts are not going to work for my body, I find that if you have any sort of large-ish bust then they tend to gap horrendously. I’m also going to avoid the wide leg pants this time around – I’ve been told they make me look MUCH heavier than I am.

  2. 2
    February 26th, 2014 at 10:29 am

    The oxford shirt is much preppier (is that a word??) than my usual style, but I do need another button down. I suppose it could be styled a lot edgier.

    I don’t know how to feel about the wide leg pants!! I was a late adapter to the skinny jeans… and now I’m comfortable. : P

  3. 3
    March 10th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    So glad wide legged pants are coming into trend! I adore them, along with the oxfords. Not really digging the cropped jacket though, I feel like I’d be pulling it down all the time!

  4. 4
    March 25th, 2014 at 9:48 am

    The wide leg paints are looking cool. Good to see it in a stylish look. Well said that the trend is bold.

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