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When spring arrives, everyday events suddenly seem revived and invigorated. Linen curtains begin to flutter instead of just hang, the pigeon on the windowsill turns from enemy to friend, your everyday wardrobe sparks new intrigue, and even the miniskirt at the bottom of your your closet suddenly looks attractive. Just as spring encourages the cleaning up of what is no longer necessary or relevant, it is also the perfect time to rediscover and bring things back. Consequently, many Spring fashion trends are past trends ready to be revived for a comeback, including styles that have resurfaced from the 90s, early 2000s and beyond.
Just when you thought every trend in the Y2K pop-star aesthetic had already made a comeback, the era returns for a victory lap. Miu Miu launched the micro-miniskirt into a macro trend with a leggy Spring/Summer 22 collection, and since then celebrities from Zendaya to Nicole Kidman have rocked the barely there silhouette.
Miniskirts aren’t the only risky trend making a comeback, sheer fabrics have their place too. Pieces will no longer be seen as accidentally see-through, so if you’re considering a see-through black dress, it’s time to invest in some not-so-private underwear to wear underneath! If solid sheers seem too revealing, brands like AFRM and Kim Shui have sheer pieces with colorful patterns that leave a little more of what’s underneath to the imagination.
Once you’ve decided between your mini skirt or your see-through dress for a night out, you’ll need to add spring’s boldest accessories. Saturated sandals are hitting shelves in every color of the rainbow (because minimalism is boring!) and sparkly sequin bags are ready to pair. Now it’s absoutely time to call your mom and ask if she kept that sparkly tote bag you had a million years ago from Limited Too.
While you’re at it, you’ll also want to raid your brother’s closet for a pair of sporty sunglasses. Sleek, skinny, sporty sunglasses may have been worn semi-ironically by fraternity star and nerdy dad archetypes for years, but the fashion crowd has taken the trend on as their own. . Kim Kardashian and Balenciaga are here for that, and so am I.
On the more practical side of fashion, a quilted jacket is a stylish solution to the unpredictable spring transition weather. Made popular by designers like Ulla Johnson and SEA New York, these jackets range from a piece that looks like something your grandma might make to innovative lightweight, waterproof down fabrics. On the SS22 catwalks, Cynthia Rowley and Sandy Liang have been emphasizing more playful approaches to quilting, and fast fashion brands have already started to take notice.
These trends can all be mixed and matched, so you’ll be able to plan your own fashionable comeback without repeating a single outfit. Keep reading for the best of each trend below.
This denim mini skirt will look great with a big belt and high boots. it’s short but not so in short that it will cause a possible malfunction of the wardrobe.
Balenciaga sports sunglasses retails for over $500, which is a hefty price to pay for blocking out the sun (or a few enemies). Fortunately, real sports sunglasses
authentically capturing the same vibes for a fraction of the price.
Bold solid colors have pushed the classic ‘flowers for spring’ program into the background and are taking full advantage this season. These green heeled sandals will spice up a pair of lightly washed denim for a night out on the town.
This AFRM muted rainbow dress will take you from the office at happy hour to a rooftop party and back. The overlay is completely sheer, but the dress has a built-in slip for coverage.
Nothing shines better in the sun (or on the dance floor) than a sparkly handbag. This embellished choice is the perfect accessory to add to your rotation for wedding season looks, date nights and candle brunches.
Quilted bomber jackets
Designers like Ulla Johnson create beautiful quilted jackets if you are looking for an investment coinbut this light blue quilted option from H&M is a great choice at a lower price.