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To get you in the spring mood, here is a selection of on-trend fashion options for men and women.
With the weather starting to warm up after a long winter, the students are ready to show off their spring styles.
Fashion trends are developing rapidly in the age of TikTok and social media, and this season is no different. The official start of spring may be a few weeks away, but it’s never too early to start shopping for this season’s new looks.
Here are some trends you can expect to see on campus this spring:
Shoes that simply slip on? Yes please. For spring, robust classic strollers are the it-shoes and help ease the transition between winter and spring styles. Pair them with jeans and dress pants, and check out this pair by Vagabond.
Hats, Hats, Hats
Get ready to replace beanies with bobs. This season’s must-have is an ode to the 1990s and comes in many colours, fabrics and styles. Sherpa hats were big for winter – now expect canvas caps and other baseball caps to take over the fashion scene. To find printed bucket hats at Urban Outfitters or check out Merchology for classic baseball caps.
While the Pantone color of 2022 predicted this very perished light lavender color would take over, green prevailed as one of TikTok’s popular trends. Like a fresh spring Color, choose a variety of clothes in the different shades of cool green, from mint to kelly green to kelly green, to play sports on campus. Try searching for the color green on your favorite stores’ website, like this collection of green rooms from Zara.
For now, TikTok fashion trends seem to be ditching the AirPods and opting for the chunky over-ear headphones instead. seen on Bella Hadid and other celebrities. This spring you will probably see students wearing their fashionable headphones and listen to their favorite playlists. Look low end choice of STATUS and splurge at Sony on headphones in a variety colours.
Matching sets are here to stay after their winter resurgence, but they’ll be dressed up with a twist this spring. Look for relaxed sweatshirts paired with a matching top for a complete transition into warmer temperatures. Check out J.Crew for a colorful sweatshirt setsand style matching workout looks with rooms of Set as active.
Knitwear took over the TikTok crowd this winter, with many designers highlighting their crocheted cardigans and handmade gloves all over the platform. This season, look for knit polo shirts, collared sweaters and other cardigans to ease the seasonal transition. Discover Etsy’s Crochet assortment and knitwear from Zara section.
Miniskirts are back, and they’re better than ever. Expanding on the effortless look popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, fashionable skirts now range from flowing to more defined silhouettes and low and high waists. For students, the recurrence mini-skirts will offer respite from the brutal humidity of Foggy Bottom. Check out Princess Polly for the latest fashions and a variety of classics rooms from Nordstrom.
Funky prints and colors
When the sun comes out, color returns to our closets. From psychedelic designs to vintage prints, expect to see a throwback to the hippie era. Different shapes, swirls and colors will all be trends to follow this season. Thrift stores are a great place to look for funky prints, especially from the 1970s and 1980s. If you don’t want to browse thrift stores, says Lisa Gah is a crowd favoriteand you can find hippie style pants from Anthropology and free people.
Jewelry and hair clips can elevate an outfit, but lately mini shoulder bags have taken about the fashion world and models like Kaia Gerber are rarely seen without one. Pair your outfit with a mini purse and enjoy the added benefit of having a place to stash your phone, wallet, and keys. Take a look at JW PEI for fashion choice and Urban Outfitters to find more affordable shoulder bags Bags.