It may seem like winter is never going to end this year, but we've got spring on our minds -- especially when it comes to our wardrobes!
After bundling ourselves in chunky sweaters and blanket scarves for the last few months, we're (almost) ready to let go of our extra layers and dive into the hottest spring trends of 2015. We're longing for the days when we can pull out our grown-up crop tops and ladylike skirts (sans pantyhose or tights, of course), topped off with a light jacket.
(Miss Rhode Island's got the right idea!)
So what if Punxsutawney Phil predicted we'll have six more weeks of winter? We're staying optimistic. So until the weather warms up, we suggest you get started on your wardrobe planning. To make things a little easier, we've broken down 10 of the top fashion trends for spring 2015 just for you. Enjoy!
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1. Good Jeans
Denim was everywhere on the spring 2015 runways, and not just in the form of jeans. We saw denim dresses at Gucci and Bottega Veneta, and high-fashion Canadian tuxedo-jumpsuit hybrids at Chloe and Stella McCartney. Of course, there were also Dolce & Gabbana's embellished jeans, which we're sure will become the subject of many a street style blog. This spring, take a cue from the runways and bring your denim to a new level!
2. Streamlined Sports
Fashion has been taking inspiration from activewear for quite some time now, but for the upcoming season, we saw the trend receive a more streamlined and polished treatment. Narciso Rodriguez kept things minimal in black and white, while Carven took a little inspiration from a race car's stripes. Alexander Wang also stuck to his streetwear roots, sending models down the runway in an array of sporty looks in interesting fabrics.
3. Grown-Up Crop Tops
Crop tops have become synonymous with warm weather, and we think we're finally convinced that this trend is here to stay. We loved the ladylike versions that came down the runway at Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors, but also appreciated the crop top illusion dress at Marc Jacobs.
4. Borrowed From Ballet
The world of dance is one that's full of rich and beautiful costumes, but sometimes, it's the ballerinas' practice gear that makes us, and apparently some of fashion's biggest designers, swoon. We saw garments come down the runways in a muted palette of soft heather grey, ballet pink, and black at Fausto Puglisi, Donna Karan, Hermes, and Bottega Veneta, making us want to sign up for ballet classes just for the outfits.
5. Lace It Up
Thanks to Dior's baseball-inspired dress from Fall 2014 (that was literally everywhere last year) lace-up details are having a major moment in fashion. For spring, Givenchy used satin laces to convey a super sexy lingerie/bondage look, while Ralph Lauren used string to accent the shoulders.
6. Country Club Chic
Going to the country club has never looked so chic! Designers took a cue from the prim and proper ladies of these exclusive gathering spots, and now we all want in. From Topshop Unique's cute sheath dresses to Diane Von Furstenberg's and Oscar de la Renta's gingham separates, we loved it all.
7. Pretty And Polished
The spring 2015 runways were full of looks we could definitely see Duchess Kate Middleton sporting on her many outings. Designers like Carolina Herrera and Nina Ricci kept things classic, and sent models down the runway in pretty, polished looks that would definitely get the royal stamp of approval.
8. '70s Child
Channeling your inner '70s flower child has never been easier, thanks to the likes of Peter Dundas at Emilio Pucci, and Frida Giannini at Gucci. Both designers, among others, sent their models down the runway in psychedelic looks in a rich palette of mustard yellows, deep purples, and mossy greens. Of course there was plenty of suede and fringe, too! Perfect for all your music festival needs.
9. Flower Power
Go bold, or go home -- especially when it comes to floral prints. This spring, bright, colourful flower prints were all over the runways. From the red, black, and blue printed dresses at Celine and the oversized floral graphics at Marni, there's no room for wallflowers once the warm weather hits.
10. Boho Everything
It's time to stock up on your maxi dresses and let your boho flag fly. Designers like Alberta Ferretti and Altuzarra sent models down their runways in an array of floaty dresses, that would look perfect with sun-kissed skin and beachy waves. And then there was Tommy Hilfiger's sheer, star-printed numbers, which he paired with matching matching body tattoos, for a more groovy take on the trend.