Trend Update: Hello Spring

March 31, 2017

The spring trends are in, and from satin slides to statement sleeves, we’ve rounded up the best of the best. Ready to freshen up your look for warmer weather? Go forth and discover the most covetable pieces of the season.

Spring’s must-have tops all have one thing in common: They’re just asking to be touched. Lafayette 148’s textured takes on modern shirting bring a feminine touch to workwear. All manner of soft, voluminous ruffles join the party, adorning everything from statement sleeves to one-shoulder tops. Even the appliqué of this season’s incarnation of logo tees will beg for you to run your fingers over it. From St John’s surprise sporty stretch twill to the embellished tops from L’AGENCE, the season’s best pieces are sure to be the life of the party wherever you go.

Darcia Jacket by Lafayette 148
Darcia Jacket by Lafayette 148
Stretch Tech Twill Color Block Jacket by St John
Stretch Tech Twill Color Block Jacket by St John
Ryan Top by L'AGENCE
Ryan Top by L’AGENCE

Remember CPW? “Cost per wear” was once among fashion’s most overused buzzwords, justifying indulgent purchases the world over. The premise: Divide the cost of an item by the number of times you’ll wear it; if the number is a tiny fraction of the total price, you’ve found yourself a splurge you won’t regret.

With that in mind, we took a peek at what spring denim has on the menu: patchwork, embroidered embellishments, cropped styles, relaxed fits, the occasional flares, and plenty of uneven step-hem cuffs. If you haven’t invested in a raw hem, now is the time—those frayed edges aren’t going anywhere.

So if you’re still waiting for denim to trend back toward those trustworthy skinnies, we’d recommend not holding your breath. The great news is that fresh denim is the epitome of a CPW-savvy purchase—not to mention an instant refresh for all your favorite basics.