My Favorite Trends for Spring 2014

Today marks the first day of New York Fashion Week, and while the fashion world anxiously awaits a peek at the trends coming down the runway for A/W 2014, I can’t help but anxiously await the arrival of spring! Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite trends that were forecasted for spring 2014, and how we here at ModCloth are interpreting the looks.
Susan's Favorite S2014 Runway Trends
Runway Images via Fashion Gone Rogue and Harper’s Bazaar
Country Crooning Dress, Sparkling Cocktails Dress, Apricot Your Attention Dress, and Clear Agenda Flat, all available from ModCloth.

Pastels are a pretty way to infuse your wardrobe with a burst of color come springtime. If you’re not quite ready to wear head-to-toe robin’s egg blue, or a suit of lavender lace — as pictured in the runway shots, above — try adding just a touch of a sweet shade to your outfit. A peachy-pink dress paired with lacy tights and contrasting brogues speaks to spring without being over the top, or try an aqua-hued dress lined with navy piping for a subtle nod towards the trend.

Susan's Favorite S2014 Runway Trends
Runway Images via WWD and Harper’s Bazaar
Ring in Spring Dress, Avid Antiquer Dress, Exhilarating Embrace Dress, and Gifted Gardener Dress, all available from ModCloth.

I know, I know: florals for spring? Groundbreaking. But, there’s something to be said for this perennial trend, especially if you live on the cold East Coast! When warm weather finally hits, it’s so refreshing to shed those winter tights and sweaters in favor of dresses adorned with big, bright florals. Keep it light and airy by choosing a dress with an all-over print, and pairing it with solid accessories, like a classic moto jacket and walkable wedges.

Susan's Favorite S2014 Runway Trends
Runway Images via and Glamour
Sailing Into Style Sweater, Gotta Flurry Sweater, Less is Amour Cardigan in Peach, Goin to Georgia Cardigan, all available from ModCloth

After months of scratchy sweaters, there’s no better feeling than forgoing those heavy layers in favor of something lighter. While spring weather often requires a light coat or cardigan, the options this season are seemingly endless. If the combination of neon and tie-dye is a little too much for you, try adding a pastel knit atop a collared shirt, or drape a nautical sweater over your shoulders to have on hand if the wind kicks up.

While I love following along with the trends coming down the runway, here at ModCloth we prefer to take a more personal approach to style and fashion. Whatever the season may be, our Style Gallery is an endless source of inspiration for me. Check out a few of my favorite looks worn by members of our Community that are right on trend for this season, below:
Susan's Favorite S2014 Runway Trends

What trends are you dying to try this spring? Be sure to share in the comments!

About Susan

Susan's all-time favorite things include pugs, eating outdoors, and absurd mushroom-themed housewares. Her current obsessions include nail polish, wedges, and anything high-waisted. Her ultimate style icon is her grandma, and she's one of the founders of ModCloth!

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  1. Harmony 02/06/2014 at 1:47 pm #

    I love the spring sweaters, especially the burnt orange one.

  2. Lucy 02/06/2014 at 1:48 pm #

    I’m dying to try the pastels. An these Clear Agenda Flats are just fabulous!!!

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