This cold weather doesn’t really add to the appeal of spring clothes. But they really are appealing so pull on another layer and keep reading.
Gregor Simmons of Gregor Simmons Ltd., a buying office in New York, presented her spring 2014 trend report at the Dallas Market Center during the spring apparel market in late October. The trends and ideas are plentiful, with engineered construction and architectural influences, rubberized fabrics, metal and hardware, ceramic trims, pretty colors and lots of white.
Here’s how she breaks down the trends.
New digital aesthetic: Digital dots, white, black and white, high shine and glossy, metallics, clear plastics, translucent and mirrored effects, cut-outs, message T-shirts, skinny, dark denim, track pants, muscle tanks, biker and baseball jackets, zippers, color block, dip and space dyes, and perforated fabrics.
Next to nature: Greens, shocking pink to lavender to purple, animal prints (mostly leopard), florals, jungle palms, insects, birds, parrots, raffia, suede, eyelet, chambray, white denim, all-over lace, maxi skirts and dresses, printed blazers, camouflage, tunics and tunic dresses,
Organic, earth and sea inspired: Tranquil blue and blue tones dominate with white, aqua, teal, peacock, soft cobalt, navy, spice tones, earth tones, stone colors, ponchos, long vests, sheer knits, slouchy jackiets, cargo pants, shell and stone trim, embroidered bomber jackets, raw edges, peasant blouses and back accents.
Botton line? White dominates but black is a willing partner. Blue is a major force along with sand, nude, blush and pale ghost gray. Stock up on sea and sky tones.
The white shirt continues to match up with every trend. It never goes away. Wear one under a sweater or alone with jeans. Every woman should own at least one white shirt.