Winter is on the outs and warmer days are coming. Without a doubt, it is high time to awaken crop-tops and crochet bikinis from hibernation and prepare for the transitional period. Due to the fashion cycle might be entering spring and are looking forward to summer but just saw runways full of fake fur coats and fabulous knits for fall/winter 2023. Therefore, now is the perfect moment to take some time and look at the trends that just got launched, be a shopping savant and source pieces to wear for more than just one spring season.

Especially this year there are many parallels to be found between fall and spring trends – not only the typical necessity for layering. Adapting to temperatures being as stable as a Valentinos Spring/Summer Heel 2023 is hard but it does help to achieve on of the most fashionable looks as it gives many options for unexpected pairings and eclectic choices.

One of the omnipresent trends are florals – yes, florals for spring? Groundbreaking – but this time they will be carried over all the way to spring 2024. From micro patterns to oversized blooms that are almost abstract, the pattern is not one size fits all but there is one for everyone Many prints could be seen, either on a black base or in more colorful versions, on the most sought-after colors for the year.

If florals are to tame one could take a walk on the wild side with animal prints. The patterns that took a long hiatus from fashion plan to come back with a roar. Some claim the pattern to be a neutral, but this time it comes in unexpected colors and materials, but more grown-up and sleeker than it has ever been before.

On almost every runway there was one model clad in red. The fiery, crimson hue is perfect for hot summer nights or to warm up a cool day. But it is no color for the faint-hearted who like to blend in. After the bright Bottega Green Valentino Pink might have been a first indicator on our way to red – but this time it is not so closely associated with just one brand that Pantone will add a label to a shade. This just will add to the longevity of the color and the trend – as no exchange of creative director can put it in the outs.

If the red is a bit too bold there is a classy, more subtle competitor in the running for IT color of the season. Just like florals pastel tones are a spring staple – like this year’s pale baby blue. It might be in high demand for now but will be carried over to the colder month.

From colors and patterns to materials

With bedazzled everything losing its sparkle like a make-up smudged zirconia soft and shimmering materials are stepping into the limelight. Think satin and silk. These can come in all shapes and sizes from shoes to bags and dresses – the possibilities are basically endless – even though satin shoes might not be known for their longevity.

Another way to shine is to opt for patent leather. The fabric has been around as a background character but now is making moves to take center stage. Especially cool when taking shape of jackets or bags but even shoes grew up mary janes to full-fledged attention grabbers.

Not to be missed are sheer fabrics, used in any color under the rainbow or design. Perfect to create organic and flowy details the light and see-through materials can create movement and softness in a playful and romantic way. But of course, they also come in a more expected and extravagant manner to make any wearer look like sexy glamazon.

Knits are another reoccurring theme – for all seasons. Warmer-weather knits might keep the heavy material and texture but lose the sleeves and expose the wearers’ mid-drift. What is here to stay are more colorful, patterned and texturally interesting.

Finally, after many years of clean lines and sleek looks designers dare to be detail-oriented. The embrace of the unexpected is in full swing and brought back the cold shoulder. Not in an early 2010s way but more in a slouchy off-the-shoulder style. From decorative lace-ups to more discreet cut-outs there is a sheer endless array of options. Often lace-up details are also paired with cargo styles, as both can be a part of the utility aesthetic.