After winter’s chill and darkness, there’s something intoxicating about the opportunity to bring bright colors, lighter fabrics, and playful prints into our closet, as well as some newness into our home and beauty routine. There’s a practical need for it, of course (thick wool sweaters don’t sound quite as appealing in May), but more than that, it’s an emotional yearning.
We’re ready for a change and a refresh, an opportunity to both remember who we are (someone who loves a fun pattern) and experiment with who we want to be (there’s no time like the present to try a footwear look first spotted on the runway). Here, eight trends we’re excited to shop now, all available at Hudson’s Bay.
The Romantic Dress
Boho prints are romantic by nature and seem to be made for sunshine. The maximalist moment fashion’s been living in as of late means they’re best done from head to toe — or shoulder to calf, in the case of this pretty midi. It’s time for puffed sleeves too — easy to wear now that coats and layers are no longer required. We’d be remiss not to mention that this silhouette still allows you to run after the kids.
The season’s biggest shoe trend is meant to be noticed. Thick straps or a chunky sole create the opposite of a barely-there look — which is very much the point. The silhouette takes inspiration from sporty sandals of the ‘90s, adding stylish elements or finishes (like matte leather) that elevate it to new heights.
The Easy Dress
The proliferation of “nap dresses” hasn’t lost its hold on trend-followers, and it’s easy to understand their appeal, when you consider the term refers to easy, breezy silhouettes comfortable enough for a little bit of shut-eye. Characterized by natural fibers like cotton and a relaxed construction, they’re unstructured in the springiest of ways.
Bangs & Bobs
The good thing about the hair trends that we start to spot popping up on the runway or celebrities? There’s typically a wide range, meaning it’s not only possible but easy to find one that appeals to you. Whether you’re into bangs, a bob, or va-va-voom texture, a high-end hair dryer is the secret to achieving whatever look you’re after.
There’s an argument to be made that denim, a staple for every season, truly hits its stride in spring. Ready to be styled with anything, it’s a good weight for days that aren’t scorching hot, and a slightly cropped cut shows off your sandals. The silhouette to update your collection with? High-waisted and slightly flared above the ankle bone.
The Graphic Accessory
If there ever were a time to have fun with fashion, it’s now. After a somber year, there’s been something so jubilant about adding in a bright color or cheery pattern. And if your wardrobe is all set, consider the trend for your little ones. Kids’ accessories are a great place to go bright and graphic at the same time.
The Knit Set
Just because your heaviest wool sweaters have already been stashed away doesn’t mean you’re through with knitwear. Matched sets in fine-gauge breathable fabrics are of-the-moment for spring, turning the prim-and-proper twinset on its head with unique cuts and cropped fits (like this bustier top). They’re as practical as they are stylish too: A cardigan is the ultimate layering piece for days that alternate between brisk and sunny.
The Mid-Century Modern Touch
Your home isn’t exempt from experimenting with new trends either. As one of the biggest pieces in a room, a couch can make a major impact when it comes to style. Our favorite at the moment celebrates the sleek, clean lines of mid-century modernism. One of the (many) pros of this style? Its adaptable nature means it fits in with almost any aesthetic. Bonus: Leather just keeps looking better with every year of wear and tear.
This post was created by SheKnows for Hudson’s Bay.