5 Fashion Trends You Simply Must Wear for Spring

Our senior editor walks us through her latest obsessions.

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Fashion people know there are a lot of buzzy trends circulating this spring. As hard as I try, it's hard to keep my wardrobe up to date with chic pieces inspired by runway looks. That's why each season, I analyze every trend and carefully curate which ones I'm going to invest in. After months of researching while snuggled up on my couch on these dreary winter days, the sun is out, and I'm ready to dive into some new buys. What are those new things, you're wondering? This spring, I'm backing cool colors like oxblood and ice blue (as a neutrals lover, this is a big step for me), white dresses (the more voluminous the better), skin-baring pieces (goodbye, wind chills), and denim galore (like, a lot of denim). Whether you want a fresh piece to spruce up your existing wardrobe or a complete revamp, keep scrolling for a few of my best finds.

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Oxblood, maroon, burgundy, black cherry, merlot—whatever you want to call it, it's hot right now. This color has been bubbling up for a while, but spring 2024 has it in full force. It's sultry. It's sophisticated. It's rich. Just a touch of this hue adds luxury to any outfit. Pair it with neutrals for a more timeless look (I'm loving a good cream), or embrace it with color-blocking to make even more of a statement.

five trends to wear for spring

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Nothing says springtime romance quite like a voluminous white dress. And this season, the more voluminous the better. This trend is perfect for everything from garden parties to bridal showers (if you're the bride, of course). Designers embraced exaggerated silhouettes with billowing sleeves, tiered skirts, and dramatic ruffles. I love that you can get in on the trend with pieces at every price point, from this ultra-chic H&M minidress (with the cutest tie details) to an Altuzarra poplin midi.

five trends to wear for spring

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Ice blue is quite literally the coolest color of the season. While it sits on the opposite end of the spectrum from oxblood, it brings a breath of fresh air to spring fashion. Ice blue is versatile enough to transition seamlessly from daytime 'fits to evening ensembles.

five trends to wear for spring

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With the days of wind and rain finally behind us, I'll be showing my skin this season. I'm embracing this trend in all kinds of ways: shoulder-baring blouses, slit skirts, sheer dresses, and even mesh shoes. The ballet flats from Dear Frances have my (and everyone else in the fashion industry's) heart.

five trends to wear for spring

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Any fashion editor will tell you no closet can have too much denim. This spring, that statement is truer than ever. The perennial fabric isn't just for pants—I have denim tops, dresses, jumpsuits, bags, and mules. And to be even more extra, I'm wearing it all together. I'm mixing washes and textures, adding layers, and just having fun with it. Isn't that what fashion is all about?

Anneliese Henderson
Senior Fashion Editor, Branded Content