The 6 Spring Trends Our Editors Are Impatient to Wear

I don't know about you, but this winter has felt like the longest on record, so boy are we excited to be edging ever closer to spring. It's been almost two years since we first went into lockdown, so we're taking the opportunity to celebrate the feel-good fashions that will be brightening up our wardrobes this season. After all, if the last 24 months have shown us anything, it's that what we wear can really have have an impact on how we feel.

So really, it came as no surprise that when I asked our editorial team which trends they're impatient to wear for the new season, they came back with colour, prints and polish. We've got Editor in Chief Hannah Almassi, who has wholeheartedly embraced the bright-colour trend—surely the most obvious manifestation of our joy at spring arriving? Or Emma Spedding's penchant for a statement print via the likes of Ahluwalia and Chloé. 

At the other end of the spectrum, you have the return of polished dressing (so long, trackies), with Emily Dawes championing the low-key-luxury aesthetic by way of time-tested yet elevated staples from Totême, The Row and Arket. Meanwhile, as a jacket fanatic, I have picked the oversized-blazer trend, which I plan on belting (top tip for creating a dramatic silhouette) and using to give my spring denim a high-fashion update. Scroll down to see and shop the trends we're getting behind this season.

BRIGHT COLOURS

Fashion editor spring trends: bright colours

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"The past few years have really muted my wardrobe, and I'm ready to delve into a dopamine-boosting world of colour again. This season's super-brights are just what the fashion doctor ordered! Being petite and hourglass, I'll probably opt in for a column-of-colour approach to attempt to look a little taller, but also, it's a far easier styling trick than trying to mix 'n' match. I'm willing to give all of the new punchy hues a try, from Kermit green through to Very Peri purple."

STATEMENT PRINTS

Fashion editor spring trends: statement prints

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"My favourite collection from the S/S 22 shows was definitely Chloé thanks to the amazing use of colour, prints and elegant silhouettes. When Joy asked me for my number one trend for the season, I had to go for colourful prints, such as the ones used by its creative director, Gabriela Hearst. The key here is to pay attention to texture and proportion, such as the fringing used on the bags at Chloé."

OVERSIZED BLAZERS

Fashion editor spring trends: oversized blazers

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"Do you ever find yourself being inexorably drawn back to the same item of clothing? Well, for me, that's blazers. Fitted, printed, cropped or classic, I love them in all shapes and sizes. However, this season's oversized silhouette really has my heart racing. Spotted at the likes of Saint Laurent, Sportmax and Stella McCartney, the trend's XXL proportions bring a certain effortless polish to an outfit, an aesthetic I always try to bring to my personal style. I'll be wearing mine either loose with slouchy jeans and a fitted white tee or cinched in with a leather belt and paired with leggings and knee-high boots. Top tip: Look out for men's blazers in charity shops for high-quality tailoring for less."

PREPPY STYLE

Fashion editor spring trends: preppy style

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"Looking back, my school's dress code was more of a polite suggestion than a set of sartorial rules, which is perhaps why I've always been partial to it as a trend. Fortunately for me, the runways were filled with looks reminiscent of the Heathers' costume cupboard. Cue varsity knits layered over blue shirting, as seen at Lacoste, while Miu Miu's pleated skirt, knee-high socks and chunky loafers are the look I plan on prioritising. Critics will say I'm desperately trying to hold on to my youth, but for spring, consider me enrolled at fashion school."

FEATHERS

Fashion editor spring trends: feathers

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"Feathers are just such a playful trend that even when you're wearing something pretty plain, they can give the illusion of a put-together look."

LOW-KEY LUXURY

Fashion editor spring trends: low key luxury

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“When I’m investing in trends for the new season, I like to know they have longevity. That’s why spring’s ‘low-key-luxury’ vibe is right up my street. We’re talking beautiful, wearable classics with a twist: a flowing trench coat, slouchy but chic tailoring and buttery, neutral shades that are anything but boring. These are pieces that will fit seamlessly into my current wardrobe but still elevate it for the new year ahead.”

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