Though winter is still in full force, the world of fashion is already focusing on spring trends. Already, a number of notable trends are taking over both the high fashion and street style scenes. Blogger Alicia Roddy, better known as @lissyroddyy on Instagram, takes to her multiple platforms (including YouTube, her most recent) to showcase how she styles spring’s most coveted runway looks.
This year, spring is filled to the brim with everything feminine, including frills on frills, statement-making sleeves and ladylike patterns like gingham and stripes. Many tastemakers (including the newly revamped Teen Vogue) also deemed the coming season an 80s revival, which explains the plethora of bold shoulders, waist cinchers and wear-everywhere vinyl skirts and slacks. No matter which trends you choose to take part in this spring, Lissy Roddy shows you just how to rock them.
Frills: What could be more feminine than frills? Even if your style isn’t normally super girly, you can still sport frills like a street style star this season. Opt for vintage denim on bottom to complement a frilly blouse, or a tattered band tee to bring grungy vibes to a frilled skirt.
Statement sleeves: Looking for a fun finishing touch to spice up bland outfits this spring? 1980s balloon sleeves are back! Simply throw on your go-to skinny jeans and a balloon-sleeved blouse, and all your boring daytime looks are instantly reborn.
Gingham: Once reserved for 1950s pin-up gals, gingham is now sleeker than ever. Case-in-point: Reformation’s new Claudia two-piece set. The black and white combo, which features a crop top and high-rise trousers, will easily become your weekend uniform all season long.
Stripes: From seaside styles to banker stripes, the classic pattern is everywhere this season. Bold colors will allow you to take an outfit from the classroom or office to the beach, while pale blue and white banker stripes can quickly go from day to night with a shoe swap and some added sparkling jewelry.
One shoulder tops & dresses: Totally 80s prom styles get a modern makeover this season! While one-shoulder tops and dresses are back, they’re now available in timeless colors and they flatter more figures than their predecessors. As exhibited by Saint Laurent’s little black number picture above, there is no room in the 21st Century for tacky neons or bulky shapes.
Waist cinchers: Enhance your feminine silhouette with this season’s must-have accessory: the waist cincher! This bold accessory, sometimes adorned with grommets or princess seams, has been recently spotted on the likes of Kylie Jenner and Italian-born blogger Chiara Ferragni. Wear one to add a little edge to an otherwise girly dress.