Menswear Trends for Spring 2014

During the Spring, there are many trends that always repeat: brighter colors, lighter fabrics, looser more relaxed fits, and pastels. These trends cross the gender lines. Spring just makes people want to be brighter, lighter, and more carefree and clothing is often used to relate that feeling.

For Spring 2014, the designers pretty much agreed on the standard trends and added a few extra; such as foliage, different layering techniques, and the color white. I know, I know, it’s only October, but it’s never to early to start looking ahead for the next fashion season.

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Lela Rose Spring 2014 RTW

Another lovely collection from the lovely Lela Rose. She even has a lovely name. It’s just all so lovely.

Okay, I’m done. The dresses, to me, are the highlight of this collection. She knows how to showcase a woman’s body magnificently.

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Mulberry Spring 2014 RTW

Okay, what I loved about this collection:

  • Boxy silhouettes
  • Floral jacquard prints
  • Sleeveless jumpsuits and dresses

What I didn’t love:

  • Everything else

It was just so so to me. However, the website does offer some pricey lovely handbags and womenswear.

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Hot Colors for Spring 2014

So, after sifting through all the images of New York Fashion Week (NYFW -which I spent 2 days misinterpreting as NSFW), I have seen some fairly pronounced trends:

Bight colors- specifically coral, fuchsia, purple
Lace
Metallic Nudes
Floral motifs

Nowhere is this proliferation of trends more evident than in Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2014 RTW collection. Here are my favorites from her delicately, dazzling, divine collection:

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Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2014 RTW

Stunning. All Bond girl, all sex, all the time. And that purple jumpsuit? I swear, I will find a way to find it, fit in it, and wear it. So very well done ladies! Let’s bring in for the slow clap.

Actually, please don’t do that. Just like Terrance Howard, slow claps infuriate me.

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Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014 RTW

After looking at all of these collections, it all starts to run together sometimes. That’s why I love Rebecca Minkoff. Her collection has a sporty, fresh, vibrant feel to it. It makes me yearn for the Spring when Fall hasn’t even started yet. And I love the Fall. I also loved that the models all carried purses and strutted down the runway like they were about to keep right on walking out onto the sidewalk. Well played Rebecca.

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Rachel Roy Spring 2014 RTW

I thought this collection was okay. The jumpsuits were nice. There were a lot of separates that I liked. The tops and jackets mainly. And even though I’m not brave enough to wear a honey mustard yellow pants suit, it looks fabulous.

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Jason Wu Spring 2014 RTW

Jason Wu knows how to make a lady look good. This collection creates a look that has a tough exterior , yet it’s made with soft, shimmery fabrics. Kind of reminds me of Angelina Jolie pre-Brad Pitt and kids.

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Nicole Miller Spring 2014 RTW

I’ve always loved Nicole Miller’s clothing. Her collections are always a little edgy, very stylish, and somehow encompass all the different personality quirks I have. If I want to look refined, yet tough, I may choose the leather leggings, chiffon blouse and embroidered jacket look. Seeking a more demure look, any of the dress or skirt and top combos would work. It’s all very good and very wearable.

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Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014 RTW

Sexy √
Lace √
Form fitting silhouettes √
Demure √
Lady-like √

I don’t think I need to say anything else. This collection of gorgeous dresses will make anyone feel like they belong in their own romantic film.

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