Spring 2024: The trends you need to know about

Miu-Miu SS24 collection model wearing flipflops, red shorts and layered top

There’s nothing quite like a puffer jacket. Warm, cosy, fantastically dependable- like your nan’s Easter lamb (or the massive chocolate egg you can’t wait to polish off afterwards). Still, there’s something supremely satisfying about stowing away your favourite winter jackets as the days grow longer and the sun finally awakes from its winter hibernation.

As the fashion world continues to fly by at a frenzy, we’ve rounded up some of this season’s most exciting trends- most of which you’ve probably already got in your wardrobe.

Office sports day

The epitome of smart-casual, this season you’re bound to see an abundance of business wear-cum-sportswear, as brands across the industry loosen their ties and gear up for a workout. Think joggers and loafers; shell suit jackets teamed with slacks; blazers and beach shorts. Miu Miu’s excellent SS24 collection (pictured) is full of it: one look pairs ballet pumps and Speedo-style swimming trunks, another features a shirt, suit jacket and flip-flops. It’s easy to replicate- perhaps a little harder to pull off.

I can see right through you

Dig out your best undershirt- fashion is going sheer for SS24. Myriad houses have included opaque looks in their collection, including Dior, Prada and Acne Studios. Much like the office/sportswear boom, it takes some confidence, but can be incredibly flattering if done well. If you prefer to err on the side of caution, a sheer top can work well as a mid-layer on cooler spring days. They also look great as a base layer if you’re a little more daring.

Linen is for spring, not just for summer

As the warm days turn hot and your ears begin to prick at the sound of the ice cream van (yes, I’m seven years old), linen becomes the fabric of the season. It makes sense: it’s lightweight, breathable and stylish. There’s plenty of ways to incorporate linen in the spring, though: try a light-coloured linen shirt underneath a denim jacket, or a wide-legged pair of trousers with oversized knitwear. The in-between-ness of the weather in spring can make it a difficult season to dress for, but lightweight fabrics like linen can be a useful weapon to keep in your arsenal.

Keeping it crochet

Menswear and womenswear runways have been littered with crochet looks. From chunkier sweaters perfect for gloomier days in March to barely there base layers with sunny June written all over them, there’s loads of options to consider. Dsquared2, Fendi and others showed fantastic crochet pieces, but you don’t have to stump up for designer knitwear; this trend could be a perfect project for a fashion-inclined knitter (or the generous knitter in your family, ahem, mum).

In the trenches

Okay, this might be cheating. A trench coat has always looked good, and it’s hard to see that changing anytime soon. Boxy, oversized silhouettes are the coat of the moment, but whichever trench coat you’ve got deserves consideration this spring. Designer labels have loved pairing long, oversized coats with tiny shorts for a few seasons now. Living as we do in the era of Paul Mescal, it could be time to dust off your shortest shorts and pair them with that always reliable outer layer.

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