Spring Fashion Trends 2016

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There are so many awesome spring fashion trends coming out lately that I wanted to share some of my favorites that I think we should all try this year! Some are edgier than others, but you can always tailor the styles to your own fashion sense and tastes, in my opinion, so I hope this inspires you to take more fashion risks and look your best this year ♥

Spring Fashion Trends 2016

spring fashion trends 2016

Sheer Lace, Slip Dresses & Other Lingerie Influences

One of the prettiest fashion trends I’m seeing a lot on the NYFW runways this year (from my computer LOL) are all of the lace, sheer, and lingerie influences. Some pieces have simple lace or sheer panels while others are straight up slinky slip dresses, many of which are totally see-through. It kind of reminds me a lot of the 90’s because I remember slinky dresses like that being super popular when I was younger. I like the more modern take of using lace or sheer as panels in various pieces or on the edge of skirts, shorts and tops. It’s very feminine, but can be combined with other pieces for a romantic or edgy look, depending on how you combine, layer, and accessorize.

feminine ruffles

Feminine Ruffles

Another trend seems to be feminine ruffles in a variety of pieces from dresses to tops, skirts, and jumpers. I don’t like this style in all pieces, but I think it can look particularly pretty and romantic in dresses which I think is perfect for spring weddings and other occasions.

rose print spanish influence

Roses + Spanish Influence

I’m obsessed with floral print as it is, but this year, there seems to be a huge trend with rose prints (which look amazing combined with lace and sheer!) and a particular Spanish influence in colors and cuts. Embellished sleeves, ruffles, and bright reds made an appearance in so many NYFW shows this year so it’s very apparent there’s a huge Spanish Rose vibe going around which I think is so stunning.

marled knits

Marled Knits

Marled knits are pretty, but I think they’ve been given a bit of a refresh this year which I really like! Short sleeved sweater knits, skirts, and shorts in a number of really pretty colors are so perfect for spring, especially during Easter! I just really love the textured look of it and I think it’s super comfortable to wear as well.

modern 70s fashion

Modern 70’s Inspired Separates & Colors

I’m not a big fan of 70’s fashion at all, but I know a lot of people are really loving it and every now and then, I see a piece I really, really love. Personally, I do really like the funky muted colors like all the beige and brown neutrals, muted mauve and navy, and the mustard colored tops. I also find that there are a few cool platform or flat-form shoes I like so there’s that.


Cut Outs

I really love cut outs when they’re done right. Done wrong, they look totally bizarre, in my opinion, and so I’m pretty particular about cut outs, but I think they can be really cool in some instances so that’s why I’ve included this trend in my list. They definitely can bring a cool aspect to an outfit for spring and summer.

eyelet fashion

All Kinds of Net

I love net in fashion! Fishnet, eyelet, funky lace net, wider net, etc.,etc. I love it all, pretty much. I just really love different textures and I love mixing them. Mixing fishnet and lace or sheer mesh, for instance, can be super sexy, edgy, and feminine if you do it right. Obviously, done wrong, you may end up looking really trashy LOL, but I digress.

victorian style

Victorian Style

Victorian style is one I’ll probably never get tired of. I so, so love old fashioned styles like high Victorian necked blouses with lace, but a modern style and cut, of course. I’m not trying to look like the evil stepmother from Cinderella or anything LOL. It stems from my love of Tuck Everlasting and A Great and Terrible Beauty. I just find the fashion to be very romantic.

What Spring Fashion Trends Are You Excited About?


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30 thoughts on “Spring Fashion Trends 2016

  1. February 22, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    I love the roses as well as the lace 🙂 Usually Spring means wanting to wear feminie and delicate things for me

    1. February 23, 2016 at 11:05 AM

      yeah I love those styles as well – any time 😀 can’t wait to see your spring fashion outfits!

  2. February 22, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Amazing Fashion trends!


  3. February 23, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Love the floral that is always my favorite part about spring.

    1. February 24, 2016 at 7:31 AM

      me too 🙂 florals are always so pretty when spring comes.

  4. February 23, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    I love the fashion trends you focused on. I am totally loving the marled knit and Victorian trend!

    1. February 24, 2016 at 7:32 AM

      thanks Lanae! I love knits and Victorian as well – so pretty!

  5. February 23, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    I’m a fan of the land & florals – especially that Rose print! Good summary of current trends!

    1. February 24, 2016 at 7:46 AM

      I love the rose print so much! Thanks for stopping by ♥

  6. February 23, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    I love all of these!
    So cute.

    xoxo, Jenny

    1. February 24, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      me too! Thanks for visiting Jenny 🙂

  7. February 25, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    I also love Victorian pieces but agree that one should be careful how they are worn to avoid looking too costume-y. Thank you for linking up at the Healthy Living Link Party.
    Blessings, Leigh at A Chat Over Coffee

    1. February 26, 2016 at 10:03 AM

      me too! Victorian is my favorites and I think it can be hard to do it really well, but so worth it 🙂 thanks for stopping by ♥

  8. February 26, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    Ack!! I love ALL of these fashions! I want to buy them all!!! They would all go great with my yoga pants and leggings, haha!

    1. February 26, 2016 at 5:07 PM

      haha! leggings are my life! but I am trying to take more fashion risks and be more polished these days. It’s not easy when leggings are like a warm embrace lol. Thanks for stopping by ♥

  9. February 26, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    I LOVE that Rose Dress!!!
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  10. February 27, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Love some of these new trends! Now that I am back down to pre-pregnancy weight, I need to go shopping! Thanks for linking up with us and come back next week! #BloggersSpotlight

    1. March 1, 2016 at 10:52 AM

      I’m really loving them too! That’s great – hope you find some great new items for spring 🙂

  11. February 29, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    I’ve actually always loved more muted colors than bright colors. For some reason it seems to work well with my complexion, so I would go for more a 70’s style of dress. It’s always hard for me to find a particular style that I love because of my size. Being a bigger girl makes certain fabrics bring out the worst in my body, so I’m usually very careful with what I wear and what would flatter my body type.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us on the Friday Funday blog hop! #FFBH

    1. March 1, 2016 at 11:21 AM

      me too! I sometimes love a bright pop of color, but I always lean more toward muted ones in my daily life. I know what you mean about your body type and size being an issue – have you seen ASOS Curve? They do some amazing styles, in my opinion, for plus size fashion that nobody else meets and make wearing cute fashions more plausible for plus size in a way that’s modern and flattering. Hope this helps you out ♥

  12. February 29, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    I love a cute little cutout! This post got me so excited for spring. Thanks for sharing!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    1. March 1, 2016 at 11:22 AM

      me too! Thanks, Katie! I’m getting excited about it too haha 🙂

  13. March 6, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Loved the dress with feminine ruffles! Thanks for sharing at Faith Filled Parenting!

  14. March 7, 2016 at 7:40 AM

    Looking forward to all of these trends, especially the lingerie inspired. I’ve come to seriously appreciate the slip dress!

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    1. March 8, 2016 at 9:13 AM

      me too! slip dresses are so pretty! I really love all the creative textures this season. thanks for stopping by!

  15. Elizabeth Hugen
    April 8, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    SUCH a great post! Of course, I love the Ruffles, rose print and Victorian inspired pieces most of all! All of them are right up my alley, so I’m glad to see the trending this spring. I totally know what you mean about the 70s fashions. I used to not like them at all, but it’s growing on me. I love a good maxi and peasant top, but that’s as far as I’ll go 🙂

    1. April 12, 2016 at 7:27 AM

      thanks Elizabeth – I’m so glad you liked it! I agree with everything you said! love them all! thanks for stopping by ♥

  16. Linda Manns Linneman
    May 4, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Such cute styles. I love all the lace and netting. Thank you so much for sharing

  17. seem
    June 8, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    My favourite one is the Roses-Spanish Influence dress

    1. June 14, 2016 at 9:37 AM

      yess! that one is so pretty!

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