Here at The Gloss, we tend to shy away from the too-common bullying language of many fashion publications–5 Designer Items You Need Right Now! 5 Bags Everyone Will Have!, etc–because it’s unrealistic and obnoxious (no one needs a designer anything, for one).
However, for those of you who like following fashion but feel no obligation to spend a month’s rent on a damn handbag, one very easy way to translate the runway to your regular old wardrobe is with color. By incorporating the season’s biggest shades–whether through recycling stuff you already have or buying something new–you’ll achieve roughly the same effect as wearing trendy, eye-catching (and super expensive) runway pieces. Next Spring, these are the colors you’ll be seeing.
…Then again, you could also not give a shit and wear whatever you want. We’re just giving you the option.
Pantone actually called this one–Dazzling Blue is the color of Spring 14–and it sure showed on the runways.
On the upside, the color looks spectacular on all skintones.
A gorgeous marble print at Rachel Comey.
At Peter Som.
A detail from Prabal Gurung.
2. Citrus Brights
And what doesn’t look great on every skintone? Blinding bright citrus shades, like tangerine and orange. They were everywhere on the runways, from menswear to evening gowns. Proceed with caution, pale people.
At Tommy Hilfiger.
At Vera Wang.
3. Pastels (especially mint)
Perhaps a bit obvious for Spring, but the whole Easter palette was splashed across the runways, in pale lemons, lavenders, cotton candy pinks, soft blues and, most of all, mint.
rag & bone.
Not a color, sure–but gold, silver and bronze were all showing strong at NYFW.
Textured gold (with matching accessories) at Diane von Furstenberg.
Liquid silver trousers at Thakoon.
Bronze at Ralph Rucci.
Track pants at Assembly.
Stripped steel at 3.1. Phillip Lim.
5. ALL THE COLORS
Yes, print mixing was a huge trend on the Spring 2014 runways–if you’re partial to the street style favorite (as we’ve slowly come to be), just go ahead and have fun with it.
Detail at Vivienne Tam.
A very beautiful jacket at Timo Weiland.
(All photos via Getty)