How To Wear Spring Fashion Trends, With Cotton

Woman jumping and wearing a neutral colored dress for spring

Spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to refresh your wardrobe. We love the habit of switching out our closets from winter to summer, and deciding what to toss or keep. And of course, it’s always fun to shop new trends to pad out your spring wardrobe.

When it comes to shopping, it’s important to know what your clothes are made of. Cotton is a natural fiber grown from the earth, so it can biodegrade and enrich the soil it came from. Other fibers, especially synthetics like polyester, can do more damage to the environment than you may know. And of course, cotton is comfortable and breathable, making it the perfect warm-weather fiber. Keep reading for style tips and a shopping list!

How To Wear Pastels

Pastels for spring aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but there’s a new trend that doubles down on wearing pastels—literally. This spring season, make a statement with a pastel two-piece suit in the office. We love wearable pastels like light blue or pink, or even a pale yellow. It’s stylish yet professional, and if it’s made with cotton (like our selections below), it’ll keep you cool and comfortable throughout your workday.

Other ways to wear pastels are a little more casual: you can always opt for lavender or pale green tops and dresses, but another fabulous way to wear this trend is by switching out your classic blue jeans for pastel-colored denim in loose silhouettes. Pair your pastel jeans with crisp white tops, or mix and match pastels for an even bigger fashion statement.

70s Macrame and Crochet

The 1970s are still in vogue this season, in case you were worried. This spring, crochet and macrame make a comeback with boho-style crop tops and outer layers when the weather turns warm. We also love when crochet and macrame elements are incorporated into such classic pieces as jeans or denim jackets. Denim is endlessly customizable and always in style, so this is an easy way to hop onto this trend.

Macrame and crochet are also pitch perfect for festival season, and look natural paired with subtly-flared jeans. Another great way to lean into this trend is to add an open-weave crochet sweater over any outfit.

Utility Fabrics & Silhouettes

This spring, neutral tones and loose silhouettes inspired by utility dressing has come to the fore. In seasons past, we’ve seen our jeans silhouettes get looser and sit higher on the waist, which is a trend that will continue with different fabrics and textures. In fact, there’s a whole lot of cotton being used in these designs—designs like wide-leg trousers, jumpsuits, and duster coats.

The key to styling looser silhouettes is to vary the fit of your top and pants. If you’re wearing a high-waisted, wide-leg pant, opt for a crop top or a tucked-in shirt, to delineate your waist. Cinch a loose-fitting dress with a belt, or elongate your legs with heels.

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