Spring’s Hottest Fashion Trends—or Something to Browse While You’re Stuck At Home

Looking for a little pick-me-up while sheltering in place? Get your fashion fill with these standout spring trends, fresh from the runways.

Want to escape reality for a few minutes? Check out spring’s standout fashion and accessory trends, inspired by the designer runway shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris—along with stylish picks from local, women-owned businesses. If you’ve got some extra money to spend, we’re sure they’d love your support—and if not, we hope you enjoy the colorful stylings that had us all dreaming of a time when we can all gather and celebrate together again.

RAFFIA & STRAW ACCESSORIES

When it comes to tote bags, raffia and straw are annual warm weather stalwarts. But this season, these materials are also popping up on sandals, visors, clutches, earrings—you name it. Just about every luxury designer you can think of has gotten in on the action: Expect to see offerings from Saint Laurent, Prada, Dior, Tory Burch, Valentino, Coach, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney and Oscar de la Renta, to name a few. 

In Broad Ripple, Pamela Moosey’s Lola Blu Boutique has forecasted the trend and is stocking raffia-accented clutches and sandals. “Lola Blu Boutique offers a wide variety of affordable, bohemian-inspired clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories,” Moosey says. “We love the raffia pieces showing this spring because they lean towards the boho style, which is very feminine and fun yet natural.”

SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Sandals, $28 at Lola Blu Boutique. Take 15% off and receive free shipping by calling (317) 426-2116 or emailing pamela@lolabluboutique.com to place your order.

Clutch (sunglasses not included), $32 at Lola Blu Boutique. Take 15% off and receive free shipping by calling (317) 426-2116 or emailing pamela@lolabluboutique.com to place your order.

Visor, $26 at Betheboutique.com.

TROPICAL PRINTS

There’s nothing like a lush floral pattern to give you vacation vibes, and Milan’s spring runways were rife with tropical motifs. Designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Marni, Prada and Versace—remember seeing Jennifer Lopez close down the catwalk in a redux of her 2000 Grammys gown?—all brought a touch of the tropics to their shows.

Barbie Turner, owner of Be The Boutique in Broad Ripple, has chosen a few island-inspired pieces for her store and website. “At spring market we saw so much animal print, tie dye and camo…all huge favorites, but nothing gets you into a warm weather mood like a great tropical print!” she says, adding, “Tropical prints don’t have to be loud and bright; today’s tropical is actually very chic and classy.”

SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Long sleeve print tie front top, $185 at Betheboutique.com.

Off-the-shoulder maxi dress, $40 at Clotheswithacause.net.

Printed halter mini dress, $48.50 at Stateofgrace.shop.

STATEMENT EARRINGS

Statement earrings are the standout spring jewelry trend—and many designers, like Fendi, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Alberta Ferretti, Jason Wu, Tibi and Dior, opted to show their models wearing one single show-stopping bauble. The key to this look is to go big and make an impact.

Jennifer Adhlakha, owner and designer of Carmel-based j.nicole jewelry, offers several eye-catching earrings on her website. Her style advice? “There’s nothing like a great pair of statement earrings to perk up your wardrobe or your mood, so in a time like this, I say just wear whatever makes you happy.”

SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Fiesta hoop earrings, $28 at Shopjnicolejewelry.com.

Geometric drop earrings, $58 at betheboutique.com.

Fringe earrings, $18 for a pair with free shipping; send a direct message to @BoomerangBTQ to place an order.

SHERBET HUES

Like a refreshing treat for your wardrobe, pastel shades of strawberry, creamsicle orange, lemon, and pistachio were dished out by Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Rodarte, Chloe, Miu Miu and Kate Spade. Whether you opt for a swingy sundress, sandal or stack of bracelets, one piece is all it takes to sweeten up a look.

“Sherbet hues like pastel pink and yellow are perfect for spring and summer and can add a pop of cheery color to any outfit,” says Kelli McLaughlin, owner of the Clothes With A Cause boutique in Carmel. “Not only can wearing these happy hues bring you cheer, but in addition, your purchase from Clothes With A Cause will also help bring others hope and happiness, because we continue to donate 100% of our profits to charitable organizations, even during this difficult time,” McLaughlin says.

 

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@gabunion wears Rodarte’s Lime Silk Taffeta and Peach Tulle Gown for the SS20 Portrait Series. #rodarte #gabrielleunion

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SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Color block dress, $52 at Clotheswithacause.net.

Set of three bracelets, $98 at shopjnicolejewelry.com.

Scalloped hem dress, $36 with free shipping or porch delivery in Hendricks County; message Brick and Belle boutique on Instagram or Facebook to order.

POLKA DOTS

Sure, polka dots have been around in the fashion world for over a century, but they’re back in a big way for spring 2020, being ‘spotted’ in the shows of Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Balmain, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Altuzarra. 

The timeless pattern is also showing up at Boomerang BTQ, Felicia Kiesel’s shop on Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indy. Kiesel says: “I named my boutique Boomerang because style always comes back around, and polka dots are no exception. They are a classic pattern, but depending on how you style it, you can bring your look into what’s trendy right now!”

 

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Look 84 & 85 as seen on the #BALMAINSS20 women’s runway. #BALMAINARMY

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On the dot. #MichaelKorsCollection #AllAccessKors #NYFW

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SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Sheer polka dot top, $34 with free shipping at Boomerangbtq.com.

Locally handmade stretch headband, $16 with free shipping; send a direct message to @BoomerangBTQ to place your order.

Eva top, $34 at Lolabluboutique.com. Take 15% off and receive free shipping by calling (317) 426-2116 or emailing pamela@lolabluboutique.com to place your order.

TIERED LAYERS

Give your wardrobe a dose of twirl-ability with a dress, top, or maxi skirt loaded with layers. Favored by heavy hitters like Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Christopher Kane and Oscar de la Renta, this tiered silhouette is likely to stay around for a couple of years, so it’s worth the investment. 

“We are stocking some really fun tiered items right now at State of Grace, and we especially love how tiered layers add a whimsical touch to spring’s dresses and skirts,” says Libby Springer, owner of the Fishers-area boutique.

SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Smocked waist ruffle midi dress, $48.50 at Stateofgrace.shop.

Pastel color block top, $39 at Clotheswithacause.net.

Floral print tiered dress with back cutout, $56.50 at Stateofgrace.shop.

Stephanie Groves is an Indy-based freelance writer who was once a fashion editor, but is now a stay-at-home mom that’s lucky if she puts on clean clothes every day.