Spring Trends that are Decidedly NOT Floral

So much of spring fashion focuses on florals (see: The Devil Wears Prada’s famous line by Miranda Priestly – “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.”). Don’t get me wrong; floral prints really are wonderful, but what about the days when a bright and happy floral top just doesn’t feel right?

Maybe this post is stemming from an apprehension brought on by the gloomy and rainy weather that Toronto has been experiencing (quite regularly) lately.. or maybe the lack of spring fashion posts about NOT floral pieces is what sparked this conversation. Either way, I hope you enjoy it and maybe even take some inspiration from a not-quite-so-common spring fashion post.


Back to Basics


What ever happened to the beauty of basics? Maybe nothing, but perhaps sometimes we forget to include our most basic and versatile pieces when thinking about seasonal trends. This light white knit satisfies the coming of warmer weather on multiple levels: it’s light enough that you won’t overheat, but also warm enough that spring breezes won’t make you shiver.



Paired with a pair of light ripped denim, this classic look remains trendy and easy to wear. As a bonus, a light knit will carry you into summer nights when paired with denim shorts for a cool look.




Tip: Accessorize to spruce up a look like this one! I cheated a bit and added a floral rose gold earring to give the outfit a little bit more va-va voom. 😉


Find the beauty in other prints!


Although florals may be the go-to print for spring, try incorporating some other prints into your looks as well! A simple black and white striped shirt can act as a wardrobe staple, but still remains wearable in other seasons. Paired with a classic black leather jacket (see another post on the versatility of leather here), this look is both fun and edgy.

I hope that this post has opened your eyes to the trendy aspects of more classic spring pieces. I’m not advising that you avoid florals altogether (everyone needs a great floral top in their wardrobe); instead, I’m advising that you don’t put all your eggs in one trend basket. 😉


Author: Rachel Mostert

Just a fashion girl lookin' to show some blog love. :)

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