Fashion trends to stock your closet with this spring

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To get you in the spirit for spring, here's a selection of trendy fashion options for men and women.

With the weather starting to warm up after a long winter, students are ready to showcase their spring styles.

Fashion trends are developing quickly in the era of TikTok and social media, and this season is no different. The official start of spring may be a few weeks away, but it’s never too early to start shopping for this season’s newest looks.

Here are some trends you can expect to see around campus this spring:

Men’s Fashion

Loafers
Shoes that just slip on? Yes please. For spring, sturdy classic loafers are the it-shoe and help ease the transition from winter to spring styles. Pair them with jeans and dress pants, and check out this pair from Vagabond.

Hats, Hats, Hats
Get ready to swap out beanies for bucket hats. This season’s staple is an ode to the 1990s and takes on many colors, fabrics and styles. Sherpa hats were big for winter – now expect canvas and other baseball caps to take over the fashion scene. Find printed bucket hats at Urban Outfitters or check Merchology for classic baseball hats.

Green Galore
While Pantone’s Color of 2022 predicted that light lavender color very peri would take over, green has prevailed as one of the popular TikTok trends. As a fresh spring color, pick up a variety of clothes in the different fresh green hues, from mint to evergreen to kelly green, to sport on campus. Try searching the color green on your favorite stores site, like this collection of green pieces from Zara.

Over-ear headphones
For now, TikTok fashion trends seem to be ditching AirPods and instead opting for the chunky over-ear headphones seen on Bella Hadid and other celebrities. This spring, you’ll likely see students wearing their trendy headphones and bopping along to their favorite playlists. Look at lower-end options from STATUS and splurge at Sony on headphones in a variety of colors.

Women’s Fashion

Matching sets
Matching sets are here to stay following their winter resurgence, but they’ll be dressed up with a twist this spring. Look out for the casual sweatshirts paired with a matching top to fully transition to the warmer temperatures. Checkout J.Crew for some colorful sweat sets, and style the matching workout looks with pieces from Set Active.

Personalized knitwear
Knitwear took over the TikTok crowd this winter, with many creators showcasing their crochet cardigans and handmade gloves all over the platform. This season, look for knit polo shirts, collared sweaters and other cardigans to help ease the seasonal transition. Checkout Etsy’s crochet assortment and Zara’s knitwear section.

Mini skirts
Mini skirts are back, and they are better than ever. Expanding on the effortless look popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, the trendy skirts now range from flowy to more defined silhouettes and from low and high-rise. For students, the resurgence of mini skirts will provide respite from the brutal humidity in Foggy Bottom. Check out Princess Polly for the latest styles and a variety of classic pieces from Nordstrom.

Funky prints and colors
When the sun comes out, color comes back into our closets. From psychedelic designs to vintage prints, expect to see a throwback to the hippie era. Different shapes, swirls and colors will all be huge trends to follow this season. Thrift stores are a great place to look for funky prints, especially from the 1970s and 1980s. If you don’t want to scour thrift stores, Lisa Says Gah is a crowd favorite, and you can find hippie style trousers from Anthropologie and Free People.

Shoulder Bags
Jewelry and hair clips can elevate an outfit, but recently mini shoulder bags have taken over the fashion world and models like Kaia Gerber are rarely seen without one. Match your outfit to a mini purse and enjoy the added benefit of having a place to put your phone, wallet and keys. Take a look at JW PEI for trendy options and Urban Outfitters to find more affordable shoulder bags.

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