Embracing Spring Trends with Preloved Fashion

Embracing Spring Trends with Preloved Fashion
As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring, it's the perfect time to reflect on the fashion trends that shaped last year and anticipate what lies ahead. With the new season upon us it’s a great opportunity to refresh our wardrobes and experiment with new trends.
Whether it's adding a pop of colour, embracing playful patterns, or choosing classic silhouettes with a modern twist, spring offers endless possibilities to express our personal style.
By shopping preloved, you can refresh your wardrobe in a way that helps the environment and contributes to a circular economy, which is what we continue to strive for here at Willow & Eve. Buying preloved also means you can keep up with new and exciting trends more affordably. 
Red has made a bold impact whilst cheetah, rather than leopard, has emerged as the key animal print. As we move further into spring these trends will appear alongside timeless favourites such as denim, kitten heels, metallics and a preppy polo style.  
Here's a few of our favourite trends to embrace for Spring!
1) Double Denim (or Canadian Tuxedo!) 
As we transition into spring, denim is set to take centre stage once again, with dark blue fitted denim leading the way. So, if you've been wondering whether the double denim trend is here to stay, rest assured, it most certainly is!
Also known as a Canadian tuxedo(a term which originated in the fifties after Levi Strauss made Bing Crosby a tuxedo jacket and trousers out of denim for a publicity stunt) wear similar shades of denim together to achieve the look or play with ecru shades for a fresh take on this particular trend
2) Flats and Kitten heels
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashion landscape has undergone a significant shift. Comfort and practicality have taken precedence, leading to a renewed appreciation for flats and kitten heels, along with the growing love of 2000s style with classy yet practical footwear choices.
This spring, elevate your style with these chic and versatile footwear options whether it's a pair of sophisticated pointy-toed sling-backs or leg lengthening kitten heels. 
3) Metallics
We saw metallics making a statement on the runway so expect to see them worn as everyday attire this season. These accents will add a touch of glamour to your casual day wear. Add metallics with your accessories too; mixed metals and statement metallic jewellery were seen at Bottega Veneta and Tom Ford.  
4) Fringe appeal
Get ready to unleash your inner cowgirl this spring with fringe detailing. Following the Western boot craze of last summer, fringe adds a playful yet edgy touch to any outfit, whether it's adorning a handbag, jacket or pair of boots 
5) Preppy polo style
The timeless allure of the polo shirt makes a return this spring, in a wool knit or cotton, it was seen on the catwalk from several designer houses including Miu Miu and Gucci. Versatile and effortlessly chic, the polo shirt is a wardrobe essential that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Pair it with jeans for a laid-back weekend outfit or tuck it into a skirt for a more polished look. Elevate your spring wardrobe with this classic piece! 
Whilst shopping new trends is a great way to update your wardrobe another way to adapt your style and stay sustainable is by looking at transferable trends. Transferable trends are the staples that you can rely on season after season, so start by shopping in your own wardrobe. Here at Willow & Eve we believe investing in key staples you can rely on is really important; then refresh your style for the with a few key trend items. Colours like beige, grey, white, and black are versatile staples. They serve as a foundation and can easily be mixed and matched with other hues and textures. This Spring we’ve seen block neutrals paired together, especially black on top with ivory or ecru on the bottom. 
Stripes are timeless and transcend seasons and styles. Whether they're horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, stripes add visual interest to clothing. Their adaptability allows them to suit both casual and formal settings, making them a versatile choice. 
Animal prints, such as leopard, zebra, or snake patterns make a stylish statement and return in a different guise each season. 
Minimalism is an aesthetic which is characterised by clean lines, simple silhouettes, and a focus on functionality. Tove showed a white trench coat draped over a completely black outfit, and The Row showcased city grey trousers with a pop of cherry red. This is an easy style recipe to recreate. 
Statement accessories are essential. They elevate even the most basic outfits whilst showcasing personality and style. It can never be underestimated how a statement earring, necklace or bag can completely upgrade an outfit and express personality with minimal effort. 
Adaptability and timeless appeal make transferable trends essential components of any wardrobe, offering endless possibilities for personal expression and style. Moreover, embracing transferable trends promotes sustainability by preventing clothing from ending up in landfill prematurely. By investing in pieces that can be worn across seasons and styled in various ways, we contribute to an eco-friendly approach to fashion consumption. 
Thinking of going pre-loved this spring? Our Rustington and Arundel stores have an ever-changing selection for building your capsule wardrobe and staying sustainable. If you're ready to shop, head over to our website for a convenient shopping experience or, if you're in the mood for some in-person browsing, come by our stores for a personalised shopping trip. Either way you can embrace Spring trends this year with preloved fashion from Willow and Eve! 
By Martha Gallagher