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Frugal Fashionista: Trends for spring 2015


Anyone can pull off these spring trends. Which do you have your eye on?

Lisa Kelly | Interrobang | Lifestyles | March 2nd, 2015

After being under extreme cold weather alerts for the past week, it seems like spring may never come. Wiarton Willie promised us an early spring, and he wouldn’t lie to us, right? Instead of crying over the weather – your tears would freeze anyway – focus on the future: spring trends. From florals to ‘70s-inspired, this season’s trends are quite varied, which is great, because there’s something for everyone.

The weather is still cold and frightful, but these spring trends are delightful.


Dust off your Canadian tuxedo, the denim-on-denim look is back in. Just kidding, please don’t do that. If you’re going to wear denim-on-denim, it’s best to pair different shades. For example, a chambray top with a pair of dark denim sequined skinnies and a pop of colour with your heels. Denim has been updated this season, and embellished denim is everywhere.


As Miranda Priestly would say, “Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.” However, this classic look has seen an update this year, with a focus on white or pale backgrounds with large oversized patterns that includes leaves and stems. With such a bold pattern, it’s wise to pair with neutrals to avoid a busy looking outfit.

Military khaki

The military trend is back, and this year it’s military meets glam squad. Look for pieces made with silky fabrics in khaki or sand shades. The idea is to show off your silhouette, so try a khaki jumpsuit – jumpsuits are all the rage this season – or a fitted pencil skirt, and top off your look with gold accents and a pop of colour. If you’re on a budget, pay a visit to the local army surplus store since you never know what you might find.

Monochromatic (Black and white)

Although pairing black and white together doesn’t seem incredibly interesting, it can really make a statement when you pair the right items together. The twist this season is the pairing of different textures, patterns and silhouettes. For fashionistas on a budget, this trend is great – you can reuse your black and white separates throughout various seasons.


Fashion is cyclical and as you may recall, the sporty-chic trend was all the rage in the summer of 2014. Frugal fashionistas rejoice for you can revive some of your sporty pieces from last summer. The idea is not to look like you’re going to the gym but to draw inspiration for sporty fabrics. Think mesh and nylon with zippers, hoods and drawstrings.


If you love maxis and a good fringe, this trend is for you. Both boho and tailored ‘70s-inspired items were seen on spring runways, so if you’re not into flowy, hippie-esque clothing, you can still rock this trend. If you’re feeling the boho trend, look for romantic, floor-sweeping dresses with ‘70s-inspired prints. If you’re looking for a more tailored look, think power suits – with a ‘70s-inspired flared leg. Many colours we usually see in the fall – such as burgundy, deep blue and green – are coming out in ‘70s-inspired collections. Save some money and revive some of your fall clothing.

Hopefully, all this talk of spring trends has warmed you up. Let’s just pretend like it’s not -20 degrees out there.
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