Timeless yet modern spring trends to try this season

Let your warm weather wardrobe bloom.
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The weather is surely warming and we are gleefully embracing the spring air (amidst hay fever, but that’s beside the point), and are ready and raring to swap out our winter wardrobes for the new season.

When spring dressing comes to mind, of course, florals are often the style to turn to. However, there are some new key looks that we will be taking wardrobe inspiration from this season, as well as some expert advice on how to nail the looks.

New age florals

Nothing quite says springtime like flowers, but this season we are looking at new innovative ways to weave florals into our springtime wardrobes.

Look to abstract floral prints and fabrics to add some point of difference, as well as floral accessories like rosettes à la Carrie Bradshaw, as well as jewellery and headwear (which is perfect for upcoming garden parties).

Trenery Blurred floral twist detail top, $139 at MYER

This is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe as it can suit nearly any occasion, an easy to dress up or down piece with a seasonal touch.


Sherbert stencil shirt dress, $183.20 (usually $229) at Gorman

In a stylish and flattering a line shirt dress silhouette, this vibrant floral print is a stand out for spring. Accessorise with loafers for the office or add a pair of strappy black heels for a warm night out.


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Runaway The Label Fleetwood blouse, $89 at THE ICONIC

With billowing sleeves and a bold floral print, this top could not be more spring ready. We love it styled with linen pants and sandals or tucked into jeans with sneakers for a casual touch.


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Floral rhinestone earrings, $24.95 (usually $34.95) at MNG

Don’t let the floral fashions end with your wardrobe, add some accessories like these sculptural rhinestone earrings that are serious statement pieces.


Soft tailoring

The minimalism of the 90s is certainly making a comeback, with soft slouchy tailored pieces sure to become a staple in your spring wardrobe. Think tailored pieces without the stuffiness of a full suit.

With this includes the vest-style top that was everywhere last year and is sticking around for another season. Not sure how to style it for yourself? THE ICONIC‘s Head of Style, Nicole Adolphe, suggests “[pairing] a neutral waistcoat with wide-leg pants, a tennis necklace and flats for an effortlessly elevated look.”

“For a fresh take on Friday night dressing, try a black vest with black pants and heels.”

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Atmos&Here Marlowe longline vest, $79.99 at THE ICONIC

Opt for a longline vest that can be styled a myriad of ways. For a more risqué look go bare underneath paired with trousers or a silk slip or pop a t-shirt underneath for added coverage at the office.


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Tailored maxi skirt, $169.95 at Witchery

The perfect A-line skirt, this maxi silhouette is ultra flattering and the thick material ensures it falls flawlessly.


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Dazie The Stylist relaxed fit pants, $79.99 at THE ICONIC

A pair of laid back loose suit pants are an essential to any wardrobe, but come spring these will be the most versatile piece in your closet. Pair with a t-shirt and sneakers or dress up with a statement singlet and pumps.


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Pocket detail shirt dress, $249 at Country Road

Made from cotton blend, this flattering cinched waist dress is lightweight for warm days yet still holds structure.


Unexpected denim

Denim is one of those pieces that will always be a wardrobe constant, no matter the season. However this spring we are taking it beyond the basics and looking for new innovative ways to wear this material.

“Following Copenhagen Fashion Week, we are seeing denim in subversive silhouettes like blazers, vests and patchwork chore jackets,” says Nicole. “Experiment with longline denim trench coats and lightweight shackets as we ease into warmer weather.”

Want to take it a step further? We will be embracing the Canadian tuxedo, double denim, this spring. Bohemian Traders founder Emily Berlach is another fan of the trend.

“Double denim has made a triumphant return to the global fashion scene and the trend is here to stay. To effortlessly pull off this look without going over the top, shoppers can focus on tonal and coordinating denim combinations,” tells Now To Love.

“Opt for pieces in similar shades and textures, creating a harmonious and cohesive look. Whether it’s a tried-and-true denim jacket paired with classic jeans or an exaggerated flare and oversized shirt in deep indigo, staying within the same colour family ensures a contemporary finish.”

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Oversized shirt, $250 and Flared jeans, $229.95 at Bohemian Traders

Embrace the double denim with this stylish set from Bohemian Traders.

“Personally, I feel like simplicity is key when it comes to creating a timeless denim look, especially when pairing denim on denim,” says Emily. “Sleek black accessories such as simple sunglasses and classic [… loafers] will effortlessly elevate your double denim ensemble.”


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Pull&Bear Maxi denim skirt, $75.99 at THE ICONIC

Add some edge to your spring wardrobe with this classic denim midi with unfinished hems. If you’re unsure how to style certain denim pieces Emily suggests, “classic shades like white, black, and grey provide timeless combinations, while bolder choices such as pastels or vibrant hues can add a contemporary edge.”


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Maja denim dress, $149.99 at Forever New

Go for a different denim shade like stunning white midi dress that practically screams spring. Simply add some gold and tan accessories for an elegant daytime ensemble.


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Nextalgia shoulder bag, $109 (usually $199.95) at Mimco

Take the denim to your accessories like this 2000s shoulder bag in a light wash.


The flatter the better

While we’ll never truly hang up our heels for good, we can’t say we’re disappointed to see the uptick in flat shoe styles as of late.

From sandals to the return of the ballet flat, the options are endless if you’re on the hunt for a comfortable flat shoe that still feels elevated and chic.

“Daintier than your winter boots but still with more coverage than your strappy sandals, ballet flats are the perfect transeasonal pair [of shoes],” says Nicole.

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Emerson loafers, $149.95 (usually $229.95) at Jo Mercer

Loafers are a timeless shoe style, but these slingbacks offer a trendy alternative just perfect for warmer weather.


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& Other Stories Slingback leather ballet flats, $169 at THE ICONIC

An elegant rendition of the classic ballet flat style, these sling backs pair well with dresses and skirt of any length.


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Gabine crystal-embellished leather slides, $123 at Charles & Keith

In case you missed the memo, metallics (and particularly silver) are in. These chunky flat slides are perfect for spring wearing as they add a certain something to your outfit, whilst remaining comfortable and low key.


Alise black leather Mary Jane, $180 at Wittner

The other shoe style du jour is the classic Mary Jane, this flat pair is effortlessly chic and trendy thanks to the squarer toe.


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