2014 fashion trends - the good, bad + where to buy

As 2013 comes to a close, here's a summary of 2014's fashion trends: what to look out for and where to get them.

Colors are pretty much an extension of Fall 2013: metallics, icy pastels, black and white, white on white are still tres chic this coming Spring.

2014 fashion trends
2014 fashion trends
2014 fashion trends for women
2014 womens fashion
2014 spring summer fashion trends
As for silhouettes, think boxy and avante gard-ish along with classic tailored pieces. The oxford shirt makes a strong comeback but with contrasting collars this time around...

These photos were taken from runway shows in Paris but you can easily find more affordable alternatives in your local mall.

For eye-catching, out of the box bomber jackets try Forever21, Zara, Romwe and Jhajing (on instagram)

ss14 fashion trends
Boxy jackets can be found at Nava, Zara, and Stradivarius among others...

spring summer 2014 trends
For a large assortment of affordable, designer inspired coats, visit Romwe.com

coat trends 2014
For collared shirts, my favorite go-to shopping places are Uniqlo, Pink Manila, Romwe, and The Ramp.

spring summer 2014
A big favorite of mine among these trends are these shift blouses...the extended sleeves found on the runway ( as seen in the photos below) can be bought in Zara but don't really suit petite frames like me. For a slightly more universal cut, try SM Ladies Fashion.

spring summer trends 2014
I don't really care for tea length skirts, I think they are difficult to pull off unless you're tall and stick thin so I'm veering away from this one...

2014 fashion forecast
Tuxedo stripe pants - skip the black with a white stripe, too predictable, go for a reverse effect instead. Saw a lot of these at Sm Ladies Fashion and some of them were even on sale.

trouser trend 2014

Contrary to popular belief, wide legged pants are flattering on almost anyone, just make sure you find the right cut for your body type and try to wear with heels as much as possible to elongate your figure. Try Topshop and Dorothy Perkins for denim, Petite Monde for a variety of colors in fluid materials.

2014 pants
As for trends, 2014 still bears a strong influence from 2013's favorites - mod, glamorous tribal (think lustrous fabrics from morocco and embroidery from india), a slightly refined version of grunge, and yep, crop tops and sweater dressing aren't going anywhere anytime soon...

And finally....

My favorite subject. SHOES. For 2014, it's pretty much a mixture of everything...there's kitten heels, platforms, sandals, sneakers, boots, square toes, pointy square toes, flatforms, wedges, knee-high boots, ankle boots, mid-calf boots, pumps and many, many more...it almost feels as if different designers took their inspiration from different decades, starting as early as the 1900s with Miu Miu's lace up boots...sort of reminds me of what the pioneers wore. And then of course on its polar opposite are the elegant and to die for pumps by Christian Dior...

2014 shoe trends
Just like with clothes, I think the key for 2014's footwear is comfort and confidence. Wear whatever makes you feel most confident and comfortable in because when you feel good, you look good and naturally stand out in a crowd.


Christian Cathor said…
Very good pieces, informative- updated me on the must know! Thanks
heartofatigress said…
Thanks for this review :)