Fashion Forward: Spring/Summer Trends 2015

BY SAMANTHA MANDICH
MANDICHS@MTMARY.EDU

This season’s spring 2015 trends are classy, comfortable and fun, and will last throughout the summer months ahead! Explore the latest trends and fashions
featured below, commented on by campus fashion experts and professors Sandi Keiser and Trish Kuehnl, to enhance your next mall or thrift store experiences.

 

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MODELED BY SAMANTHA MANDICH
PHOTO BY NHUNG NGUYEN

Romantic Lace

Lace definitely isn’t a new trend but it is predicted to get even bigger this summer. Lace can make any outfit more flirty and feminine. Since it is not a heavy fabric, it’s
perfect for a warm summer day. Try a lace garment in a soft, pastel color for an even more girly look.

“I have always liked lace as a trend, as it not only gives a feminine touch to an outfit, but it can also add a sexy edge to something not traditionally thought of as
sexy, like a tailored jacket,” Kuehnl said.

 

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PHOTO BY NHUNG NGUYEN

Mix and Match

Mixing and matching patterns appeared on the runway in spring 2015 and will carry into the summer. This is a trickle-up trend that started in street fashion and
worked its way into high fashion. The mixing and matching of patterns allow for an outfit to have a more fun, colorful, playful side. It’s the perfect way to wear
pieces in your closet that don’t necessarily match!

“Patterns have made an important statement for several seasons, especially during the spring and summer months,” Keiser said.

“Pattern mixing extends the popularity of patterns. Adventuresome fashionistas may opt for bold, totally mismatched patterns while more conservative shoppers look for patterns designed to coordinate with one another.”

 

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MODELED BY SAMANTHA MANDICH
PHOTO BY NHUNG NGUYEN

The ’70s/Bohemian

Like all things, what goes around comes back around in fashion. The ’70s/Bohemian look is seriously in for this season bringing along with it longer, flowy pieces
and beautiful earth tones.

“After last year’s ’60s vibe it only makes sense to follow that up with a nod to the ’70s,” Keiser said.

“The ‘70s are remembered for their protest movements, hippie culture (think flower power), and the increased popularity of pants for women. Looking back to the ’70s reminds us of pattern mixing, early pant suits, bell bottom pants, and new options in active wear. A focus on the ’70s ties together many of the other trends we’re seeing this season. It was also characterized by a choice of skirt lengths — mini, midi, or maxi and platform shoes.”
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PHOTO BY NHUNG NGUYEN

 

Masculine Influence

Who doesn’t love wearing guy clothes? Guy clothes are more comfortable and that’s why this trend is so amazing. A muscle tank tucked into a pair of “boyfriend”
jeans would be a perfect casual, date night look. There are clothes being made specifically for women that have a boyish edge as a result of this trend. If you
don’t feel like spending money, go raid the man in your life’s closet and have some fun; you never know what you will find.

“Masculine looks for women are empowering and I am all about the empowerment of women,” Kuehnl said.

“There is something to be said about how one feels when wearing a man-tailored jacket or trousers.”

 

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MODELED BY SAMANTHA MANDICH
PHOTO BY NHUNG NGUYEN

Oversized Layering

Oversized layering adds comfort to an outfit and is the perfect trend to try when worn at night in the summer! Try wearing a long short-sleeve shirt over a dress, paired with a denim jacket. This trend is an easy one to have fun with but be careful, too many layers can create a frumpy look.

“I am all about comfort when it comes to clothing so this trend speaks to me and my fashion sense,” Kuehnl said.

“I love that this oversized look always seems to be a part of the overall trends as of late.”

 

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MODELED BY SAMANTHA MANDICH
PHOTO BY NHUNG NGUYEN

Denim on Denim

Mixing different washes and colors of denim is something that is seen regularly in street fashion. It is becoming an increasingly popular trend.Try a light wash denim button-up with a pair of dark wash denim shorts for a fun, edgy look!

“Leggings have given denim a run for its money in recent seasons,” Keiser said.

“Mixing denims of different washes and colors gives a fresh look to this fashion classic.”

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