The Insider: Spring Fashion Trends with ELLE Canada Editors

New York Fashion week is in full swing! With all the spring looks debuting on the runway, it’s challenging to determine which trends matter and how to work them into your own style. Luckily, we have called in the experts to weigh in on this year’s biggest fashion and beauty trends.

The Insider is here with the Editors of ELLE Canada, as they share their favorites. From 1970’s-inspired fashion to beauty’s laidback new attitude, we have an exclusive inside look at what’s trending in the March issue of ELLE Canada.

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Trend: Yellow

From New York to Paris, the Spring 2015 runways were awash with sunny shades of yellow. Turn up the heat in your own wardrobe by mixing in hits of the citrus hue with a playful pair of shoes or statement-making sunglasses—or go head-to-toe in a flirty yellow sundress.



Trend: Lip Balm

Put down the red lipstick, and put your lip stain on notice. This season, makeup artists shelved their default pigments and declared colourless lip balm to be the new lipstick at shows like Giorgio Armani, Alexander Wang, Versace, Balmain and Lacoste.


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Trend: 1970’s Accessories

The free-spirited accessories seen on the runways at Saint Laurent and Prada were part of this season’s obsession with all things 1970’s. Jump on the boho bandwagon with groovy extras such as fringe bags, platform sandals and gold-tone jewellery.




Trend: Ponytails

Last season’s no-makeup makeup trend has reached a new level of laid-back (see: lip balm in lieu of lipstick), but hair, even when it’s purposefully looking “undone,” remains pleasantly attended to. Case in point: the ponytails that were all over the runways. “Ponytails are not in a category or an era—they’re timeless,” said hairstylist Paul Hanlon, who crafted the sporty ponytails at Prabal Gurung. “They can be minimal, masculine, futuristic, and romantic.”

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Trend: Patchwork

This season’s biggest trend in denim? Patchwork! Pair multi-toned bell-bottoms with a printed top and stacked-heel booties for a retro look, or make it modern with stitched-together boyfriend jeans and a monochromatic pallet. The takeaway: It’s cool to be square.

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Trend: Eyeliner

Move over, mascara! You’re yesterday’s news. It’s time to get out your eyeliner and start scribbling. At Tom Ford, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created a glam smoked-out eye by layering metallic-cream eyeshadows in black and khaki around the eyes and then applying loads of liner and several coats of mascara. If the sexy and slept-in look isn’t your thing, try wearing your liner with a feminine flick, like at Dolce & Gabbana, or squared off, like at Céline.



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Want the full report on this season’s biggest trends? Download the latest issue of ELLE Canada now to get all the details!

(Fashion Image credits: IMAX TREE)





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