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The best trends from the Spring 2024 collections took our favorite wardrobe essentials and gave them a new spin. Classic utility jackets, now oversize, played off against dazzling embellishments—like at Prada, where metallic fringed belts were part of the mix, or Gucci, where they were shown with statement necklaces. Pencil skirts cut above the knee were adorned with palette sequins, beads, and metallic foiling, while Breton stripe shirts came in new bold colorways. And silk chiffon sleeveless dresses came in an array of muted pastels—spring’s new neutral.

When it comes to new accessories, it’s all about mixing in personal style. Why not wear your favorite sleek oxford shoes with a skirt? As for what’s at the top of our editors’ wishlist at the Bazaar office, Alaïa’s Le Teckel shoulder bag has all of us ready to splurge.

Overall, there is so much inspiration out there. Read on for how to wear each trend, plus my favorite pieces to invest in.


The Bag We’re All Completely Obsessed With

alaia le teckel bags

Alaïa’s new It bag comes in a long, boxy shape and is available in a range of neutral colors (plus the most perfect rouge shade). There’s something so fresh about the proportions, from the rectangular body to the longer-than-usual handle.


The Best New Jacket Shape

into the light minimalist outerwear, soft floral prints, and ruffled accents dresses, lemaire

Annemarieke van Drimmelen

Model: Anna Ewers

spring 2024 trends

FROM LEFT: GUCCI, LOUIS VUITTON, PRADA; COURTESY THE DESIGNERS

Swap your blazer for an oversize utility jacket this season. This unexpected classic goes nicely with a sophisticated pencil skirt and an embellished belt—or try it with an evening slipdress for a cool balance of elevated function.

I also love the idea of mixing one with statement jewelry, the way Gucci did on its Spring 2024 runway, for the perfect touch of sparkle.

Michigan Chore Coat (Spring)
Carhartt Michigan Chore Coat (Spring)
Dean Jacket
Women’s Acorn Waxed Cotton Jacket
Barbour Women’s Acorn Waxed Cotton Jacket
Leather-Collar Cotton Barn Jacket
Toteme Leather-Collar Cotton Barn Jacket

WHY DON’T YOU…?
Opt for an artful touch with a set of mobile earrings.

a group of earrings

The Classic Top That Was on All of the Runways

striped shirt

Allie Holloway

striped shirts

FROM LEFT: TOD’S, CHANEL, MIU MIU; COURTESY THE DESIGNERS

Striped shirts offer a sense of uniform, but the new Bretons come in pops of color for a fresh twist on the wardrobe staple. Treat them like a neutral and wear them with almost any bottom, from a metallic pencil skirt to workwear trousers. Not only are these the quintessential spring tops, they’re also ideal layering pieces, perfect for breaking up classic shirting or polos, or adding a graphic element for a more dynamic overall look.

Long-Sleeved Striped Shirt
Frances Valentine Long-Sleeved Striped Shirt
Breton Striped Shirt
Saint James Breton Striped Shirt
Striped Ribbed Long-Sleeved Tee
Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Ribbed Long-Sleeved Tee
Green Shirt

WHY DON’T YOU…?
Put the prep in your step with a pair of Wallabees, boat shoes, or moccasins.

wallabees boat shoes and moccasins

The Skirt Trend We Can’t Wait to Try

cardigan jacket, skirt, and pumps, schiaparelli haute couture

AMY TROOST

Model: Leanne De Haan

embellished skirts

FROM LEFT: DRIES VAN NOTEN, PROENZA SCHOULER, AMI; COURTESY THE DESIGNERS

Although it’s a new year, that doesn’t mean we have to archive our embellished skirts—after all, they’re still the life of the party. From sparkling paillette sequins to colorful beads to metallic foil details, designers offered so many updated takes on the pencil skirt. Brands like Proenza Schouler and 16Arlington argued they’re most wearable with something casual, pairing them with classic T-shirts and tank tops. To further drive the point home, try a pair of oxfords to ground the look.

Delta Midi Skirt
16Arlington Delta Midi Skirt
Low-Rise Crystal-Embellished Organza Midi Skirt
Des Phemmes Low-Rise Crystal-Embellished Organza Midi Skirt
Paillette Midi Skirt
Sergio Hudson Paillette Midi Skirt
Linen Midi Skirt With Paillette Magnolia Embroidery
Brunello Cucinelli Linen Midi Skirt With Paillette Magnolia Embroidery

WHY DON’T YOU…?
Offset the shimmer in a pair of sleek black oxfords.

black oxfords

The Sweetest Spring Color Trend

dress, prada

LUCIE ROX

Model: Akon Changkou

pastel dresses

FROM LEFT: BOTTEGA VENETA, PRADA, AKRIS; COURTESY THE DESIGNERS

Thoughtful muted pastel dresses in elongating sleeveless silhouettes are a palate cleanser for your wardrobe. Not only are these functional in their comfort, they’re also polished and evoke a sense of ease. Whether you opt for a minimal approach with sleek sandals and a muted bag, or go bolder with color-blocking mules, the options are endless. I love the idea of wearing these during a cooler day with a utility jacket and boots, too.

Troupe Dress
Staud Troupe Dress

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Bias-Cut Sleeveless Satin Midi Dress
Anne Klein Bias-Cut Sleeveless Satin Midi Dress
Claudette Silk Midi Dress
Banana Republic Claudette Silk Midi Dress
Satin Cap-Sleeve Maxi Dress
Carolina Herrera Satin Cap-Sleeve Maxi Dress

WHY DON’T YOU…?
Add a personal touch with a whimsical pendant necklace.

necklaces

Versions of this story originally appeared in the February and March issues of Harper’s Bazaar.

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Jaclyn Alexandra Cohen is Harper’s Bazaar’s Senior Fashion & Accessories Editor. Outside of the office she can be found downtown with her twin sister, figure skating somewhere or on the hunt for the perfect striped top. Follow her on Instagram @jaclynalexandra