This is the time of the year when many people do “spring cleaning” in their homes. In addition to cleaning, that usually means decluttering and disposing of unwanted items. That, in turn, means space for new things and let’s be honest: If you’ve cleared out your closet and made more space, then you’ll probably fill it back up soon — and the fashion industry knows this.
From the runways to clothing stores, spring fashion makes a bold appearance every year. This year, spring fashion is even more welcome as people around the world steadily make their way back into a non-virtual reality and say "sayonara sweatpants!"
Since seasons and weather are often a factor in fashion, Cayman’s warm climate allows for spring trends to continue almost year-round.
However, if you’re planning to take a masterclass in the Marie Kondo method this spring, here are some of this season’s fashion trends that could help to refresh — or refill — your closet.
Springtime brings blooming, colourful flowers, which makes this trend harmonious with nature — who could ask for a better accessory? Floral prints are a universal pattern this time of year. They brighten your wardrobe and exude playful vibes. Flowers come in all shapes, sizes and colours, so there’s easily a floral print out there for everyone.
Since Gen Z decided to cancel skinny jeans (or at least they tried to), the statement trouser trend has gained traction. It’s no longer about clinging to curves or throwing on practical pants; it’s embracing the freedom and style offered with a pair of wide-leg trousers with bold palettes, patterns, patches and pockets.
Skin is in. Whether you prefer to show a little or a lot, this trend certainly allows for visibility. Sheer is a delicate fabric often layered over or appended to other materials, hazily showing anything underneath. On the other hand, cutouts bare it all and add a daring aesthetic with shapes carved out of clothing to create a unique and chic look.
Visit any one of Camana Bay's clothing shops to see all the latest spring fashions.
This article will also appear in April's print issue of Camana Bay Times.
About the author
Ariel Thompson is a content manager at Dart, having joined the company in 2017. A lifelong writer, Ariel was born and raised in the Cayman Islands before studying abroad at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, for her degree in public relations and film and television. With eight years of experience in communications, Ariel joined Dart after working as Cayman International School’s first marketing communications officer. As her name would suggest, Ariel is a Disney fan and has a singing voice to rival The Little Mermaid’s. She loves to conceptualise TV and movie scripts and hopes one day to be a director. When in Camana Bay, Ariel can be found enjoying Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar’s Pad Thai, or shopping with friends and a scoop of gelato in hand.