Right from chirping of birds as the sun rises and blooming flowers to breezy afternoon winds to roaring waves in the evening, summers and spring bring along a fresh wave of energy, happiness, colours and new beginnings along with the scorching sun.

“Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” – John Mayer

Just like your lives, give your wardrobe a colorful update as the sun gets brighter.

Fashion designers capture the essence of spring and summer season through their eclectic collection of apparels, accessories and footwear. Ciceroni decodes the top 10 spring/summer fashion trends to give your wardrobe a fresh spin to face the sunny days ahead. Go ahead, first take of stock of the staples already there in your wardrobe, spring clean them and then add the new styles.

Design is in the details

  • Bows

Bows are back and physically bigger than ever. Designers like Emilia Wickstead to Erdem have made bows a trend this year. Bow decorated sleeves, waists, necklines and backs will get you through the party season in style. Bows will be the most trending detail on apparels this summer. Have you got bowed yet?


  • Fringes and Ruffles

Get dolled up for an evening party with a long flowy maxi or a mini- dress with layers, frills, ruffles or fringes. Designers who played with ruffles and fringes at their spring/ summer collection 2019 were Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior, Dolce and Gabbana and Valentino. Let your hair loose while you indulge in summer frill and frolic.

  • Ruching

Ruching was a trademark trend in the 80’s fashion scenario, defining everything from the opulent leather mini skirt to the puffy-sleeve 80’s prom dress. Ruching is a gathered overlay of fabric strips that are pleated, fluted or gathered together to create a ripple-like effect. The frill of the fabric often lace, chiffon or muslin, has evolved from the 16th century.

  • Lace

The romantic lace has always rules the fashion trends come what may. From dresses to tunics to formal suits, this chic and feminine detailing has never failed us while creating a statement.

From Burberry to Alexander Wang, lace rules the Spring/ Summer 2019 collections of all the major designers.

  • Crochet

Finding something for that luxe, beach-side dinner? There’s nothing better than a crochet lace maxi gown or a crochet shift dress or a crochet cardigan. Designers like Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Caroline Herrera and Michael Kors went overboard with trendy crochet ensembles that you can sport all year long.

Wouldn’t you pair your favorite red dress with crochet ankle boots?

Play with Prints

  • Tie and Dye

Another inescapable trend in 2019 is tie-dye. Popular textile printing technique in India- tie-dye is organic, bohemian and contemporary. Designers like Prabal Gurung, Miuccia Prada, Zoe Latta and Stella McCartney did find new ways to adopt this trend. It’s time to replace your monotone winter apparels with the colourful tie-dye summer ones.

  • Floral Print

A fresh spin on the classic spring florals was first seen in Spring/ Summer 2005. Once the spring season rolls out, most of the outfits are seen in florals getting its inspiration from the spring bloom in season. From dresses with hand painted floral motifs to androgynous suits with digital floral prints, the trend is here to stay. Big or small, go floral.

  • Mix and Match

Who said you cannot wear multiple prints together? Go ahead and wear outfits that have mixed prints or graphic stripes without fear. Be it the playful graphic striped dresses or the flirty maxi gowns with florals and polka dots, this trend will keep your style game up the radar all year long.

To create an aesthetically pleasing mix and match, keep the colour palette same – eg: Mix ochre stripes shirt with tangerine chequered skirt or if you intend to mix colours then keep the prints same – eg: Mix mint blue floral blouson with coral floral skirt.

  • Scarf Print

Iconic Italian fashion house Versace can be credited as being the starting point of the obsession with scarf prints. Scarves have always been chic. Tie around the neck or over your head or pick a dress or a skirt with scarf print, this trend will remind you of the 80’s fashion style.

  • Polka dot

The famous ‘retro’ polka dots have always been a fun design element to team up with spring apparels. Large polka dots in pretty hues were seen in the 2019’s Spring / Summer collection of Dolce and Gabbana and Marc Jacobs. Team up a polka dotted shirt with a bell bottom pant and hoop earrings to bring the retro trend back.

Colour Pop: A sweet confection of spring hues

Summer shades like magenta, terracotta, warm rusty reds, poppy orange, wine, sunburnt orange, lavendar and corals have already taken over our closets in style. Not to mention are the designers like Brandon Maxwell, Elisabetta Franchi, Peter Pilotto who filled their spring/summer 2019 collections with the peachy pink shade. Also trending this year are shades like dusty rose pink, neon, terranium moss and toffee brown.

From flared trousers and tulle skirts to wrap dresses and cocktail gowns, color pop your wardrobes with these colors to kick off 2019 in style.

Dive into 2019’s Spring / Summer Trends to get fashionably ready for the sunny days.