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The Top 6 Trends for Spring Predicted by Marymount Students

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Slowly but surely, Spring has begun creeping through cold and windy weeks when only coats and sweaters sit at the forefront of our closets. Patience runs thin as we yearn for the days when we can walk out the door without a jacket, with the sun beaming down on our finally bare legs. With spring fashion comes creativity and indulgence in trends, whether drawing inspiration from peers, your favorite brands, editorials, or ourselves. 


After talking to Marymount Manhattan’s most fashionable individuals, below is a compiled list of the top 6 trends for this Spring that you’ll be seeing on campus and in vouge.


  • Floral Motif Jewelry 

Orchids, tulips, daisies, and rosettes have shapeshifted from the garden to our necks, earlobes, and wrists as a continued trend from last Spring. Especially noting rosettes, floral motif jewelry isn’t departing this Spring, as glass flower pendants and metal floral-replicated earrings are at the top of our shopping lists.

Get your fix locally at Hanami Real Flower Jewelry, located at the edge of Bryant Park. This shop offers gorgeous resin-coated florals and specializes in full-scale orchid pendants and earrings. 

Senior Madison Lankin owns one of the orchid necklaces and breaks it out every Spring. “I love that it’s a feminine piece I can add to any outfit, and I always get compliments on it!” 

  • Stripes

Stripes are a more timeless and highly accessible trend, this time entering Spring with a more nautical lens. Sailor silhouette and aesthetic trend forecasts have significantly increased since Spring 24 fashion week, with highlights of stripe and plaid patterns from luxury houses such as Loewe, Bottega Veneta, and Chanel—vertical stripes to accentuate height and horizontal to shape outfit proportions. WGSN also reports “preppy stripes” as one of the biggest trends for spring 24 as part of their Women and Young Women Press Preview. 

Junior Charlotte Roy weighed in on the discussion of her favorite trends, naming stripes as her #1 for spring 24 for tops, tube socks, little shorts, and arm warmers. 

  • Penny Loafers

Spring 24 is about reverting to the classics, specifically footwear, and a G.H. Bass Weejun penny loafer is as classic as it comes. Weejuns are worn year-round and only become more beautiful as the leather fades. Cherry red, black, and brown and white tuxedos are all variants to try. 


Marymount Senior Enzo Viado has been wearing his Weejuns in cherry red since he was a senior in high school. For him, Weejuns are less of a summer trend and more of a timeless staple, to be worn in the summer, winter, fall, and Spring, paired with anything from trousers to sweatpants. 

  • Colored Socks

Colored socks are a fun way to add a pop to any outfit, giving a funky twist to the footwear of choice, whether it’s a Weejun, converse, or bonus points for a Maryjane. Colored socks can be found at Japanese retailer MUJI, which constantly rotates their colors according to season and trend. 

What colors should your socks be this Spring:


Cobalt blue


Powder blue

Baby pink

Junior Kai Koren favors pink and red socks with her ballerina flats and sneakers. “It’s fun to add my favorite color to my outfits.” 

  • Translucent Fabric 

Feeding into Mermaid Core and Gen-Z’s fascination with mesh-styled garments, the trend of translucent fabrics has been a breakout star of the past two Spring/Summer seasons, holding dresses, blouses, pants, and skirts in a chokehold. 

Marymount Junior and Fashion major Olive Whalby says, “I love translucent fabric because it makes me feel saucy, but I can still wear a full-coverage dress.” 

  • Personal Style 

A consensus among students is that embracing personal style has come at similar points in their lives. Throughout your teenage years, you wear what everyone expects you to, and even in your first years of college, you see everyone around you, and you try to mirror them a bit. It’s in the final years, at ages 20, 21, and 22, that you finally find it. 


“Personal style is important because it is an extension of yourself and how you want to be perceived in the world. Whether it’s powerful, feminist or sexy,” says Marymount Junior Anna Keeley. 


Whether you abide by trends or always vouch for personal style, sometimes it’s too hard not to try a pair of colored socks or a translucent top. As long as we stay mindful and sustainable in our participation in trends, we will continue to fuel the fashion industry and look fly while doing it. 

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