Fashion | April 10th, 2024

Spring Fashion Trends 2024: Classic Styles Remain Essential

By: Madelynn Moore | Staff Writer
Spring Fashion Trends 2024: Classic Styles Remain Essential

As the temperatures rise and flowers bloom, it’s time to refresh your wardrobe with the latest spring fashion trends. Expect a mix of classic styles and bold statements to turn heads this season. From heavy accessories to mini skirts, jorts, and iconic footwear, here are the key trends and predictions for spring 2024.

Heavy Accessories Make a Statement

This spring, accessories take center stage, with bold and chunky pieces stealing the spotlight. Think oversized earrings, layered necklaces, and statement belts that add instant glamour to any outfit. Whether dressing up a casual look or adding the finishing touch to a chic ensemble, be bold and go big with your accessories this season. Mixing your gold and silver pieces can add a mix of style and a sense of elegance to your piece. Also, the influx of bulky and chunky jewelry adds a voluminous effect.

“I love layering my pieces; it adds feeling to my fit almost,” online clothing brand owner Christopher Wilson said. “It’s not common for men to wear a bunch of jewelry; playing around with different styles has brought me out of my comfort zone.”

Mini Skirts for Effortless Elegance

Mini skirts remain a staple of spring fashion that will always stay in style. This season, embrace shorter hemlines in various fabrics and styles, from denim to suede to floral prints. Pair your mini skirt with a tucked-in blouse or a cropped sweater for a look that’s effortlessly chic and perfect for warmer days ahead.

Jorts: The Ultimate Casual Cool

Denim lovers rejoice because jorts (jean shorts) are coming back this spring. Whether you prefer them distressed and frayed or tailored and polished, jorts are a versatile wardrobe that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Pair them with a graphic tee and sneakers for a laid-back weekend look, or dress them up with a blazer and heels for a night out.

Credible fashion icons like Lil Yachty and Pharell Williams have all been pictured wearing various styles of Jorts. In Pharell’s first fashion show as the creative director for Louis Vuitton, he debuts various styles of luxurious denim jorts, making him the first high-end fashion brand to staple this item.

“I consider Jorts a fun statement piece; I just bought a couple of pairs for the summer, and I’m planning on changing my style too,” Florida A&M occupational therapy grad student Jaylin McWilliams said.

Layering Pieces for Transitional Weather

Spring weather can be unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean you must compromise on style for comfort. This season, you can become a master of layering by adding lightweight jackets, cardigans, and dusters to your wardrobe. These versatile pieces will add texture and dimension to your outfits, allowing you to experiment with different lengths and fabrics to create a practical yet fashion-forward look.

Iconic Footwear: Timbalands & Adidas Sambas

For spring footwear, the latest trend is classic designs with a contemporary edge. The popular Timbalands and Adidas Sambas are returning, offering both comfort and style for fashion-conscious people. Whether you are exploring the city or nature, these iconic shoes are the perfect complement to any spring outfit.

The timeless style is easy to match with any clothing, and the simple design is versatile, allowing for easy interchangeability. Timberlands, which gained popularity in the late 80s, became a fashion symbol among the African American community, with many hip-hop artists like Tupac, Biggie Smalls, and Nas sporting them.

“Sambas are my favorite shoe right now; they are so comfy and can be styled with literally anything,” fourth-year Florida A&M student Hadiya Clay said.

Spring 2024 embraces chic accessories, classic styles, and iconic footwear. From heavy earrings to mini skirts, jorts, and layering pieces, there’s something for everyone to love about this season’s fashion trends. So why not style and make a statement with your spring wardrobe?