A Sustainability Focused Guide to Spring 2024 Trends

A Sustainability Focused Guide to Spring 2024 Trends

And just like that we are headed into Spring. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it is still very much winter for a while. However, we are still looking at the Spring Trends and how to incorporate them into your closet in a sustainable way.

Having been a fashion major, I love fashion design. The designs express creativity, society at large, and the way we want to be seen in the world. That said, trends are often at odds with the sustainable fashion movement- and I can see why. In a world that has increasingly fast fashion cycles (leading to fast fashion) it is easy to think trends are the enemy. I tend to see fashion trends as a peek into our societal trends, how we show up in the world, and what people value. 

It can be fun to take in these trends, colors, and silhouettes and incorporate them into your existing wardrobe. Here at Suite Stitch, we aim to do this in a sustainable way and in accordance with your style and values. 

In other words, I pick trends that align with my existing style. I am more likely to have these pieces in my closet and the trends inspire me to style them differently and be creative. The goal is not to create excessive consumer demand or think that each trend must be used. The goal is to use trends as a tool to find your style and inspire creativity. 

Below are some of our favorite trends and ways to incorporate them into your closet more sustainably. 

A few Spring 2024 trends we are inspired by:

  • Minimalist and timeless pieces. Yes, this is a trend. According to this Vogue article, “At the fashion search engine Tagwalk, which scanned more than 11,000 images from the spring/summer 2024 shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris, looks that were tagged “minimalism” were up 46 per cent on the previous spring/summer 2023 season.” We love to see this and hope this is more of a societal shift than a quick trend. 
  • Splashes of Color. The main colors of Spring 2024 according to Pantone’s article include “Rooibos” a deep red, “Orangeaide” a bold orange, and several shades of green and blues. The neutral palette features more grays and browns. However, we say wear what colors make you happy, and even better the colors you already have in your closet. 
  • Balance of layers. Think of blazers and short shorts, jackets and mini skirts. Or a Crop top and wide leg pants. The juxtaposition is in style and offers extra versatility to your winter and spring pieces. 

    Photo Credit: Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/spring-summer-2024-fashion-trends
  • Details on the sleeves. We are seeing balloon sleeves, sheer sleeves, and angled lines dominating the runways. It is all about playing with volume, texture, and length this Spring. 
  • Romantic, flowy silhouettes. Florals, sheer, and flowy silhouettes are contrasted on the runway with sharp and tailored looks. 
               Photo Credit: Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/spring-summer-2024-fashion-trends

How do you incorporate this into your wardrobe sustainably? 

  • Look at what you already own. I bet a lot of these pieces are in your closet currently. Have a blazer, a flowy dress, wide leg pants or a shorter skirt/dress? Look at what you own and how it can be newly styled. 
  • What trends can be incorporated through accessories? Think pops of color such as red (also listed on Vogue's list) or pink, white, and other “romantic” colors seen on the runway. These accessories can be upcycled such as using fabric or other materials to create this new look. Items that come to mind are belts, headbands, bags, or shoes. See how you can update your existing pieces to include these trends or colors rather than buy new. 
  • Rent or borrow pieces that can round out your wardrobe. This tip is reserved for more trendy or expensive pieces such as for a wedding or other special occasion.


                       Photo Credit: Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/spring-summer-2024-fashion-trends


Trends vs Style

Trends are just that, trends. However, style is something that resonates with you and embodies who you are and what you share with the world. You do not have to follow trends to have style. If these trends inspire or resonate with your sense of style, then by all means we hope you incorporate it as part of a conscious closet you love. We are all about transforming the fashion industry which means that we work to incorporate your style sustainably. Whether you incorporate these trends or stick to your tried and true style, clothing should make you feel confident and authentic. 

Do these trends resonate with you? Do you pay attention to fashion trends? Do you believe trends and sustainability can coexist? Let us know in the comments. 

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