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It’s always fun viewing the runway collections and discovering the latest trends – some of which I’m excited to incorporate into my wardrobe and others I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole! Chunky “dad sneakers,” fanny packs, and feather accents are examples of some of the spring trends I personally will likely avoid.

What makes fashion fun is that we get to decide what speaks to us and what we have no interest in. There are no rules!


Here are 5 trends that I find appealing and easy to incorporate into your spring (and summer) wardrobe:


Straw Accessories

I may not attempt the bold straw hats seen all over the spring runway, but it looks like straw accessories in general are here to stay. My favorite is a straw bag or raffia sandals – easy and fun ways to pull an outfit together in warmer weather.



I was ecstatic to see bold rainbow outfits all over the runway. If you know me, you’ll know that if I could wear rainbow head-to-toe every day, I absolutely would! Surprisingly, the runway looks were approachable and mature so people of all ages could pull off the rainbow trend.



Lavender seems to have replaced millennial pink on the spring runway and personally, I’m drawn to the beautiful, pastel purple shades. Whether you try a lavender knit, dress, or blazer, it’s a really fresh shade to consider adding to your spring wardrobe.


Little White Dresses

I can’t keep white dresses clean for more than an hour (slight exaggeration), but it doesn’t stop me from continuing to purchase them over and over again. There were so many beautiful options on the runway and they are perfect for everyday wear or Shabbos, depending on the style. You can add a rainbow accessory if you want to incorporate two trends in one outfit!


Midi Dresses

Midi dresses are a hard length for me to pull off comfortably without feeling matronly, given my height. But I wanted to include this trend because it was nice to see so many modest options on the runway! They were seen in beautiful floral prints, ginghams, with ladylike smocking detailing, and bold shoulder details. Add a pair of white sneakers to make the look more casual or opt for heels if you’re going for a dressier look.


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Shira Rosenbluth, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in New York City. She has a passion for helping people feel their best in their body at any size and specializes in the treatment of disordered eating, eating disorders, and body-image dissatisfaction using a weight-neutral approach. She’s also the author of, a popular body positive style blog. You can find her on Instagram @theshirarose. Find more about her therapy practice at