11 Spring Trends Inspired by Street Style

Some of the best spring trends for men and women inspired by the photography of Aldona Barutowicz (a.k.a. the Street Style Huntress).


1. Mix ‘n’ Match Jewellery

When it comes to accessorizing this spring, take a more-is-more approach. Mix textures, colours, materials, styles – and price points – to create a madcap look.

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all street-style photography by aldona Barutowicz

Get the look

(From left to right) 9.65ct green tourmaline ring with baguette-cut diamonds in 18kt yellow gold, $16,925, from Brinkhaus; Beaded earrings, $20, from H&M; Charniere enamel bracelets, $730 to $1,015, from Herms; 18-carat rose-gold pendant with diamonds, lapis lazuli and mother-of-pearl inlay, $3,900, from Gem by Carati.

2. Striped Dresses

Avoid the sheer panic of looking for the perfect dress days before a big summer event. Be proactive and shop early, and then wear these universally flattering striped dresses everywhere.

The Calgary style inspiration: Sarah Tsao

Get the look

(From left to right) Belted dress, $680, from Marc Cain; Fit-and-flare dress, $425, from Ted Baker.

3. Platform Espadrilles

Espadrilles aren’t just for the beach. A pair of pumped-up platforms or “flatforms” add Mediterranean flair.

Get the look

(From left to right) Prada platform derby shoes, $1,130, from Holt Renfrew; Mia espadrilles, $125, from Bamboo Ballroom; Michael Michael Kors espadrilles, $148, from Michael Kors.

4. Urban Denim

The Canadian tuxedo will always be in style in Calgary. Dial up your denim closet with a jean shirt with flair.

The Calgary style inspiration: Joshua Reid Mitchell

Get the look

(From left to right) Denim southwestern shirt, $85, from Gap; Hand-distressed indigo denim Western shirt, $330, from North American Quality Purveyors.

5. Camera Bags

Whoever said bigger is better didn’t own a camera bag. The best are big enough to hold your phone and wallet, yet small enough to go everywhere with ease.

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Get the look

(Top to bottom) Signet bag, $168, from J.Crew; Embellished folder crossbody bag, $340, from Coach; Candi crossbody bag, $390, from Kate Spade.

6. Lightweight Dressing

The dandy is back, and he’s choosing lightweight cottons and linens to dress up in this summer.

The Calgary style inspiration: Jay Skelly

Get the look

Malo hat, $540, from Herms; Offal Goods bow tie, $70, from Kent of Inglewood; Wooden pin, $15, from Mule Ties; Wings + Horns linen jacket, $515, from Leo Boutique.

7. Shoulder Season

Give covered shoulders the cold shoulder.

Get the look

(From left to right) Off-the-shoulder top, $38, from Old Navy; Cold-shoulder tank, $20, from Winners; Elisabet top, $199, from Club Monaco.

8. Font Tee

Let your feelings out with a T-shirt that says what you’re really thinking.

Get the look

Bye Felicia T-shirt, $49, from Kate Hewko.

9. Bold Sunglasses

The world looks a whole lot better with ah-mah-zing sunglasses. And so do you.

The Calgary style inspiration: Monika Koehler

Get the look

(Top to bottom) Blake Kuwahara sunglasses, $699, from Brass Monocle; Mixed-materials sunglasses, $260, from Tory Burch; Michael Kors Divya sunglasses, $129, from Michael Kors.

10. Statement Hats

Head-turning toppers that scream style.

The Calgary style inspiration: Denby Royal

Get the look

(Top to bottom) Saks Fifth Avenue Made-in-Italy straw hat, $60, from Saks Off 5th; Eugenica Kim boater hat, $575, from Holt Renfrew; Barbour hat, $75, from Sporting Life.

11. Blazing Bright Blazers

The only excuse for being a wallflower this summer is if you’re the brightest, boldest one out there. This season’s colour choices are loud and proud.

Get the look

(From left to right) Topshop blazer, $105, from Hudson’s Bay; Satin-back crepe jacket, $455, from Judith & Charles.

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