Fashion Forecast

Warm Weather Trends For Your Closet And Your Decor

by Elizabeth Johnson // April - May - June 2023

Wondering what the newest fashion trends are for spring and summer this year? You can check out the latest in fashion magazines, or … interior design magazines! That’s right, fashion doesn’t just start on the runway and make its way to your closet – it also shows up all over your home.

For warm weather trends that you will not only see in your favorite clothing boutiques, but also in home décor, read on.

Metallics, while not surprisingly seen during the autumn and win-ter months, especially when we were heading into party season, are not going anywhere now that the temperatures are on the rise. This spring, look for a range of shiny and shimmery golds in silvers from fabrics like lame, velvets, and leathers. To freshen up your wardrobe without breaking the bank, jump on this trend with a new pair of shiny chandelier earrings that touch your shoulders. In our homes, this is showing up in hardware, lighting, and even pillows. For an easy interior update in your home without having to tackle a major renovation, try switching out the old hardware in your kitchen for nickel or unlacquered brass.

The ’80s are back! In fashion, think Pretty in Pink … fluffy ruffles, pastel colors, ribbons, bows, and lace – things you probably hated when your mom made you wear them, but now you can’t wait for the excuse to put them on! Florals and ruffles were popular in the home in the ’80s too (remember Molly Ringwald’s bedroom in the iconic movie?) and Mario Buatta was the Prince of Chintz. Today “grand-millennial” style has us once again incorporating floral into our designs, although perhaps in a bit more sophisticated way … but we still love adding florals on fabrics and wallpapers.

Green has been big on the home decorating scene for a few years now, and this bold hue isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. From emerald to moss to moody dark greens, it works in classic formal settings as well as more modern décor. In boutiques, you’ll see a transition from emerald to bright yellow greens and chartreuse, and watch for neon to make a splash from spring to summer!

Hardworking classics never really go out of style, but this season you can find them translating to traditional items such as white blouses, denim with a relaxed fit, and tailored suiting in modern cuts – envision timeless, effortless pieces. Regarding home design, we’re also witnessing a rise in classic design, moving away from short-lived trends and throwaway furniture and towards ageless, quality furniture and finishes. The white blouse translates to plaster vent hoods, tailored suits become tailored pleats on drapery panels, and relaxed denim becomes classic comfy upholstery that works for your life.

I love to update my closet each season with new pieces to keep things fresh, and freshening up our homes regularly will keep them fresh too. Living in a home that feels good helps us live happier and gives us a space to enjoy with the people we love.

Elizabeth Johnson

Founder and owner of The Cotton Company and White Street Boutique, a multi-vendor clothing boutique in an upscale setting that features something for women of all sizes, shapes, and ages.