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I’m so sick of the raiiiiinnnn!!!

I feel like spring is never going to come.
I’m telling you, I know what’s going to happen… We’re not going to have a springtime and we’re gonna go straight from winter to summer we’ll sweat right through our tank-tops praying for a breeze to come save us.

I wrote that yesterday and apparently that’s exactly what’s happening today in New York !

So annoying, especially because I am so on top of it when it comes to springtime trends, like take these for example:

The Cropped Top

A new invention made just to mess with girls’ heads like me who don’t have abs (or at least, our abs are well insulated) pffff. I have, of course, decided to ignore this trend.
And I mean, why would anyone older than 12 ever want to wear a cropped top, right? (she says, picking her bruised ego up off the floor.)

The Grunge Chic

Grunge 1/ Grunge
Of course, yes, I love grunge. I want to totally take on grunge. Grunge is mine. Let’s see…
I have a pair of torn up black totally +++ pants (Are they grunge or maybe just end of stock from the Mango in Ajaccio?)(Answer: Fine. End of stock from Mango in Ajaccio), a Phillip Lim I love New York t-shirt with the heart upside down from his grunge collection (is this one grunge or crypto-punk?) AND as you know I totally missed my chance with Dries Van Noten and Céline Birks.

I think I’ll get myself back in the game with some real Birks but I can’t figure out if I should go with black or white. What do you think?

Grunge 1/ Plaid
I already told you that I missed out on the whole Dries collection! Those are the only ones that make me want to break the bank for some plaid. All that’s left to do now is to steal Lara’s stuff.

Lara Melchior Photo

Grunge 2/ Flowers
Mmmmm, not so interested.


I. Love. Ruffles.


Okay team, I’m SUPER ready for this one. I have so many pairs of pink pants, and a pink shirt I can wear them with. I know, it’s kind of a lot, but ever since Kim K pulled off her head-to-toe (Could you put together a more head-to-toe look than this one here?)(Seriously though, I’m not making fun of her or anything. I thought it was a cool outfit)(Honestly, I think it was cool.)(Why doesn’t anyone believe me?) at the Met, I’m much more comfortable with a head-to-toe ensemble.
Back on topic: Long live pink.


You crazy?! Way too complicated with all the layers and everything… No thank you.


Yep, you read that correctly. Mods! 60s Mod like the Marc Jacobs collection this season. Beautiful on the runway. The one trend all magazines didn’t know what to do with and went with a “Who is Polly Maggoo” editorial?
Pfff, NOPE. I am NOT Polly Maggoo.


Sorry, what did you just say?


As we speak, I’m getting rid of everything that isn’t white from my closet. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but just not really. Ok. Yeah. I’m exaggerating in the way that I I’m terrible at getting rid of much of anything from my closet. But : love white.


Voilà, and that’s my special “I have zero personality” recap of spring trends. There might be some missing but as you know, this ain’t no

Next time if you’d like, I’ll talk to you about my actual style, like my totally fresh of the press style. Yep. I changed some stuff AND am experimenting with a few things and it all brings me such fashion JOY… Trends just add a little fun to all that.

What trends do you see around that you’ve adopted?


In the photo, Lily is wearing a Chloé top and some Marni pants.


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  • Superbes photos ! Ben pour ce moment c’est noire et veste épaisse pour contrer ce temps pourri.

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  • this spring was weird…:)

  • I’m’ down with the crop top the trick is to wear a high waist skirt or pants. I’m all for white, my nails have been white for the past month. Leather uh no I live in South Florida and don’t want to have a heat stroke. Floral sure. Pink Yes! Sheer Hell YEAH! Ruffles Maybe… Grunge we’ll see.


  • Francesca May, 21 2013, 9:14 / Reply

    You totally should have done a trending video on this one!!!

  • I’m also in to pink this season. Loving the ombre pink cashmere sweater that the Elder Statesman did for J Crew.
    I think white is trend for everyone this season. Crop tops not so much, not for anyone.
    I’m into the floral trend, I think there are some pretty dresses on the market that have awesome floral prints.
    I’m also into the overall trend. I purchased a pair of boyfriend-esque overall shorts from Asos and I’m kind of loving them. Anyone else into that trend right no? Garance, you spoke about your love for your leather ZARA ones the other day.

    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  • I love the white trend and long, pleated and subtle skirts in pastel tones with flat sandals!!My favorite trends for this spring!I love the first photo and how it changes from color to black and white…great!!

  • Florence May, 21 2013, 9:39 / Reply

    Perso moi je flippe qu’on passe directement de l’hiver a … l’hiver. Et hop sous le nez l’ete. Transpirer dans un marcel, le reve!

  • I like white and I like leather pants (in black!). It took me a while to actually wear them because it can be a tricky thing when not done right but now I love them!

  • Stephanie May, 21 2013, 9:49 / Reply

    Where is the “Hawaii” top from in the white story?!

  • Je n’attends plus qu’une chose alors : de connaître votre nouveau style !
    Vous êtes une telle source d’inspiration pour moi…

  • Le cropped top, j’adore ! Et niveau abdos on va pas se plaindre mais j’ignore avec quoi le porter… Jupe ? Pantalon ? Short ? Talons ? Espadrilles ? Garance, help…

    Et sinon, j’aime assez les tendances que tu as évoqué ! Sauf peut être le rose, mais que veux-tu depuis mon plus jeune âge j’ai horreur de cette couleur…


  • The trends I have adopted?
    Dries (version Zara and H&M)
    Metallic Shoes
    Wide trousers

    trends I want to adopt but haven’t found the right piece for:
    – white shoes
    – cropped top

  • Let’s see…trends

    *Plaid (Dries) via Zara, mixing it with sweatshirts (Dries and otherwise)
    *Grunge – not quite, but I fell hard for some of the NY Phillip Lim tops, and got a toned-down version, where it’s ‘cut up’ with silk chiffon (so the NY is not as obvious) (I have a pic of it here:

    Cropped tops? No way! Those days are long gone for me…


  • I too LOVE ruffles. There’s something super girly about them that just speaks to me. Pink- I’m adapting more to this trend but wear more coral or super bold shades. White- love but realized that I don’t wear enough white, I’m getting on that. Grunge- I want to be grunge but I love ruffles too much. So, I think I’m going to mix in grunge and leather with my feminine pieces, and then, bam, there ya go.


  • Love this post! I’m ready too

  • Daniela May, 21 2013, 10:26 / Reply

    Hahahaha you made me laugh so much about girls with insulated abs and crop tops. So true! However I have not adopted any of this seasons trends just for the sake of not going back to the 90s. Grew up watching my older brother’s girlfriends going through that phase and I personally despise grunge. Although I do LOVE white on white on white on white, I wouldn’t be able to adopt this trend since I live in Bogotá, Colombia and it rains like crazy during may and june so imagine a white t-shirt contest only with one contestant down the street. QUEL SPECTACLE!

    Much love to you Garance and the team, great work!


  • Le noir et blanc, les combis, etre soi-meme, s’amuser avec la mode, kiffer la vie… Voila les tendances que j’ai adoptées !

  • I’m ready for nearly everything in this list, I just want spring and I want it now!! xx

  • I prefer sporty and elegant dresses (white, pink, leather, …) – is the most straightforward and you are dressed for all occasions!

    I most look forward to your “fresh of the press style” – sounds like fun!

  • J’adore l’allure de cette fille !

  • J’adore la tendance rose (je ne’aurais jamais pensé dire ça, je n’ai jamais beaucoup porté de rose), et le blanc ce n’est pas possible d’y échapper! Et ma tendance préféré est le cuir, surtout le cuir coloré!
    J’espère qu’on va bientôt voir des photos de ton nouveau style, et pour les birk, je dirais noires!

  • Ha very informative post. It is strange that I do look forward to the latest Spring trends more so than for other seasons. I think the occasional dullness of fall and winter gets to me… But great to see the weather allowing for some sweet trends

  • Pour moi ce sera assez limité cette année / Le blanc et le rose OK mais en réalité j’ai toujours eu ces 2 couleurs dans ma garde robe – le grunge fleur bof bof mais celui à carreaux OK via Zara assez Dries en fait – J’ai loupé le TShirt de P. Lim aussi – Par contre pas de trucs transparents, de volants ou de Mods – Ah si j’ai adopté récemment la salopette en jean (mais je pense que j’ai un an de retard sur la tendance…) Quant au Cropped top la seule personne que je connaisse qui l’a adopté c’est ma fille 15 ans, 1,78 m et un ventre plat comme une table – mais c’est vraiment limite avec son père on trouve qu’elle est déjà trop vieille pour ca ;-)))

  • I jumped on the white shoe trend (Gianvito Rossi point toe pump in my case) early and still not over it… so perfect with all colors of boyfriend jeans. Oh and white jeans of course, I love R13’s shade of white that’s more milk and less white-out. Also into the silk trench trend (although not so much in white – too lab coat, IMO) but haven’t found my perfect one yet. I love everything Dries and also missed that boat, although there are still a few places online that have the jackets in the pattern Lara is wearing in stock in small sizes… but I can’t quite justify the splurge. I will however splurge on those perfect Chanel espadrilles if I ever find one in my size! Leather for summer???? I mean, I live in NYC too and it’s far to hot here to even think about leather in the summer. Short skirts however (not the tight mini kind but the gently flared ones, like from Sandro or Phillip Lim) are somewhat more reasonable. Finally, I love love transparency, but it’s so hard to pull off gracefully, so I’m with you there…


  • Usually I am with you against crop tops, HOWEVER. A crop top with a high waist, revealing an innocent strip of upper abdomen….makes me reconsider.

  • yasmine May, 21 2013, 12:17 / Reply

    Le blanc : T-shirts, jean’s, escarpin, baskettes ……………;je cherche un sac blanc c’est tendance ou pas?

    Le Cropped, meme pas en reve, je n’ai aucune envie de mettre en avant mon appendice ventral!!!!!

    Sinon, je deteste suer dans mon marcel, je profite du temps pourris , surtout qu’à Alger ça ne va pas durer, et qu’on va passer directement à la canicule.

  • Coline May, 21 2013, 12:19 / Reply

    Trop cool l’enchaînement des deux photos :) !

  • viva spring!!

  • Definitely with the all white for summer!!! As for crop tops, no thank you, that will get in the way of my afternoon mr. softee.. what?

  • Today feels more like summertime preview than springtime arrival (humidity!) in NYC. I am wearing ivory blouse and patterned white blazer, so today is a WHITE story for me. Enjoy the sunshine, everyone!

  • Oooooh trop bon de revoir la jolie Lily! Photo vraiment top!

  • I have been ignoring trends for 3 years now (ever since the whole bloggers-who-wear-new-stuff-every-week boom and the emergence of pre-fall and cruise collection… I CAN’T KEEP UP *frustration*). I realized that from restraining myself, you really understand what pieces will last through the years and which aren’t… and then you can buy them on sale. This involves hard discipline though
    X Alice

  • Bah moi comme d’hab, j’ai dévalisé Isabel Marant. Pas super original, mais je lui suis fidèle depuis ses débuts et comme elle fait une mode hors mode finalement, je mixe ses collections d’années en années. Sinon le grunge, oui, moi aussi je ne vais pas me remettre d’avoir rater les trucs Dries (je suis passé au Printemps auj, mais il n’y a vraiment plus rien !) (peut-être que Lara mettra sa veste en vente chez les Ginettes :-)) (je me console avec mes kimonos et mes chemises à carreaux) et je commence grave à lorgner sur Saint-Laurent. Le cropped top on oublie tout de suite ! Le blanc ça ne me va pas ! Les volants quand on a des seins c’est pas top top. Sinon je m’éclate avec les mixe & match d’imprimés.

  • She looks so fresh and carefree!! And I love the joke about well-insulated abs. Yeah I think that’s what I’ll call them from now on.

    Great post (like always) G!

  • Blanc : le sac Other stories mini, check
    La chemise en jean de toutes les couleurs : enfin la collection de tous les délavages possibles, check
    Si : le blouson oversize. Léopard H&M à la Stella. Jamais eu l’occasion de le mettre.
    Cuir : 2 jupes, le top, recherche du pantalon qui va bien (Other stories ?), check for ever.

    Rose, volant, grunge (retour du boyfriend jean, c’est tout), cropped top : NON

  • Caroline May, 21 2013, 2:00 / Reply

    I am in SE England and praying for spring! If it ever arrives I will be going sheer and if it doesn’t I can always layer it again with a couple of jumpers like I am doing right now. And slippers, because it’s still so cold!

  • If you don’t want to do black/white birks (white I believe only comes in suede and will get too dirty) try taupe or this new velvet gray which is really nice. Oh and get the soft foot bed. Soooo comfy. I think crop tops look silly on anyone older then 16. . but that’s just my opinion. . .

  • Is Spring ready for us?

  • Would love to see and find out more about your actual style!! I love fun trends as much as the next person, but what I love more is seeing how people actually live — how they put together their style — how they wish to express themselves and present themselves to the world every day. So yes, a post about your style is a must! (And thanks!)

  • None of the above!
    I got myself a pair of white platform sneakers and I’m really happy about them, I owned a pair in 94 and I don’t feel too ridiculous wearing them. I indulged myself with the Obsedia bag by Givenchy, a pair of jeans and a Vans tee!

  • linda palomino May, 21 2013, 3:31 / Reply

    about this crazy weather: true or not = geo-engineering

  • Chloé May, 21 2013, 4:12 / Reply

    Gros recyclage d’articles …
    Mais bon jolie photo de Lily !

  • For those in Paris, seeing some summer outfits is what we need right know… Let’s dream a little and forget about this weather.
    Check out my blog for some cool spring looks ! http//

  • emilia May, 21 2013, 5:54 / Reply

    Oui,oui,oui 1000 fois oui-on veut tout savoir sur ton nouveau style.pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaase,Garance stp et n’oublies pas des photos bien sure;)

  • emilia May, 21 2013, 5:56 / Reply

    oh excuse me ,btw,what about it’s trending?

  • KaLaville May, 21 2013, 6:14 / Reply

    Donc si j’ai bien compris, il fait AUSSI un temps pourri à NY ?… Quelque part ça me rassure…Je me sens moins seule sous la pluie parisienne ! Et je n’ai encore adopté aucune tendance, hélas, rapport à la météo !… A part la tendance Kway peut-être !

  • lol a fun read! Thanks Garance Dore team.

  • Oh by the way, the girl in the photo is gorgeoussss. I don’t know why, but I’m into pink right now too.

  • I am craving the cropped top trend- feeling the same about my ego

  • Je suis aussi prête pour le printemps mais il se fait bien désirer ces dernières semaines !
    On risque de passer directement à l’été à ce rythme là …

  • birk noir pour débuter l’été et ensuite on passe aux vernis blanches une fois les pieds bronzes .

    de mon coté : style ” n’importe quoi” .
    trop froid trop humide = mix & match de cachemire ,de slim , de cuir,de chale et de superpositions douteuses pour se réchauffer.
    je me sens moche et pas stylée mais impossible de porter une fringue de printemps sans attraper une pneumopathie . raz le bol de cet hiver qui n’en finit pas . 10 degres en journée !
    et ce nouveau style?

  • Pas de Birk ! Beurk !

  • I love your writing style! and you definitely have the trends down (especially the leather! haha). I wish I could pull off the crop top trend, because I love that it’s come back in a more stylish (rather than tarty) way! Maybe with some high waisted jeans could be better!

  • Au moindre petit rayon de soleil qui se point ici, je lutte contre une envie folle de sortir mes gambettes et de me pavaner le bide à l’air (non quand même pas). Ce temps est super bizarre ! 9C hier à Paris, 25C en Norvège chez mon père ??!!??? Y a un truc qui est vachement pas normal !

    Vive l’été ! Avec ou sans printemps, à ce stade, je m’en fous !


    et PS: Birks noires ;)

  • Pas encore lu tous les coms, mais pour les Birks, il faut les deux : des noires ET des blanches !

  • J’adore la premiére tenue !

  • totally agree, sick of rain! nice post!

  • tripstreasures May, 23 2013, 7:41 / Reply

    Cool post ! I’m trying to convince myself to wear a crop top once :)

  • J’ai tellement de fringues d’été, mais à cause de ce temps de merxx, elles restent toujours dans l’ombre de ma vie… alors en ce moment ma tendance est “l’accessoire”, boucle d’oreille, collier et bracelet, quelque chose d’originale que je cherche souvent.

  • I WILL fit into a crop top this summer! My summer ab goal. :D And I’m loving EVERYTHING white lately~ you had the prettiest white clothing/accessories photo!!
    Oh and I’m really liking the slightly cut out booties trend I’m seeing! It seems to ease its way into the spring wardrobe. :)

    And leather overalls…drool..leather everything makes me drool.

  • I agree with Rachelle regarding crop tops; high waistedness makes would-be trashy instantly glam! Grunge, I’d rather die!

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