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What's New: Week of April 8

What's New: Week of April 8
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Could it be that spring is finally here, for real this time?? The weather seems to confirm this, and retailers are heralding the real entrance of warmer temps with merchandise that's made for days spent in the sunshine. Read on for this week's highlights on what's new.

Candy Stripes

stripes stripes stripes stripes

From left to right: Sezane Lexia Dress, $180; Mango Striped Linen Blazer, $99.99; Madewell Tie Front Cami, $58; Billabong x Sincerely Jules Wrap Skirt, $50

This season's striping is a softer version. Muted, but simultaneously still colorful, you'll see soft striping on dresses, tops, and bottoms. One example of this is influencer Sincerely Jules' capsule collection with surf brand Billabong.

Crochet

crochet crochet crochet crochet From left to right: Zara Limited Edition Crochet Sweater, $59.90; Staud Mare Dress, $345; Free People Tunic, $128; Mango Crochet Cotton Sweater, $59.99

Crochet frequently reappears during festival season, but we're seeing more "grownup" versions of the material from designers including LA-based label Staud.

Polo Shirts

polo shirt polo shirt polo shirt polo shirt From left to right: Asos Knitted Polo Shirt, $29; Mango Textured Polo, $49.99; Zara Ribbed Polo with Chain Print Detail, $35.90; Penfield Rugby Shirt, $95

A men's classic, we're seeing more versions that are fabricated from sweater knits, in unique colors, and with interesting detailing, all providing an upgrade to this seasonal staple.

Denim Dresses

denim dress denim dress denim dress denim dress From left to right: Urban Outfitters Chambray Dress, $69; Sezane Candice Dress, $170; Pull & Bear Denim Dress, $32; Zara Denim Dress, $39.90

Proving that denim is an all-season material, retailers, including Urban Outfitters and Madewell, are showing us new versions of updated and breathable denim and chambray dresses.

Bike Shorts

bike shorts bike shorts bike shorts bike shorts From left to right: Staud Cruise Short, $135; Champion x Susan Alexandra Bike Short, $49; Urban Outfitter Polka Dot Bike Short, $39; Free People Kyoto Bike Short, $98

Even if you have no intention of working out, you can still take bike shorts for a spin. We're seeing more bike short stylings that are meant to be dressed up (and of course, down.)

Find all of our weekly "What's New" feature here. A fresh edition launches every Monday!

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