Toronto Etsy Trends

New season?  New wardrobe inspiration!  Spring is on its way and it’s that time of the year when we can indulge in color, break out of the routine dark monochromes and experiment with interesting silhouettes.  Spring 2015 is bringing an array of fabulous possibilities.  Keep your eyes peeled for light yet rich fabrics, new colors and interesting prints.  Here are some great Toronto trends from your TEST Members to inspire you to get playful with your wardrobe this Spring:

Floral

Floral Crop Top – $40.00 USD – BetterStayTogether

Flowers
Flowers have definitely blossomed as a spring essential. This season they adorned catwalks both boldly and subtly. Be on the look out for special embroideries and appliques that will create a rich botanical experience.  No layers or further embellishments are needed when sporting floral prints as flowers add major boost of panache to an outfit and simply make you feel more into the season.  As an ever joyful and spring print, the flower trend might have just turned into a classic that everyone needs.

Jool

Upcycled Denim Jacket – $68.00 USD – Jool

Denim
Ahh, the resilient denim!  Denim has made a full force comeback this spring, adding rustic and urban character to ensembles.  It’s all about mixing, matching and revamping your style with new and old denim pieces.  Pick what makes you comfortable, washes that work with your skin-tones and have fun with it!

PuddyCat

Gingham Cat Collar – $20.00 USD – TheRoverBoutique

Gingham
These tiny checks, once considered a vintage print, are certainly one of the biggest buzzes for spring 2015. Seen everywhere, (even on cats) gingham is the statement of the season!  Impeccable giant pastel checks can show a soft, preppy look. If you’re looking for a daring style, enhance your checks with pops of color.  For a sophisticated look – wear the print on a easy, light dress.

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Gingham Mini Dress – $45.00 USD – BetterStayTogether

This new energy given to gingham has gone positively stylish. Redesigned into crop tops, pencil skirts, relaxed button-down dresses and even charmingly feminine fitted blazers makes it one of the most covetable prints this season. The ladylike print has never looked better!

Simone

Custom Bohemian Wrap Dress – $649.00 USD – SimonesRoseBoutique

Romantic Bohemian
Romantic prints on an airy maxi dresses are so hot this season.  We love this look from Simones Rose Boutique – a sheer, busy-patterned, deep v-neck, with major bohemian flavor.  Earthy tones, intricate appliques and feminine shaped dresses are super trendy and perfect for this time of year.  If you’re looking to steal gazes and inspire deep sighs, bring this trend to your wardrobe.

FringeBag

Leather Fringe Bag – $209.00 USD – karenkalashnik

Fringe
This season’s fringe is all about standing out.  Fringe can powerfully embellish your wardrobe as it adds amazing texture and movement to garments.  Fringe can be small, medium or long strands – whatever you’re most comfortable with.  While often thought of as bohemian, fringe shows sophistication and elegance.  We’d love to go dancing with Karen’s leather fringe bag pictured above!

Show your local Etsy shops some love by shopping local this Spring.  By shifting just a portion of your spending, you can help create more jobs, a stronger economy and build a better community here in Toronto.  Happy shopping and happy playful Spring wardrobes!