Step into spring/summer 2024 where discreet chic is infused with a dash of nostalgia. From a ‘90s fashion comeback to effortlessly elegant midis, these are some of the looks and pieces to embrace for years to come. Read our guide on how to wear the season’s top fashion trends, and shop them for less on THE OUTNET.

‘90s MINIMALISM

This season saw the resurgence of ‘90s minimalism – a decade where black, pared-back tailoring, practical shoulder bags, and boyfriend jeans served as mainstays. Look to long-heralded pioneers of the trend, such as Helmut Lang and Jil Sander for a glamorous grunge esthetic. Team loose-fit jeans with cropped silhouettes on top or a silk-satin camisole for failsafe mastery of the era’s cool edge. Minimalists, on the other hand, might turn to Vince for luxurious, understated elegance. To elevate your spring/summer workwear wardrobe while nodding to the ‘90s trend, layer an impeccably cut waistcoat by Brunello Cucinelli over a crisp white T-shirt, and invest in sleek shoes from Jacquemus, Stuart Weitzman, and more. Round out the look with finishing touches and everyday jewelry loved by icons from the decade, including chandelier earrings, chokers, stacked bracelets, and cuffs.

THE MIDI SKIRT

Every covetable spring/summer capsule closet needs a midi skirt – this forever classic exudes the season’s modern sophistication and easy femininity. For sleeker looks, consider A-line silhouettes by Ganni or pleated styles by Thom Browne and pair with a smart button-down shirt from Marni or a simple tank top. Alternatively, take cues from Zimmermann whose bohemian, printed styles work well with T-shirts or blouses, and sneakers, sandals, or espadrilles alike. This style staple has true day-to-night appeal (head to Isabel Marant or Alice + Olivia for truly versatile designs) and will work as hard for you in the office as it will in your downtime, whether at a cocktail party, sun-swept brunch or a vacation further afield. A dependable style essential, the midi skirt is a perennially elegant solution this season – and beyond.  

SORBET SHADES

Modern femininity is big news this season, with plenty of diaphanous fabrics, lace, and balletic references at the fore. This softer mood was reflected in pervasive candy-colored tones – think lilac, blush pink, pale yellow, and mint green. Perfect the pastel palette in sweepingly elegant and refreshingly light looks by Cecilie Bahnsen and Aje. For an after-dark take on the trend, invest in alluring, icy-hued styles from Galvan London and Pucci. Wondering how to make your pastels truly pop? Finish your look with  white boots, textured accessories to enhance color, or offset your softer shades with blocks of contrasting primary hues.

THE DENIM JACKET

Appetite for the tried-and-true denim jacket is at an all-time high as we welcome the return of casual comfort. The timeless essential comes in all shapes and sizes to seamlessly fit into your day-to-day rotation. Favor a faded dark wash look such as Holzweiler’s loose staple over a breezy summer dress, or go full denim with a feminine dress by RED Valentino. Relax your summer 9-5 style uniform and wear a pair of tailored pants with a cropped denim layer. For the ultimate weekend look, style the hero piece with cool separates from our exclusive E.L.V. DENIM X THE OUTNET upcyled capsule. Find your go-to denim design and give it the love it deserves this season and forevermore.