4 spring fashion trends in Birmingham + what local influencers think

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All the trends of this spring. (L-R Giani Martin/Funmiford/Ashleigh Alexis)

We’re living through the 60s and 70s fashion revival arc right now. Think vintage knit patterns, androgynous designs and flared pants. How are Birmingham micro-influencers styling themselves for the spring? Keep reading to find out.

Magic City Fashion Week 2022

Did you know that Birmingham has our very own fashion week? Magic City Fashion Week provides a platform for local designers to showcase their talents. This year’s theme centers around what it means to be sustainable and inclusive in the fashion world.

“We can all agree that ethics help guide us towards being better people—but what does that actually mean? The answers invite us to have a comprehensive discussion about what ethical fashion has the ability to mean and how we, as consumers, can help brands become more transparent. The end result is much more about values than it is about rules, not unlike this entire movement.” 

Randall Porter, Brand strategist + style enthusiast

MCFW will kick off with the Recycled Runway at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Students will be able to showcase their experimental and creative designs for the community.

1. Retro chic | 📲 @randallporter

Birmingham’s very own brand strategist Randall Porter is all about embracing creative styles. This year the biggest trends in Birmingham he is seeing are crochet pieces, gingham patterns and bras as outerwear.

“Retro 90s fashion is making a comeback but there is some 70’s trends—like big collars and wide leg/flared pants. Since COVID is still a thing, Commuter Clothing /Effortless Office yet chic looks are in.”

Randall Porter, Brand strategist + style enthusiast

2. y2k + confidence | 📲 @ashleighalexis

Ashleigh Alexis is THE Birmingham music and festival enthusiast. For those who want to let their creativity shine, look towards her for influence. She stands by her motto that confidence is the best accessory to any fit and right now she is confident in y2k and early 90s style-inspo.

“I love the modernization of the [retro] trend with the big white platform boots and colorful statement jewelry. It really shows how you can take something thats “out of style” and make it your own. I’ll always love the creativity behind bringing a trend back!”

Ashleigh Alexis, photographer

3. Bold colors, mini skirts, platforms + cutouts | 📲 @funmiford

Funmi is excited for the World Games this season because it’s a great way to showcase Birmingham’s trendiest clothes. She also is a huge advocate for shopping at Black-owned businesses.

BONUS: NEW grant program, Magic City Match, helps Birmingham’s Black-owned businesses thrive.

“Four spring trends in Birmingham that I’m excited about and will be all over your socials this upcoming season are bold bright colors and hues! Don’t forget to add some color blocking to these bright hues! Next is platform anything!

Next is the mini skirt! We know Y2K style has been trending and this Spring opt for a mini skirt with maybe a halter top and a cardigan. And the last trend I’m excited about is cutouts and draping! When it comes to clothing opt for a little cutout detail or draping to add some romance to the look.”

Funmiford, Content Creator

4. Timeless neutral with a dash of color📲 @kameronmonet

Kameron Monet does it all—balancing her role as a content creator with her work as a licensed attorney. She embodies the professional trends and has become a mentor for students who want to get into law school. This spring she’s adding a pop of color to the trends in Birmingham, adding to her neutral and timeless looks.

“I love the gingham and that 70s style for spring! I also think bold colors will be big this season.”

Kameron Monet, licensed attorney, content creator + influencer marketing consultant

What spring fashion trends are you seeing in Birmingham? Tag us @BhamNow and let us know!

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