Though it’s still gloomy outside, spring is definitely on the horizon. And now is the perfect time to start planning your outfits for the upcoming season. I’m all for using staple pieces in our wardrobes to give year on year wear. Mixing them up with a few items from this seasons trends will ensure your outfits feel up to date.
From subtle fringing on knits and skirts to head to toe on dressed tassels and fringing are a fab way to add some drama to your look this spring.
If opting for a fringe dress go for this layers of tassels on bodycon silhouettes. For a more casual look lightly tasselled knits will look fab teamed with a t-shirt, jeans and pumps and are definitely suited to those with an artistic style personality. And if you fancy switching up your beachwear this summer grab yourself a tasselled coverup to elevate your poolside ensemble
Tailoring is becoming increasingly popular with the introduction of softer, slouchier shapes. Oversized blazers and wide leg trousers in muted shades are the way to go this spring. Try layering with a lace cami or a t-shirt and if a cami’s not your thing pair your suit with thong sandals for a modern, yet timeless look.
And don’t forget you can separate your suit by mixing and matching the jacket with jeans and pumps and your trousers with a light sweater or basic tee’s.
Ruffles are everywhere this coming season and a fun way to make a statement. From oversized to small, vertical to horizontal, anything goes with this trend. Seen on statement evening dresses to dramatic daywear ruffled detailing offers the opportunity to feel elevated at every opportunity.
Remember ruffles add volume to the area they are covering so always ensure your balance your proportions. Vertical ruffles will help to elongate by drawing the eye up and down your body. While a tiered dress will look fab if you have a straighter, more angular silhouette with no defined waist.
Detailing on the shoulders works a treat for sliming your arms and balancing your upper and lower body . And a ruffled blouse will add volume (great if your small busted) and is an easy way to instantly soften (and make more feminine) androgynous pieces and tailoring.
Denim Maxi Skirts
When it comes to hemlines they are either being offered in micro or long, floor skimming versions. If you’re looking to purchase one yourself there are plenty to choose from. As far as styling is concerned pairing your maxi skirt with a denim shirt or jacket for a double or triple denim look will see you bang on trend.
I love a bow and this season they are bang on trend. Look out for bow shoulder strap details, delicate embellishments and applique styles in silks, tulles and cotton. And chiffon and satin blouses with pussybow necklines. Not only do they work well with tailoring, they look fab dressed up with smart denim, killer heels and a biker jacket.
While we’re used to seeing a heart print on t-shirts and sweaters, this season will see the addition of applique hearts on blouses and dresses and delicate stitch detailing to form sweet-heart necklines. The easiest way to inject the look into your wardrobe is through patterned t-shirts, knits and dresses. As always make sure the pattern suits your scale. And if an all over pattern feels too much and you’d prefer to give a nod to this trend instead of going all in, think heart shaped earrings or a patterned scarf.
I can’t remember a season where stripes haven’t be on trend in one guise or another. While a classic Breton stripe will remain popular this season, thick stripes in bold colours are bursting their way onto the high street. Vertical stripes are great for lengthening (not great worn over curves) while horizontal stripes will shorten and widen the area they cover.
Cargo pockets made a come back a couple of years ago and this season is no exception. With statement pockets seen all over the runways on everything from trousers to jackets cargo pants make a great alternative to your favourite jeans.
If you’re new to the look choose neutral shades to keep it wearable. You can’t go wrong pairing them with your favourite sweater and pumps for an easy weekend look or switching them up for a silky style with heals for a dressier take. Just be mindful of where the pockets are positioned if you carry your weight on your bottom half as they will add bulk and where possible opt for lighter weight fabrics. And if trousers aren’t your thing try one of the many styles of cargo skirts instead.
What trends will you be trying this season?