Spring Trend Report

At the beginning of any new season i start trawling through the magazines, websites and catalogues to see what key trends are taking the fashion world by storm, and from that what will work for me in my normal day-to-day life and what i will want to add to my wardrobe.
The 70’s seems to be the era of revival this season with flares, floppy hats and boho vibes galore.
Paisley firmly taking its place of key print of the season and is seen on anything from dresses, to wide leg trousers and jumpsuits.
Jumpsuits are holding strong again and you can find a number of different styles of jumpsuit, from boilersuit style to strappy and boho. I invested in my first jumpsuit last year, and i’m really looking forward to seeing how i can revive it again this year.
Also leading on from that 70’s vibe, Denim is having a a bit of a thing right now also (when is denim not having a thing i ask myself?! Most versatile cloth ever i’d go as far as to say!) with patchwork and flared jeans being on point, i am also very much crushing on Denim Dresses. aka the most easy to wear dresses ever. I think there could quite possibly be a denim dress for every woman, shape, size and taste. Key trends this year are the shirt dress and simple t-shirt shape dress. My absolute favourite is from Espirit(a brand i have recently rediscovered, and super pleased i have, they have a khaki, denim and stripe dress that i’m totally coveting right now!) Its simple v-neck and cuffed sleeves make it the most flattering on me and extremely versatile for remixing, which we all know is super important when it comes to my wardrobe. I imagine this dress working extremely hard for me.
And lastly, the Statement Jacket, also called the car coat, this is the seasons key shape and its all about the print. Whether your jacket has stripes, aztec, floral or oriental pattern it has to be bold!
I’m really looking forward to adding a statement jacket or two to my (already rather large ) coat collection. I love the ease of having a black outfit and then throwing a great statement jacket on and feeling fancy. They add an instant update to an old outfit and perfect for ticking the on trend box.

Here’s a few of my key pieces that i will be 

shopping this spring:

Statement jacet

Statement jacet by rachel-the-hat

You know me, i have a thing for coats, and a statement coat can only be a good idea in my books. Question is, which to go for? Stripes, aztec or floral? 

denim dress

denim dress by rachel-the-hat featuring a tshirt dress

This is a must have investment this spring, i am leaning towards the espirit 100% cotton dress for its clean lines and easy to wear/remixability.
Which is your favourite?

spring trend: paisley

spring trend: paisley by rachel-the-hat featuring a high waisted trousers
I am crushing hard on this paisley blouse, i’m picturing flares, some tan ankle boots and a tan cross body bag to really rock the 70’s vibe.

Are there any key trends/pieces that you will be shopping this Spring?



  1. March 3, 2015 / 11:26 am

    Oh gosh Rachel far too many things tempting me in this post! Needless to say I'm instantly drawn to all of the jackets you've featured, they're simply stunning.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

  2. March 3, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    I will try to keep away from all those tempting items 🙂 I rather make something.

  3. March 3, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    I love paisley but don't own any clothing with the print. Add to my spring shopping considerations. The jackets are a great touch as well!


  4. March 3, 2015 / 11:25 pm

    Love that third statement jacket!

  5. March 4, 2015 / 9:05 am

    Just invested in some flared jeans ( Lordy ! Who thought they would ever say that ???) and I love them ! Denim dress is next provided I can find one that's not too young looking

  6. March 5, 2015 / 5:21 am

    nice pics.
    love these dresses.
    and the third jacket is really special.

  7. March 6, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    I completely agree and I love all those trends

    love Frankie // francesca2000.blogspot.co.uk

  8. August 5, 2015 / 2:02 am

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