We all know that as as soon as those turn of year sales are over the shops instantaneously become inundated with the latest Spring offerings. But if I’m being completely honest if it’s not got some sort of thermal lining or cosy fleece knit then i can’t even contemplate wearing it at this point. Coldness makes for a very grumpy me. The sheer site of some skimpy pastel pieces makes me want to physically shudder at the thought of donning such little fabric (Shudder at the thought of a. baring that much flesh to the cold, and b. baring that much flesh in general.. Summer ready my body is most definitely not.)
But there is also the fact that I’m so done with Winter that i want to be able to wear fun things again. I’m looking forward to not freezing my appendages off every time i step outside and I really want to wear some new pretty things god damn it!
With that in mind I started looking in to Spring Trends, but with the added bonus of wear now whilst still freezing.. (Hello Storm Ewan rocking your frigid temps and wetter than wet weather across the Uk this week) and also later when the mild weather finally decides to show.
I want transitional styles that work hard for me (this should really be my blog ethos shouldn’t it, i say it so often!), and new styles that will be fun to wear.
Winter styles I am done with you. I am all about the new Spring Styles.
So what will work i hear you say?
Well Lets take a look at some trends that will be top of the fashion blocks in 2017
|Colourful Stripes by Esprit
Perfect for the Spring trend
Left: Seasalt Cornwall
Starting with a classic but with a twist.
Nautical stripe is one of the trends that you know will return year after year, and of course the classic breton is well loved all year round, but this spring Stripes have have a new lease of life. Not only are there stripey flared sleeves galore (see below) but they are also coming with a big injection of colour. Colourful stripes are where its at, and make for an instant wardrobe update.
These are the perfect way to ease yourself in to Spring Style as they are easy to introduce in to your daily style. Wear now layered with a big coat, cardigan or biker jacket, and then later with a denim skirt or cropped wide leg trousers. Basically, you know you can never go wrong with a good stripey top.
Right: Esprit Trumpet Sleeve
This season is ALL about the sleeve detail, whether that be flared, fluted, frilled or with bows, its go big or go home on the sleeve front.
These are perfect for transitional dressing, firstly because exaggerated sleeves are usually long in form, meaning those arms that have been in hibernation all winter, are still well and truly covered up (I don’t know about you, but my bingo wings are breathing a sigh of relief). Secondly they work well with jeans of all varieties, and again then with skirts come spring. The hot pink dress above is also bang on trend this season both in colour and style. Wear now with black tights, boots and a biker, then come the sun ditch the jacket and tights and wear with wedges and statement earrings. It also is that wonderful pink I was talking about on Friday. Instant ‘pep’ in a dress!
Laura Ashley brings it perfectly with this Gingham Trench
A great versatile trend is Gingham, i do love a bit of gingham. Those tiny little black and white squares work tremendously well with so many colours and even some pattern mixing.
The Laura Ashley jacket above is the perfect way to wear the trend now, just add underneath a bright pink jumper and some blue jeans and black boots.
The gingham skirt for me is pretty special too. I personally think gingham will be around right through summer so invest in a piece that will see you right through to autumn.
Embroidered anything and everything. Floral appliques on jeans are still huge this season and add a bit of interest to the norm, they also look great dressed up with heels or equally great with sneakers. Style tip: Personally I would stick to just wearing just one embroidered item at a time to avoid looking like an old school country and western singer.
The above white and embroidered Esprit shirt would work so well with jeans but i’m also thinking layered underneath dungarees for total style kudos.
THE LONG FLORAL DRESS
Left: HeartBreak Hotel Dress
Right: Sidney Floral
I know right.. Floral’s for spring is not groundbreaking, but they are so affordable, remixable and wearable. Plus nothing screams SPRING more than some lovely floral’s.
By keeping the length midi to maxi you can still wear these pretties with tights and boots and then throw then abandon them when its legs out weather.
I also love the idea or layering a black fine knit turtle neck underneath and a biker jacket over the top for extra warmth. Perfect now and perfect later.
What trends will you be trying this Spring? Is there anything you would recommend i look at?