I love this time of year. Streets are lined with beautiful blossom trees, the parks dry out and we can really start to enjoy them again and the sweet smell of Spring gets me super-excited for the season ahead. Until I open my wardrobe, that is, and see my how tragic it suddenly all looks.
It’s as though you wake up as soon as the clocks go forward and immediately your entire wardrobe feels drab and dull – but it’s not quite warm enough to fully embrace the season change (ne’er cast a clout till May be out, and all that…).
Sound familiar? I thought I’d look in to the key trends this season that I could bring to my repertoire to breathe in a bit of fresh air and get my trend on in the process.
So I’ve identified 8 keys trends that I could happily wear day and night.
Boho Babe – As you know, my style icon in my 20’s was Sienna Miller, so I’m super glad to see bohemian, whimsical, dressing making a come back. Beautiful embroidery and flattering, flowing, material makes this style of dressing super easy and comfortable with skinny jeans and flats or taken through to the night with a strappy heel.
- Zara embroidered cream blouse £39.99.
- PK Berry Sophia Blouse £130.00, available at Katie & Jo.
- Isabel Marant Sachi embroidered cotton-twill top £605, available at Net-a-Porter.
Super Soft Demin – Forever en-vogue, delightful denim makes up the foundation of my wardrobe, but like anything I love to introduce another take to keep this everyday staple looking fresh. I love the softer fabric I’m seeing everywhere, super comfy and super wearable for any occasion.
Brilliant Bold Stripes – Stripes are back in a big way this Spring. We all know vertical stripes are flattering and elongating on the figure, but some designers are mixing up their lines in all different directions, colours and dimensions, creating a 70’s feel as seen on the runway.
Glorious Gingham – Picnic checks were a big thing on the runway for Victoria Beckham, Celine and Stella McCartney this season, so it’s no wonder the high street’s awash with its take on this strong trend. I love this fresh easy breezy look with a colour pop red show or bag.
- Claudie Pierlot Becool Top £165.00.
- Zara Gingham Blouse £22.99.
- ASOS Glamorous Checked Oversized Shirt £28.00
Very Victorian – Queen Victoria certainly made her mark on fashion. A sartorially straitlaced era has again influenced the catwalks. As I’m not one for flashing flesh, this trend suits my rather feminine but prim style. In fact, I was so excited to get my hands on the pale pink Harry Blouse below, part of Alexa Chung’s coveted collection for M&S, I got up immediately on the day of release and ordered it online.
- Maje Menthe, pointelle knit jumper with ruffle £159.00.
- Boden Broderie top £59.50.
- Archive by Alexa for M&S, The Harry Blouse £35.00.
Looking the Bomb – As temperatures remain a little on the low side, the need for outerwear is essential and “The Bomber” has made a comeback – these ‘athleisure’ favorite from the fall collections are now all over the high street. Perfect for those on-the-go moments or spruced up with a blouse and heels.
- M&S Limited Edition Floral Bomber Jacket £49.50.
- Harris Wilson Malick inspired jacket in marine £108.00 (Also available in cream)
Statement Earrings – Recent years had seen jewellery become understated and delicate, but big is back. The Duchess of Cambridge stylishly accessorized her Indian tour wardrobe with various dangling delights. Not one to be worn in the days time with little ones, granted – they should come with a health warning when tiny tots are around – but they are a great way to add a bit of drama and glamour to an old outfit.
The Cool Mule – I’m a little over-excited about this trend, I need comfy cool slides to help me pound those pavements, keep up with the kids and keep cool and collected at the same time. With block heel detail and chic cross-over straps, I can see that I’m going to have happy feet this Summer.
- Next Tan Eyelet Block Heel Mule £34.00
- Office Madness Block Heel Mule £48.00
- Gucci, Available at Net a Porter £380.00 (IT Shoe Alert!)
So those are my 8 top trends for Spring. Hope you like them and
Love Mummy B