The new season is upon us, so time to start thinking about adding some new styles to your wardrobe. The warmer weather is finally starting to arrive and now we can say good bye to the cold and dreary winter and hello to long days of much needed sunshine. The spring season is the perfect time to give your look a bit of a change. The nicer climate allows us to strip off a few layers and experiment with a little more colour. T shirts, thin blazers, plims and even a pair of shorts or two is the usually attire for the warmer temperatures. So if you are thinking of adding a few extra pieces to your wardrobe for spring, why not check up on the latest styles to see what’s hot for the new season?
There are plenty of new looks and trends to try out and one that seems to be sweeping the board is the colour blue. It’s everywhere this season. Navy, duck egg, ocean, midnight, name any shade of blue you want and I am sure you will find it in at least one of the latest collections from the top designer brands.
If you are thinking of incorporating some spring time style into your look, why not check out some of these blue pieces to incorporate into your outfits this season.
Just a simple blue t shirt would brighten even the dullest of wardrobes. This piece from Armani Jeans is ideal for wearing with cargo shorts on your up and coming summer holiday abroad.
With the SS13 fashion weeks out of the way we can see that a style which has become very popular in recent years, the country style looks. Many equestrian inspired and country inspired materials and designs have made it down the catwalk during the London, New York, Pairs and Milan catwalks.
What have these catwalk taught us then? What are the best country looks and how do we go about creating them? There are a few rules you should stick to when going for the classic country style look. Firstly keep to a soft, neutral colour palette propels you into the luxury zone. Choose a cream blouse or navy coat, they are much more flattering and country looking than stark black and white.
When you want a casual weekend look, work around a stylish gilet. Make it sheepskin and you've got the big fashion look at the moment. A gilet cleverly pulls separates together to give you endless variation. Whether it’s a gilet or a coat faux fur, sheepskin, leather and suede are all major players for the country-meets-city look this season. Try mixing textures together and keep accessories to a minimum to not overpower your look.
The catwalks were also full of prints this season, which is great as these prints create a fantastic country look. If you love prints, then the choice is yours. From tiny traditional paisleys to punchy dramatic animal prints, they're a powerful addition to any winter wardrobe. Tone a bold-printed dress down with a long, chunky knit for that great in-between weather look.
Victoria Beckham has definitely brought back the trouser suit for women; a well fitted tweed suit is just about the most useful outfit in anyone's wardrobe. It's worth making a major investment in a tweed suit to get great style and cut. Wear the jacket with jeans for a dress-down day.
If you’re anywhere as excited as we are about leaving the cold and damp weather of winter behind and embracing the spring and summer, you’ll be starting to think about re-vamping your wardrobe too. There are so many exciting styles to choose from its hard to pick out our favourite trend. So we have put together a range of styles for different occasions throughout summer. Which one is your favourite?
This is the perfect outfit for a hot summer BBQ. It is practical and cute. A simple straw hat will keep you protected from the sun if you’re in it for a long time throughout the day. I love the colour of this Topshop top and these Levi’s jeans are an absolute summer must have. The shoes are Vans California available from iConsume. I love the unique summer pattern on them, it gives the whole outfit an added California look.
I love the easiness of this outfit. The dress is from Topshop and is perfect for really hot days in the sun. This is the perfect beach outfit. The sandals and bag are from Zara, I love the reflective panel at the front of the sandals and it looks fantastic accessorised with a colourful bag like this. The splash of colour adds a fun feel to the whole outfit.
For a more sophisticated city day out we recommend this outfit. The strapless floral dress is from French Connection as gives a feminine and stylish look. Matched with these cream French connection heeled sandals and River Island bag you are ready to hit the shops!
It seems the weather isn’t going in our favour these days, with all the snow and wintery weather still looming. It’s meant to be spring with sun and blue skies! Instead we are waking up to a fresh blanket of snow every morning. This just isn’t on. What about all those spring pieces we have all gone out and bought in preparation for the nicer weather? How are we meant to wear them when it’s minus temperatures outside? A spring dress does not match well with three inches of snow, I think we all agree on that.
So how do you save those spring pieces from being forgotten about? Well its time to dig out a few of those winter woollies you thought you had put away for another year. Take a look at some of our ideas for cold spring style.