Spring Style 2017

Spring has now arrived in the western hemisphere, and with it, the best looks for the spring to take the stuffiness out of your outfits into your spring wardrobe. The look for this spring is airy and playful, focusing both on minimalism in clean shapes and styling, and rustic style with flower details and ruffles. Imagine the perfect casual office look enhanced with embroidery, fringing and light, romantic colours.

Off-Shoulder Tops

This is such an easy to wear trend! These tops are the perfect way to bring a little bit of airy, pretty frivolity to more drab, practical pieces like jeans or chinos. They are best styled in cotton or linen in pink, blue or white, although dark colours work equally well to bring in some of that Dolce and Gabbana Sicilian charm for the warmer days. I would style this top with jeans for a balanced look, or tucked into a midi skirt when it is finally warm enough to go around with bare legs. They also have some serious benefits- the exposed shoulders and wide neckline elongate the neck and emphasise the collar bone area.

  • Top colours: Blue, pink, white, dark green
  • Details to consider: Ruffles, sleeve ties, embroidery, shirring

Short Boyfriend Jeans

Now as the time for restricting skinny jeans is over, new styles are coming into fashion. My personal favourite are the boyfriend jeans in a cropped style. They accentuate the legs without clinging to the thighs, making them a little bit more forgiving for those who haven’t gotten into the spring workout mode! The cropped length shows off the ankles, making them a perfect pairing with heels, mules and high-end trainers for the perfect smart casual look.

  • Top colours: white, pale blue, dark washed denim
  • Details to consider: leghole cuffs (whether they are finished off, rolled up, rough or lace-edged), ripped on the knees or not ripped

Embroidered Pastel Biker Jackets

This is this season’s statement piece, bringing any drab outfit to life. The jacket’s universal fit and unique decoration make it ideal as an accessorising piece to simple outfits like t-shirts, jeans and spring jumpsuits. The embroidery trend has filtered through from the winter and the textures of brocade, but now it has a folksy inspiration that is lighter and fresher. The hand-stitched aspect of the design makes it a worthy investment piece that will take you from spring to summer, and when paired with darker fabrics, a transition piece to autumn.

  • Top colours: pastels
  • Details to consider: embroidery types and where it is located on the fabric, leather or fake leather as it is cheaper and ecological, fringing and study

Pink coats

Although previously pink has been seen as the hardest of colours to wear as it was seen as too girly, with the rise in reclaiming feminist territories, pink is once more the trending colour. The Pink Coat is by far the best way to emulate the trend, as it simply requires the cover-up and it already makes the outfit. The pink coat doesn’t mean it has to be in a bright shade- it can be as muted as possible. It pairs easily with spring trends and colours, making it perfect for a daytime look as well as an evening cover-up. It also gives a romantic aspect to tougher clothing like boots or jeans.

  • Details to consider: length of sleeves, asymmetrical hemlines and lapels, ruffles, cuffs

Mules

This type of footwear is easy to wear, comfortable and allows your feet to breathe after being trapped all winter in boots! Mules come with different types of straps and ties, allowing for easy transitions between outfits and accessorising everything from jeans to dresses, making them on trend.These shoes are also the perfect spring to summer item, as mules can easily be taken for holidays and city breaks as an effortless way to add height and class to any outfit, whether at the beach or hitting the city sidewalk.

 

  • Top colours: pink, gold, denim, cream
  • Details to consider: Ruffles, embroidery, heel size, heel shape, number of straps
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