A-Z Spring Summer Trends – Part Four

Fashion. It’s great, but it’s a bit confusing at times. Don’t wear bootcut jeans, do wear them. Mini skirt, midi skirt, maxi skirt. Bright colours, pastel shades, monochrome. It’s always changing, and it is hard to keep up. So, we’re being very helpful on this blog and bringing  you the A-Z Spring Summer Trends – in four handy parts!

Last week  we brought you A-G and H-M, on Tuesday it was N-T, today it’s U-Z, the final part of our spring trend alphabet.

U is for Underwear…

U is for underwear spring trend

…as outerwear. Sort of. All hail the return of the bra-top. A late 1980s and early 1990s classic, if you’ve got the figure (and the youth) a bra-top is an absolute musthave spring trend for 2014. Here are three very different tops from H&M, all with that underwear as outerwear vibe going on. The gorgeous polka dot top (working the ruffle trend too) is £24.99, the floral print dungaree style bra top is £12.99, and the bandeau strappy detail top is £14.99.

V is for Volume

V for volume a-z spring trend

Volume comes in many forms in this spring trend. Voluminous summer coats, to wide, full A-line midi skirts, to voluminous maxi skirts like this fabulous one from French Connection (£130). Full of fabric, this amazing skirt is all you need for super summer style. I absolutely love this skirt; the pattern, the shape. the length.

W is White

W for white spring trend

Full-on, brilliant, pure white. Massive trend – massive nightmare! White is impractical, but when done well it’s uber chic. You need nothing with white except an attitude. I love this Preen for Edition @ Debenhams white dress (£85). Classic, structured, fierce and simple all rolled into one. Rock it.

X is for X-Ray

X for x ray sheer spring trend

Which means sheer. Clothes you can see through. Or bits on your clothes you can see through like the mesh part of this chic spring trend dress from French Connection (£75). A little bit of a sheer panel here and there this spring is what you want. Don’t just stick on a see through frock, yeah?

Y is for Yellow

y for yellow spring trend

We covered this spring trend back during the winter on this blog. Yellow is bright and bold for 2014. Wear it in small doses in some yellow accessories, or full-on with a dress like this fabulous Louche yellow dress from JOY (£49) which screams summer and is bound to make everyone who sees you in it smile.

Z is for Zebras…

Z for zebras

…ad giraffes, tigers, lions, birds, etc. You get the idea. Not animal print, but animal motifs. Pictures of animals on your clothes. Repetitive animal prints on your dress, skirt, trousers, and more are a big spring trend. Just maybe don’t wear them to the zoo or you might look a wee bit mad. We love this giraffe print playsuit from New Look (£14.99) and this fabulous zebra print short Tee from H&M (£9.99). Have fun with this one!

So, there you have it. Our conclusive A-Z of Spring Summer Trends in four manageable blog posts for you to consult throughout the spring/summer season. May you always be on trend!

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A-Z Spring Summer Trends

Fashion. It’s great, but it’s a bit confusing at times. Don’t wear bootcut jeans, do wear them. Mini skirt, midi skirt, maxi skirt. Bright colours, pastel shades, monochrome. It’s always changing, and it is hard to keep up. So, we’re being very helpful on this blog and bringing  you the A-Z Spring Summer Trends – in four handy parts!

Part One covers A-G, and then we’ll be back tomorrow with H-M.

A is for Art Attack

A-z Spring trend AAs seen on the catwalks of Celine, Chanel, Jil Sander, Prada and more, fashion is having an art moment this season. Think paintbrush prints like this H&M skirt, Picasso-esque abstract prints, and bold, bright patterns.

B is for Bombers

a-z spring trends BBomber jackets are back. We’ve blogged about them already, they’re so hot this season. Start wearing a padded, classic bomber like this navy one from H&M (£24.99) now, and then choose a lighter fabric and perhaps a patterned bomber when the weather picks up.

C is for City Shorts

A-z trends spring C

Amongst all of the skirts on offer, fashion goes and brings shorts into the mix. Not beach shorts, or festival denim shorts, or short, holiday shorts. Nope, think longer, almost at the knee city shorts like this amazing ombre style pair from Jonathan Saunders Edition for Debenhams (£55). Wear with a sharp jacket and a cool pair of heels for an excellent on-trend office look. C could also be for Culottes – give them a go this season as well.

D is for Denim

A-z spring trends D

Denim is having a moment that isn’t jeans this spring. Denim jackets, pencil skirts like this stonewashed one from New Look (£19.99), gilets, dresses and more are all in our favourite fabric this summer. Embrace the denim!

E is for Embellishment

A-z spring trends E

Who doesn’t love a bit of embellishment? Lucky us this season then, because it is everywhere. On bags, jackets, tops, knits – you name it, it’s been embellished with jewels, sparkles and more. This gorgeous shell top from French Connection (£75) has huge embellishment, the perfect foil for the pastel pink.

F is for Florals

A-z spring trends F

Amanda Priestley would be crying this season with florals just everywhere. But The Devil Wears Prada magazine boss would have to admit that florals for spring, whilst a cliche, are a HUGE trend this year. What more can we say? Small florals, bit floral prints, florals on white, on black, on everything. Just go with it. We love this floral dress from Debut at Debenhams (£100).

G is for Geometric

A-z spring trends GGeometric prints are the perfect alternative to florals – or maybe mixed in with florals. If you want something bold and out there, this trend is for you. Go for bold all over geometric prints in a dress – clash prints, wearing trousers and tops in different patterns. It’s a fun trend, so have fun with it. This fab hexagonal print dress from New Look (£25) rocks this look.

Tomorrow, it’s H-M in the A-Z Spring Summer trends