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!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

A-Z Spring Summer Trends – Part III

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, today it’s N-T…

N is for Neons

N is for neon

Neon is one of those trends that pops up from time to time, and seems to disappear as quickly as it came. I remember neon from the 1980s. In clothes it can be a bit full-on, and the neon tutu hen-party look is NOT fashion, trust me! However, the odd neon flash in your accessories is fine. Sunglasses from H&M (£7.99) and earrings from New Look (£4.99) are a perfect nod to neon.

O is for Opulence

O for opulence a-z spring trends

It’s spring, but who said that meant we could only wear cottons, florals and light colours? Fashion didn’t get that memo, and opulence is a big trend this season. Think sequins, embellishment on a large scale, and rich textures and fabrics. Dolce & Gabbana showed amazing gold sequin dresses on the catwalks. Ape that trend with this brilliant French Connection black sequin jumpsuit (£180). Wear it to a summer party and stand out from the crowd!

P is for Pastels

P for pastels

Yes, pastels. Haven’t you heard? They’re huge this spring summer. Yes, I’m being sarcastic! Pastels are THE trend for this season (closely followed by florals) and we’ve blogged on them already, more than once. Pastels are easy to wear. Choose a peachy-pink nude pastel shade in a shift dress for a simple look. This one’s from Dorothy Perkins @ BHS (£35), and it is a summer winner.

Q is for Quick-style…

Q is for quick sports luxe

…that’s what we’re calling the Sports Luxe look, okay?! In the year of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, we’ve come over all sporty. But not really sporty, as in actually getting sportswear on and going to the gym. No, we’ve come over all sporty in a LUXE way as in wearing suede shorts from H&M (£59.99) that look like running shorts, but are a million miles from the track…

R is for Ruffles

R is for ruffle

Ruffles on everything – get with it. Ruffles on coats, wraps, skirts, dresses, shirts, tops, and the rest. Ruffles add a sort of carefree style to anything, and we like them. This lovely floral print ruffle dress from Billie + Blossom for Dorothy Perkins @ BHS is just £26 and we love it.

S is for Spring and Summer Coats

s is for summer coats

Yep, fashion is telling us to wear a coat in Spring. We do that in Scotland anyway! But they don’t mean wearing your winter coat, because it’s stilll a bit chilly outside. No, fashion dictates that we should be buying a spring summer coat. In a light fabric, in a duster coat shape, and perhaps in a pastel shade. Better get to Debenhams for this pink Red Herring number (£50), I’d say.

T is for Tropical

T is for tropical a-z spring trends

We just covered this on the blog the other week. The fabulous tropical trend of this spring/summer season makes me come over all warm and summery. Love it. Embrace your inner Hawaiian, grab a lei and indulge in some palm tree prints, with maybe a bit of a parrot thing going on? Not a real parrot through, okay? This amazing cut-out tropical print dress from New Look (£24.99) is going in our case this summer.

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction