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!
N is for Neons
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
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
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…
…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
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
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
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.
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