Spring Brights

It’s spring – so brighten yourself up with some spring brights. There are LOADS of great, colourful items out there. Choose form bright blue, emerald green, sunshine yellow, bold orange or bright red.

Orange is a big trend, as we have discussed on this blog already this year, but the other brights are also big spring news. Spring brights can be worn alone, or combined for bold colour blocking.

Mix your reds with black and grey for a nod to the 1980s. Or add orange, just one step down the spectrum from red, they complement each other vividly! Wear a full outfit of brights for instant visibility!

spring brights redClockwise, from top left: Pleated skirt, £24.99, New Look, flares, £24.99, H&M, handbag, £35, Betty Jackson Black @ Debenhams, lace cardigan £35, BHS, red shoes, £60, Schuh

Orange is a great sporing brights colour -and take it right through to your summer wardrobe, and then autumn too. It does work with lots of skintones and hair shades. Don’t be afraid of orange, it’s more flattering than you might think.

spring brights orange

Clockwise, from left: Maxi dress, £22.99, New Look, blazer, £tbc, BHS, playsuit, £19.99, New Look, clutch, £29, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, fringed sandals, £34.99, New Look

If blue is your thing, then make it cobalt bright electric blue. Another favourite from the 1980s, it works well with black and white, and also with paler, contrasting shades of blue.

spring rights blue

Clockwise, from top left: Palazzo pants, £20, BHS, midi dress, £55, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, maxi dress, £12.99, H&M, cut out sandals, £29.99, New Look

Green is gorgeous on blondes, brunettes and redheads. A flattering shade, bright emerald green is gloriously happy and warm. You need it in your life this season! If it’s too much, maybe an emerald bikini for your holiday?

spring brights green

Clockwise, from left: Green stripe dress, £10 (was £29.99), H&M, bikini top, £26, bottoms, £15, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams, skirt, £29.99, H&M, cardigan, £32, JOY, bracelet, £9, French Connection

Last but by no means least, yellow. The zestiest of spring brights, yellow is instant sunshine. Make sure you have at least one yellow piece in your wardrobe – don’t be afraid of this gorgeous sunny colour.

Spring brights yellow

Clockwise, from top left: Bardot neck top, £12.99, New Look, Broderie Anglaise shell top, £18, BHS, shirt dress, £35, BHS, So Icy Adidas Superstars, £75, Schuh, croc bag, £110, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams

Spring trends top ten

It’s officially spring. Actually, it’s officially British Summer Time, but let’s not get too excited. Last time we stepped outside it was freezing. But…there’s no time like the present to get your wardrobe prepped for the warmer days.

So, we’re talking spring trends today – and our top ten. The spring trends we think you will want to indulge in, and those you should start bringing into your outfits now.

1.Orange

It’s bold, it’s bright, and it’s everywhere. We’re told orange is a difficult colour to wear, but we say it’s how you wear it that counts. It’s the boldest of spring trends to embrace, and we reckon it looks at its very best on a bright orange dress. If a small splash of orange suits you better, try  simple top. It looks brilliant on holiday, with a sunshine glow.

spring trends orange new

l-r: orange dress, £29.99, H&M, orange dress, £28, BHS, orange kaftan, £38, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, orange crop top, £17.99, New Look

2.Denim

Denim is a safe fallback – we all have our favourite pair of jeans. But branch out with your denim this season – try a denim shirt, or playsuit, or skirt, as well as your classic jeans and jackets. And step out of your skinnies – try some on-trend flares!

spring trends denim

l-r: Flares, £39.99, H&M, denim jacket, £55, White Stuff, playsuit, £24.99, New Look, striped shirt, £22.99, New Look

3. Ruffles

Ruffles are a wee bit awkward, but they don’t need to be huge. Go big if you like, or just embrace a simple little ruffle on a sleeve, or a bikini.

spring trends ruffles

l-r: Ruffle bikini, £16, Red Herring @ Debenhams, orange ruffle top, £28, Red Herring @ Debenhams, navy floral ruffle floral blouse, £18, BHS, green ruffle trim dress, £72, French Connection

4. Snakeskin

Animal prints are a perennial fashion favourite – this season it’s the turn of snakeskin as the print to have. Be bold and wear it all over a dress, or do it subtly on shoes or a bag.

spring trends snakeskinl-r: grey snakeskin dress, £65, French Connection, snake sandals, £45, Schuh, green abstract snake dress, £25, BHS, snake bag, £12, BHS

5. Dungarees

Dungarees are having a BIG fashion moment this season. One of the hottest spring trends to embrace, these are not just for pregnant women or kids. Get some dungarees – they’re pracrtical, comfortable and fun! Skinny, boyfriend, flared, cropped -there are loads of styles and denims to choose from.

spring trends dungarees

l-r: Dungarees, £29.99, H&M, grey dungarees, £26.99, New Look, ripped dungarees, £27.99, New Look

6. Chokers

They’re a ’90s throwback, chokers, and the jury is still out. But they are everywhere, celebs are loving the and if you have the neck and the jawline, then this is the only necklace you need this season!

spring trends chokersl-r: Diamante drop choker, £12.99, H&M, grey ribbon choker, £3.99, New Look, leather effect choker, £4.99, New Look, black choker, £2.99, H&M

7. Shoulders

Off-the-shoulder, cold shoulder, whatever you’re calling it, just bare the shoulders in this hottest of spring trends. Tops, dresses, jumpsuits and more.

spring trends shoulders

Geo shoulder top, £22, BHS, orange off the shoulder top, £12.99, New Look, floral dress, £24.99, New Look, pink dress, £130, Debut @ Debenhams

8. BIG earrings

Whatever you hang from your lobes this spring, make them big! Big earrings are it this season. So, go bold and make a statement with your ears!

big earrings spring trends

l-r: gold geo drops, £8, JOY, ?! earrings, £7.99, H&M, silver stone drops, £14, Debenhams, green stone drops, £6.95, H&M

9. Boho Folk

Yes, yes, it’s always somewhere around, but this season, the boho folk look is one of the top spring trends. A simple Tee, a full on folksy dress, or a cute playsuit. As long as there’s embroidery, fringes and perhaps the odd dreamcatcher, you’re doing fine.

spring trends boho folk

l-r: Dream Always T-shirt, £14.99, BHS, fringed bag, £12.99, New Look, embroidered playsuit, £?, New Look, black dress, £25, BHS

10. Lace up sandals

If they were good enough for the ancient Greeks  – or was it the Romans? Or maybe both? – anyway, they’re good enough for us, and one of the top spring trends for your feet. Just watch them in the sun – you don’t want lace-up tan lines!

spring trends lace up sandalsl-r: pom pom sandals, £22.99, New Look, block heel sandals, £24.99, New Look, white lace up gladiators, £35, Schuh