Debenhams SS16 gorgeousness!

It’s Easter, the clocks go forward this weekend, and that means it is most DEFINITELY time to shed that winter wardrobe for your spring summer one. Maybe keep a coat on standby, but embrace the spring summer gorgeousness that’s in the store – starting with the Debenhams SS16 collection.

We popped along to a Debenhams SS16 press show last week to have a good look at what Debenhams has to offer – and there is a LOT of it!

Debenhams SS16 press show

Debenhams SS16 press show in Glasgow

So, we’ve broken it down for you by designer.

Debenhams SS16 Star by Julien Macdonald collection is all about a tropical journey, from the Amazon jungle to the carnival city of Rio. So, there are hot and spicy tones, modern tropical and botanical prints, and also white, bright sequins and sparkles, like this perfect summer night combo of cigarette pants and sequin vest.

Debenhams SS16 Julien Macdonald

Julien Macdonald trousers, £38, cami £45

 

The collection by J by Jasper Conran draws on classic shapes and timeless fabrics, in combination with fashion forward geometric prints. We love this sea blue and white print coat.

J by Jasper Conran coat, £79

J by Jasper Conran coat, £79

 

At Principles by Ben de Lisi, it’s pared down style, strong geometric prints, with a monochrome background. We love this jumpsuit for its sheer simplicity.

Principles by Ben de Lisi jumpsuit, £45

Principles by Ben de Lisi jumpsuit, £45

 

RJR John Rocha’s Debenhams SS16 collection sees a modern style in bold florals and muted tones. It’s feminine, with layering, full of embroidery and summer lace, and other textures. This outfit of suede effect skirt, leather jacket and printed top is casual summer perfection.

Debenhams SS16 RJR John Rocha

RJR John Rocha, leather jacket, £199, top, £35, skirt, £45

 

Betty Jackson Black offers a soft, feminine collection – with a subtle touch of mid-century, retro glamour. The fluidity and retro vibe of this top and trousers combo is straight out of the 1940s. Beautiful prints make it a must have outfit.

Betty Jackson Black, top £45, trousers, £42

Betty Jackson Black, top £45, trousers, £42

 

H! by Henry Holland is always fun – this Debenhams SS16 doesn’t disappoint. It’s girls on a road trip to Rio. Hibiscus prints, neon jacquards, layered onto key denim pieces. We love these shorts, with this half sleeve jacket and cami.

Debenhams SS16 H! by Henry Holland

H! by Henry Holland Jacket, £58, shorts, £32, cami, £35

Red Herring’s Debenhams ss16 collection is full of romantic ruffles and suede, micro florals, and everything the stylish traveller needs from denim dungarees, to bombers and mini skirts – and this fabulous ruffle top and culottes combo.

Debenhams SS16 Red Herring

Debenhams SS16 Red Herring, top, £28, culottes, £35

 

Debut has two stories this SS – Botanical Gardens, and Sugar Rush. The first is full of gorgeous botanical prints, like this prom dress, with premium fabrics, florals and lace. The latter combines tones of pink with modern fabrics and contemporary styling.

Debenhsms SS16 Debut

Debut dress, £120

 

Giles/Edition brings feminine, girlie daywear to centre stage this season, with prints, leather, scallop detailing and that fabulous fluidity. This two piece is fierce yet feminine, agreed?

Debenhams SS16 Giles Edition

Giles/Edition leather jacket, £175, skirt, £150

Finally, Preen/Edition takes direct inspiration from the designers’ mainline SS16 catwalk show. Inspired by contemporary dance, there’s romance and fun in this collection. This pop art style shirt dress is just brilliant.

Preen/Edition dress, £79

Preen/Edition dress, £79

Get your spring summer wardrobe sorted now!

Spring summer fashion to buy now

When you think about it, new year is a great time. A chance to wipe the slate clean, get fit (well, try to!), realise ambitions, and look ahead to spring summer fashion!

There is nothing better than scouring the internet, blogs, magazines, and more for a taste of spring summer fashion, when it’s pouring down or freezing outside. And, if you know what you are doing, you can cleverly invest in a few spring summer fashion trend pieces now, and be ahead of the pack when it comes time to wear them.

Here’s our guide to a few top spring summer fashion trends you should be collecting now!

1. PASTELS

Love ’em or loathe ’em, pastels will be HUGE this spring summer. Pink was a massive colour last autumn winter, so there is bound to be a lot of it about in the sales. Snap up what you can, and invest now in pieces that are already in store, that are bound to sell out fast.

Spring Summer fashion pastel

l-r: Printed top, £50, French Connection, pastel bandeau dress, £39.99, H&M, mint clutch, £8.99, pink t-shirt, £12.99, both New Look

2. FLORALS

Yeah, yeah, we know, florals for spring, how inspiring. One of Miranda Priestley’s true quotes in The Devil Wears Prada. Every year we get florals, it seems. THis year, they are everywhere! So buy a few pieces now, and wait until more gorgeous florals hit the stores in the next few months. Florals looks great on pastels, but equally as cool on black. A floral prom dress is a failsafe spring wedding choice.

Spring Summer fashion Floral trend 2104

l-r: Debut blurred floral prom dress, £40 (was £120), Debenhams, pastel culottes, £14.99, New Look, black floral dress, £19.99, H&M

3. THE MIDI SKIRT

Thankfully, this length is here to stay for another season. It’s easy to wear, is elegant, transitional from winter to spring and spring to summer (just take off those tights) and looks great with other spring summer fashion trends, like boxy jackets, bombers, and crop tops. Try it in a pastel shade, of course!

spring summer fashion midi skirt

l-r: pink high waisted midi, £19 (was £62), French Connection, blue denim button through skirt, £22.99, New Look

4. NEON

Neon is another almost omnipresent in the fashion world these days. It’s here again for spring, and you can go the whole hog with a shirt, dress, skirt or top, or be more subtle, with jewellery, a belt, or a bag.

spring summer fashion neon

l-r: Neon silk shirt, £39.99, H&M, pink neon skinny belt, £4, was (£8), Red Herring @ Debenhams

5. BOXY JACKETS

If you buy on  jacket this spring make it a boxy one. Choose from a bomber – a 1990s trend making a HUGE comeback for spring 2014, or a boxy more 1980s style collarless and buttonless jacket. These looks fantastic with a voluminous midi skirt, or wide leg ttrousers for a big voluminous look. Just keep your top underneath tight.

spring summer fashion jacketsl-r: Leather and suede jacket, £129.99, H&M, floral bomber, £22.99, New Look, textured jacket, £39.99, H&M

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 reductions