Spring is upon us, even if the weather say otherwise, and this means we get to plan our Spring/Summer wardrobe. When planning your new wardrobe it is important to have a few classic staples in there that you can pair with pretty much any new styles you’re going to add. The most classic prints should always be a mainstay of your wardrobe regardless of the season or time of year, and what’s more classic than a check print. It stretches back centuries, which says a lot about its popularity throughout the decades. Plaid, tartan and gingham are the most famous check prints but there are some amazing varieties out there. Need some styling tips? We’ve got your back…check our list out below.
There are a few trends that are no longer considered cool in the fashion world, but now times are changing. It has long been associated with old geography teacher unofficial uniform, with them sporting corduroy blazer jackets with leather elbow patches. But the time to change is now! Corduroy is making a comeback and we are very excited about it.
The Kardashians have a lot to answer for. They have brought some awful trends to the forefront but sometimes they bring some really interesting styles into the limelight. Kim K seemed to reignite the cycling short craze when she stepped out in a nude coloured pair with Kanye a few months back. If Kim K wears it, street stylers often follow suit. Cycle shorts have also hit the runways and featured heavily in many designers collections. Neon seems to be the new colour of choice for a more casual affair bit of course black is the go to colour for a dressier event.
The hoody was once the go to style that most ladies would wear while relaxing or going out to do something casual. Times change and now Cardigans are becoming the topper of choice. They are fantastic for layering, come in some amazing fabrics and are very versatile.
When every season comes along, new colours are brought into the fold. In the Springtime it’s normally subtle hints of pastel colours that take centre stage or more neutral, earthy tone that are normally the go to in Autumn/Winter. There’s nothing I love more than to shake things up in the wardrobe and introduce some beautiful new shades. These unwritten rules of what colours you can wear, when, have been forgotten about.
Not every wedding is held in the Summertime. Some people prefer to get married as the leaves start to fall from the trees! The most popular month outside June to get married is October. The weather is ofte sunny but there is a freshness in the air. I think it’s very romantic and the best time of year to tie the knot.
I know this is hardly a shock but floral prints are normally the go to print for the Spring. I mean, floral is an eternal print that will be around forever, but I am a bit bored of it and would welcome a change as the Spring swings by. If you agree, you may be tempted to try polka dots, stripes, plaid or even animal prints as an alternative to the popular print. But if you’re not quite ready to buck tradition completely, you can still celebrate nature with leaf prints.
Summer is only short lived in the good old United Kingdom. The festivals are starting, you are going out for evening drinks after work and you’re even sunbathing in the back garden (if we get another good Summer). As with all things in life you need some balance. All the drinking and eating al fresco needs to be balanced out with some exercise. If exercise is your thing then you’ll be happy when you see the amount of athleisure styles on the market at the moment. Check out the styles below that have caught our eye…
Fashion is an ever changing cycle, where trends come and go, but there a few wardrobe staples that stand the test of time, season, after season. The classic trench coat, white t-shirts and a chunky knit sweater are other classic pieces that will always be mainstays of every ladies closet. But there is one style that will always be the queen of womens fashion…a good pair of jeans.
We all can have a love/hate relationship with fashion. Sometimes you could just be coming to terms with a new trend and the POOF it can be gone in a puff of smoke. This is why I try to not follows trends by the book and instead try to put my own spin on it. I try and seek out the styles i think are going to be big all season then add other pieces to make it my own. The key to nailing this method is to make sure you using some wardrobe staples like a trench coat or a timeless pair of indigo wash jeans to pull the whole outfit together.