Now that the evenings are so much lighter and my will to live has been resurrected by the increase of temperature (even if it is by 3 degrees) I’ve been contemplating the excitement of Spring trends… FINALLY.
As we start to shed our many layers of knits, it can be daunting to consider a whole wardrobe reboot for the warmer months and so I have come up with 3 staple trends that are easy to incorporate into your existing wardrobe.
Here’s a few of my favourites that I have seen creeping into high-end and high street alike:
Flared sleeves came back with a vengeance in the Autumn and I’m pleased to say they are here to stay all summer long.
I love a dramatic sleeve (except when they’re falling in a bowl of soup) and I’m so happy they’ve come back around into fashion.
They’re an easy and wearable way to add a bit of romanticism to any outfit and can be dressed up or down, styled in a ‘girly’ way on a skater dress or vamped up on a bodycon and suit any body type!
If you weren’t blessed with 8ft swan-like limbs, a flared sleeve can really give you some length.
I’m wearing my fave flared sleeve top from Missguided which wondrously combines the raunchiness of the corset t-shirt trend and counterbalances it with a pretty floaty exaggerated flute sleeve, all in the simplicity of a black crop.
I’ve paired this with my Topshop coated Joni jeans for a transitional day-to-night look.
Mule sandals, mule loafers, mule heels. Give me mule.
I think a mule shoe is such a timeless, elegant and sophisticated addition to any outfit.
It’s effortlessly glamorous and they’re easy to chuck on or off, and as before the backless style of the shoe makes your legs look longer – win-win.
Mules are a bit of a marmite trend, for some they inspire disgust and others adoration but either way you’ll be seeing a lot of them this SS17.
Below are a couple of examples that are currently on my wish list…
Gingham is the trend that keeps on giving.
Gingham had a similar moment in 2014 when the streets were flooded with gingham-jean clad women from John O’Groats to Lands End, and it hasn’t stopped there.
Gingham is so easy to incorporate into any outfit, and blends in with pretty much any look (long live monochrome!)
For extra style points, combine trends with a ruffled gingham number like these little numbers below from Pretty Little Thing:
Cotton gingham sundresses, gingham jumpsuits and swimsuits will be my go-to for my trip to Thailand this June – so keep an eye out for a post coming soon!
Thanks for reading,