The snow has finally stopped!!! (I think) and hopefully this means that Spring will soon be upon us. With this in mind, recently i’ve been looking for some trends to pick up for the new season in order to freshen up my wardrobe and break away from this drab, drab Winter uniform I feel like i’ve been wearing for absolute – ever!
So, i’ve done some research and picked out a few trends that look to be big over the coming months. Today i’ll talk you through five of my favourites and how I plan to wear them throughout the Spring months.
1. Polka Dots
I’ve not been a huge fan of polka dots previously, but i’ve seen polka dot shirts and dresses creeping onto the high street for a little while now and i’ve been trying my hardest to stay away from them – i don’t know why but something inside me just tells me not to like them. I think it’s the extra large polka dots i’ve got an issue with as to me they can so easily look like quite a childish print, but recently the smaller micro print polka dots are growing on me and i’ve added the below to my wish list.
I would probably style the Topshop Knot front top with a pair of high waited paper bag trousers and backless loafers for a casual daytime look.
2. Trouser Suits
Now this is a trend I think i can really get on board with. I’ve already seen soooooooo many trouser suits I love and there are loads of different occasions that this look is appropriate for. Christenings, weddings, the races, girls drinks, date night and what better way to jazz up your workwear than with a few on trend suits. Power dressing with suits will continue on into Summer with short suits – again, already a huge hit with me.
The grey grid check suit below has been on my wish list for a while as it’s majorly on trend, so as soon as it comes back in stock i’m planning on that with a slogan t-shirt and a pair of sock boots.
f. Miss Selfridge Grid Check Co-ord £80
g. ASOS Green Stripe Suit £77
h. Zara Pink Trousers £29.99 and Zara Pink Blazer £49.99
i. Topshop Floral Print Set £95
j. Zara Gathered Sleeve Blazer £69.99 and Zara Cropped Trousers £29.99
Pastels come around every Spring so I don’t think it’s a huge surprise to anyone that i’m featuring them in this trends post, but I do feel like this year pastels are back with a vengeance. We all know that i’m a massive scaredy cat when it comes to colour, so for me i’ll be mixing pastel into my usual monochrome outfits in the form of a jacket or pair of trousers most probably. You will also notice there are a couple of lilac pieces below, word on the street is that this is THE colour of the season. Other than that, just think ice cream shades and you will be just fine.
If you happen to be more daring than me with colour, take inspiration from Tom Ford and Michael Kors who showcased all pastel outfits at their runway collections for Fashion Week.
k. New Look Blue Blazer £19.99
l. ASOS Tailored Trousers £35
m. Missguided Pyjama Style Jumpsuit £45
n. Zara Straight Cut Trousers £39.99 and Zara Double Breasted Blazer £79.99
o. Topshop Ankle Boots £85
4. Check Print
The check blazer was a huge trend throughout the latter months of 2017 and it’s continued on into Spring ’18, but expanded further into dresses, trousers, skirts, shorts – basically think of an item of clothing and you can probably find it somewhere in check print.
You could go with a check print coat to help the transition from Winter into Spring, try a full check print trouser suit like the Miss Selfridge one I mentioned above, or go all out Clueless vibes with a check print mini skirt.
5. The 80’s
So apparently the 80’s are back!! Everything from high waisted trousers and wide leg jeans to structured shoulders and white ankle boots, we will be taking inspiration from our parents this Spring – minus the the corkscrew perm for me (soz mum!).
One huge 80’s trend I’ve fallen in love with is the bum bag or belt bag. I know what you’re thinking, because I originally thought the same – hell to the absolute no! However, after doing some shopping around for high street alternatives and finding some street style inspo, I have to say i’m totally sold and the Mango bag i’ve listed below is already on it’s way to my front door. The standout piece worn by many to the shows at Fashion Week was the Gucci Marmont Belt Bag, styled over maxi dresses and blazers or even simply with a pair of mom jeans and t-shirt.
What do you think of my 5 trend picks of the season? Are there any you’re going to go for, or maybe you’ve seen some different trends you want to try out?
I’ll be writing some styling posts featuring these trends and popping some OOTD’s onto my Instagram over the next few weeks so keep an eye out for those and let me know what you think!