More wardrobe advice on how step into Spring with style…
With the weather finally beginning to brighten up, clocks going forward this weekend and blossom finally finding its place back on trees, we can safely say Spring has sprung! By far my favourite season of the year and one that is definitely not short of new trends. It’s time for that seasonal wardrobe change around; out with the thick coats, chunky knits and fur soles and say hello to ditsy, ladylike glam.
One of the biggest trends seen on the catwalks is without doubt PASTELS. Think Mr Kipling’s French Fancies or Neapolitan ice cream. The trend was first spotted on catwalks of some of fashion’s biggest names way back at the SS12 fashion weeks in September 2011.
Pastels might seem like a sweet, soft look to work, but Phillip Lim added an intriguing twist to the feminine shades by toughening them up with a refined sportiness to his individual items. The range featured slouchy trousers with elasticated ankles, mesh detailing and open toed shoes. The collection as a whole offered an edgy minimalistic edge to the soft pastel trend.
Louis Vuitton went for the more feminine approach with an obvious reference to lady like glam and a 50’s vibe in the form of prim skirts and dresses in laser-cut lace patterns. Later in the collection, came an intermission of crocodile motorcycle jackets in icy pastels and embellished tweed skirt suits with ombré feathers.
Henry Holland took the feminine tones of pastel shades and transformed them into a 70’s style punk chic. Leather, string vests, braces, tartan and leopard print were all seen in this outlandish collection. The juxtaposition of tough detailing of python leather trims with a pastel palette meshed to produce a quirky new take on classic London style.
The sugary shades of powder blue, butter yellow, baby pink, parma violet, apricot and peppermint are fast filling up high street shops too for you to step into the Spring trend. Whether you dress the shades up in the form of a prim tailored suit or go for a more casual feminine approach with dresses, the trend is undeniably everywhere. You might want to go head to toe mixing up different shades in a colour-blocking type fashion, or only go for small intriguing accents in the form of accessories, nail polish or even eye makeup. However you choose to interpret the trend, you can be sure it will be hard to miss out on.
For more ideas on where to buy pastel items and how to work the look, check out my Pinterest board here:
Wherever you are and whatever you’re up to, this weekends sunshine undoubtedly makes for perfect the occasion to introduce this mega-trend into your wardrobe.
Happy Spring everybody!