It’s that time of year, the in-between freezing cold bit – where we’re bored of our winter clothes but still not quite ready for Spring…
I myself am already willing Spring to hurry up – I bought a kaftan from Zara the other day (wishful thinking, indeed), I have already edited the March issue (and some of April) shopping pages for Red – and believe me, we have an exciting season ahead (in fashion terms).
I’ve narrowed it down to the key trends I’ll be buying into and that excite me the most.
|Images from style.com|
Denim, denim and more denim. And not just jeans – structured jackets, coats, dresses – the darker blue the better.
|Parka, £40 (in the sale), Marques’Almeida x Topshop|
We caught the tail-end of the fringing fad this winter, but it’s set to be huge for Spring – accessories will be the no-brainer entry level point here.
|Suede tassel bag, £65, Topshop|
There’s something a bit 70s about this look (70s is a big influence all over this season) – and the good thing it’s quite easy to achieve with a billow sleeve dress and a Roman sandal.
|Lace-up sandals, £94 in the sale, Ancient Greek Sandals|
A ‘must buy’ piece for the season, they look great with white trainers or heels and it instantly transforms eveningwear into a more relaxed look. Dark colours are best – look for navy, denim or black.
|Wearing my Topshop boiler suit last summer|
|Boiler suit, £58, Topshop|
Utility is given a modern twist with tan and gold accessories. Khaki will be your new best friend. Throw on a shirt dress, add some mannish flat sandals, a cross body bag and you’re good to go.
|Leather shirt dress, £149.99, H&M|
|Leather cross-body bag, £49 (in the sale), Jigsaw|
Now to the more tricky trend. There is a lot of suede to get your head around, but stay with me. A cropped jacket would make a great wardrobe game-changer, or a short-sleeved knit would work really well under a pair of dungarees (and if they’re denim, like Poppy’s, then two trends in one!). I’ll be revisiting the iconic ‘Marrakesh’ flared jeans by MiH for my dose of 70s revival.
|Poppy Delevingne in Frame Denim dungarees|
|‘Marrakesh’ jeans, £185, MiH Jeans|
Gah! I just sent a pair of Marrakesh's back! In all honesty though, they were nice but not great on me and I did try both the skinny Marrakesh and the regular ones. You have a different body shape and a bit more height – they will be great on you.
And I love this roundup but will you be doing a similar round up on shoes? I see the Hippy Luxe and have a pair of sandals which fit with this beautifully but what else will be coming up – I see wedges to compliment the flared jeans and seventies theme but how fares the old fuglies this year?
Alexandra Stedman says
I just bought a pair of look-a-likey Marrakesh's from H&M (sorry MiH….)! I think fugly sandals will still be in, but more with details – like a masculine Marni slider with tasseled front. I need to look at shoes again actually, as apart from the Roman sandal and a fringed heel, there's not much else going on it seems. I think it will evolve as we go…
Sheree Milli says
I have just read your blog for the last hour! Opps.
Oh well, I love it.