As we head into the new season, we’re already looking forward to slightly warmer days, brighter evenings and all the new fashion trends that come with spring.
To get us and our wardrobes ready for the new season style we turned to our fashion expert Gabriella Minchella. She gave us a little insight into five trends that are set to be big in the coming months and how you can get the look…
“All of the big trends this season are more of a continuation of what we saw in autumn/winter. Everyone is thinking more about the environment and so this season it’s not about buying a whole new wardrobe, it’s about wearing what you have in a different way,” Gabriella said.
“For example, you might already own lots of pink but you just haven’t been wearing all your pink pieces together. The trends this season are really accessible and you’ll only need to add one or two things to your wardrobe to get the look.”
Before now, you might never have thought to pair a leopard print skirt with your favourite stripe top but this spring it’s going to be your go-to combination.
“There’s going to be a lot of print clashing this season. On the catwalks it was all over the place, everything from florals and stripes mixed together with animal print and even checks,” Gabriella said.
She explained: “It’s all those recent print trends we’ve had – for example, animal print in the autumn and checks in the winter – but this season is all about joining them together.”
Gabriella says you don’t need to worry about what goes with what when it comes to prints. The main point with this trend is you can wear any prints you want!
While vintage dresses and tablecloths may come to mind when you think of crochet and lace, that’s all going to change this year. Gabriella says both are going be everywhere this spring.
“It’s all very handmade with lots of crochet, tassels and lace. There’s a 70s, folky edge to this trend but still with a contemporary feel,” Gabriella said.
“The way we usually think of lace is very ladylike and proper but this season we’ll see a new way to wear it. It’s looser, oversized and with a sporty edge. This trend is going all the way through to accessories, with crochet bags and frayed tassels set to be everywhere.”
From pastel pinks to bold fuchsias, you’ll soon be seeing the statement colour all over the high street.
“Last season, there was a lot of sugary, pastel pink but this season we’ll see more dusty rose and fuchsia. It’s the grown-up way to do pink,” Gabriella said.
She added: “The pieces all feel a little older too, with wide-leg trousers and blazers. Pink is super feminine but doesn’t feel too much when you’re wearing more relaxed, oversized pieces.”
Boiler suits and khaki jackets have been on the high street for a while now but, this season, we’ll see a new way of working the utility trend.
“It’s a lot prettier this season,” Gabriella told us. “Think utility trousers paired with gorgeous, frilly blouses. It’s all a little softer and more floaty with a summer spin on it.”