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Fashion Trends: Spring and Summer 2015


With the weather getting better by the day and the winter-to-summer transition well and truly underway, its time to leave those cosy jackets behind and opt for something in-keeping with the season. From the more daring nautical and floral themes, to those subtle yet stylish items featuring on-trend crochet and embellishment, there is a style to suit everyone this spring!

Beach Brights and Nautical Stripes

This ever-present trend is a sure-fire way to update your wardrobe for the sunnier weather. From blue hues to nautical stripes, the beach is a perfect inspiration for fashion and can be effortlessly incorporated into existing styles. For days lazing in the sun and warm evenings outdoors, statement stripes in sunny shades are a great way to add colour to your wardrobe and embrace the brighter days. For cooler evenings, donít compromise style in the search for comfort; instead try a cosy jumper that incorporates these nautical themes with stylish contrast-cuff detailing. Alternatively, on casual days, try print T-shirts that encompass beach imagery in their style and team with coloured jeans for an extra pop!

Jewel T-Shirt

Flower Power

From 70s inspired flower print tunics to soft vintage-style flower prints in hues of blush and olive, there is a floral look for every occasion this season. On sunnier days, a lightweight wrap dress in a graphic floral print would be a perfect outfit when teamed with heeled sandals for a relaxed yet stylish look. For those individuals who embrace colour wholeheartedly, a throwback to the 70s with patchwork-style prints is a great way to create a cool yet confident look when worn with a simple pair of jeans and accessories.

Showerproof Coat

A Touch of Texture

If bright colours and bold patterns arenít your thing, this is the trend to embrace this season! With crochet, lace and embellishment taking centre stage this spring, why not update your wardrobe with a touch of texture. Elegant and ladylike textures are an easy choice for every mood and moment, making lace and crochet an easy way to transition your wardrobe. For increased glamour, try adding items to your outfit that incorporate embellishment such as beading, effortlessly adding life to a look. An embellished tunic is a great way to keep cool and comfortable in the long summer days, or for an understated yet confidently stylish outfit, layer a lace front jumper over a plain top and jeans.

Lace Front Jumper

Denim Heaven

Like all trends, less is more and this is certainly the case with this seasonís denim fascination. Whether classic blues are your thing, or you love to add a bit of colour into the mix, denim is a winner this spring. Denim is easily integrated into an outfit and can be used as a base for a variety of trends, yet this season it should be embraced as a statement in its own right. Why not try mixing bold denim pieces such as flared-fit jeans or cropped trousers with other spring trends, or instead layer these items with a contrasting denim tunic for a statement look which is bound to turn heads. If you love colour, wear jeans in sun-soaked hues such as watermelon or lime with a white tunic for a sophisticated style.

Denim Tunic

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