It’s officially spring and there is a trend to suit everyone this season. Frills are everywhere, adorning the asymetric hems of skirts, necklines, and in many cases, sleeves. If you are busty, avoid too much flounce around the chest area and keep frills and fluting to sleeves only. In the case of this sleeveless shell pink top from Hallhuber at House of Fraser (£79) frills will add curve to a boyish frame and help to balance out a more pear-shaped silhouette.
Top Ten Spring Summer Trends
- Key colours are pink, yellow, blue and teal
- Ruffles are everywhere, but especially on sleeves
- Kitten heels vs block heels
- Sport-luxe trousers
- Vintage wallpaper inspired floral prints
- Cold shoulder tops
- Cropped trousers
- Statement earrings
- Avant-garde shirting
Pink is a key colour for spring and most notably a soft-shell version. It’s a great hue that works well as a neutral. Elegant worn with black, it also holds its own against stronger tones like this cobalt blue, another important colour for the season.
This vibrant blue wrap-over style coat from Karen Millen (£345) is a great way to inject some early colour into your wardrobe whilst there’s still a nip in the air.
Another useful piece to bridge the seasonal gap is this floral print dress from LK Bennett (£295). This floral print combines the colours of the season against a sensible sheer navy backdrop. To give it more structure, swap the fabric belt for a simple leather one in either pink, or yellow. Most floral prints you will find in-store this season will feature full blooms inspired by vintage wallpaper.
Yellow is a strong colour for spring and summer, especially daffodil and mustard. This yellow ‘cold shoulder’ jumpsuit with cropped trousers from Whistles (£175) is an ‘on-trend’ winner and would be great to snap-up now ready for summer holidays and parties. It is also available navy.
Other key trends include: Sport Luxe, depicted in these elegant navy jogger-style trousers with piping detail, from Ted Baker (£119); Avant-Garde shirting such as this wrap-over white shirt from The Fold London (£125).
Statement Earrings worn in the daytime to elevate more casual looks have punctuated all the best street style looks at the recent fashion weeks. This selection is from JCrew.
Your final decision will be whether to go low with a block, or kitten, heel? Your choice should be determined by your leg and ankle shape. If your legs are more sporty than fine then opt for the block heel. Monochrome pointed shoes with metallic kitten heel Zara (£19.99) or bang-on-trend high-sided block heel slingback in a lovely dove grey from Cara London (£90).
The right pair will see you stepping into the new season in style. kateparkerstyle.com