Honest, Practical, Style Advice

What to wear this Spring?

What to wear this Spring?












Well, the weather might not feel quite as ‘Spring like’ as it did but it’s only just around the corner, so now is a good time to think about what key pieces you should be considering to update your wardrobe and what ideas you can pick up from the current trends –


  1. Firstly, lets talk about colour. There are lots of beige tones, green, coral and yellow around at the moment. Yellow can be a bit of a tricky colour for some of us to wear – you need to get the right tone for your skin type. However, it’s a great colour to incorporate in some way as it is often associated with optimism, youthfulness and creativity. Think marigolds, buttercups and daffodils! See if you can find a way to get a splash of this cheerful colour in your wardrobe, it could even be in your trousers.










Linda Fargo, Senior vice President at Bergdorf Goodman looking cool in her mustard trousers with an oversized white shirt and cropped black knit.


As Spring progresses, there will be more sherbet tones to embrace – pale blues, pinks, lilac and lemon. Wear these with white, grey or khaki.



  1. The big new trend is hair accessories – get those locks tied up in a scarf! Get a hairband or hunt out a choice of hair clips, it’s all in the hair detail. But if you’re like me and have short hair, don’t miss out on this trend, just tie your scarf on your bag.



  1. A floral dress will be a good staple in your wardrobe – wear it now with block heeled boots and then strappy sandals when the weather gets warmer. If you’re looking to buy a new dress, go for contrast fabrics, a patchwork mix of different floral fabrics in one dress.



  1. The latest in footwear is blocked toes. Spring shoes will be strappy and you’ll see lots of adornment on sliders and sandals like bow and rope details.



  1. And finally, there is lots of utility clothing to be had – like cropped cargo pants and garments with big pocket details. The boiler suit is now a stronger contender than the jumpsuit, or go for dungarees, as an alternative and easier to negotiate in the toilet!












Examples from Arket



It has been estimated that today we buy 4 times more clothes than we did 10 years ago and only wear them for half the amount of time before discarding them. So, before you go out and buy anything new, first have a rummage in your wardrobe. You might be pleasantly surprised what you discover – things you forgot you had, new ways of looking at outfit combinations and also reminding yourself of old favourites and why they work!

Challenge yourself to cultivate your own individualistic style.


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