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Spring/Summer Trend Inspiration

What to wear this Spring/Summer whilst keeping it cost effective.

We’re now well into 2024 and I’m excited that the days are getting longer and hopefully the warmer weather will soon be on its way. Which got me thinking about Spring/Summer trends. Now whilst I don’t want you to be a slave to fashion and certainly not spending money because you feel you need the latest this or that, most wardrobes do need a seasonal tweak.

Whether that’s just going through your clothes, trying things on to inspire you to create new outfit options, checking that everything is how you remembered, still a good fit, marking out those few things that may have seen better days etc. It’s always good to invest a bit of time in your wardrobe as it will make the day-to-day outfit selection so much easier, especially in the mornings when you’re probably in a rush and don’t have time to think about those extra little details that can make all the difference.

Accessories are a great way to update your wardrobe at minimal cost. And I don’t just mean jewellery here, accessories cover everything apart from the key outfit of say trousers and top or the dress you’re wearing. For example, don’t forget the power of a good hair cut – it can work wonders in keeping your look contemporary and giving you a confidence boost.

So, what are the up-and-coming trends for Spring/Summer? Here are 6 key trends to consider, most of which you’ll probably find that you’ve already got in your wardrobe.


  1. The white shirt – loose fit in style and instead of jeans, think about wearing it with something quite contrasting. Like leather or metallic, or sequins which are no longer just for that festive party but if we’ve got them in our wardrobe, we’re being encouraged to wear them into the next season. If a white shirt is not already in your wardrobe, check out the charity shops for this one – that’s where I got my last two from.


  1. High waisted trousers continue to be promoted as a popular style choice but a tricky trend to carry off if you haven’t got a long waist. So, that probably rules you out if you’ve got an hourglass figure as the tendency with this body shape is to have a fairly short waist.


  1. You can’t go wrong with a well-cut blazer. There is still the oversized influence around in this jacket of choice. If you choose to go with a more masculine silhouette think about infusing it with a feminine touch. This could be something like a silk scarf. Fashion is increasingly becoming more gender-fluid and no more so than in 2024.


  1. What about shoes? Mary Jane’s and Ballerina shoes continue to trend, so a good practical transition choice when gong from your winter boots to summer sandal. Also, consider a sling back, they can look very elegant and you can find them with only a slight heel for a little elevation.


  1. Spring always sees the return of florals but this year particularly roses. You will see this in fabric pattern, as corsage or hair accessory for example – think ‘Sex in the city’ vibe.


  1. The preppy look – I’ll be giving this a try and wearing ankle socks with my loafers this season. But if this isn’t for you, a safe alternative is a minimalist look, using some classic elements such as a pencil skirt, especially with items that have good architectural structure like a statement piece of jewellery. Go through your old forgotten jewellery trove to see what you can dig out. The detail can even be in the belt. Yes, they are back! I know so many of you have them stashed away at the back of your wardrobe. Obviously, if you’ve lost your waist definition, it’s not one to go for.












Selection from top left – Me&Em, OtherStories and Cos.





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