I know you all might be looking out of your windows every morning before your 9am and thinking, yep it’s still kind of freezing, but honestly, spring really is round the corner and if you brave the chill and wander into town, you’ll see the first signs of springs blossoms blooming all over the high street.
One of the biggest trends to emerge out of the frosty shades of winter this season is prints and colour. They are everywhere. They range from the explosive and exotic to the subtle and floral and are cunningly warm too, despite being spring wear.
Jeans have had a spring makeover this season. It’s time to banish the blue denim to the back of the wardrobe to make room for their cooler, more confident versions. Pastels and patterns are key for jeans for spring. Topshop have the cutest floral jeans which even come with a matching blazer for the particularly brazen. Next also have a bargain pair for only £22 pounds with delectable little roses scattered everywhere. For those who want to explore adventurous denim, but patterns are just a step too far, then pastels are for you. Think Italian ice cream hues like pistachio greens, buttercup yellows and candy floss pinks for that real fifty’s pop. Pair you pastels with crop top or loose fitting t- shirt, wayfarers and boat shoes for a fresh and fun fifties vintage look.
A leopard may never change its spots, but stripes in spring wardrobes are the way to go for us high street shoppers. Make them vertical for trousers or jeans like a great pair in River Island at the moment in nautical blue and white or choose the incredibly slimming and leg lengthening black and white vertically striped pair from Motel Rocks (£50). If you are curvier on the bottom and prefer the focus to be on your top half, then you can’t go wrong with a striped breton tee matched with block colour jeans and accessories.
If you can’t be persuaded to break up with the leggings that have kept you comfy all winter, then embrace the return of printed leggings for spring. Not only will these make the transit into your wardrobe seamlessly, they also incorporate loads of trends for this spring. New Look have a range of designs starting from £12.99, including Aztec patterns, 90’s inspired baroque models and animal prints. Group these bargain leggings with a bat wing plain tshirt like those from H&M and some pumps for chilled out and comfortable chic.
Don’t be afraid to mix different trends for an individual look and accessorise your pattern powered outfit with some of the great jewellery on offer at the moment. Chunky wooden bangles, crucifix earrings (£6 Topshop )and tribal style metal necklaces (£4.99 New Look) clash with your prints in a good way, so mix it up and put a spring in your step in the next coming months .