Spring/Summer 2014 – What you should be wearing


We might have only just entered 2014 and it might feel slightly depressing seeing the high street showcasing their spring/summer collections, whilst all we want to do is keep warm, however it is a new year and therefore, there are a new season trends on the table. Taken from the catwalks, here are the three top styles that you should be keeping your eyes peeled for on the high street.

The months of spring and summer always welcome their old, trusty friend the floral print with open arms and this year was no different. The floral print is a tradition that we embrace worldwide; it is a trend that can help us play it safe or aid us into creating a statement number.

However, traditions can get tedious. For anyone looking outside the box and feeling that their wardrobe doesn’t need typical tunics smothered in thousands of clichéd roses then be inspired by Christopher Kane. He reinvents the floral print by making other flowers such as orchids and buttercups the focal point. He also prints such flowers accompanied by scientific annotations on sweatshirts, giving you statement pieces for casual wear.

Let floral print into your wardrobe but follow the British designers. Think outside the box and opt for the buttercups or orchid floral prints, but on different pieces other than the typical tunics by introducing such prints to a jacquard midi skirt or a sweatshirt for the cold spring days.

Speaking of traditions, be inspired this season by the English heritage tradition. Chanel showcased the boucle tweed material in the form of A-line skirts or jackets for that polished, country-esque ensemble. This particular material has been worn in previous autumn seasons; so cleverly, Chanel took on the challenge to give this material a bit of a makeover to make it suitable for these approaching months.

Spring and summer are associated with either a bright colour or a pastel palette so when looking for that boucle tweed number, go for the item with splashes of mint or fuchsia pink instead of picking the traditional grey winter offerings. This year, couple your boucle tweed with a camisole top and pearl accessories to create a vogue ensemble.

Remember, we’re going to have to endure cold days even in the coming months and therefore buy at least one jacket for when the weather in Britain lives up to its bad reputation. Follow the fashion tribe and welcome the bomber jacket to your wardrobe.

The bomber jacket is an item which some women choose to avoid due to its less than feminine cut, but this season, its been given a new look. Ditch your trusty leather jacket and opt for this style, as this season it has been given an overhaul, with oriental prints and satin style fabrics.

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