It’s been great, hiding away underneath jumpers and coats for the past few months, but have you noticed the daffodils and snowdrops peeking through? That means spring is on its way and we’re all going to have to shed a few layers soon!
The spring collections are already in the shops, looking forlorn as people head for the reduced jumper displays. Here’s what to expect from the high street in spring 2015 – with a nod to the catwalk trends that inspired it.
I know, that word strikes fear into the heart of anyone used to wearing less out-there shades, but we’re told there’s a shade that suits everyone. Do you dare to go there?
So cute and pretty, and so very Dorothy. Wearing gingham is tricky past the age of 12, but it can be done with a splash of fabric, as Diane von Furstenburg proved in her S/S 15 collection. Less is totally more if you don’t want to look like an overgrown schoolgirl.
Monochrome is also a big thing, so you can mix and match, or just wear black and white gingham and you’ve got two trends covered in one outfit!
I don’t know about you but I hated culottes in the eighties, although I distinctly remember having a pair. They are like a skirt with an identity problem. But the people in charge of fashion have decided that it’s about time for a revival. New Look already has them in. Oh, dear Lord.
Blue and White.
This one’s for the people who want something a bit less stark than black and white, or perhaps just like a bit of blue? Last year the colour way came through in nautical themes, but this year it’s more delicate, adding patterns and prints that are reminiscent of fine china rather than the same old stripes.
…or just white?
This trend is not for the messy eaters among us and is probably best avoided if you have small children around. The all-white trend is all about being creative with the fashion world’s most unforgiving shade; break up the mon-colour by mixing textures and layering multiple items in the same colour.
Another nod to the eighties comes with the revival of the one shouldered top or dress. This, we’re afraid, is something even Wingz can’t help with, you’ll need a fair bit of body confidence and a good supportive bra to pull this one off, but it can look really glamorous and add a touch of retro Dynasty chic to your ensemble.
Be gone, skinny jeans, we’re all about the baggy boyfriend jean this season. Dig out your Madchester baggies (if you were older than a teenager at the time) and wear them like you’re at a Stone Roses gig. Or you could take it even further and invest in some ….dungarees!
Marc Jacobs was all over the khaki this season with his own personal take on one of those colours that’s a bit like Marmite. Whichever side of the love/hate divide you come down on, you have to admit that the khaki pinafore dress is cute and would look fantastic with a pair of Wingz underneath.
Are any of the 2015 spring trends calling to you? Personally, I’m thinking the baggy jeans should stay in the 90s and the white thing is just asking for trouble, but I totally love the one shoulder look…
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