I’ve started to notice the days are (at long last) getting a bit longer which must mean that we’re on the verge of spring. Soon the dark, gusty winds will be long forgotten and, though I wont hold my breath, we’ll have a bit more sunshine and hopefully no April showers!
With sunnier days ahead, its time to ditch the winter thermals and update our wardrobes for spring.
1. GO GREEN
Whilst the trees may still be brown, green is very much the colour for spring, it’s been all over the shows during London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks, which I guess is lucky considering I’ve recently picked up quite a few green shirts and outerwear pieces over the past month!
There’s definitely a rule when it comes to matching skin tone to the right shade of green. Lighter skin tones should stick to darker, deeper shades of green, steering clear of bright/pastel greens to avoid looking washed out. In contrast, darker skin tones should take full advantage of the brighter, more vibrant greens and pastel shades.
I’ll let you choose the form it comes in, be it: boot, bag or jacket. It adds great texture to any outfit and is a nice change from wool or leather that most other people are wearing at the minute.
Suede jackets are surprisingly insulating considering how lightweight they are. This makes them perfect for this time of year when it’s no longer cold enough to wear your winter puffer jacket, but not quite t-shirt weather yet.
As with suede jackets, windbreakers are even more fitting for spring. They’re lightweight, hooded and just in case we do have any April showers, they are often waterproof. Prada and Versace have got some great ones at the minute, though if you want to stick to the high street I suggest checking out Zara, I grabbed mine from there for an absolute bargain!
4. WHITE DENIM
I’m yet to muster up the courage to try on a piece of white denim let alone purchase some, but spring is the perfect time to bring out your finest pair of white jeans. Teamed with tans and blues, white denim can make your outfit look extra crisp, clean and suave.
5. NEUTRAL COLOURED TRAINERS
Replace your regular white trainers with something more neutral. Beige and stone are the perfect colour. I find that white can be a bit garish, often taking the attention off of the rest of your outfit, whereas neutral colours help tie an outfit together, adding more warmth.
Tying in with green, camouflage is forecasted to be big this spring and summer. That said, I wouldn’t suggest you start going around in head-to-toe camo!
I’d also suggest steering clear from full camouflage-print pieces e.g. trousers, t-shirts and shirts. Instead take inspiration from Valentino and Givenchy by opting for some camouflage print trainers or outerwear.