Getting Your Wardrobe Spring-Ready
Is that some sunshine we see? All going to plan, Norfolk should be experiencing plenty of blue skies and warm temperatures soon, which means it’s time to get the spring wardrobe back in action.
If you’re not sure what’s hot and what’s not this season, here are a few tips to help you.
Getting ready for spring – fashion tips
- Don’t put away the jacket just yet. Spring is as well-known for its showers and blustery weather as its sunshine, so it’s a good idea to keep a jacket to hand. Rather than a heavy leather coat or puffa, go for something more lightweight, like a blazer or trench-coat. Checked patterns are popular at the moment, as are polka-dots.
- Embrace tassels. There was a lot of movement on the catwalks this season, and we’re not just talking about the supermodels strutting their stuff. Clothing was full of life and action, thanks to the addition of tassels and fringing; whether on cowboy boots or dresses. This is a style that you can go as large with as you like; with lengthy tassels on your top, or subtle tassel details on your bag.
- Get a spring palette. If you wear cosmetics, you’ll probably want to know what the latest spring make-up trends are. Pastel is predictably still popular, but there are also a lot of acidic, neon colours being introduced; like lemon yellow, burnt orange and vibrant red.
- Get sporty. The ‘athleisure’ look is big this year, but don’t worry, this doesn’t mean wearing head-to-toe Adidas gear. A cropped sporty sweater is a good nod to the style, or a pair of patterned leggings. Team your athletic garments up with something more feminine to soften the look; or match with denim if you’re a man, to create a more casual effect.
- Break out the t-shirts. It’s finally the season to bare your arms again, and patterned t-shirts are definitely in right now. Retro logos are great (especially those that take their inspiration from the 80s and 90s) as are tropical prints. Team them up with a pair of high-waisted jeans or a midi-skirt if you’re a woman, and a pair of slouchy jeans if you’re a man.
- Hark back to the 90s. The 1990s are having a big revival this season, which means it’s time to bring out your Spice Girls-inspired combat trousers and platform shoes! For men, the indie look is coming back in a big way; look to bands like Blur and Oasis for inspiration.
- Spring scents. When focusing on fashion, it’s easy to forget about scent. However, it’s an important part of any wardrobe, and it’s one of the first things people notice about you. Classic springs scents are often floral or fruity, with notes of citrus, bergamot, jasmine blossom or lavender. Check out Copycat Fragrances for inspiration.
- Bright and breezy. There were some big, powerful pops of colour on the catwalks recently; particularly pillar-box red and royal blue. It’s easy to include a hint of colour into your look, just by adding a bright neck-scarf or t-shirt, for example.