The days are getting longer (and ever so slightly warmer) and the new collections are out in full force, which can only mean one thing; spring is in the air. We’re ditching our winter coats and dark totes and fully embracing the new trends, injecting some fun and colour into our wardrobes. We’ve got the lowdown of the trends to look for this season…


The pastel trend is one that has been around for a few years and shows no signs of waning this season. Light and fresh, it’s one that screams spring and is a welcome change from dark winters. Pastels were seen all over the catwalk for SS15, from Henry Holland to Orla Kiely and J. JS Lee. One of the newest shades to dominate this season was lilac – one we haven’t seen much of before. Burberry Prorsum, Balenciaga, Hugo Boss and Roberto Cavalli all showed that this colour can be cool and contemporary, and that it’s one of the colours of the season. Wear head-to-toe for a standout, fashion-forward look.


Lulu Guinness Women’s Flora Backpack, The Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel


The floral trend is another ubiquitous trend we see every spring. This season they were big and bold at Victoria Beckham, Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors, creating real statement pieces, or more subtle and stripped back at Diane von Furstenberg and Rag & Bone. We love the Ted Baker SS15 collection for dark florals and all-over prints.


Ted Baker Haily Cascading Floral Cross Body Grab Bag, Ted Baker Roscon Distinguish Rose Print Tote


You won’t be able to escape the 70s trend this spring/summer – it. is. everywhere. Floppy hats, flares, fringing and floaty boho dresses ruled at everyone from Saint Laurent, Emilio Pucci, Alberta Ferretti and Chloé, making this one of – if not the – biggest trends this season (it’s a big trend for AW15 too so it’s a good one to invest in!) A slouchy tote or bucket bag with fringing is a great way to embrace the trend and incorporate it into your existing wardrobe.


Liebeskind Biggi Double Dyed Tote Bag, By Malene Birger Braciona Leather Fringe Tote


With the 70s trend comes suede – and a lot of it; Chloé, Derek Lam and Chanel were all full of 70s shapes in buttery soft suede. But it was also given a modern update with clean lines at Loewe and Derek Lam, and utilitarian simplicity at Jason Wu. Ditch leather this season and invest in a suede bag; we love these from Paul’s Boutique and Yvonne Koné.


Paul’s Boutique Alexa Slouchy Suede Tote, Yvonne Koné Oversized Bum Bag


Denim has moved from the humble every-day jean to high-fashion this season. Burberry, Chloé, Isabel Marant and Stella McCartney all sent denim down the runway, from 70s-inspired looks to utilitarian and tomboy-ish.


Eastpak Padded Pak’r Backpack, Mi-Pac Premium Tribal Backpack

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Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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