Thursday, 23 February 2012

Spring trends

Howdy Beautifuls

I'm feeling poorly again :( sniffles galore and cheese grater throat like you wouldn't believe! (there's a pretty picture for ya!)

But not being able to blog has been like seperating me from my child (but not as dramatic! hehe).  So as I sit in bed feeling very crappy I thought why not bang out a quick blogpost.

As the title suggests this is going to be about up and coming trends.  Now I never really cared for trends until I started working in Topshop (westfield white city London) where trends were very prominent and keeping up with all the names gave me a headache.  and what with LFW just gone I think everybody's a little bit trend conscious.  Here's what will be 'in' this spring and summer...

Florals - Yup apparently florals are back yet again.  You can't beat a good floral, after all Cath Kidson based her entire line on pastel floral designs.

White and lace - There was an obvious white and lacey theme this season with very complimentary simple glowy makeup to give an overall very innocent look which I'm loving but again it's nothing new.

Asymmetrical - Asymmetrical hem lines and necklines are something that's more of a recent trend.  Done right and it can look very elegant and chic, but dont wrong in my opinion it can just look a bit frumpy and old lady-esque.

Colour blocking - Again this trend has made more of a recent comeback but this time last year which is around the time I started at Topshop was when Colour blocking was very much 'in' however last year I think we saw more vibrant colours with neons and this year there are slightly more pastel shades mixed with brights (otherwise known as the Neon/Nude trend. So much better than last year!

Peplum - I'm a bit on the fence about Peplums.  They can give you the illusion of a tiny waist but stick the ruffles in the wrong place and u have a frumpy beer belly sorta look going on.  I am however preferrig the jackets to the skirts or dresses. Very modern chic.

Orange - Along with the colour blocking trend last year it was mainly bright orange that was prominent and I for one am loving the orange trend.  I think this trend is what I'm most impressed with and glad that it's here for S/S 2012.  Contrary to what some people may think I think most people of most colourings can pull off a bit of orange.  If you're not feeling a neon orange coat then maybe just some accessories like a nice bag or even just some gloves or a scarf (yes im being pessimistic in thinking we'll still be needing our scarfs and gloves in spring but hey....we are in England after all!)

Polka dot - This is a trend that always seems to claw it's way back in every now and again but I'm not really feeling it...It always reminds me of this black and pastel pink polka dot dress I bought from primark a few years ago and although I loved it at the time I look back and cringe because I just looked like a little girl with it on.  Hmm what do you guys think?

Well guys I realise its a very last minute post and I will do a better one maybe a bit more makeup trend based but Im waiting to feel a bit better first. :(

Please let me know what you think, what trends are you most excited about and what have you seen that I've missed out due to a severe case of sniffle-itis

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Until next time ciao for now world!



  1. Great round up of the spring trends! xo

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  3. Brilliant post Es-Jay!! Its great to know whats in fashion at the moment.I hope you're feeling better soon,look after yourself,make sure you're having lots of chicken soup. : )

    1. Awww thank you, I've spent the last two days in bed and still sniffling away, I've been at the chicken soup too! :D

  4. these items are amazing. I love the colors and patterns of everything. this spring I am really addicted to pastel colors!

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  5. love the all white trend.xx

  6. I love colour blocking!

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  8. SO many bright colours this season which scares me slightly! Lovely post though :)