Spring Must-do’s in Fashion: We’ve Listed Seven of Them

Spring 2017 trends have the industry in a bit of an upbeat-excited spin!

It’s (nearly) time to put away your chunky sweaters, thick wool coats and boots and swap in things like animal print, saturated colour palettes, embroidered denim jackets and slip dresses just in time for Spring.

Embroidered and Embellished Denim: Kick your denim up a notch! Be adventurous and try it with patches, badges and pretty embroidery. Throw a denim jacket over a simple dress, this statement piece can we worn for years to come. Worried that it will date out of style? Fear not, this fashion trend loops back into the scene regularly.

Frills to thrill: Emerge Ruffle Sleeve Dress
Frills to thrill: Emerge Ruffle Sleeve Dress

Ruffle Time: I think this trend has spoken for itself but, in case we need to remind you, 2017 has and will continue to be the year of the ruffle. Pair with a frill top with a pant for a classic, sophisticated look or pair back with a skirt for the ultimate sexy-casual look.

Spring fashion would not ‘be’ without: You already know this… nothing is as quintessentially ‘spring’ as a floral dress. One is all you need to instantly transform your wardrobe from the cold-fighting wardrobe of winter to the free-spirited and happier days of Spring. This cold shoulder number is perfect for the warmer days, and if it’s feeling a bit drafty, throw on a denim jacket for warmth and added style.

Vibrancy and patterns are key: Spring (and Summer) is the time to enjoy bold, beautiful, vibrant colours and animal prints that may have been just a bit too loud for a rainy and gloomy day in Winter. It’s time to bust out those super-out there, statement pieces that can be seen from miles away. The best way to wear these pieces is with a block of white underneath or on-top. Also, pair with a classic pump or plain white flat/sneaker and you will have a very stylish, polished look.

Grace Hill Knitwear Poet Sleeve Sweater
Get trendy and stylish: Grace Hill Knitwear Poet Sleeve Sweater

Layering: Sometimes (unfortunately) the rain Gods come out and ruin what was the beginning of a beautiful warm Spring, bringing with them the nasty cold winds. It can be quite frustrating, particularly when you have just packed away all your Winter woolies, super-excited for the warmer season. Don’t worry about getting them back down from storage…as multiple thin layers are key to not only warmth, but a runway inspired look. Need inspiration? Look towards celebrities like Rachael Zoe and the Olsen Twins for visual tips on how to master the style. Wrap yourself up in this luxurious cashmere top, which features an cute bell sleeves and string cord hem.

Spring trend Athleisure: pair a sport sweatshirt with denim and a white shirt
Spring trend Athleisure: pair a sporty sweatshirt with denim and a white shirt

Get Sporty: Not quite sure how to pull of this season’s athleisure look without looking like your going to the gym? Try mixing in a little bit of structure. Pair your side striped track pants with a button-down shirt, classic pumps and a bomber for the perfectly balanced chic, sporty look. Or try out a sporty sweatshirt with a denim jeans.

Dress down and don’t be so pretty: Who said you can’t wear sneakers with a pretty, silky spring dress? Try out classic sneakers with any of your feminine feeling dresses, and then tell us how you feel. We bet you’ll still be feeling prettier and more stylish than ever!

Skirts, skirts and more skirts! Spring is all about floaty dresses, skirts and tops. For those who can’t wear floaty tops, a floaty skirt is usually an option. Pair with a casual t-shirt and denim jacket, are a pretty blouse, tucked in for un ultra-chic and feminine springtime look.

It’s amazing what a little bit of springtime sunshine can do for the soul. Pack away your heavier wardrobe, pull out your sun appropriate floaty feminine dresses and get ready for happier, sunnier days!