05 Feb IF YOU ONLY BUY 5 THINGS THIS SPRING
Last season she held our collective hands as we negotiated the tricky style terrain that was Autumn/Winter’14. Now, she’s back to tell us what the hell we should be wearing now it’s February and pyjamas and Ugg boots are no longer fair game… shame. Over to you, Erica Davies.
Yes, yes, I know it’s still freezing cold outside and bobble hats are your new favourite accessory – but seriously, in the world of fashion we’re already looking ahead to the halcyon days of summer. In fact, the new season drops are happening everywhere as the sales stragglers slowly head off to an outlet village near you. To give you a headstart on what you’ll be wearing when the weather warms up, here are five key pieces that I promise will be your new season staples. Ready? Get shopping.
Any kind of fringe is this season’s instant updater, from jackets to denim. But the easiest way to SS15-up your outfit is to add a fringed bag. This messenger style from Zara is big enough to carry all your *stuff* but cool enough to make everything you wear it with look fresh.
Denim in all its many, many forms is key for Spring. Jeans take on a new shape with the slim leg bootcut-flare (who thought we’d ever see the bootleg again?) – MIH’s Marrakech is perfect. Or head to & Other Stories for two-tone denim that will look brilliant with a simple white tee shirt, thin gold necklace and a flat sandal (inside!).
JIGSAW’S SUMMER-WEIGHT SCARF
M&S’S FLORAL SHIRT
Go big or go home, that’s the catwalk instruction for wearing florals this season – because, believe me, they’re everywhere and it really is a case of the bigger the better. This gorgeous china blue blouse is as far from ditsy as you can get. Wear with cropped jeans for a – wait for it – blooming great look. Sorry. Topshop’s graphic floral trousers are another top buy, which aren’t quite so obviously tapping into the pretty trend but would be an on and off-duty winner.