Spring 2016 Fashion
Spring is such a weird time for fashion.
At least, in the UK it is anyway. All at once freezing cold, rainy, windy and hot enough to strip to your jumper -- it is confusing. I personally prefer Autumn -- there's something a little more yummy about Autumn. However, I do have a fondness for the more summery of the two transition seasons and even better -- nobody calls it fall. What would the Springtime equivalent be? Bloom?!
I guess what I'm trying to say, is that Spring is a tricky season for style. Whilst you may still be coveting your hairy legs (just me?) and slipping your wooly scarf on daily, you'll probably also be getting your trenchcoat out -- gingerly testing it's efficacy against the day's temperature, and sulking when you have to switch it for your duvet.
So when the lovely Natalia Wright contacted me with a great bit of juicy style content and some essential enabling....I was very happy indeed. We all need a little guide towards Spring fashion.
Enjoy. Then go shopping.
Disclaimer: this is a collaborative guest post.
Spring is symbolic of fresh, colourful beginnings—new fashion included. Whether you live in a place that is currently warm and sunny or one that is covered in a dusting of snow, spring styles are officially here, season-appropriate weather or not. From soft, feminine dresses to bold prints to designs with a hint of edge, there’s something for every fashion aesthetic in this season’s offerings.
The Bomber Jacket
A light spring jacket is a wardrobe essential, and this season, the bomber is the one to wear. Equal parts timeless and edgy, the spring’s bomber jacket comes with a variety of fabrics, colours, and design details. As Harper’s Bazaar writes, cropped and voluminous styles lend a sporting vibe to everything from dresses to leather trousers and hot pants, offering a versatile silhouette for a number of ensembles.
Ruffles, lace, and feminine florals work together this spring to create pieces that are reminiscent of a more romantic era. These Victorian-influenced looks, complete with high necklines, puffed sleeves, and ladylike silhouettes, are given a modern makeover for 2016 in the form of flirtatious skin-baring cut-outs, shorter hemlines, and sheer finishes.
The Flat Mule
As comfortable as it is chic, this spring trend was made for all of us ladies who welcome a break from heels every now and then. The season’s flat mules feature luxurious fabrics, fun prints, and eye-catching accents. Check out Lyst’s collection for an extensive edit of the latest footwear trends for spring, including the flat mule. With a wide range of designs from across the industry, you’ll have a plethora of slipper-inspired options to choose from.
A twist on the classic pencil skirt, the wrap silhouette provides a hint of sexiness to any ensemble without getting too risqué. As Brit + Co notes, the subtle (or sometimes-daring) slits show off a bit of leg without breaking office dress code, while side-tie details add texture and movement. Paired with a plunging neckline, the wrap skirt is perfect for a romantic date night. Alternately, top the skirt with a blazer and you’ve got a go-to work outfit.
Playful hues and bold lines combine in this season’s graphic-stripe trend. Spotted on dresses, coats, trousers, and more, stripes are a must-have for every garment. Whether you prefer thick or thin lines, a rainbow effect or monochromatic finish, horizontal or vertical orientation, this season’s stripes are anything but subtle, making for the perfect spring statement piece.