4 Pre-Summer 18 Trends

Lace and RufflesEmrboidery and Cut outs

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March is the first month that we start to see peaks of spring and summer start to come out, and it always gets me excited for the warmer months ahead. By this time I’m starting to get bored of winter fashion, wearing jumpers and boots all the time and having to always think about a coat. I just want to be able to wear jeans and sandal’s, throw on a dress and a jacket and just head out for the day, without the worry of the cold weather. So, to start getting your spring/summer style juices flowing, I thought I would share 4 pre-summer trends, which you can start to incorporate into your style now and also through the summer months.

RUFFLES: These were a massive trend last spring/ summer and they are having another big comeback. They work best when you keep them simple, on the trims of tops or dresses and look gorgeous on sleeves. They look so feminine and really add a fresh, spring like vibe to your outfit.

LACE: Every spring/summer lace seems to be in trend in some way, however this year it’s all about doing it head to toe. So, whether that’s wearing a fully lace dress or two lace separate’s, to create the all lace illusion. However, you have to really careful and pick your colours and style’s carefully. So think about pairing light neutral shades together, but focus the darker shade on the bottom half, such as a white lace top but a blush pink shirt. Again this looks so youthful and fresh and something I love to incorporate into my summer wardrobe.

EMBROIDERY OVERLAY: Embroidery has come back to clothing with a bang, and this year it’s all about over lays. So, wearing a black vest top with a sheer, embroided lace top over it, or an overlay of embroidery as a feature on a dress, top or a skirt. It looks lovely in so many shades and is available in multiple styles, you just need to find the one that’s right for you!

CUT OUTS: Lace year it was just starting to come through with the cold shoulder top trend, however now it’s all over the body, with cut outs on the arms, neck, waist and stomach. However, you need to play it carefully and make sure you pick an item that still looks classy and chic. You want to look on trend and also up market, not on trend and slightly trashy.

What trends can you not wait for this Spring/Summer?

Rachel x

The Spring Coat

Hello Lovelies

 

Honestly time goes so quick. I can’t even believe that on Thursday it’s going to be May already, and that were nearly 5 months into 2014! It only seems like 5 minutes ago since it was Christmas, and we were all tucking into our turkey and roast potatoes. Especially at the moment, and at this time in my life, time seems to be going even quicker than normal, and I barely seem to blink and another month has gone by. Although, it’s good because were getting nearer and nearer to summer, it’s also quite sad, because I feel like I don’t even have time to take anything in at the moment, because I’m constantly on the go and doing something.

 

The word on everyone’s lips at the minute seems to be “Spring”, and to be honest, I’m really not surprised. Everyone’s sick of horrible, grey days and the constant patter of rain on the windows. It’s so depressing and un-motivating. So, when we had a glimpse of what was to come a few weeks ago, everyone seemed to just go crazy, and, even I got the skort out. But now the weather seems to have gone back to it’s old and glorious ways,and the coats and boots have to come out of the cobwebs.

 

Even though the weather may still be adamant at staying cold, horrible and miserable, your style doesn’t have to. You can still bring out the pastels, brights and all the amazing patterns that spring/summer 2014 has to offer, but you might just have to layer them up a bit, and maybe add a good old coat or two.

 

So, to start kick your spring influenced wardrobe, I’ve picked a mix of different spring coats from the high-street to get you all in the mood:

 

Cameo Rose Neon Green Crepe Longline Blazer-New Look
MONOCHROME PRINT THROW ON COAT-Topshop
LIGHT YELLOW FLORAL PRINT COAT-River Island
TAILORED LIGHTWEIGHT COAT-Topshop
BLUE LEATHER TRENCH COAT-River Island

 

I’m actually amazed at how many coats the shops had in stock and how much choice they had. It gives you some hope that the shops are still grounded and on this planet, even though sometimes they seem to be living in the clouds. I love how many patterns and textures they seem to have in, they really add a complete contrast and different feel to your whole wardrobe and are something that’s vital to spring/summer 2014 style.

 

My Favourite’s

As soon as I saw this item, I knew it had to feature in this post, and it’s mainly because it’s so unique and unlike anything else I’ve seen before. It’s the duck egg blue, leather trench coat! It’s a real stand-out piece and something I think you would find your self wearing all the time, just because of how beautiful it is. It’s a bit like a diamond in the ruff, because if you think of river island or described a leather, blue trench coat, you would not think of something as beautiful as this item. It really is a little gem. Although it’s on the pricey side, at around £200, it would cost so much more if it was a designer item and actually it really looks like one! I just love it, and if I had the money and thought I could pull it off, then I would snap it up quickly.

 

Another coat that I love, is the neon green one from New Look. It’s a colour that I’ve started to become a little addicted too, after I bought a jumper this exact colour a few weeks ago, that was actually from the same place. I love the brightness of the colour and how it really brightens up any outfit and makes you feel really good. It’s a feel good colour! It’s also another piece that would be very statement in your wardrobe and something that you would always love and want to wear. I also love this piece and just how bright it is!!

 

Which ones your favourite??

 

Love you all

Rachelx