Spring has sprung in my part of the world.
It did take its time to reach the forecast 27 degrees yesterday and today is forecast at only 22 but there is a distinct seasonal change in the air.
Whenever that happens, I get a sudden urge to re-organise and re-edit my wardrobe.
I know this is not necessarily something that comes naturally to all but it’s something I’ve been doing for some time. Even before telling others to do so became my professional gig.
Today, I’m going to give a brief run-down of some of the key spring 2014 fashion trends in colour that have already landed in our stores.
It’s essential, however, that you’ve covered off on two things before you get seduced by any spring show-pony clothes shopping:
1. Edit your wardrobe.
2. Make sure you have the basics covered.
This is very much the foundation of my book, Unlock Your Style (shameless but essential plug). In the book I take you through the step-by-step process that works for me when I’m doing the edit and I’ve got a checklist that will help you get clear on what basics you need.
Basics may equal boring when it comes to shopping but, trust me, with basics that fit and flatter in your wardrobe, you’ll always have something to wear.
Now, let’s get into those trends.
Each fashion season brings with it so many, many trends. Instead of being bamboozled by this, break it down. Or read on as I’ve broken it down for you.
Trends can either come under the umbrella of colour, pattern, texture, styles or era.
The thing is, you don’t have to adopt every trend. For that matter, you don’t have to adopt any of them if you don’t want. But if you do want to inject a seasonal update into your wardrobe then I suggest that you seek out and play with the trends that you most identify with and the ones that fit in with your lifestyle.
This season there are more than a few trends that you might just have pieces to suit already in your wardrobe.
Pull them out, play and re-invent them.
Here are five of the colour trends we’re seeing in store now. I’ll share more of pattern trends tomorrow. And on Friday, trends in garment and accessory shapes.
Do any of these colour trends “speak” to you? What’s on your clothes shopping list for spring? Come back tomorrow for a look at print trends.
PS. My blogging friends Kimba Likes and Redcliffe Style are helping us get motivated in our wardrobes for spring with the #springfling hashtag on Instagram – it’s a great addition to my #everydaystyle challenge and will help us re-focus on what we wear when it’s warmer.
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