It’s a warm day here in Queensland.
I’m not fooled though.
We’ve still got two weeks left of winter and some cool nights ahead later this week.
Come that last week in August, the seasonal weather switch really does get flicked.
Spring does arrive here very quickly, so it pays to be prepared.
First up, when that warm weather does arrive, you know what I’m going to say you need to do, don’t you?
Yes … get thee to thy wardrobe.
Organise, cull and edit so you know and remember what you wore before winter set in.
The edit will help you identify what you need to shop for as the spring summer season unfolds – remember to shop for the basics first – and it will also help you to identify clothes you already own that fit the spring summer 2015 fashion trends.
I’m not a believer that you need to be a slave to each – or any – trend that comes along but if you are looking to give your outfits an update, dressing with a nod to current trends does keep things fresh.
Department store David Jones has forecast five spring summer 2015 fashion trends which I’ll talk you through below.
Plus, I’ve got some shopping suggestions for you – things that are available right now in store.
Bohemian Rhapsody (bohemian) I don’t think we’ll ever let go of the boho look for summer. It’s floaty and feminine and a look that many identify with. It’s certainly one of my multiple wardrobe personalities but I tend to add my own spin to boho by contrasting it with a bit of structure. Think patterned maxi dress with denim jacket; floaty cotton top with skinny jeans.
That ’70s Chic This is the trend that is most visual right now. It’s a strong look – some may say too strong if you wear from head to toe – but I very much like elements of this styling. It’s sleek and smart, bold and structured. And of course, I champion any trend that champions the blazer. I also love a wedge, platform or chunky heel in a casual shoe. Where you should tread carefully (see what I did there?) is the return on the flared pant, particularly the three-quarter flared pant. This style is not made to be worn with flats so if you avoid wearing heels at all costs, think twice before embracing. Of course, if you are genetically blessed with super-model like proportions, go for it.
Presumed Innocent (white) Just about every fashion store window I saw in Europe in June/July showcased this this trend. It was a white-out. Whimsical lace and ruffled pieces in white sat alongside structured white garments with geometric cut-outs. If you have small children who spend a lot of time putting their hands up to you to be picked up then this is not the trend for you. The rest of us? NapiSan will be your friend this season.
Trench Connection (the soft trench) It will be too hot for a trench by October in Queensland but until then I’ll be embracing the fabulously relaxed styles that are dominating the early-season releases. Think traditional trench colours but also think outside the square and opt for a pastel blue. Wear open and relaxed over a structured spring frock or a white tee, distressed jeans and heels.
1. Katies belted soft trench $59.95 | 2. Country Road denim trench $349 | 3. Blue Illusion tencel linen trench coat $249.95 | 4. Sportscraft signature soft trench $299.99 | 5. Sussan linen trench coat $199.95
Sonic Boom (prints) This trend is for the bower birds and head-turners among us. Yes, you’ll find metallics. Yes, you’ll find bold geometric prints. Yes, you’ll intense graphics and amazing prints. Dip in to this trend with accessories or embrace wholeheartedly and your bold wardrobe personality is busting with excitement to turn up the volume this spring summer.
Do any of these trends appeal to you? Do you have things in your wardrobe that will work again this season?
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