As seasoned fashionistas will know, the Summer brings with it fresh new clothes in bright colours. But which shades are bang on trend this season? And do prints beat florals? We've shortlisted the hardest working wardrobe essentials to keep your fashion game strong during the hotter months. Read on for seven fail-safe ways to win Spring & Summer.
The colour of the seasons is pink – but not the neon kind. The catwalks of Paris were decorated in fuchsia, with the colour starring in the shows from the likes of Topshop and Bottega Veneta.
Think oversized shirts, eccentric cuts that show off some shoulder, or widened sleeves and large collars and cuffs. If you don't have a large blue shirt in your wardrobe, now's the time to pick one up.
The eighties are back
Designers took heed of eighties excess this season, with oversized silhouettes becoming the hero of many collections. While Gucci's eighties looks were more proper, Dior went with slogan-T-shirts and vintage neon sweaters.
Tulle – which you'll probably recognise as the material that makes up a ballerina's tutu dress – is the fabric of the season. You'll find elements of it in both formal and casual tops and dresses.
This catwalk favourite isn't going anyway. The rise of casual wear continues, and the fad of comfy – but stylish – sportswear was spotted in most collections, from Versace to Stella McCartney (who has even partnered up with Adidas).
Handbags are always necessary and useful, but prepare for them to shrink in size in the Spring. Expect vintage snap fasteners, gold chains, and tiny pouches.
Ruffles at the ready
The humble ruffle has been re-invented for the season. Catwalks were brimming with ruffle dresses, some made in formal blacks – with sequined embroidery – and others frayed and made out of linen.