Spring reboot: 6 trend updates for a total outfit overhaul
Yes, you're currently still clutching your coat close most days. But hang in there, as each day inches up the thermostat the time to whip out sheer, draped dresses and no-nonsense mini skirts is sooner rather than later. Consider this your memo to start future-proofing for warmer days to come. Get ahead with 6 spring trends that will breathe renewed life into even your most overworn pieces. Hey, hey spring!
This all-in-one outfit solution is a serious box-ticker; it brings easy-comfort in spades, has laid-back attitude aplenty, and throws in some retro-throwback cudos for good measure.
You'll find jumpsuits at: Cotton On; Country Road; City Chic and Glassons
Do it - be bold. Brights are non-negotiable this spring. Try a punchy co-ord outfit, or clash your tops and bottoms for some playful, frankenstein drama.
Shop the look at: Cotton On; Dotti, Factorie, Portmans
Waist not want not
Speaking of all things new, it's time to get well acquainted with 'gorpcool'. Start with utilitarian accents, think ripstop backpacks, dad sneakers, safety-bright shades, or this season's reigning accessory of choice, the bumbag. You can work up the elegance scale, say to an hyper glamourous velvet Gucci waist bag, to reach your desired levels of luxe and feminity. But be free to go tomboy on us, some of the most striking waist and bumbags around this season are those that err on the serious sporty side. Beware Toto, we're not in misty atheleisure-land anymore, Gorpcool bags demand real-deal edge. Soldier on.
You'll find this trend at: Colette by Colette Hayman; Seed Heritage; Adidas; Kmart; Cotton On; Glassons.
The thing with brights is, they look incredible paired with soft neutrals like eggshell and ecru, or pastels like dusty pink and mint. Cue creamy, gelato and milkshake tones - these guys will whip your outfit into a lush, gentle statement that screams chic restraint. Craving impact? Go head-to-toe cream and white for a downright contemporary spring look.
Try Witchery; Max; Country Road; Seed Heritage; Decjuba; Sportscraft; finished off by Converse.
Check yourself, a boxy takeover is set to control tailored silhouettes this spring. Try on 80s-esque, longline double-breasted jackets, blouson bombers, roomy tailored pants, and ensure you attach a hit of herringbone, houndstooth or tartan check. This one can get OTT quick, which by the way, looks divine. Take it as far as your skillset (and confidence) allows.
Try Country Road; Glassons; Decjuba; Jacqui E.
Yes, you need to adorn your feet - spring being the cheeky, frivolous season that it is. With sneaker love at high levels, a sheer, glittery sock is 100% warranted on your wishlist. Heel lover? No biggie. Never was there a partnership that carried more cute-cool than the quirky sock and pump combo.
Find some cute ones at: Cotton On; Jay Jays; Kmart; Rubi @ Cotton on Mega Manukau.