We may still be bundling up in our warmest coats, jumpers, scarves, and mittens, but pretty soon it will be time to shove your woolies to the back of the wardrobe and make space for our spring clothes. Well known as I am for my fashion sense, here are some pieces that are trending for spring:
Yep, you read that right. Bermuda shorts are apparently trending for spring and summer.
Bermuda shorts are loose-fitting and ultra-comfortable, which makes them a great spring wardrobe trend for mums. These knee-length shorts look great with button-up blouses and blazers, or with a nice floral-printed tank. You can make the look extremely casual with a canvas shoe or a pair of Chuck Taylors, or dress it up for a rare night out away from the kids with a pair of fancier shoes. If you want shorts that are a little more form-fitting but still comfortable, consider a pair of denim shorts with a “boyfriend” cut.
Stripes and Nautical
Military-inspired pieces ruled the runways in the autumn and winter season, but now it’s time to take your style out to sea. Consider buying a blouse in one of this season’s hottest hues—navy—and combining it with a pair of cropped white jeans to create a seafaring look; alternatively, you could go for a classic black and white striped dress with a belted waist that sits above the knee. (I was well ahead on this one.)
A burst of red or lemon yellow in the form of a purse or belt will help to punch up your outfit a bit. When it comes to footwear, comfort is key: wear a pair of flat, rubber-soled shoes or sandals.
Maxi Skirts and Dresses
This trend is another definite godsend for mums who want style and comfort; maxi skirts and dresses have been seen on celeb mums ranging from Jessica Alba to Jennifer Lopez. The first tip for styling maxi skirts is to keep proportions in mind: if you’re wearing a billowy skirt, choose a more form-fitting top and vice versa. You can have a lot of fun with this trend for spring by choosing a maxi in one of this season’s hottest colours—red, nectarine, violet, emerald, or mint—or playing around with a bold print. If you want something a bit more traditional but still on trend, go for a monochrome look and add the burst of colour in your bag or footwear selection instead.
Could lace be the trend that refuses to die?
Sometimes we have the urge to ditch the practical clothes meant for changing nappies and packing lunches and indulge in something a bit more feminine. Lace is the perfect trend for the occasion.
Whether you simply want to add a classic lace top in a neutral colour to your wardrobe or buy a new flirty lace dress for your next date night out, consider a peplum cut: the extra frills around your hips will create a cute, ultra-feminine look.
What are going to be your fashion essentials this spring?