Last Updated on 19th October 2013
The new collections are trickling in and we’ve recapped the hottest spring trends, but how do we begin to channel SS11 style when it’s so ruddy cold outside? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered.
From cool colour statements to simple shape updates, we’ve got five foolproof ways to wear spring now that will have you looking fashionably fresh until the new season lands (without benumbing your bum). Get ready to shake up your style…
1. Anything orange
Alice + Olivia Leila silk-blend tank dress, £92.50, available at theOutnet.com here; Halston crepe drawstring-waist jumpsuit, £336, available at theOutnet.com here; Monica Vinader Medina gold-plated chalcedony ring, £73.95, available at theOutnet.com here.
Call it tangerine, pumpkin or peach – orange is making a zesty splash this spring. The good news? The shade looks great on everyone and everything. Channel the trend with a statement one piece or sumptuous silk shirt – or, if you want to take a more subtle approach, work it into your wardrobe via simple but striking accessories.
White embroidered dress, £28, available at Topshop here; Morgan white concealed placket shirt, £110, available at Reiss here; Clemens En August white kimono jacket, £187.50, available at theOutnet.com here.
The key to wearing white in winter? Layering. A crisp white blazer over a sleek shirt or simple shift won’t only keep you warm, it’ll make new-season minimalism your middle name – but if clean cuts aren’t for you, luckily the shops are awash with white in just about every form.
Whether you love high-waisted wide-leg pairs or go soft for sleek cigarette styles, pants have come on leaps and bounds from their basic workwear heydays and become the new essential style staple for spring. Team with pretty pussybow blouses, simple long-sleeved tees or casual cropped jackets to tap into the trend now.
Thanks to Raf Simons at Jil Sander, bold colour clashes will be everywhere in just a couple of months. Work the statement style before spring arrives by wearing cutting-edge separates in cool colourways or throwing on a block colour dress for easy edge.
Jonathan Saunders Lunain jersey maxidress, £148.50, available at theOutnet.com here; silk dress by Boutique, £60, available at Topshop here; Marni organza maxi skirt, £226, available at theOutnet.com here.
Maxidresses may scream summer to you, but an ankle-grazing dress can work wonders in winter, too. Avoid looking too fervent in florals and opt for a simple statement colour that will work just as well for spring as it will paired with a lurex knit, scrunched cable socks and chunky ankle boots now for effortless transeasonal style.