Styling for the new Spring season can be more complicated than you might think. You have to navigate differing weather conditions, where you could be dealing with fresh, sunshine filled days one minute and then heavy downpours, hail stones and gale force winds the next.
You never know what you’re going to get, particularly if you reside within the British and Irish Isles, so you need to be prepared for any inevitability.
Time is precious, especially when it comes to how we spend our weekends, holidays and annual leave. If you have a trip planned, where you intend to while away the hours with family and friends, then the last thing you would want is for that special moment to be ruined by a lack of appropriate clothing attire.
Follow our top fashion tips for easy, colourful and practical spring styling.
1. Comfy shoes are a must
Espadrilles are the quintessential spring/summer footwear of choice when it comes to choosing what to pack for a weekend away or a fun-filled day out. They are easily popped into a backpack and they go perfectly with warmer temperatures and loose spring clothing.
For when the crisp, cool air seeps in, opt for casual plimsolls or stylish soft leather pumps, so you can shop and sightsee to your heart’s content, free from the pain of uncomfortable footwear.
2. Choose cotton
If you intend on embarking on a daytime adventure or exploring an untapped beauty spot, then your best bet for a comfortable spring outfit is to opt for cotton fabrics. They will keep you cool in warmer temperatures and their soft to the touch feel will ensure that you are always clothed in the epitome of comfort.
3. Always pack for the worst
Unfortunately Spring tends to be synonymous with showers, so if your weekend or day trip evolves into a complete washout, make sure you’re prepared by packing something light and weatherproof. Cover up with a waterproof jacket that’s both functional and stylish and you will still be able to enjoy your trip, no matter what the weather may bring.
4. Embrace Spring blooms
Floral prints and patterns have been an abiding part of spring/summer styling for countless seasons due to their affinity with the new season’s natural surroundings. When anyone thinks of Spring, they think of new life and naturally fresh, beautiful blooms.
Don’t be afraid to mix flowery designs with bright shades and take on the head to toe floral spring trend. It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted, but taking a colourful approach to your dressing will do wonders for your mood and blend in perfectly with the new season natural hues.
5. Seeing Stripes
The striped clothing trend is showing no signs of waning popularity. In fact, the Breton top is now the go-to look for many fashion bloggers, busy mums and stylish young professionals.
We recommend stowing a striped cotton hoody in your bag for when the temperature dips or pop on a colourful striped sweater top over a strappy tee and cropped jeans for a day out by the coast or wandering through picturesque woodlands.