Introducing spring's biggest trends

Congratulations, you made it out of the darkest depths of winter. Your reward? A whole host of glorious new spring trends to indulge in. From hot-off-the-press prints to so-delicious-you’ll-want-to-eat-them pastels, these are the trends you can start mingling into your wardrobe now.

 


1. Kick like a mule

steve-madden-leopard-mules

 

With minimal effort required but maximum sophistication achieved, if you aren’t already slipping into a pair of bejewelled mules then you will come spring. Perfect for adding a prim and proper touch to your favourite jeans or giving a cool, yet comfortable edge to a maxi dress for those special occasions.


Steve Madden, Foley Karisma Leopard Mules, £99.99

 


2. Bow out

Carolina Cavour Print Chiffon Shift Dress w Bow Detail

 

It’s all in the detail as far as this spring trend is concerned. Whether big or small, bows will be the whimsical little additions to be found on everything from summer blouses and dresses to jewellery and hair accessories. Get ready to reacquaint yourself with Blair Waldorf's embellishment of choice.


Carolina Cavour, Carolina Cavour Print Chiffon Shift Dress, £80

 


3. Check - in

 

If you thought checks were strictly a winter thing, think again. Not only are they sticking around for another season, but they’ve been supersized. The pattern itself is bigger and bolder and looks great on an oversized coat or bag. This beauty happens to come in one of our favourite shades of the season. Win, win. 


Mulberry, Small Leighton Bag, £1,150

 


4. Animal Kingdom




Surprised to see animal print all over again for spring 2019? It could be easy to assume that these wild motifs reached their peak last year, but according to the runways, they will still be a style staple for the foreseeable future. This season sees an update with bold colours, graphic designs and the introduction of giraffe print. 


Damsel in a Dress, Aimee Animal Print Blouse, £89

 


5. Golden Child




Hello, yellow. Warm, saturated and luxurious yellow is set to be the shade of choice come spring. Go bold and wear statement pieces in canary hues or subtly nod to the trend with a sunny print. Either way, this hue is sure to lift your spirits - let's just hope we get the weather to match its cheery disposition. 


Biba, Stripe portobello faux fur coat, £180

 


6. Frill Seaker




Ladylike dressing reigned supreme on the SS19 runways, as seen in the rise of frothy frills and other hyper-feminine details. A ruffled, flower-print wrap dress might have positively prim connotations, but when styled with chunky white trainers and gold hoops, is pure cool-girl goals. 


Warehouse, Ruffle Floral Midi Dress, £69

 


7. Pistachio, please




We’re calling it – it’s time to fall back in love with ice-cream pastels. Cool pistachio and other chalky tones are updating last season’s sugary shades for a contemporary edge that’s already a favourite with the fashion pack. Hailed as the new neutral, this newly grown–up colour is sure to become a cornerstone of your wardrobe. 


Dune, Dinidoting Circle Hardware Tote Bag, £73

 


8. Down to earth




If you’ve been a black devotee this winter, then maybe it’s time to lighten up. Earth tones are back in a big way - from sand to tan, cream and khaki. Nude is most definitely the new black and this classically feminine mix of colours will compliment any skin tone. Being described as ‘beige’ has never felt so good. 


Karen Millen, Classic Trench Coat, £199

 


9. Say a little prairie




A romantic, delicate, feminine dress with low hemlines and plenty of frill and ruffles; the boho dress is a great staple to have in your spring collection. We’ll be opting for a style with clashing prints and teaming with chunky trainers to keep the look up to date. 


Michael Kors, Agiate maxi shift dress with waist tie, £510

 


10. All about metallics

Whistles Chapel Foldover Clutch

 

You probably already know that metallics are a big deal for spring (who could miss those colours?) but now the proof is in the pudding, thanks to the flock of editors and influencers hitting the streets for fashion week in steels and silvers. We love daring pops of mirror-shine silver to make any outfit pop.


Whistles, Chapel Foldover Clutch, £69