Key Fashion Trends for Spring

White Pleated Skirt White shirt dress Balenciaga off the shoulder dress Cropped trousers Contrast heel Duffle Bucket bag

Whether you are planning a shopping spree or deciding what to put away and keep – take note. Here are the seven key trends for Spring that will spruce up your wardrobe overnight.

The pleated skirt. We’re all eager to bare those limbs hiding beneath winter hosiery. Just how much you want to expose is up to you – choose between mini, midi and maxi.

The white skirt. Crisp and pure, white is an all-year rounder. If on a tight budget, combine the two styles and you are sure to be on trend with a white, pleated skirt.

The white shirt-dress. A basic yet versatile piece that, with the right accessories and shoes, can take you from day to night. Moreover, adding white in your wardrobe creates a nice transition from the darker winter colours.

Off the shoulder. Shoulders made quite an appearance on the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks. Models from Schiaparelli were seen walking down the catwalk with patterned off the shoulder dresses, while Balmain left it at tops. The above Balenciaga blush hue dress is one ready-to-wear gem.

The cropped pant. Personally, this is quite a tricky one to get into but it was all about ankles, on the streets, outside the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks. Cropped pants are quite boyish, so either go all the way and pair with a sleeveless shirt and you are done, or girl it up with your favourite accessories.

The contrast heel. Two hues are better than one. Either go for monochrome to make the most of your pair, or if you are more of the risky type, go crazy with the colour combination trend and get experimenting with different outfits.

The bucket bag. The bucket, or as sometimes called, the duffle bag, is a particular diversion from the usual everyday bag be it a holdall, satchel, crossover… Stylish and can be worn on the shoulder or handheld, you are sure to find one roomy enough for your essentials.

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