You know there's this myth that you have to re-kit your wardrobe every season. Well, it's simply not true. Trends come and go, but you see then they come back again and more often than not, we have pieces that fit the bill. I find the more prudent season to invest in is Winter, as our weather suits this kind of attire. And since our seasons tend to blend, we can transition plenty of items into one season and the next. So how we shop is always very important to keep the bank balance nice and healthy.
Kate Middleton is the queen of recycling her wardrobe; she re-wears everything from Reiss dresses, to the full length Jenny Packham gowns for more formal events. So we have a good role model from which to work! Kate has the idea right; look at the pieces you love to wear, that fit, look chic, and most important, timeless and not too trendy. These are the items you will wear year round. We also need to address the pieces that were more expensive than usual; I tend to spend money on coats and jackets as they are my favourite pieces to wear. So there is no way I will part with any of them. I just pop them in a vacuum pack bag every so often when I get bored with them. Then about twice a year, I open up the bag and find things I forgot I had! It's like shopping in your own closet!
But back to the case in hand, what can we keep from last year (or ten years ago) for this year, besides our Sunday best and the super expensive coat? Well, there's a few.
- Bootcut and flared jeans
Right, I should be honest here. These are not my favourite style of jeans. But they are back with a bang as the seventies trend will dominate, so get out the bootcut jeans and flares again if you wanna channel the hottest trend around for summer. Try them with a nice block-heel sandal to allow the seems at the end to sit nicely, and flatter your legs
You might have read the piece I wrote last year on a capsule wardrobe, and a blazer forms an important part of this. New season tailoring was a catwalk highlight, so revamp your trouser suit with scarves and statement jewellery for the office. And add some colour with a bright pair of court shoes!
Leather is back and the colour of SS15 is tan.
The more floral prints you have the better! Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino and Diane Von Furstenburg have opted for large floral prints on mid length dresses, so all those summery dresses you have already will have you bang on trend!
Have you been checking out Spring Summer 2015 trends? Have any taken your fancy thus far? Do tell. And for more fabulous fashion, don't forget to check out our fabulous dedicated-to-fashion section here!