Spring / Summer 2014 Trends – Part 1

Ok so this has been the wettest winter in decades, but hey the sun always follows rain or in this case spring / summer always follows autumn / winter.

So just for a few minutes let’s dream of downing the jumpers, and look forward to what’s hot this spring / summer as I guide you through the first of two key trends and ‘must-have’ items blogs. Oh and if you want more info on an item simply click on the photo and be taken direct to the website.

Pastels  –

from shift blouses to jeans and biker jackets in a range of pastels including  pinks, greens and blues


Dorothy Perkins - nude (pastel) jacket

Debenhams pastel top

Left – Dorothy Perkins Jacket Sizes 6 – 22 £30


Right – Julian Macdonald at Debenhams  top sizes 8 – 20 £39.50.  Perfect if conscious of tummy and top of arms





includes squares and monochrome

 Dorothy Perkins dress M & S Cube black and white dress

M & S Cube Print Tunic Dress sizes 8 – 22 £31.60              Dorothy Perkins dress 6-22 £18

French Connection Marble-Pool-Shirt




French Connection sizes 6 – 16 £45.  Shift blouses are big this season. This one is gorgeous and has buttons down back.





Botanical (flowers to me and you) -

ok yes floral print is guaranteed to be a hit every spring / summer, but this year the trend feels more expensive and is bolder than ever incorporating tropical and oversized flowers.

Ted Baker jumperZara - botanical trousers


Left – Ted Baker jumper 6 – 16 £99


Right – Zara trousers            6 – 16 £25.99




Metallics / bling  -

aka embellishment. Think tops, dresses and of course accessories

Mango metalic tee Embellishment jumper


Left – Mango tee –            s, m, l (8 – 12)  £17.99


Right – Next – embellishment jumper 6 – 22  £30




The 90s -

this sees the return of silky bomber jackets, slogan tees, slip dresses and of course Nike Air Maxes

H & M bomber jacketTopshop logo tee


Left – H & M bomber jacket       8 – 20 £29.99


Right – Topshop logo tee 4 – 16 £22




As ever remember it’s about wearing what suits your style and body shape. Don’t obsess with the trends, instead incorporate key pieces into your existing wardrobe. And remember if I can help, simply contact me.

Next time I’ll be looking at what else is key for Spring Summer 2014 – including the sheer & sexy trend. Until then ….

Emma x

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I’m Emma A - The Style Advisor. I work with women throughout Yorkshire to help them look and feel more confident, by using my wardrobe and personal shopping services.