It is early to be thinking about spring and summer colours in this rather cold and wet weather but I always like to have, in the back of my mind, the colours and styles for the new season so when I shopping I can buy new, on trend items that will see me through to Autumn and beyond.
With this in mind here are my Three Key Trends for SS14.
Pastels Pastels are going to be a key look in spring summer 2014. Think gorgeous ice cream tones, pinks, lemons and mint worn together, layer upon layer of subtle colour. They were seen dominating the catwalks in almost every designer's show.
Burberry's SS14 show was a sugary confection of sherbet colours, stunning pastel coats and accessories worn together....Spring perfection.
Where to get the Pastel look on the High Street:
Miss Selfridges Coat £79
This is a beautiful cocoon shaped pink coat, it is wool so is relatively warm and looks really beautiful on, wear layered with a denim shirt, pale green sweater and jeans now, then over a pale grey T-shirt when it warms up.
Topshop Knitted Organza Front Jumper £40
This jumper is a beautiful cool mint colour with a stunning organza front enabling it to be dressed up with a pair of skinny jeans and nude/leopard print heels or dressed down with a pair of boyfriend jeans and trainers.
Topshop Suede Tote Bag £36
A fabulous suede backed tote bag in a duck egg colour, this a useful size and a stunning colour it would look great with a navy coat now and in the spring with a pink coat.
Fabulous Florals Florals exploded onto the catwalks again this SS14 in many different guises. Flower prints moved away from the refined ditzy style of 2013 and went slightly larger or were placed on a dark background for a more dramatic, 'midnight garden' look.
And of course the High Street is hot on the heels of the designers producing some fab floral clothing to bring Spring into your wardrobe.
Oasis Rose Print Jumper £40
This is a great way to work florals into your everyday wardrobe, sling this jumper on for the schoolrun or at the weekend with a pair of jeans and you will look stylish, chic and comfortable.
Fiorelli at House of Fraser Perry Multi-coloured Bag £49
This is a beautiful small bag that encapsulates the floral midnight garden trend, it is a crossbody bag which is practical as well as being stunning. The mixture of colours enables it to be paired with so many different jackets, it would look super over a biker jacket, soften the biker look up a little but would look equally as fabulous over a denim jacket in the summer.
Marks and Spencer Limited Edition £29.50
These shoes are stunning and under £30. The Mary Katranzou style print and Nicholas Kirkwood inspired heel looks fabulous. The height is perfect teamed with 'insolia technology' in the sole of the shoe making it comfortable as well as super stylish...I could not resist! Floral perfection in a shoe.
Metallics Metallic coloured handbags, shoes and necklaces were seen accessorising designer outfits in the spring summer 2014 catwalks. They add a touch of luxe to any outfit making everyday wear glamorous.
This fashionista has taken a neutral outfit and upped the style stakes by adding a silver collar necklace and silver pumps resulting in a simply stunning look.
You could add one or more of these gorgeous Metallic High Street accessories to your wardrobe to transform an everyday look into something special:
Topshop Metal Necklace £13.50
This is a fabulous collar style necklace that would dress up a plain crew neck or V neck jumper.
H! by Henry Holland at Debenhams Silver Saddle Bag £35
This bag would look great over a pale pink or blue coat in the spring, understated and so stylish.
M&S Silver Shoes
Another pair of elegant, slightly edgy court shoes from Marks and Spencer. They also have a cushioned sole so are really comfortable and would make a black dress or a pair of boyfriend jeans look super luxe on an evening out.
So there is my round up of the exciting trends from the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks, from pastels to florals to metallics...which trend will you be wearing? Spring 2014 we are ready for you!
Till next week, Frances