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Upcoming Summer Trends

25th February 2014 | Posted in Womens & Prints, Patterns & Colours by H. Simpson
As we step forward into the new season, our daily wardrobe changes. New trends arrive and the type of clothing we wear is altered. Wearing fun, bright colours this spring will boost your mood after winter and update your spring/summer look. So what trends do we have to look forward to? Neon was a huge trend last year and this year its back with a bang! If this trend is too loud and vibrant, why not try a soft pastel tone or pretty floral print. Prints are going to be everywhere from a pair of trousers to a jumper this season, so feast your eyes upon what brands such as Maison Scotch and French Connection have to offer...
Prints
Prints are a great way of updating your look and adding interest to your dull, lifeless wardrobe. The best thing about choosing to incorporate a print into your style is the wide variety and choice. A wild animal print, simple polkadot or a quirky Aztec print are just some of the many prints you may choose from. Dutch brand Maison Scotch are always on hand each season to provide unusual prints within their jumpers, dresses and even jeans as seen on the La Parisienne Jeans below. But don't shy away from prints believing the look is too 'out there', the Michael Kors Cynthia Mid Signature Satchel features a subtle print that is popular within designer bags and used by the likes of Louis Vuitton and DKNY.
michael kors long sleeve crew neck border dress maison scotch relaxed fit printed knit maison scotch sweat with sheer printed front g star blax slim v tee maison scotch la parisienne skinny jean michael kors cynthia mid signature satchel
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Long Sleeve Border Dress in Amalfi Blue by Michael Kors

Relaxed Fit Printed Knit in Leopard by Maison Scotch

Sweat With Sheer Printed Front in Off White by Maison Scotch

Cynthia Mid Signature Satchel in Brown by Michael Kors

La Parisienne Skinny Jean in Coral by Maison Scotch

Blax Slim V Tee in Hot Pink by G Star


Pastel Pinks
Pastels have always been a great way of injecting colour into your wardrobe without the need for heavy and bright tones that can sometimes cause a washed out look for those with a pale skin tone. Pastels make use of soft, lightweight colours, steering away from the neon, bold colour palette. The pastel trend is most favoured in the spring/summer months and a great change from the reliable LBD and those Christmas inspired sequin numbers. Match your makeup to suit this trend and leave the heavy foundations and lipsticks behind by using lighter pink and neutral tones to suit your appearance. Choose pastel toned accessories to accompany your look too; the Ted Baker Jemina Iphone Case and Vivienne Westwood Anglomania X Melissa Ultragirl Orb Coin Shoe are both candy pink colours that smell candy pink too!
maison scotch watermelon home alone hoody ted baker gaeton contrast leather trimmed wrap ted baker dava pin tuck cap sleeve top vivienne westwood ultragirl orb coin shoe ted baker jemina ted baker salcon plain solid small icon bag
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Home Alone Hoody in Watermelon by Maison Scotch

Gateon Contrast Leather Trimmed Wrap in Shell by Ted Baker

Dava Pin Tuck Cap Sleeve in Pink by Ted Baker

Salcon Plain Solid Small Icon Bag in Nude Pink by Ted Baker

Jemina Iphone Case in Nude Pink by Ted Baker

Ultragirl Orb Coin Shoe in Candy by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania X Melissa


Neon
Wear it loud and proud with an acidic neon colour. From vibrant pinks to electric yellows, the illuminous colours are eyecatching and can be used to make a statement. Take a look at the French Connection Natalia Panelled Colourblock Dress below, this is an example of a small amount of neon being used to form a colourblock, enabling it to stand out and become a head turning statement dress. Those with a darker skin tone and hair colour should invest in the neon yellow and lime colours for shades that will prove complimentary. Even casual footwear favourite Converse have jumped on the neon bandwagon this season, bringing with them an updated version of their classic pink; Carnival pink. This is a bright coral shade which is new to the S/S collection.
ted baker alys contrast fold top maison scotch silky feel top with lace french connection natalia panelled colourblock dress ted baker tena t emboss tote bag superdry neon orange edt converse ct all star seasonal ox
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Alys Contrast Fold Top in Mid Pink by Ted Baker

Silky Feel Top With Lace in Limoncello by Maison Scotch

Natalia Panelled Colourblock Dress in Black/Pink bt French Connection

CT All Star Seasonal Ox in Carnival Pink by Converse

EDT in Neon Orange by Superdry

Tena T Emboss Tote Bag in Bright Pink by Ted Baker


Floral
Once again, floral prints have made a comeback. It seems the ever popular print comes out in full bloom each spring/summer season and this year is no exception. Creating a fab, feminine feel, florals can be featured in big, bold prints or small, pretty clusters. Ted Baker are known for their use of girly colours and prints and this season, the brand have released an even wider collection of floral printed clothing due to the success of previous seasons. There are three main different types of floral print that are featured heavily within this collection. The Electric Daydream print offers a blurred vision of floral as though one is 'daydreaming'. The Sugar Sweet collection are a pretty, pastel design that resembles a watercolour feature. This has been used on many accessories including Ipad and phone cases, bags and many of the clothing. These are a big contrast to the new updated Oil Painting print. Last year saw a darker background with a bold floral print featured on top, whereas this year's style offers a pastel pink backdrop but using the same traditional, English style flower print.
french connection lucky leaves sleeveless shirt dress maison scotch botanical print dress ted baker jeneyy electric day dream dress ted baker Luceey shoe ted baker carlii symmetrical orchid print dress ted baker henlor sugar sweet print matinee purse
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Lucky Leaves Sleeveless Shirt Dress in Utility Blue by French Connection

Botanical Print Dress in Nude by Maison Scotch

Jeneyy Electric Daydream Dress in Lemon by Ted Baker

Henlor Sugar Sweet Print Matinee Purse in Pale Green by Ted Baker

Deavon Oil Painting Print Dress in Nude by Ted Baker

Luceey Shoe in Orange by Ted Baker


What we can expect this season...
  • Ted Baker - Floral, Neon and Pastels
  • Maison Scotch - Prints
  • French Connection - Neon and Nautical Stripes
  • Michael Kors - Prints
  • Religion - Neon and Prints
 

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