Despite the various directions shown in fashion by the bi-annual fashion weeks, there’s always that particular degree of predictability. Winter brings a funeral of dark colours, head-to-toe black till your heart’s content. Summer allows a guilt-free Crayola rainbow explosion as you frolic in the hot weather, or lukewarm for England at least. Spring unleashes a perfect pastel paradise, the perfect transition of soft colour before the bright summer takes over. Baby blues, pale pinks, parma violets – the opportunity to let your wardrobe become immersed in ice-cream shades is too delectable to miss.
Rather than the typical Cadburys Easter egg as the must-have spring accessory, why don’t you indulge in an alternative, sweet yet sugar-free treat? Though Miu Miu and Chanel always showcase awe-worthy spring hues, High street stores have too shown a blissful array of saccharine pastels without the hefty price tags.
Topshop Ribbed Sweat by Boutique
This sweatshirt is your answer to those dull April mornings when you don’t want to drag yourself out of bed to go to your 9am lecture/lesson. At £45, it may be a bit more than you normally spend on a typical Topshop jumper however the ‘Boutique’ label offers the ultimate unity of comfort and effortless style. The baby blue/off white colour compliments the minimalist ribbed texture, giving you flexibility of how you style it – pair with simple vintage washed jeans and sporty trainers for a casual vibe or funk it up a bit with a midi skirt and holographic mary-janes.
Zara A line Dress with fitted waist
Dreading an upcoming Easter family event? Take your mind off the daunting element of family conversation with Zara’s A line dress. In a candy-floss neoprene, you can have fun and shimmy your troubles away whilst looking occasion-appropriate. Don’t worry about breaking the bank either, the dress is only £25.99 with the potential to be styled throughout the year – espadrilles and a light denim jacket would be a match made in heaven for upcoming long summer evenings at the beach.
ASOS High Shine Rain Mac
Days may be elongating and nights becoming shorter but there’s no denying that we can wave ‘bye bye’ to the rainy weather. ‘April Showers’ are a commonly accepted occurrence, as are the light showers and occasional torrential downpours of May/June so rather than find yourself irritated as you stand in a soggy T-shirt at your local music festival, invest in a light mac. This ASOS jacket is not too heavy to be carried around in a rucksack and the powder-blue colour will ensure you stand out in the best way possible amongst the flurry of uniform Superdry jackets and postbox-red Regatta Pac-A-Macs.
Will you be indulging in pastels rather than chocolate eggs this Easter? Which pieces are you loving?