As spring is almost here, it seems only appropriate to prepare for life after winter woollies and fur lined boots. Although the SS14 clothes lines have been available for a good while now – so long in fact that AW14 collections are already being shown on the major catwalks – the cold weather has meant that people are still finding comfort in their chunky winter clothes, which means that they haven’t really had the opportunity to wear the new styles of 2014. Brands like Accent Clothing, Forever Unique and so on have a lot of the top trends to look out for in 2014.
Pastels haven’t really been ‘in’ for years. They’re the kinds of tones that look great on people with darker skin tones and children, but outside of this they’ve been a no-go area. However, this year that’s all changed and pastel colours are on-trend for everyone. The best thing about the new pastel trend is the fact that you can pick your most flattering colour and wear as much or as little of it as you deem appropriate. Whether you’re off to the beach for the day or just heading into work for another day at the office, pastel colours can be worn everywhere.
Moto jackets were a huge trend for AW13 and they haven’t yet left the shops so don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to get some wear out of your favourite moto. However, if you’re in the market for a new jacket then a boxy, cropped jacket is a key trend this spring. Regardless of your personal style preferences, it shouldn’t be difficult to find a cropped jacket that’s really on trend this year as they’re available in an abundant number of colours and designs. They can be teamed easily with your favourite pair of bootcut jeans or a skirt in the office so you’re sure to get plenty of usage from your new wardrobe staple.
Contrasting collar and cuffs
It’s true that women have always been a fan of men’s clothing – just take a look at the huge variety of boyfriend jeans and cardigans that are available – but this year, the classic dress shirt has had a bit of a feminine make-over with contrasting coloured collars and cuffs.
This is a style that flatters absolutely any shape and can be worn in smart and casual situations. A lot of people think that wide-leg trousers are only for those that are blessed with the gift of height but they can be worn by shorter people too. If you aren’t blessed with exceedingly long legs then opt for a high waisted pair with a smaller flare as this will elongate your legs and make you appear much taller than you are.
Layering is in this spring and summer and a bomber jacket is the perfect accessory to team with any outfit. Whether you go for the classic sporty design or a bold and colourful print is up to you but it’s a great item to pair with a pair of chic office trousers or your favourite jeans.
It’s longer than a knee-length skirt but shorter than a maxi-skirt. The tea-length skirt is a great way to elongate your frame, especially when paired with a cropped top. Tea-length dresses with feminine patterns are also in this year and although they may look like an older fashion, thy can be kept sexy and modern if you leave the cardigan at home.
There are certain wardrobe staples that never go out of fashion and the sweater is one of them. The great thing about a sweater is the fact that it can be dressed up or down as you require and they’re available in a huge range of crazy colours, designs and styles.
It’s not just clothes that go in and out of fashion as the years go by, accessories do too. Robert Stewart has some great accessories to help contribute to your wardrobe this year.
Large, oversized jewels are a huge trend this year, especially in the form of necklaces and chokers. This trend isn’t just limited to jewels though. Chains, padlocks and shapes inspired by origami have all been supersized to adapt to this trend.
The release of The Great Gatsby in 2013 meant that sales of feathers, tassels and fringes rocketed, but the only one to really make any kind of impact on the fashion industry in 2014 is fringes. Bags, scarves and shoes are in a real fringe frenzy with some crazy, eye-catching designs all over the high street.