Friday, 27 February 2015

Spring/Summer 2015 Trends

 Hello my gorgeous preeners!!
Hope you are all having a wonderful week whatever you have been up to!!

So I am sitting here and the rain is pouring down with no sign of the little daffodils just outside my house coming up to say hello and I am attempting to write a Spring Trends Post, I will power on through for my preeners!!

The catwalks have been filled with gingham, Bardot necks, yellow, shirt dresses and khaki to name but a few trends recently. Personally I think this spring and summer we can all wear something that will be deemed as being “in fashion”. There are so many ways to incorporate a new trend into your wardrobe. I will not be going out and buying a new wardrobe of clothes, for one I am trying to lose weight and secondly I know my bank account wouldn’t be too pleased if I tried.

For many years I wouldn’t have cared about what was coming up for next season trend wise and I just would have bought bits and pieces here and there, but since starting my blog I am becoming so much more aware of fashion and the impact trends have on us all.

My aim for S/S 2015 is to buy a couple of key pieces, hopefully a coat, bag and shoes that will take me through the summer. Obviously I buy in the plus size ranges but it’s great to see some of the big main players bringing curvy ranges that mimic their mainstream lines, us curvy girls love fashion too!!

I really do think looking at the pieces I have seen that we could all add in something new to have a nod to the trends.

There are some wonderful budget friendly pieces in New Look at the moment a nice coat could be all it takes to take your wardrobe through spring. The blue striped collarless coat is £24.99 and it incorporates some of the key trends for this season, stripes and blue are gorgeous together. This would be lovely with jeans, or even thrown over a dress in the evenings. Also the pink Bardot neck top is from New look and only £6.99, this little top comes in a variety of colours, and whilst it may not be the most exciting piece to look at, it will surely become a staple in your wardrobe over spring and summer.

Topshop without a doubt lead the way when it comes to fashion trends and this year is no different. The gorgeous little khaki skort will look gorgeous paired with a vest top and flats for a casual look, or could be dressed up for an evening out. Their denim shirts are known for the quality and great fit and this one with its rips and sexy look to it is no different, and at £34 it’s a great value item.

Miss Guided and Boohoo in my opinion this year are hitting it out of the park with their pieces. The yellow duster coat is just fabulous and could be the one key piece you buy to update your wardrobe and at £35 from Boohoo it’s a steal. The gingham playsuit from Miss Guided is so pretty and again it is a piece that can be day or night time.

For plus size clothes, I always find myself heading to Asos, Boohoo, New Look and Very and its not going to change this season. Evans is very hit and miss, you can be really lucky and find something and other times it is extremely old fashioned, but I thought I would have a nosy and I found a lovely pale yellow crepe jacket that I think would be lovely for spring with jeans, again it’s a piece that can be dressed up or down. It costs £36 which for Evans is reasonable. Another piece from Evans is the navy striped tshirt at £22, its lovely and I think it will be popular but I think at £22 it is overpriced considering I could buy similar for cheaper in other stores.

Asos have some lovely items including the navy and white striped Bardot top, which incorporates many of the seasons key trends and at £20 I think its definitely one I will be buying.

Some may feel that they just want to update their wardrobe for the season with a bag, shoes or accessories and these can be purchased relatively cheaply depending on where you go. I have included a few that I think could take you through the season. The statement necklace from House of Fraser is stunning and at only £13.50 a bargain, it would look great with jeans and a nice white shirt or just as nice with a dress on a night out. I think my favourite accessory would have to be the khaki heels, they are a lovely height that they aren’t going to be too uncomfortable. They are £20 from New Look so they are affordable enough to add to your collection.

So there you have it a little round up of a few things I think will take you through next season. I am by no means a fashion expert far from it, but I have just decided on these pieces from looking at the catwalk trends etc. I have tried to find things that are affordable enough to add into your collection as I feel fashion trends should be accessible to everyone.
List of Items and where they can be found:
White Dress,Yellow Coat, Blue Skirt, Black backpack all Boohoo
Denim Shirt, Kahaki Skort,  both Topshop
Blue jacket, coral top, black bardot top, tan flats, khaki heels all New Look
Blue and White striped bardot top Asos
Blue Handbag Bank Fashion
Gingham playsuit and padded backpack Missguided
White flats River Island
Yellow jacket and striped tshirt Evans
Blue statement necklace House of Fraser

So if you buy anything let me know, this is my first trends post so I hope it has been ok
I am now off to lust over a few of the items
Love to you all

Ali xxx


  1. My favorite spring trend for this year is yellow! :-)

    1. I am loving yellow too, I would really like a nice yellow bag