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Spring '14 Trend Report

by Lisa Lyford
Spring '14 Trend Report

This trend report is based on influences from the fashion runways and streets of the northern hemisphere, intermingled with Australasia’s take on it for downunder.


Spring is defined by two key trends - pastels and flowers - fitting for Spring don’t you think.


Please note, most clothes are available online and in stores throughout Australasia.






Delicate, soft, gorgeous - with a big emphasis on Pink, following on from its brief introduction in some Winter ranges.


Pastels don’t suit everyone - they’re fabulous for our girls who suit the Light and Soft/Muted colour palettes, and some of the Cool palette (blue-based colours).  


If you don’t suit pastels and are keen to wear them, team them up with another colour, e.g. black, brown, charcoal, navy or even a bright, bold colour. Teaming pastels with a complementary pattern is also a good option.


Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Pastels 

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Portmans Full Leather Midi Skirt AUD $169.95, worn with Portmans Ruffle Crop Top AUD $79.95

Country Road Jacket & Shorts

Taking Shape Eplisse Two Parties Dress AUD $279.95 (two dresses)







Nothing says spring like flowers. If only the clothes smelt as delicious as actual spring flowers. Think daisies, roses…. Tops, dresses, pants, jackets, accessories or accents in design.


Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Florals 

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EziBuy Urban Printed Dress $64.99

Glassons Floral Quilted Bomber NZD $69.99 

EziBuy Grace Hill Placement Floral Shift $129.99




Sporty Luxe.


Sporty, athletic influences have made their way into mainstream looks - luxe (luxury) sweatshirts, knits, bomber jackets, cuffed pants, side-stripe sporty threads and trainers. 


Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Luxe Sport

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EziBuy Capture Parka Jacket $89.99 & EziBuy Capture Drape Pants $59.99

Max Textured Bomber Sweat $119

EziBuy Emerge Bomber Jacket $74.99

EziBuy Emerge Joggers $59.99



It’s full on.


Wide leg pants

Floaty, wide leg pants are fabulous for warm spring/summer days. They'll take a little getting used to after slims and skinnies that's for sure.



Skirts have more volume and length, ending midway at the calves (the midi). The Pencil skirt is still very popular.


Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Midi Skirt 

Witchery Spliced Pleat Midi $149.90



Culottes (wide leg, mid-calf length pants) are making a comeback too. If you’re vertically challenged, pants like these will make you appear shorter. You’re best with a more tapered look.


Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Culottes


Portmans Wide Leg Soft Culotte $79.95





Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Monochrome

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Decjuba Flora Dress AUD $139.95

Taking Shape Fireworks Cardi AUD $139.95 

Jacqui E 7/8th Print Sateen Pant $79.95





Boyfriend Jeans.

Think room to breathe and you’re 90% there. Relaxed, rolled up cuffs. They’re fab, especially teamed with brogues and flats with socks, trainers, and ankle boots.  Show some sock. Show some flesh.


Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Boyfriend Jeans 

From left

Max Distressed Boyfriend Crop Jean $99

Just Jeans Knit Denim Moto Boyfriend Jean AUD $89.95




Denim. Chambray.

I’m not sure if I’ve recovered from my Chambray days of the 90s! Chambray is light denim, in weight and colour. Wear Chambray with floral prints, white, colours and darker denim. Very versatile. Think shirt, top, dresses.


Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Chambray

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Max Chambray Denim Shirt Dress $119

EziBuy Emerge Drape Pants $74.99 

Country Road Wrap Chambray Shirt NZD $139




Pop art and geometric prints. Tops. Dresses. Pants. Skirts. Jackets.


Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Graphics

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EziBuy Capture Graphic Shift Dress $69.99

Portmans Print Bind Tee AUD $59.95

Jacqui E Anna Cube Print Pencil Skirt AUD $89.95





Other trends to keep an eye out for...


  • Boxy, cropped jackets - the boxy nature isn’t going to suit everyone, it can make you look shapeless and big if you’re not careful.

  • The Shirt - white shirts in particular but with a twist, literally. Nothing straight about these babies. Count the shirt dress in. Contast collars (contrast colours) are also big.

  • Sheer and Mesh add interest, texture and sensuality to tops, dresses, jackets, skirts and pants.

  • Crop Tops. Mmm, I suspect only a minority are going to be happy about this :)

  • Metallics - as a complete outfit or as accents.

  • Micro pleats - check out the fab skirt from Witchery above.

  • Fringe tassels - from hippy chick to high street funk, fringe tassels are playful and a must this season.

Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Fringe


           Glassons Tassel Hem Vest $69.99


  • Embellishments - sequins, beads added to tops, dresses, skirts, jackets and pants to take your outfit into another sphere.


 Gorgeous Me Spring '14 Trends Metallic


           EziBuy Heine Sparkle Oversized Top $89.99



Cover image courtesy of EziBuy - Emerge Fit and Flare Chiffon Dress $79.99



You may also be interested in  - Spring Styling, a buyer's perspective & Spring '14 Lookbooks

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