We’ve been observing the key trends in the northern hemisphere for the past six months, and prior when they were modelled on the international stage, but now it’s our turn Downunder. Here’s the style wrap for Spring ’15 as it’s being rolled into stores now.
1. 70’s influence
Oh yeah baby! Think flares, mustards & browns, head scarves and tassles. Suede is big business and corduroy too.
Glassons edt. Split Sleeve Rollneck. Sold out online - click to check instore & edt. Denim Skirt. Sold out online - click to check instore
Dotti Odie Cutaway Roll Neck Crop AUD $29.95, Dotti Tassle Vest AUD $49.95 and Dotti Patch Pocket Flare Jean AUD $59.95
Pagani CDC Crochet Panel Top $34.99 & Pagani Indigo Flare Jeans $59.99, Pagani Fringe Shoulder Bag $39.99, Pagani Patterned Tassle Scarf $24.99
2. Utterly feminine
Sensual. Soft, drapey, sheer fabrics, lace, soft colours, ruffles, off-the shoulder (one shoulder)…
EziBuy The Emerge Blazer $89.99 & EziBuy Emerge Stretch Skinny Capri $59.99
EziBuy Grace Hill Knit Trim Top $59.99 & EziBuy Grace Hill Print Pant $59.99. Dog not for sale unfortunately ;)
EziBuy Emerge Lace Top $69.99
3. Full Volume
Skirts, trousers and culottes are full in length and volume this spring. This trend trickled in for winter but it’s more obvious now.
EziBuy Grace Hill Burnout Blouse $79.99 with EziBuy Grace Hill Chiffon Wide Leg Pant $69.99
EziBuy Emerge Culotte $59.99
Dotti Button Up Denim Culotte AUD $59.95
Denim on denim. Chambray (light coloured denim) with dark denim. Denim dresses, overalls, jackets, flares…
Max Chambray Shirt $99.99
Country Road Denim Pocket Shirt NZD $149 & Wide Leg Jean NZD $169
EziBuy Capture Denim Jogger $59.99
We’ve only seen casual versions of the shirt dress, slip on a heel and dress it up if you wish.
EziBuy Emerge Denim Shirtdress $79.99
Country Road Print Shirt Dress NZD $199
Max Chambray Shirt Dress $119.95
6. Utility Chic
Think uniform and you’re bang on. And for obvious reasons, we’re seeing a lot of khaki in this space. See below under khaki.
7. Power blooms
Big, bold blooms that shout spring.
From left, clockwise:
Pagani Crepe Suiting Spring Blazer $69.99 & Pagani Crepe CDC Shell Top $39.99 - arriving in stores in September
Taking Shape Celebration Tunic AUD $119.95 with Taking Shape Into the Groove Pant AUD $129.95
Portmans Ipanema Tropical Dress AUD $129.95
From the fine to the bold. A classic you can’t go wrong with.
From left, clockwise:
Country Road Stripe Top NZD $180, Stripe Rib Skirt NZD $139
Portmans Ponte Biker Jacket AUD $99.95
Dotti Longline Stripe Shirt AUD $59.95
9. Trench Coats & Longline Vests
Country Road Tailored Vest $279 and Country Road Cigarette Crop Pant $159
Cover image courtesy of Max Fashions - featuring Spring Trench Jacket $159.99
Colour hits - khaki, navy, white and yellow. Pastels are still popular.
Left to right:
Portmans Milano Knit High Neck Dress AUD $119.95
Glassons Utility Overalls $79.99
Left to right:
Glassons V Front Wrap Dress $59.99
Portmans Hand Drawn Floral Flowy Dress AUD $119.95
WHITE-OUT - White and off-white is key.
EziBuy Heine Tailored Dress $139.99
Country Road Crossover Top $149 & Wide Rib Skirt $169
Image courtesy of harpersbazaar.com (via Pinterest)
Gladiators, as pictured above, were big for spring/summer in the northern hemisphere. We haven't seen any here yet, just mini versions. Strappy flats and heels were also big, a toned down version of the Gladiator.
From top, left to right: Mi Piaci Beah $260, Mi Piaci Bianca $240. Others are still making their way into stores: Mi Piaci Yale and Mi Piaci Gisele.
Flats are a key style statement this Spring/Summer - thank goodness, finally a practical shoe.
Not in store yet: Mi Piaci Aladdin (black and silver), Mi Piaci Ayana Mi Piaci and Rodeo.
Trainers (sneakers) are still hanging around, worn with casual and smart casual looks - pants, skirts, dresses.
Statement clutch bags are big. Totally impractical but deliciously gorgeous.
Images via Pinterest - left, clockwise: designers Celine, Loewe and Chloe.
Here's to looking extra fabulous this spring.