Put some ‘Spring’ in your step

Every day the light is fading later and later and winter is almost finally behind us. I am embracing spring with both arms and with that in mind I have picked some of my preferred key looks for Spring 2013 straight from the catwalk. Simply adapt these looks to your taste and budget by keeping your eyes peeled on the high street or DIY.

metallic stripes

Stripes are ‘in’ this spring and bold geometric shapes but dont worry about everything matching up, a little colour clashing is good although I think subtler shades with a pop of strong colour as above works best. I also love the chiffon and pearl cuff…

striped skirt

For daytime pair a nice loose shirt or cotton t shirt with a tight fitting pencil skirt and finish with chunky jewellery and colourful nails.

dress

Florals are also in and while the catwalk is dictating strong floral colours I love the classic cut and delicacy of this beautiful fifties style oriental silk dress and will be keeping my eyes peeled for a high street version.

lanvin

I couldnt resist including this silk knit Lanvin dress in blush – just so pretty but so unaffordable.

yellow

Love this pop of colour for spring by J Crew, could see it paired up with jeans and a Breton top.

sass

This embroidered clutch by Sass and Bide is another lovely piece which would be a wardrobe staple for night time.

classic

If it’s classic everyday elegance you’re looking for this spring then look no further, I love this two tone nude and black tote bag.

cuff

Finally, am coveting this Kate Spade NY ‘Be Art and Part Of’ idiom cuff, alas only available in Bloomingdales but it looks like a Frey Wille with a significantly lower price tag <covet>

 

Summer chic – get the look for less

Summer chic - get the look
Talk about simple – a black dress, heels and I love the satchel. Just a really nice paired back look and who said black couldn’t be worn in summer!

H M zipper dress
£13 – hm.com

Zara heeled sandals
$90 – zara.com

Cambridge Satchel Company satchel bag
£100 – cambridgesatchel.co.uk

Mango bracelet
£15 – mango.com

Red Herring plastic sunglasses
£10 – debenhams.com

H M genuine leather belt
£7.99 – hm.com

River Island bracelet
$18 – asos.com

Get the look for less

Get the look for less
Spring is in the air so brighten up your wardrobe with a quick burst of colour – look how quickly these yellow jeans transform this outfit – loving this look!

Topshop
$52 – topshop.com

River Island bright colored skinny jeans
£40 – riverisland.com

Silver jewelry
$12 – weekday.com

Red Herring plastic sunglasses
£10 – debenhams.com

H&M Ballet Pumps
£15 – hm.com

MANGO – BAGS – Shopper bag
€30 – mango.com


Spring fashion trends #neon #fashion

Technically it’s spring. Well at least spring officially starts in this part of the world in January and with the mild weather and plants a bloomin’ it looks like spring has sprung. But each day still seems to have slate grey days where everything just looks monotone and well…dull.

Enter one of spring’s most beloved trends this year – NEON which according to Spring 2012 Fashion Week is…so hot right now! While neon isnt exactly the first colour palette those of us blessed with fair Irish skin tend to reach for, there are ways to wear it and some that I will bravely try and rock.

I think nail varnish is a great and safe way to inject some neon into your wardrobe. American Apparel have a wide selection of neon polishes.

Or bags, belts, scarves and watches are all a great way to safely introduce it – like this hot orange suede bag in H&M above, only €14.95 and available in lots of colours.

Or rock a bright pair of shades available in every colour of the rainbow…

Spree vs Steal – City Style

Spree vs Steal - City Style

Miss Selfridge long top
$61 – missselfridge.com

Fendi long sleeve top
£454 – farfetch.com

H M zip jacket
£30 – hm.com

Denim skinny jeans
$210 – net-a-porter.com

Levi Strauss & Co denim skinny jeans
£112 – farfetch.com

ASOS zipper boots
$63 – asos.com

Fendi leather high heels
$636 – bluefly.com

Clutch hand bag
$64 – topshop.com

Diane von Fürstenberg mini handbag
€375 – lindestore.com

Simple does it

Simple does it

Dorothy Perkins longsleeve shirt
$12 – dorothyperkins.com

Panel skirt
$84 – reissonline.com

J.Crew low boots
$248 – jcrew.com

J Crew j crew handbag
£795 – net-a-porter.com

J Jeans by Jasper Conran fringed shawl
£13 – debenhams.com

Becksöndergaard leather glove
€40 – styleserver.de

Black fedora hat
$50 – topshop.com

MNG by Mango vintage belt
$28 – jcpenney.com