Finally Britain is being treated to beautiful warm and sunny spring days, which means we can actually leave the house without wearing a winter coat – rejoice! Women can now start to enjoy the new season’s exciting style offerings including folklore inspired fashion which is perfect for sunshine dressing.
Boho is a reoccurring trend which seems to get tweaked and updated every spring/summer so pieces remain fresh and current for our wardrobe needs. This style really is a fun way to express your creativity as it’s all about the print and detailing. Pretty florals, cute cami tops, relaxed jersey and fringed items will take you in the right direction for putting together winning looks that will work perfectly for the countless festivals ahead this year.
Tunic with Tassels, £69.99 from H&M
Twill Tunic, £34.99 from H&M
Fringed Top, £179.99 from H&M
Floral Utility Trousers, £38.00 from Topshop
H&M presented its first catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week last year and was an instant success, fitting in nonchalantly alongside top designers and is now set to be a regular seasonal occurrence at the event. The brand’s in-house team once again showcased their incredible design talent in the city of love under the new name H&M Studio for its unveiling of the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.
The catwalk show took place at the historical Grand Palais which was transformed into an abstract cityscape, with graphic architectural lines and billboards punctuating the space. Miranda Kerr, Jessica Alba and Solange Knowles were just a few celebrities who flocked to see the host of seasonal key pieces which combine the hottest trends and statement items that brings a touch of high-end style to the brand.
Although there is no reason not to treat your lovely mum all year round, Mother’s Day is a celebrated occasion and another good excuse to spoil your loved one with thoughtful gifts. Mums are always there for us; they work hard and love you unconditionally so make her feel like she’s one in a million this March to create a day she won’t forget.
If your mum has a weakness for pretty things then she’ll absolutely love this selection of thoughtful feminine infused accessories which are ideal for spring like the Seasalt Millie scarf. It’s practical, stylish and a must-have wardrobe item at the moment as the warm sunny weather is taking its time arriving in the UK.
Millie Scarf, £18.00 from Seasalt
Brands Nica and Fiorelli have brought out printed floral purses for a subtle hint of colour which your mum will carry around with pride during her daily errands. She might even adore a spot of interior designing making the ‘Love’ dandy cushion from Iris a great gift choice. It will make for a contemporary way of adding a splash of vibrancy to your mum’s home.
Dani Small Purse, £25.00 from Nica
Harper Purse, £35.00 from Fiorelli
Love Dandy Cushion, £35.00 from Iris
For a more personalised gift surprise her with a bespoke ‘Lifesaver’ charm necklace by Kirsten Goss, a qualified jewellery designer and gemmologist. Choose a chain then simply attach your desired pendants including cute letters, semi-precious stones and larger hand-cut charms that come in wonderful colours, such as pink, purple and blue, to create beautiful combinations. It will be something unique which your mum can treasure and she’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness that went into choosing a lovely piece of jewellery.
Bespoke Charm Necklace from £70.00 from Kirsten Goss
It wasn’t too long ago when news hit the fashion world that Nicole Scherzinger was releasing a collection for popular e-tailer Missguided.co.uk and lucky for us shopaholics, the hotly anticipated pieces hit the online hotspot this month. Contain your excitement ladies as the singing beauty hasn’t disappointed with this luxe infused high street range!
Cobalt Blue Dress, £45.00
The former Pussycat Doll has injected her own sleek and refined style into the clothing including figure hugging dresses and jumpsuits which will enhance your curves for a cool and sexy vibe. Cut-out detailing takes the attire up a notch whilst revealing separates, such as a crop top and pencil skirt, gives the option for some creative inspiration. Not bad for Nicole’s debut fashion line!
Taking certain influences from designers and keeping up with the latest trends, Nicole has expressed her adoration for monochrome and sports luxe with her Missguided designs resulting in sophisticated colour blocking and contemporary silhouettes. The use of cobalt provides a bold edge to some of the garments too and is always a firm spring/summer favourite as it’s the perfect statement hue.
There’s no worry of blowing your monthly shopping allowance either as the price range for the 30-piece collection, which will be available worldwide exclusively at MissGuided.co.uk from 11th March 2014, ranges from £15.00 to £50.00. It’s time to give our wardrobes a high dose of Scherzinger style!
Collaborations between high street brands and upcoming designers have grown in popularity over the last few seasons, providing a perfect platform for these creative individuals to get recognition in the hard-to-break-in-to fashion industry. For the 5th year running, British label Warehouse continues its partnership with the British Fashion Council to find the next design talent and for Spring/Summer 2014 Philli Wood has been given the chance to showcase her outstanding work.
Parka Style Shirt Dress, £90.00
Roll Neck Jumper Dress with Cable Knit, £45.00
A panel of industry experts including Lisa Bryne, Design Director at Warehouse, and Caroline Rush, the Chief Executive at the BFC, chose this year’s winner Philli Wood whose final collection, which was showcased at the University of Westminster Graduate show in May 2013, presented exceptional ability, innovation and relevance to the current and future profile of the Warehouse brand.
Crop Cable Jumper, £45.00
Abstract Knit Print Jogger, £60.00
Philli got to experience the full journey from the initial design process, through production, then finally to the campaign creation and PR launch making the six month placement with Warehouse an exciting start to the designer’s career.