When it comes to shopping, I’m definitely one of those people who likes to shop in store rather than online. I like to see the pieces in person, see the quality of the fabrics and ensure that the fit me properly, so instead of going to my usual haunts, I decided to pay a visit to Silverlink Shopping Park, which is a 20 minute or so drive from me, just off the A19. It’s had a lot of work done to it in recent years, and is home to many of my favourite stores; H&M, Outfit, M&S, New Look, River Island etc.
It’s that time of year, where the Spring trends are starting to make their way into the high street with many of the Winter sales coming to an end. I love just browsing their stocks to see what trends are coming in over the next few months and I thought I’d share with you some of my favourites that I spotted at Silverlink Shopping Park this weekend.
Earthy Tones – A trend that really stood out to me is the colour palette of many of the new Spring stock and their earthy tones. From blush pinks and khaki greens to camel and dove grey, I noticed a real pattern throughout each of the stores in terms of hue. This is undoubtedly one of the easiest trends to jump on board, as thankfully all of the colours work incredibly well with each other and they’re all those sorts of colours that are going to take you through every season without feeling really outdated. One of the ways I’ll be incorporating them into my wardrobe is through playing with different textures and fabrics, I loved the crushed velvet backpacks I spotted in New Look which I like will look a-mazing paired with a satin blouse.
Ruffles – Another real trend I spotted was that of ruffles. Now, if you’ve been following my blog for a while now, then you’ll know I love a good statement collar and/or sleeve – the more ruffles the better really, so this trend is easily my favourite. To tone down the femininity of the pieces, I love to pair ruffled blouses in particular with more masculine shapes and fabrics, such as denim. And if you really want to nail this trend this year, then keep an eye out for gingham prints. H&M had some real beauties in store, and there was a certain gingham blouse that almost came home with me (damn spending ban!).
Embroidery – One that has followed on from last year is that of embroidery. From florals to statement motifs, embroidery is set to be another huge trend in the high street this year. Again, I personally like to dress these quite casually, mixing and matching my textures – I’m particularly loving the whole 90s vibe when it comes to embroidery this season. Paired with some studded ankle biker boots and fishnet socks, I love the contrast between delicate fabrics with leather. And these floral mules from New Look, enough said.
So are what your favourite trends for this season? I’d love to hear what you’ll be reaching for this Spring!
P.S – This post is in collaboration with Silverlink Shopping Park but all thoughts/words and images are my own!