Spring Looks


Spring has officially arrived! I was born in spring so I guess I have a natural love for it other than the anticipation of warmer days following a very cold winter.

Along with spring comes a change of fresh new light, bright and cooler fabrics and trends. This spring looks to be a tad different than last year which is exciting and refreshing. And although we’ve seen in the past much of what will be in the stores, it’s good to see some variations and different ‘takes’ to the collections.

Such a mixture of looks and something for everyone – this is some of what we’ll be seeing…

Fine knife and micro pleats – lovely on most silhouettes in skirts, shirts and dresses as they fall softly & skim beautifully over curves or add curves for the very slim.


Soft denim – once again great on curves that need more fluid drape fabrication as it won’t add weight.

Light denim

The paper bag waists in trousers and skirts adds some drama this spring. This trend is difficult to wear and will require a firm fitting top. Most people will have to go down a size or two with this style.

Paperbag waists

Bold stripes are huge, and although they never date they’ll stand out this season. The narrower the stripe and the lower the contrast the more it will appear like a ladder elongating you rather than widening and shortening you.

Bold stripes

Garments made from netting is also big this spring in dresses, skirts and tops. This will be cool and well as versatile allowing you to put your colour of choice underneath. This is ideal if you have to wear black as it’s not solid, and therefore softer as we see some skin.


In regards to colour, Pantone have released their forecast and favorite 2016 spring colour range. These largely echo many of the hues from autumn/winter 2015 and also spring 2015, however, there is a softer take on colour for this spring.

And for the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the Pantone Colour of the Year.

This is an interesting description of what Pantone says about the combination of these two colours ‘favs’.

”The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of colour association. As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colours that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing ‘rose tone’ and the cooler ‘tranquil blue’, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”.

2016 Pantone colours

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