Getting into the swing of spring

As the weather gets warmer, Ali Walker keeps on top of the changing seasons and trends

Ali Walker
12th March 2017

The time has finally arrived. The time for us to emerge from hibernation, shed our dressing gowns and ditch the copious layers we’ve needed to survive the winter weather in Newcastle. As the weather get’s warmer(ish), a new season of course justifies a wardrobe refresh. However, as students, I’m sure I speak for everyone when I acknowledge the fact that funds are pretty tight and spending on trebles remains a priority.  Here is a guide on how to do this seasons biggest trends on the cheap, as the sun finally starts to nudge its way through the clouds.

Un[titled-1Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking… 

As we all utter Miranda Priestly’s famous words under our breath, 11 years on and florals remain the ultimate spring trend. Seen on the catwalks of the likes of Balenciaga, Chloe and Marques’ Almeida, it’s safe to say there’s a need for the number of flower-prints to grow into our wardrobes. Here are just a couple of the best takes on this blossoming trend that you can find in stores and online now.

Topshop Floral Mesh Frill Blouse, price: £36.00, product code: 13H20KMUL

Zara Embroidered Mid Rise Jeans, price £25.99, product code: 6164/066

sadOppa Gingham style, Gingham style…

Albeit slightly reminiscent of your grandmother’s tablecloth, another trend on the rise this spring is gingham. Deriving from the Malayan word genggang, meaning striped, this long-lasting trend practically sings spring. This 2017, the checkered material can be found in pretty much all high-street retailers, so here we have the budget friendly way of channeling your inner Dorothy from Wizard of Oz…

Boohoo Noelle Gingham Ruffle Bodysuit, price £14.00, product code: dzz58716

Topshop Gingham Ruffle Jersey Mini Skirt, price £26.00, product code: 27J02LBLE

esPretty in Pink…

Another style to nail on the cheap this season is the spectrum of candy-flossesque inspired shades of pink. Relatively easy to incorporate into your transitional wardrobe – remember to air on the side of caution with this one - so as not to emulate Mr Blobby on a bad day, or leave the house going to university looking like a marshmallow flump.

Zara Cropped Sweatshirt with Text Details, price £15.99, product code: 1501/080

Topshop PU Short Pencil Skirt, price £32.00, product code: 27A09LPNK

adsdT-shirt weather in the manor, my friend…

Throwing it back to our primary school days when we begrudgingly donned our Dare T-shirts, it seems that slogan tee’s are the new ‘it’ way of making a statement. A simple way of achieving effortless fashion, we can finally ditch our puffer jackets in favour of a lighter garm, as the sun’s rays make more than just a rare appearance. The slogan tee will become your SS17’S staple.

Zara Slogan Print T-Shirt with Shoulder Pads, price £12.99, product code: 1131/077

Topshop Petite Femme Forever T-Shirt, price £15.00, product code: 26N54LGRY

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