All Things Bright And Beautiful

What with this miserable and dreary weather, Spring is bound to creep up on us and we’ll be in that familiar situation of ‘not having anything to wear’ – again. 2013 is all about eye-popping colours, you can even reuse some of Autumn’s jewel tones, as long as they’re bursting with colour and eye-catching, they’re hot.  So get ahead of the game and snap up some bright, fun and quirky pieces, when  you see what’s on offer, you won’t be able to resist…

THE BAG

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1. Accessorize £17   2. Paul’s Boutique (availible at Asos) £85   3. Claudia Canova (availible at New Look) £74.99   4. New Look £39.99

These gems sure pack a punch! Mulberry, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton’s latest designs make it evident that vibrant handbags are definitely having a moment, and how better to approach this daring yet undeniably fun trend than starting small. If you’re unsure, take a look around Accessorize as they have plenty of affordable options for injecting a splash of colour to your wardrobe!

THE SHIRT

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1. Bhs £20   2. M&S £35  3. Asos (in the sale) £6

A hot pink adds definite va-va-voom and screams fun and flirty, while a striking cobalt blue creates an expensive looking, laid back look, not to mention the exquisite green offers a more fresh outlook. Which is your favourite? Tuck into either classic indigo jeans to make the colour really pop, or clash them with a contrasting colour for double style points. Not to mention how they can be worn loose over casual leggings for effortless style.

THE TROUSERS

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1. Oasis (availible at Asos) (in the sale) £12   2. Blue Banana £27.99   3. M&S £29.50   4. House Of Fraser £60   5. Forever 21 $17.80

The coloured jeans of this season are even more in your face! If skinny jeans aren’t your style, and you’re looking for something slightly more refined, tailored trousers are sleek and fashionable this season especially in geometric prints as shown in number 5. Unfortunately they’re American – I ADORE them – but I hope I’ll be able to come across some similar ones elsewhere. 😉

THE JEWELLERY

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1. £20   2. £10  3. £25 (all Topshop)

Minimalistic is soo boring! Go crazy with statement jewellery, think aztec, geometric, vibrant… Basically anything that takes your fancy, it’s now acceptable. Wondering if something is too in your face, or doubting whether you can pull something off, is a thing of the past – just wear it, and wear it with pride.

THE SHOES

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1. Office (in the sale) £12   2. Boohoo (in the sale) £8   3. New Look (in the sale) £8   4. Even & Odd (availible at Zalando) (In the sale) £26

Similar to the bags, these bargain-tastic shoes are ideal for adding a touch of the trend to your outfit without having to totally commit. There are plenty availible catering for how daring you are, will you have the guts to go for some kooky platforms like the ones shown from Office? Or will you keep it laid back in some subtle colour blocked brogues? I can’t get enough of the sky blue ones by Even & Odd!

Spark some sunshine into your Spring wardrobe, and enjoy the new more adventurous you! I hope some of my excitement for this new trend has rubbed off on you.

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Simplistic Beauty x