4 trends to put a spring in your step

Apologies to all you loyal followers. Over the last six months my busy schedule hasn’t allowed me much time to blog. Unfortunately, we all know too well how sometimes life gets in the way of what we love and it sucks big time.

Good news though, I’m back and you can expect to see big things from The Melbourne Look in the coming weeks and months. I will be re-launching my site with lots of fresh content, a new layout and exciting collaborations soon, so stay tuned!

And what better time to re-launch than at the beginning of a new season with fresh trends and exciting possibilities.

Spring has officially sprung meaning for us Melbournians it’s time to pack away the puffer jackets and faux fur and get our legs out. With the change in temperature comes a new wave of bright colours, billowy silhouettes and fresh prints. A new season is a great excuse for a new wardrobe, meaning we can now (finally) get our hands on the SS15 collections that graced our presence at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia back in April.

In this post I’ll talk you through my predictions for spring and highlight some simple tips that will assist you in updating your wardrobe so you can step out of the cold weather with confidence.

That 70’s show

It’s all about the 70’s revival this spring/summer. Channel your inner rock chick with a metallic mini or vibe out in floating maxi dresses with quirky patchworks, cone sleeved peasant blouses and quirky florals. More of a minimalist like myself? Adding a pair of burnt orange flares to your wardrobe will do wonders for your high street rep.

Photo: alohaeverybody.com

Bec and Bridge SS15 Photo: Getty Images

Bec and Bridge SS15
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: E Online

Photo: E Online

White Wash

Spring is all about starting a fresh, clean slate and what better way to do this than by clashing crisp shades of white on white? From deconstructed beach side looks at Alice McCall to soft-falling silhouettes at Ellery and the tailored goodness of Watson X Watson, white was a sure-fire hit on the runways for spring/summer this year.

Photo by Merilyn Smith/WireImage

Photo by Merilyn Smith/WireImage

Harpersbazaar.com.au

Ellery SS15 Photo: Harpersbazaar.com.au

Alice McCall SS15 Photo: Getty Images

Alice McCall SS15
Photo: Getty Images

Blue Jean Baby

We’re all aware that denim on denim is a recurring theme we see grace the runway and the streets year after year, but this season designers are determined to put a new spin on the trend. Get inspired with cropped indigo mini jackets, 60’s fringing and slick tailoring almost good enough to wear to work.

Photo: Street Smith

Photo: Street Smith

Manning Cartell SS15 Photo: Getty Images

Manning Cartell SS15
Photo: Getty Images

Aje SS15 Photo: Getty Images

Aje SS15
Photo: Getty Images

Graphic Florals

Allow your personality to define your florals this season. No matter what the occasion there’s something for you, from graphic bags right down to bold accessories. For the daring there’s psychedelic prints among pastels at Ginger and Smart, those with a softer side will find love at Maticevski among boxy silhouettes, and sports-luxe lovers will find yourself clinging to Manning Cartell’s bright green floral range.

Photo: Gastrochic.com

Photo: Gastrochic.com

Manning Cartell SS15 Photo: Getty Images

Manning Cartell SS15
Photo: Getty Images

Maticevski SS15 Photo: Getty Images

Maticevski SS15
Photo: Getty Images

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