Simply Spring

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Spring is on the horizon and the wardrobe is looking a little stale. After being wrapped up in your snood and faux fur coat for the past months, the idea of less clothes and more colour can be daunting, especially on a student budget. However a few simple adjustments can make your look seem revitalised without having to make too much effort.

1. PRINTS- of any kind. Animal, tribal, floral, geometric. Anything goes as long as it isn’t plain so be bright, bold, and brave. A good range of tie-dye leggings can be found in Topshop, and they have some nice floral pieces as well, in playsuits, skirts and billowy blouses (a good way to combine two trends). Printed jeans are another way to follow this trend- but be careful not to overdo it and keep the rest of your outfit quite muted. You can even bring prints in via your accessories- Gap has some nice butterfly print scarves and you can’t go wrong with anything that is on offer in Accessorize.

2. BRIGHT LEGS- Jeans in any shade other than blue. If you don’t want to go down the printed jean route buying a pair in teal, raspberry or frankly any other colour, will help to update your wardrobe. Apply this rule to other denim products and invest in a pair of mustard shorts from Topshop to really stand out from the crowd.

3. SHEER BLOUSES- A la FCUK and their ‘I am your Blouse’, be ultra-feminine and invest in a translucent blouse in cream or black. Miss Selfridge have a wide variety of shades in black, off-white, white and even mustard, and something similar can be picked up in Zara. The sheer blouse can go from day to night and can be as daring as you want.

4. FEATHERS- still on trend. Feathers are great accessories, in earrings and necklaces and just placed in the hair.

5. NAUTICAL- the nautical look has returned once again so dig out your stripes, rope-handled bags and channel the fisherman look. This year the look is quite crisp- see Gap for some good striped jumpers.

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