Stylist Breid McDaid has a guide for subtle swaps to make for spring and what trends to expect in the new season.

Breid - Style Your Story

Breid – Style Your Story

So it’s time to take advantage of the perks the New Year brings. As much as I love A/W fashion and everything that goes with it, it’s now time to say goodbye to the faux fur and heavy padded jackets and allow an injection of Spring to creep into our daytime attire. This prospect will seem more achievable as we make our way into the month of February, I promise.

We can be fairly certain it will take a little while longer for temperatures here to rise, so all we can do is make sure we are wardrobe ready when that transition happens, and pray it does.

Along with swapping faux fur scarves for a lighter texture such as silk or chiffon, we will also be opting for pretty pastels and bold bright tones, instead of the much loved rich block colours that dominated A/W.

In most cases, S/S colour palettes can often compliment Irish skin tones in a more appealing way, being shall we say, somewhat kinder against paler complexions.

My advice would be to ease yourself into the Spring season with subtle changes like swapping your chunky charcoal grey knit for a soft, pastel toned knit with a fine texture. Instead of living in your intense indigo/black jeans, why not transition to cooler tones like light grey or soft blue options.

Bursts of pastel tones of pinks, blues, and oranges are all shades we will soon see gracing our boutique and high street shelves.

Blush Boutique in Carndonagh haven’t delayed and now have an excellent selection of new season stock available. I have included a few of my top picks below. They provide an excellent customer service, utilising all elements of social media to make sure their customers can gain a great insight into what they have available in store at all times. Check out their Facebook page and Instagram and you’ll soon see what I mean.

Trends such as florals and textured embroidery made a strong appearance in the A/W collection just gone and are showing no signs of abating for S/S. High street stores such as Zara and River Island are well equipped in this area, as are Penneys, giving strong competition for best value on key trend pieces, such as the embroidered ankle boot and much sought after shirt. See below for a sneak peek into some of River Island’s upcoming collection to spark your inspiration.

As always, thanks for taking the time to read.

Breid at ‘Style Your Story’ x

Blush Boutique

River Island