This year Spring travels back in time. Bringing together the best of what the ’60’s, ’70’s and ’80’s had to offer, the new season is like a compilation of fashion’s greatest hits. With a strong emphasis on opposites, there will be something for everyone.


  • Space Age – metallic clothing and transparent accessories
  • Retro Romantic – ruffles, frills and lace
  • Geometric –  black and white statements and op-art inspired designs
  • Floral Fiesta –  flimsy flowery prints, vibrant colours and rosettes
  • Grecian Safari –  sheer shimmery nudes, neutrals and khakis
  • Sporty Chic – racy stripes, racer-backs, primary shades, mesh and techno fabric


  • Dresses reign supreme. Slouchy, sheath, empire, baby-doll, tank, a-line and puffy styles are all hot.
  • Minis are the preferred length of skirts and dresses.
  • Volume continues to make a dramatic statement through lantern sleeves, paper-bag and tulip skirts, swing tops, sack dresses and menswear-inspired pants.
  • Flouncy coats in a-line, trapeze or belted trench styles make a flirty update.  
  • Cropped jackets are boxy, puffy or baby doll.
  • Anoraks in nylon are the new unstructured cover-up.
  • Romantic tops with frills and ruffles rule
  • Hooded tops make a racy return.
  • Wide legged pants and jeans are back!
  • Skinnies are still strong.
  • Pant suits are feminine and flowing, or lean and mean.
  • Pantaloon shorts make their dandy debut.


  • Florals and sculptured rosettes  
  • Graphic black and white geometrics, bold polka dots, face designs
  • Ethnic African patterns and zebra prints

Colour palettes…

  • Metallic shades
  • Cobalt blue, purple and yellow
  • Neon pink, lime and lemon
  • Mango, orange, watermelon and pomegranate
  • Black and white
  • Nudes and neutrals


  • Patent anything and in colours this time
  • Silver shoes
  • High-waisted wide and skinny belts
  • Wedge heels and platform sandals for high; ballet flats for low
  • Lucite anything (a transparent material heavier than plastic) – in hardware, necklaces, earrings, heels, sunglasses and bangles
  • White accessories
  • See-through bags and mesh detailing
  • Oversized totes and large day clutches
  • Structured or slouchy satchels
  • Turbans and head bands
  • Rose brooches

Spring trends are a welcome change from the somber, strict and skinny styles we’re still sporting for winter. The new look has started to blossom in stores and I am excited about it. It will soon be time to make some savvy decisions as to which trends will work for your age, fashion persona and body type.