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Who would've thought? Michelle branching out into a) colours, b) neons and pastels, and c) garish prints?! Believe it or not - I'm yet to believe it myself after being caught in all manner of thunderstorms this week - the British Spring/Summer is here and that in itself is reason enough to switch out faux furs in favour of sugar-coated pastels, sports luxe and pops of neon, classic florals and easy, streamlined tailoring.

This week I'm shaking up 'Ways to Wear' with three trends in one post, and two looks to a trend. Phew! Got all that? I know that I for one am reluctant to fully embrace Spring/Summer trends on the whole, I always stick to muted tones with a black base, but there are so many ways to style trends to suit your own preferences. As I always seem to say, you can take this post as inspiration: I'm not forcing you to shop your hearts out but hey, the weekend is young(!)

TREND ONE (L-R)

Look One for the pastel trend features 'that' H&M floral shirt. It's been all over the blogosphere, sometimes switched up for its trouser variant cousin, but this sheer black floral shirt is clearly the One to watch. You heard it here first! Pair the semi-sheer shirt with a plain, bandeau bralet and pastel coloured jeans with rolled up hems for a put-together, idealistic summer meadow look. Dark sheer fabrics make pastels so much more wearable, but pop a pair of woven tan sandals on your feet, add some gold jewellery and wave your hair to complete the outfit.


The second Look slyly incorporates the Peplum trend that I sported in Company magazine this month! A little less daytime than the first look, this is cutesy and daring in equal measures, although you could switch the pastel boucle shorts up for light blue denim and black wedges for something more weather-fitting, for now at least. Peplum is made to be worn with a statement collar necklace and a ladylike, top-handle bag.

TREND TWO (L-R)

Moving swiftly on from one extreme to the other, dayglo is back! I've been dreaming of a coloured blazer addition to my wardrobe ever since Corrie blogged about hers. The search continues for my perfect piece, but this peachy Topshop blazer is the ideal sorbet orange number. Wear with one of those marl dresses and light deck shoes for a twist on the preppy look that is internship-perfect as well as fitting for weekend adventures.


Look Two features statement high-waisted shorts and a sparkly clutch: after all, we're heading towards end-of-University celebrations and nightwear is usually forgotten about on this here blog! Wear with a plain, loose-fit Tee and flatforms for that extra quirk, and throw your hair up into a fashion blogger top-knot.

TREND THREE (L-R)

Any time that I think about adding baroque into my wardrobe, I immediately think of Susie's wardrobe. I've seen hundreds of variations of the baroque trend on the high street, and while some of it is a little too garish, other pieces completely get it right. Pair this baroque inspired top with a high-waisted, skater skirt. You can tone the look down with simple sandals - these are similar to my elusive mint green ones! - for an updated ballerina-inspired outfit.


Look at this: a classic, Parisienne, put-together Look for the baroque trend! One of my go-to outfits at the moment is a pair of textured trousers, a slimline shirt and a silk scarf, which is so understated but really inspired by a stroke of genius. Shirley has a video of four ways to style a silk scarf as well, so it's worth having a watch and getting so much from a simple scarf. Wear a boyfriend (or just oversized) blazer, loosely curled Olsen hair and open-toe shoes to keep the outfit looking summery, not stuffy.

13 comments

  1. I am loving pastels! Loving look one and two. The Topshop blazer is gorgeous. And I have the trouser version of that h&m shirt - love! x

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  2. I'm personally not fond of the Baroque trend, I think it's a little too much in my opinion, but it looks lovely on some people ! What I definitely like is the statement blazer, and the statement shorts :D I'm also looking for that perfect colored blazer, but still on the search

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  3. Love the grey topshop dress x

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  4. Great post!! I love the sequin shorts!

    Kisses Anne
    http://annenobody.blogspot.com

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  5. I've looked in 5 different H&M stores over the last week and cannot find those floral print trousers anywhere! Love the baroque print looks :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  6. Love the H&M floral shirt is look 1 sooo much! I picked it up and decided against it and when I went back it had sold out! So annoying. Great picks :)

    victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Loving the bright colours in these outfits, bright bold colours are a staple this summer.

    Navy Tights | Bright coloured tights | Black opaque tights | Toe Socks | Red Tights

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  8. I love these outfits! I am totally loving all the trends this season!

    - Olivia xx
    http://that-is-my-style.blogspot.com

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  9. These are all lovely! Look two is my favourite :)
    x

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  10. Love how you styled all the trends! Perfect!!

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    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  11. I adore this post, it's so good. I prefer the first two trends though, perhaps that's just personal preference!

    http://fashionfumble.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. So many lovely things here, love your blog too :)

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
    x

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  13. Ahh I love these posts you do! Although they're really not good for my bank balance!! xx

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