Spring is officially upon us and the weather is getting warmer, which means it’s now perfectly acceptable to start buying into the Spring/Summer 2018 trends.
In fact, because spring pieces are filtering their way onto the UK high street slowly but surely, I haven’t been able to resist already having a little splurge.
Speaking of, read on for my current favourite spring pieces under £40.
Rainbow Striped Jumper
Jumper – Daisy Street @ ASOS – similar here (*) – £19.99
Firstly, I’m absolutely in love with this Daisy Street multi-coloured striped jumper! After all, rainbow brights are going to be HUGE this coming season thanks to the SS18 shows by designers such as Roksanda Ilincic and Christopher Kane.
Not only will they brighten up any miserable and rainy day, but if you team them with indigo denim and an oversized aviator or cord jacket, you’ll completely nail the 1970s trend.
Indigo Flare Jeans
Speaking of the 1970s, why not pair a rainbow stripe jumper with indigo flare jeans for ultimate hippie chic? (Flower power headband optional.)
I never really considered buying into the flares fad before. However, I have to admit, I’m totally digging ‘em for SS18.
Note that these Topshop beauties are high waisted. Therefore, they’ll look great for casual wear whether you tuck in an oversized tee or pair them with a sassy cropped shirt and boots.
One word: obsessed.
Long Sleeve Wrap-Around Crop Top
Crop Top – Express To Save – £6.03
Indigo flare jeans can also look KILLER dressed up with a fancy crop top (like this wrap-around little white number) and strappy heels for a smart-casual occasion.
And if you’re not really feeling trousers or jeans, you can opt for a feminine pencil skirt or an A-line Clueless-style tartan mini skirt.
Versatile or what?
Black and White Polka Dot Trousers
If you read my SS18 trend report, you’ll know that black and white polka dot prints are going to reign supreme on the clothing scene in the upcoming months.
Cute and kitsch, this print looks fabulous in the form of a slim legged tailored trouser, which is ideal for the office or an upmarket dinner with friends.
A bonus? You can wear them with an oversized cream chunky knit and aviator jacket until the weather gets warmer.
Pastel Pink Bow Blouse
Pink Blouse – Express To Save – £7.14 (*)
Lastly, millennial pink might be getting replaced with lilac as the key colour of the moment, but it doesn’t mean that’s still not going to be hot hot HOT.
After all, pastel hues ain’t going anywhere, taking inspiration from the SS18 catwalks of Victoria Beckham and Celine.
Wondering how to wear pastels? Well, look especially pretty when teamed with feminine ruching and bows, a la this blouse by Express To Save.
I’ll be rocking this with my indigo flared jeans for casual events or my wide leg cropped black trousers and bright pink lipstick for more formal situations.
Spring Pieces For All
Even though these are the current spring pieces creating the basis of my SS18 wardrobe, I’m sure that there’ll soon be more to follow.
After all, I am a shopaholic. And this season, there’s an abundance of wearable spring pieces for all sizes and body types.
Let me know which spring pieces you’re falling in love at the moment in the comments below!
Katie Davies is the Yorkshire-based freelance writer who founded Trendy Tourist. Since 2017, she has written for over 100 companies on a range of subjects, from fashion to marketing. When she’s not producing content, you can find her shopping, exploring a new place or sitting somewhere having a cup of builder’s tea.