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How to // Spring trends 2015

Tall girls fashion // Spring trends 2015

Whether you are a true fashionista or like to dress more classically, here are my tips on how to follow then nine main trends for spring 2015:

{The 1970’s}

The 1970s are back in a big way. If you are young, go full on with shades of brown and orange, flares, tunics and a floppy hat! The alternative is to give an elegant nod to the trend with denim flares worn with a printed blouse and a long necklace. Key pieces are flares in denim or earth tones, floral print blouses, floppy hats,  psychedelic stripes and fringed anything.

Tall girls fashion // Spring trends 2015

{Fringe}

Yes, fringing is so big this season that it is a trend in itself! You can either wear it the 1970’s way with a suede fringed handbag, a suede fringed jacket or fringed boots, or go more ladylike and pick up a pretty top, dress or skirt that has fringing at the bottom. Beware of investing too much in this trend, as these pieces can easily seem very out of place once this season is over.

Tall girl's fashion // Spring trends 2015

{Suede}

Suede is no longer reserved for the odd skirt or jacket. This season, we have suede shorts, coats, tops, shirts and trousers, in addition to a wide selection of handbags and shoes. If you live in a wet place, wear this trend with caution! For the rest of us, invest wisely, as suede is loved by designers for its luxurious feel, but quickly gets dirty and worn. I’ve actually managed to find a pair of suede trousers that can be machine washed. If you can’t find similar, I’d suggest you buy a dark coloured skirt or shirt, on which dirty doesn’t easily show. A great alternative is to buy alcantara, fake suede, which looks like the real thing but is very durable and can be machine washed.

Tall girls fashion // Spring trends 2015

{Florals}

As surely as spring is followed by summer, the floral trend returns every spring, so just bring back the floral blouses and skirts that you bought last summer — or the summer before. Michael Kors showed bright floral midi skirt worn with plain white t-shirts, adorned with a leather belt at the waist. Beautiful and oh so simple! If you love a bold look, try mixing two different floral patterns in a similar colour palette, but with differently sized flowers.

Tall girls fashion // Spring trends 2015

{Gingham}

Dresses, tops, trousers and skirts are some of the garments that have received the gingham treatment this season. If you are bold, go for a cropped top and midi skirt in this pretty print. If you want a more subtle approach, wear a gingham blouse with you (flared) jeans, tied at the waist if you have a great to show off your (toned) midriff.

Tall girl's fashion // Spring trends 2015

{Military}

The military trend is represented with luxurious garments in silk, linen, leather and cotton in gorgeous shades of green and brown. Think jackets and skirts with large patch pockets, boxy shapes and sturdy leather belts. Mix these utalitarian and masculine pieces with more feminine garments in floral print or lace to create your own unique look. H&M, both women’s and men’s departments, always have a good selection of parkas and trousers that fall into this trend.

Tall girl's fashion // Spring trends 2015

{White}

The focus on white started in the winter season and has escalated into spring and summer. Mix varying shades of white and differently textured fabrics in the same outfit and enjoy the serene and elegant dimensions this provides. I suggest you stick to fabrics you can wash at home — and white drinks and food — as white is hard to keep clean and the dry cleaning bill can get expensive. The high street has a great selection of white garments on offer, so it won’t be hard to find pieces that suit your lifestyle, from laced boho tunics to minimalist blazers.

Tall girl's fashion // Spring trends 2015

{Denim}

And by denim, I mean denim on denim on denim. The flared jeans are a core piece and should be worn with a denim shirt and possibly a denim jacket on top. Mix the washes to add dimension to the look! High street stores have great pieces at an affordable price. I’d suggest that you hit the local thrift store, which often have a good selection of denim jackets and shirts that can easily be altered to fit you perfectly. My denim waistcoat once was a Nok 100 denim jacket at Salvation Army!

Tall girls fashion // Spring trends 2015

{Hippie}

The long boho style dresses are big this season, which is great news for those of us who are hippie girl at heart! Wear your flowy dresses and long lace tops with beaded necklaces, braided hair and a fringed suede handbag. You receive extra points for donning to-the-knee gladiator sandals on your feet, the IT shoe of the season.

{Other trends}

Other trends to be inspired by this season are nautical stripes, Bermuda shorts, polo shirts, bold colours, black & white, shorts & jacket suits, snakeskin and oversized tops & cropped trousers.

Personally, I’m the most excited about the 1970s, fringe, denim and military trends this season. Which trends are you favourites?

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