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Published: 3rd March 2015
Author: Queensgate Blog

SS15 Trends

The spring/summer trends for 2015 are beginning to pop up in the Queensgate stores, so this post consists of outfit ideas on three of my favourites.

Hippie Deluxe

Hippie-Deluxe

Hippie deluxe is all about floral prints and flowing silhouettes. It can be achieved through maxi dresses with wide or long sleeves, just like this Mango Printed Chiffon Dress available at John Lewis. You can also get this look with flared jeans and flowing shirts; flared jeans are ideal for spring, when it can be a little chilly, whilst the maxi dress is great for those (hopefully!) hot summer months.

Accessories – and lots of them – are a big must for this particular look; think bright colours and tassels. The Gold Tassel Multirow Necklace from BHS is a great way to get the layered jewellery look. The Topshop Bead Bracelet packs are a very hippie accessory as they are material based, the vibrant colours really complement the dress. What I love about this trend is that it gives you the perfect excuse to buy anything with lots of tassels on! This Topshop Faux Suede V-Panel Clutch had to be included in my mood board; it’s a statement piece, bang on trend and will give any outfit a slight hippie deluxe touch.

Double Denim

double-denim

This is a trend for both men and women but I have decided to focus on the male denim trends hitting Queensgate. With double denim the key thing to remember is you want to use different shades of denim otherwise it won’t work. The Primark Navy Denim Shorts are darker denim, meaning the G-Star Tailor Denim Shirt needs to be a lot lighter. The look works as the two shades of denim complement each other without being too drastic. I have chosen some G Star Brag WC Denim Trainers to really emphasise the double denim theme. This is a great summer look and the Polarised Aviators are a nice finishing touch for when the sun begins to shine.

If you want something more wearable for now, replace the shorts with some dark denim jeans. Go for some dark coloured boots as having the longer jeans with the denim trainers will be too much. This look can easily be applied to the female wardrobe as well, throw in a denim skirt instead of shorts and some cute wooden sandals and it will have elements of the hippie deluxe trend too.

Mix & Match

Mix-and-Match

Now this trend is not for the faint hearted, although it can be toned down, it is for those of you that like to standout from the crowd and make a statement. You can mix and match with prints, textures or different materials. I have chosen to create a mood board around different prints, as this is one of the more difficult ones to pull off. If you want to tone the look down, mixing textures and materials may be a look that is more suitable for you. There are a few key things for you to remember when attempting this trend so I have created some pointers for you.

  • If one of your garments is a bold print, the other needs to be a smaller, less obvious print.
  • If you want both items to have bold prints, choose them in two different colours, just like in the mood board. The Oasis Art Rose Shirt has a very similar print to the Rosie Trousers and they work really well together.
  • If you are mixing and matching floral prints, so a combination of bold and delicate, it would be a good idea to choose items with similar colours.
  • If you are mixing and matching simpler prints like stripes or spots, it would be a good idea to choose garments with slightly different colours to make it more standout.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix completely opposite prints, for example I love mixing my floral pinafore with a striped t-shirt. I just make sure the striped t-shirt is black and white so it’s not an overload of colours.

I hope these tips help you achieve a mix and match look that suits your style. I have completed my mood board with some oversized Anna Preppy Sunglasses and some amazing Orla Kiely chunky platform shoes.

All items in this post are available in store or via click and collect, and don’t forget on Thursdays and Fridays the centre is open until 8pm with free parking after 5.30pm . If you do choose any spring/summer trends at Queensgate, make sure you share them with us on social media and use #blogqueensgate.

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