The SS14 trends have landed and we've handpicked our favourites. From tribal to revival, these are the styles we'll ALL be wearing (you just need to make sure you get there first).
The SS14 trends are something worth getting excited about. An endless season of traditional pastels and florals is fast approaching, but this year there are many fashion twists that make spring just a teeny tiny bit more interesting…
For spring/summer 2014, trends go tomboy with the introduction of ugly shoes (bulky straps and chunky heels) and the revival of sporty accessories like trainers, backpacks and visors marks a retro boyish revolution. Trust us, it’s not as scary as it sounds. On the flipside, there was a strong presence of Clueless-inspired style on the SS14 catwalks, making kitsch-but-sexy a thing again. Girlie and flirty is the aim of this trend.
For the 2014 colour palette, we’re keeping it minimal in monochrome, with flashes of technicolour think neon accessories and unexpected colour-block. But the strongest colour theme for SS14 by far, is the pastel palette. Stick to sherbert-yellows, mint greens and sugar-coated pinks, and you can even add an irridescent sheen for good measure.
Make sure you've swotted up on all of SS14's best trends, straight from the catwalk to your shopping bag.
Channel the championship trend for SS14 as sports-inspired casual gear creeps back into our wardrobes. Team this oversized sweater with some patterned ankle grazers for an up-to-date take on the 90s revival.
Soft textures and a relaxed colour palette suit a statement metallic accessory down to the ground. The Whistles Medium Clutch is definitely an outfit-maker.
Fresh slogan Tees give this summer a 90s flashback. Team the Mango You and Me T-Shirt with a high shine black leather skirt.
Monochrome is one chic way to wear officewear this year. Whether it's a patterned fancy or angular, purposeful colour blocking, we suggest you keep your colour palette minimal in black and white. Our pick? Topshop's Leaf Print Trousers.
Substitute your dressy going out shorts for a pair of tres chic runners. This colourful fashion pick is an advance on last year's sports luxe look with parred down flashes of monochrome.
Checks have crept back into our hearts for SS14 with of the Clueless look. Just think Cher Horowitz. Wear yours in pastels for a 2014 update, like the Topshop Betty Boucle Jacket with matching skirt in store.
Baring the midriff and some skin, two trends combine to bring you the Zara Studio Lattice Top. Wear this one over a dark midi dress for day and a glamorous bodice garm for night.
House of Holland embrace the sparkle revolution this coming season. If you don't do head to toe glitz, make sure you represent the trend with your accessory bits.
Pleats up the feminine factor for spring. We always love a midi skirt or a floaty maxi but folded fabrics add that extra girlie essence.
Backpacks have never looked more chic than in 2014. Take Topshop's Smart Black Backpack, it's more new school cool than ever.
Spring/summer shoes just got ugly and chunky (in a good way). Forget your favourite sexy strappies, we're feeling inspired by something with a little more character.
Pleats meet florals for a two-way SS14 wardrobe must-have. The Coast Deccorin skirt will be ideal for weddings, special occasions and parties.
Follow an SS14 catwalk favourite, tropical prints, in Carven's vibrant kiwi Tee. We can almost taste the Caribbean.
The trench coat gets a fashion makeover this spring. While Burberry leads the style set back into camel button-downs, Sophie Hulme adds an injection of fun colour to offset the classic, muted tones.
The tribal revolution makes another appearance for SS14. Choose to wear yours in a statement sweater with this cute monkey emblem.
Metallic effects give in to a kaleidoscope of colour for 2014. Get reflective in Valentino's Tailored Shorts with their unique sheen and get ready to mix and match with an array of pearlised finishes.
Metallics give our SS14 wardrobes a little glamour this year. Whether it's a high shine royal gold, like these Kurt Keiger Saffron Chelsea Boots, or futuristic silver sheen, we're turning on the gloss this season.
Florals were everywhere on the SS14 catwalks, which is why we're loving the Ted Baker Edryss Jumper. Put a feminine twist back into your masculine sweater must-have.
The masculine bomber receives a feminine style twist with neon splashes. Resist the urge to go all out tomboy with the Monki Nori Jacket that's softer and girlier.
Our dream coats go technicolour for spring with a rainbow palette out to catch your eye. Think primary colours over pastels and you'll be right on trend.
Loved the return of 90s grunge for AW13? Well fret not, plaid ain't going anywhere for SS14. Check prints stay strong with the more muted tones of Isabella Marant's cigarette cut summer pants.
Remember your beloved Cassio from the 90s? Well at Asos, you can relive your fond moments with a retro 3D effect clutch.
Depending on how subtle you want to be, the SS14 sheer trend can work in many ways. We like this Whistles Lori Sheer Panel Top that hints at skin without it being restricted to weekend wear.
Wide pleats or tiny pleats, however you want to wear this SS14 trend, don't be shy to let them add a little shape. We see the return of the must-have a-line skirt with wide-set neoprene pleats.
Crop tops are no longer our fond 90s disco friends. Luxe fabrics and high-fashion shapes make this retro trend a 21st century must-try. This Zara Crop Top is evidence enough that we should all be embracing the comeback. Layer it over dresses or longer tops if you're not feeling brave.
Back to school cool is a practical trend we'll certainly be trying in 2014. Forget your bad back and your one-sided walk from carrying a heavy handbag, the backpack is back and our Chiropractors will thank us for it. Try Vans's leopard print offering.
From midi to maxi and even down to a mini, the white-out trend for SS14 requires that you go bright white in a head-to-toe ensemble this spring and dress styles are the best way to wear it. See Reiss's Oyster Scallop Bodycon for a fresh fashion look.
Kimonos were one of our favourite summer cover-ups for 2013 and this year they're back and they're prettier than ever. Trade in your blazers and light cover-ups this swing for a kimono to give your outfit a more laid-back vibe.
Take last season's sweater obsession and add some feminine, spring-inspired florals. You can keep your retro sweater from looking try-hard in a muted palette like that seen on the Warehouse Red Lily Print Top.
Sparkle isn't going anywhere post-party season. We love this River Island jewelled clutch, perfect for upcoming weddings.
Be prepared to bare a little midriff this spring with an array of tummy skimming mini tops hitting the hight street and designer boutiques. Make sure you make yours old school with this H&M option. Team with high-waisted jeans to really nail the 90's throwback.
Kenzo - known for their statement prints and colourful designs - have got on board with the tropical trend for SS14. Clash deep, leafy greens with pastel pinks for the ultimate beach scene contrast.
DKNY inspired the championship trend for SS14 but, with the recent trainer epidemic we're already more than a little bit obsessed with sportswear that we can wear outside the gym.
Indulge in the ultimate 90's revival with a cool pair of Monki Iana Dungarees. Wear yours in a baggy, casual effect.
Scarlett fever took over the SS14 catwalk back in October and we couldn't be more pleased to see the sexy siren colour return to our colour palette. Pick up Coast's Fabienne dress to do it justice.
Revisit some of your 90s favourites with retro spring revival. This Minnie Mouse jumpers at Mango uses an iconic pop art effect print to make us all nostalgic.
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If red is the colour of choice this year, we suggest you wear it everywhere. Accessorise in this Cos necklace for that on trend pop of colour.
Anoraks are back for SS14, and this is the perfect excuse to fend off the wet weather with style.
Metallics are helping us on our way to a futuristic look. This silver belt will add an SS14 update to any outfit.
Get that tropical feeling ahead of time with Antonio Marras Boxy Floral Print sun-inspired cover up. Team it with a citrus palette for the ultimate summer look.
For spring, trench coats receive a hot new season update with a light and bright palette. We can't resist this eye catching Jonathon Saunders pick.
Sheer is the subtle way to wear sexy in 2014. With the red carpet filled with barely there dresses and an array of teasing mesh panels on the catwalks, you can ramp up the sex appeal in everything up to jumpers.
Nina Ricci's Floral Lace Skirt is one way to wear SS14's white out trend. We're talking head to toe ice queen - just make sure you keep it bright white and fresh for spring.
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Fashion goes sporty in 2014 with Givenchy's Favela 74 American football Tee leading the pack. We do love a bit of old fashioned team spirit.
You don't need a jet set holiday to try the bright white trend. Team this Sleeveless Shift Dress from Zara with a perfect pair of white court shoes to perfect the look.
Florals are always a fashion fancy for spring, but the style set are encouraging you to feminise your angular style shapes and tomboy trends with these sweet spring patterns. Wear your masculine cigarette cut trousers with gorgeous floral decor, for example.
Fringing marks the return of western vibes for the new season collections. Tassels and fringing is a great holiday look, case in point, the Jason Wu bright white Fringe Top.
Trench coats are the choice cover up in the new season. Light enough to layer and strong enough to withstand the changeable spring conditions, the H&M tie belt overcoat might just make your spring wishlist.
Smells like team spirit? Sport your best athletic ensemble for the new season with Topshop's quirky Fish Printed Tee. A cheeky style update to the old fashioned jockey classic.
There are no saving graces in the footwear department this season, shoes just got a little more practical and a lot less pretty. Check out the chunky sole and asymmetric cut of this & Other Stories pair for inspiration.
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