Spring into Springtime!

As the celebrations and excitement of the New Year draw to a close, it’s time to start forgetting about the winter, and dreaming of the spring and summer to come (yes, I appreciate some of you out there may be snowed under reading this, but just go with it!) There’s not much more to get you in the mood for a change of season than a fresh new wardrobe! But for those of us not lucky enough to quite have that clothing turnover, we can look at the new trends surrounding us and get excited anyway. Why not!?

My favourite trend to get me in the mood for springtime has got to be florals, every time. The fresh pattern, with colours ranging from soft and pastel to bright and bold, speaks of gardens growing and flowers blooming everywhere. Next’s Spring/Summer ’13 range has a gorgeous collection of both pretty and dainty floral prints, as well as fresh earthy tones that can’t help but get you in the happy-go-lucky springtime feeling.

next floral dress

I love this beautiful, floaty and dreamy chiffon dress. The colours are beautiful, soft purples and pinks both match and contrast with the navy background perfectly, making it a gorgeous stand-out dress. The wrap around style is the best figure flatterer you can get, and also gives the dress a gorgeous forties vintage feel. I would love to wear this dress with hair softly twisted in victory rolls and subtle vintage make-up to keep in with the elegant style of the waterfall hem skirt, for a lovely glamorous houeswife look. Alternatively, for the edgy girly look, try throwing up your hair into a careless topknot, teaming the skirt with knitted tights and chunky boots, and stay warm and looking cool with a tough leather biker jacket.


next skirt

I’m normally not a green wearing girl – whether it doesn’t suit me, or I’m just not normally a fan of the colour, I’m not sure, but I love Next’s Spring Khaki collection. Earthy tones of greens, browns, and subtle floral woody prints make this an elegant, yet hard wearing range. Woodland animals are also a big part of this, and what says spring time more than a flock of butterflies on a pretty mini-skirt! It’s so easy to pair up this range with chunky knits and camo jackets, making it ideal for the transition from winter to spring. This range is perfect for casual weekend looks, from dashing in and out of shops looking for the rest of your summer wardrobe, and going full girly camo for some adventurous walks in the woods.


If the weather isn’t going to make the effort, than maybe we should!

Next are doing a competition at the moment to be their Guest Blogger for 3 months! Here’s my offering, what can you do? Here’s the link to the competition, good luck! http://blog.next.co.uk/nextguestblogger-its-back/


The Vintage Housewife x


One thought on “Spring into Springtime!

  1. Reblogged this on Better Off The Hanger and commented:

    Here’s a post from my lifestyle blog, The Vintage Housewife, on Next’s S/S ’13 collection! It’s also entering a competition to become their Next Guest Blogger, so fingers crossed! Take a look! X

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