The past few weekends have given us a bright glimpse of what the future holds for Brisbane’s weather in the coming months. I’m talking bright sandals, floaty shapes, short shorts, cute crops and headbands to rival Blair Waldorf. Not to mention pedi appointments, sweet fragrants, an abundance of flowers taking over market stalls, late night handheld strolls and that ever present lingering hint of hay fever. The days are getting longer, the nights warmer and our style more colourful than ever. It’s time to tuck away those oversized jumpers, flannel pyjamas and knitted scarves and say a bright Aloha! to the new season; spring has swiftly sprung. Change up your winter look with these new season additions and welcome the new season with picnics in the park, road trips to the beach and rooftop cocktails on the weekend.
Makeup – Spring storms in with an aura of newness and naivety, so keep it light and fresh. Truffle pink blushes, bronzed eyes and coral lips are a go-to colour palette for the season ahead. Remember the phrase less is more? Sorry to break it to you pretties, but Mum is right, and less is always more when it comes to spring makeup. If you’re stuck for inspiration, duck into a Mecca Cosmetica and stock up on a mix of colours and dreamy pallets to try this season. For the finishing touches, opt for a floral scent – how very seasonal.
Accessories – It’s finally time to ditch the heavy, woollen layers in our wardrobes and substitute them for silky shawls and lightweight scarves. Pastel colours fit the season and match almost any style, so change up your black and white look with a floral scarf in pastel hues or a bright and colourful statement necklace. Molten Store on James Street in Fortitude Valley have a bold, cool and very trendy collection on offer if stylish statement is what you’re after.
Wardrobe – Channel your inner Taylor Swift this season (don’t deny it, the girl does have impeccable style and you probably want to be more like her) and evolve your style to include crop tops and skater skirts. The options are endless and there’s so many combinations to try. Opt for a matching set; audacious and cheeky patterns; stand out, solid separates; clash textures such as knits and silks…you name it, you should do it! Aside from the crop, this season has brought back the blouse too and my, what an entrance it’s made. Silk, denim, cotton, and chiffon – we are crushing on this statement piece. Wear it tucked, half tucked or make like the off-duty models and wear it messy and untucked. Nude, cream, and blush pink are the perfect hues will take you from day to night this Spring.
And let’s not forget about your gorgeous pins. By now, your legs must be feeling like they’ve taken part in the witness protection program, so show them some love and exfoliate the winter blues away and splash some tan over them. Step out in a shirt dress, cute playsuit, cotton shorts or high waisted culottes and parade those pins around with the confidence so they receive the praise they deserve! This is the perfect time of year to make a bold statement, so for those courageous gals who like to add a twist to your fashion staples, look no further than the fringe skirt! It’s fun, fresh and oh so flirty! For a full style guide of the season ahead, check out this post.
Go-To Patterns – Now, let’s talk about the ever-coveted style of stripes. Stripes have taken over the streets of every major capital city in the world, from luxury designers to fast fashion retailers and not to mention the runway shows ! The dominance of this linear print on cotton pants, 50s style skirts, singlets and sexy shirt dresses definitely adds a bang to your wardrobe, particularly when worn monochrome shades – hello minimalistic chic! Not to mention it’s the ultimate street style patterns and adds an air of cool to your look. Of course, floral is the other coveted pattern of the season ahead, so whether it’s graphic, abstract or pretty blooms, if it’s floral, it’s oh-so-in.
Beauty – The return of sandals and strappy heels means it’s time to get a pedicure and keep that appointment regular, girl! Go for bold, because heck, you deserve it! From gladiator and strappy to slip on slides, there’s so many new-season styles to tickle your fancy and match with those floaty hemlines and striking stripes.
Now What – Now that your look is sorted, it’s time to fill up your social calendar to celebrate the first of September. Think picnics on the grass at one of our favourite parks, outdoor activities with your pals, market browsing for fresh fruit and veg, brunch in Brisbane’s bustling cafe scene, long walks on the river to get your heart pumping, fruity cocktails to quench your thirst, exploring rooftop bars, late night doughnuts, eating your way through the Eat Street Markets, salsa dancing in Cloudland… and the list goes on and on. To say we love our city in spring is an understatement.
Spring not only brings an aura of innovation and change, but that of possibility too! So take the plunge Brisbane Beauties and own that style and make the most of the glorious weather that is to come with a spring in your step.