Spring Outfit Trend// How to work Softness with Structure

A massive trend for SS18 is mixing the hard with the soft for that all important contrasted look. The appropriate match for a summer dress is now a pair of black buckle boots and for a flowy skirt a pair of sneakers will do. For this outfit I mixed hard and soft using colour and textile. If you know me you will understand my obsession with tailoring. I find that an easy way to integrate contrast into your wardrobe is through variance in structure. A massive TY goes to Ailbhe for taking these photos for me ❀

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It wouldn’t really be Spring without some form of floral, would it? What I love about this jacket is that it mixes the hard and soft all by itself. The black background makes the vibrant floral pattern pop even more and the attention to detail in the print up close is so pretty it looks like a painting in the form of a piece of clothing.

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These trousers definitely have a role to play in my lover affair with structure. I got them as a gift off my mom for LC results last year and it is safe to say that I have gotten the money’s worth out of them. The tailoring on them is so lovely and the built in button belt pulls in the waistline flatteringly. I thought that they were the perfect contrast to the light floral jacket and soft pink jumper.

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I didn’t know whether to go hard or soft with the shoes, in the end I went with these for some hard contrast to the pinks and the florals. These are a great option for the transitioning season as they are sturdy for the still cold weather but the patent offers some nice brightening reflectivity.

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When it comes to jewellery I love to keep it delicate and simple no matter what the season or the trend. Both pieces were gifts and I adore them ❀

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Jacket – Guess

Jumper – Tommy Hilfiger

Trousers – Claudie Pierlot // Brown Thomas

Shoes – Bugatti // The Shoe Suite

Necklace – Guess // Neville Jewellers

Ring – Pandora

Happy Monday! What is your favourite trend of SS18 so far ?

Much love,

Laura x

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