Listen to this story being read by Tamara Holland, here.
Last summer there were pearls.
Lots and lots of pearls.
We also wore striped shirts, bucket hats, and ALL the tiered cotton dresses. Remember those? Boy, did we love those. Still do!
But it's a new season, and although some of the biggest trends from last year will continue (our beloved matching linen sets are sticking around, promise), there are some very fun new looks in the wings ready to overtake your holiday wardrobe. So do some spring cleaning, dust off your shoe rack and make some space for a fresh vibe.
From printed party shirts to power blazers, here are six key items to look out for when you're shopping – plus how to style them.
1. Party shirts.
You might associate printed short-sleeve shirts with dads at barbecues, and for good reason – they've had the monopoly on this style for too long. But fashion has reclaimed the humble shirt and now we're seeing its rise for the warmer months.
A party shirt is the perfect option for throwing on at the beach or wearing out on balmy nights, with retro prints and tropical motifs trending. I'll be wearing mine over a bikini with lots of gold jewellery to dial up the luxe vibes.