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Spring 2024 Trends: 8 Key Ways To Update Your Look 

From beauty switch ups to the colours worth incorporating into your wardrobe, here are the trends we're investing in for SS24...

It has been over 6 months since the four global fashion capitals got together to dictate what us mere mortals will be wearing right about now. Fashion Month is where we see the origin story of the trends that will trickle down into our everyday lives, and now that the sun is starting to really show us what we’re made of, there’s no time like the present to deep dive into which of the styles that will most impact us for spring.

The spring/summer 2024 collections showed a continued commitment to the same 1990s nostalgia we obsessed over in ’23, elevating classic styles such as the blazer, the bandeau dress, or a wide leg trouser to make the everyday item feel extraordinary. Good news too for tomato girlies, as red continues to dominate on the colour chart. But those seeking a fresh injection of colour will get their fix with buttery yellows – the grown-up’s pastel of choice – as well as sky blue. White, a longtime summer staple, is no longer reserved for your suitcase as it cements itself as spring’s freshest look. And as for prints? Florals for spring will never be ground-breaking, but they certainly break free of the usual ditsy prints associated with spring with supersize proportions on dresses, tops, knits and even accessories.

Florals for spring? Not groundbreaking, but really rather lovely

And it not's just what's going on in your wardrobe that counts. Use this moment as an excuse to bring your beauty routine up to speed with the trending skin and make-up products that promise to deliver much needed colour and glow.

Feeling excited to get started on your new season style? We are too. There are so many ways to freshen up your look right now but we’ve whittled in right down to the 8 we think are going dominate for spring. Picked not only for their good looks but for their longevity, scroll on to discover the luxury and high street pieces that make it easy for you to recreate them.

The Spring Beauty Fix

Fresh Faced

LOOKFANTASTIC have looked outside the window and done what needs to be done when it comes to overhauling our spring beauty routine. Prep your skin for brighter days ahead with its April Edit, a nifty little under £20 curation of all the hero products you need to remove the last traces of winter. There's a nourishing body cream, hydrating sheet mask and cult Elemis pro-collagen cleanser to give your face the hydration injection it desperately needs. There's also the most natural-looking blush from Ciaté to give a pinch of colour, and a makeup sponge from GLOV® to blend it to perfection. Round off with a blow-dry spray from We are Paradoxx for a good hair day and you've got everything you need to tackle spring face on.

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Ok, the sun is back but it's not exactly going to deliver a holiday-worthy tan any time soon. So, until then, get acquainted with these incredible tanning drops from ICONIC London. Unlike other drops, you can apply directly to skin for a bronzing effect or just add to moisturiser for an all over glow.

A great mascara is the key to making you look full of the joys of spring - and we've found a new favourite. Maximise your lashes with the Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara, a volumising formula that creates a longer, fuller-looking appearance without clumping or smudging.

The Spring Fashion Lowdown

Not For Wallflowers

At this point, you'll hardly be balking at the fact florals are bang on trend for spring. But if you're tired of the usual ditsy prints, you'll be pleased the know that things have stepped up a notch as designers looked for bigger, bolder and better flowers to inspire their looks. Australian luxury brand Camilla is known worldwide for its vibrant print storytelling with its larger than life florals being a real signature look. So join celebrity mega fans such as J-Lo, Beyonce, and even Oprah and bookmark one of it's conversation-starting styles for your event season line-up. This handcrafted, 100% cotton frilled mini dress is pure sartorial sunshine, and will work just as well at a spring wedding as it will your summer holidays.

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Of course you can go designer, but the high street has aced the trend - this Anthropologie dress is perfect for event season.

Sky blue AND big florals? Mango was clearly taking notes this season

You can always rely on Rixo to deliver a big floral moment

White Noise

Time to start skipping the tomato sauce - white is officially this season's 'it' colour. Yep, the colour - or lack thereof - that you'd usually save for your holidays is going to be popular a lot earlier this year as we start to take one crisp, fresh shade from top to toe. White cotton shirts vests and tees, paired with white denim skirts, tailoring, jackets - the overall effect is clean, chic and confident (and not just because you've got to brave the dirt just to wear it). Of course, you could nail the look in one with a little white dress but right now, when temperatures sit around 10-12 degrees, it's all about layering. M&S have gone full throttle on milky hues and this satin wrap skirt is going to be a sure sell-out.

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The little white dress is set to be your summer staple - and Zara has perfected the day to night look with this easy satin number.

Michael Kors bags and summer go hand in hand and we can't wait to start incorporating its new Colby shoulder bag into our wardrobe mix. It evokes a cool, 90's New York-inspired feel with it's sleek rectangular silhouette and bold buckle. Carrie would surely approve.

Turns out wearing white doesn't just make you look good, but feel good too. Astrid & Miyu has just dropped a new edit of healing 9k gold Gemstone Bracelets to energise your outfit - with the white moonstone promising to promote love, hope and abundance in every area of your life.

Classics Continued

Maintaining popularity for 3 seasons now - a new record surely? - our continued trust in the classics just goes to show the joy to be found in keeping things simple. To make it feel fresh, elevate those essential items in our daily wardrobes to new heights by looking for richer fabrics and design details that simply make them look more special. Case in point, this classic cotton shirt from Reiss - it's pure perfection. Add a pair of posh pumps, or a pleasingly 90's inspired beige blazer on office days for a low-fuss, high-luxury look.

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It's jacket season - prepare to wear this expertly cut M&S blazer over everything (but it looks especially good with a silky slip dress and sandals)

Basics, but better - the metal buckle levels up this simple & Other Stories tank top to luxury level

Paired with the matching linen waistcoat, this COS maxi skirt is a knockout

Wide Awake

Trousers used to consistently fall secondary to dresses, skirts and a good tan season after season, but keeping your legs covered has never been more appealing. The current emphasis on wider than wide strides - be that denim, cargo or a roomy tailored trew - is as comfortable as it is chic. Reiss knows its way around a tailored trouser like no other, and this linen style nails a more elegant look while remaining lightweight enough to wear all summer long.

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Sorry skinnies, stay exactly where you are - our love for wide denim rumbles on thanks to ARKET

Fitted through the hips and falling into wide-cut legs, this Boden pair comes slicked with preppy stripes - perfect for wearing with a plain white tee.

Build Me Up, Buttercup

For so long yellow was a shunned colour with plenty of us claiming it did nothing for our skintone. Now? Butter is the neutral we never knew we needed, looking sensational on just about everyone. Lean into this happy hue with punchy pieces of tailoring, or take it head to toe in a matching set a la Mint Velvet.

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This Aligne sleeveless style, recently seen on Lily Allen, has near sold out but we think you'd get even more wear out of the full jacket.

Pure sunshine - 16ARLINGDON does it again. Save this for a summer birthday bash.

Sky's The Limit

Red may have spawned its own tomato girl TikTok trend but blue the same colour of a clear spring sky is the sartorial equivalent of a breath of fresh air. Light, elegant and flattering on every skin tone, we swear.

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This colour is trending now but there's no doubt that you'll get a lifetime of use out of this Loewe clutch.

This silhouette of this Uniqlo slip skirt is so elegant - grab one of the brand's matching under £20 tees to complete the look

Pump It Up

When it comes to pumps, ballet Flats' bright star is showing no signs of waning, but its the Mary Jane that truly rules the footwear roost this season. Defined by their strap, this former old-fashioned school shoe now comes cool-girl approved, pairing effortless with slip dresses, denim and tailoring. Comfort has never looked so chic.

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A moment please for Boden, who has created the shoe we officially want in every colourway. The gold will make a great heel-alternative come event season

Fine, we'll take a little heel.

Nautical but nice, these Boden pumps will look especially good with blue denim