The Perfect Secret to Spring

Fabulous guest blogger and fashionista Charlotte Lamb from Styling out The School Run tells Perfection all we need to know about spring's latest trends! What will you be wearing?

I hope that you all had a fabulous Valentine's Day whatever you did and whatever you wore doing it! I can't believe that we are already into March. Spring is slowly but surely crawling into view and the stores are beginning to shake away those January sales cobwebs which can mean only one thing...It’s time to start thinking about which trends are going to be big this season. So, grab a coffee and your credit card let’s get shopping...

Shoulder Details

This was a trend that became popular last spring/summer and it continues to reign supreme on the high street this season. Dresses, tops and shirts are all getting the 'cold shoulder treatment' with cut outs and Bardot styles being highly coveted.

When wearing something off the shoulder it can be limiting in regards to underwear. I suggest using the Perfection Secrets Silicone Nipple covers if you are going bra-free, alternatively give the illusion of being strapless with the fantastic Clear Bra Straps.


Off the Shoulder Striped Shirt £25.99 . Off the Shoulder Dress £39.99 . Shirt with open Shoulders £19.99


Cold Shoulder Top £26  Off The Shoulder Shirt £26  Off-The-Shoulder Ruffle Sweater £18-20



Off the Shoulder Blouse £29.99 . Off the Shoulder Dress £19.99 . Off the Shoulder Jumper £17.99


The gingham trend is still going strong but this season we see it branch out into a variety of colour options. No longer just the black and white check there is now a lot of red/white or blue/white gingham available in the stores.

Wear it casual and floaty to keep your ensemble up to date.


Culotte Trousers with Straps in Gingham Check £30.00 .  Red Gingham Smock Dress £28.00 . Shell Top in Ponte with Gingham Bow Sleeves £25.00


 Embroidered Gingham Blouse £29.99 . Gingham Mini Dress £29.99 . Gingham Trousers £39.99 



Gingham Mensy Trousers £39.00 Gingham Mutton Sleeve Blouse £29.00 . Gingham Duster Coat by Boutique £175.00 

 Pop of Colour

Colour is huge this spring and summer. Go brighter, bolder and clash the colours for ultimate impact with this trend. If you enjoy your fashion to be less attention grabbing then try just introducing a pop of colour with a pair of coloured jeans and keep the rest of the outfit simple. Alternatively use accessories to add a splash of colour to a muted ensemble.



Disconnected Hem Knitted Sweat Top £36.00 . Red Vinyl Jamie Jeans £55.00Pink Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans £40.00



Cropped Wide Leg Trousers £45.00  Statement Sleeve Blouse £49.50  Ponte Sleeveless Bodycon Dress £29.50 

&Other Stories

Scuba Sweater £45.00 . Cotton Shirt Dress £65.00 . Sheen Skirt £45.00


This is another trend which is spilling over from last year, this season we see more detail and a stronger folk vibe to the embroidery. Zara have brought out a stunning grey version of their incredibly popular red folk dress from last summer and it is sure to be a sell-out.

Again this is a trend you can do head to toe or simply add a dash of it via your accessories or one embroidered piece of clothing.


Embroidered Top £29.99 . Embroidered Dress £59.99 . Mid Rise Jeans with Floral Embroidery £39.99


   Anita and Green White Floral Embroidered Top £24.99 . Black Floral Embroidered Leather-Look Biker Jacket £39.99.  Pale Grey Funnel Neck Floral Bird Embroidered Jumper £29.99


Black Embroidered PU Jacket £78.00 . Green Embroidered Cargo Trousers £38.00 . Grey Oversized Embroidered Hoody £60.00


There are a number of major shoe trends for this upcoming season including trainers, the kitten heel and light tone ankle boots.

The three styles below will see you keep one step ahead in the style stakes from now until autumn.

Whatever style of footwear you opt for make sure you keep your tootsies comfortable with the fantastic Perfection Secrets Secret Soles which will prevent your feet from hurting whilst you strut your stuff.


Topshop Juicy V-Cut Mules £56.00 . ASOS Madrid Leather Mules £45.00 . Topshop Greece Feature Heel Mules £69.00 .Zara Knotted Heel Mules £49.99 . Ego Ares Bow Flat Mule In Nude Satin £24.99


Zara Embroidered Track Sole Sandals ££59.99 . Topshop Reena Tie Sandals £52.00 . New Look Black Floral Embroidered Mules £22.99 . Ego Cheska Floral Embroidered Flat Mule In Black Faux Leather £24.99 . Daisy Street Edith Embroidered Boots £34.99

V Cut

Cos Chunky Heel Suede Pumps £125.00  . H&M Ankle Boots £34.99 . Next Red Pointed Slingbacks £38.00 . ASOS Swipe Pointed Heels £32.00 . H&M Slingbacks £14.99 . Jemma Point Mid Heel £59.00


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