Spring Trends with Brooke Falvey

Spring has well and truly sprung!

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Spring has sprung: that first hit of flowers blooming and the *slightly* longer days of sunshine feel like a well-earned prize after winter.  

Now is the perfect time to reassess your wardrobe – putting out the pieces that no longer serve you, so you can make room for a couple of new season pieces or trends to spice things up. 
Here are five trends that I’m looking to add to my wardrobe ASAP. You’ll find them all in-store at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. 

Green is a go

First, we went mad for Barbiecore pink, now we’re gaga for all shades of green with designers taking a real “choose your own adventure” approach when it comes to this hue for spring. 
Country Road and Scanlan Theodore have both gone for a bright emerald hue, while Seed has opted for a more mellow spearmint tone and Witchery are leaning into a deeper khaki tone they call ‘jungle’.  

My top pick: Country Road’s Australian Cotton Stripe Relaxed Oxford Shirt, $129. 
It’s the perfect relaxed style to pair with denim shorts for a casual look; glam up with a white denim midi skirt with a glammed up smart casual look; or layer over swimmers for a day at the beach. 


Step out in style

I’m ready to step back in time and meet you at the intersection of comfort, nostalgia, and chicness with the return of the Fisherman sandals. 
These chunky, caged sandals — which are like the cooler older sister of the jelly sandals I had as a kid — are the latest chic shoe to roar back into popularity after being spotted on the likes of Hailey Bieber and Taylor Swift.
These sandals have swung in and out of fashion over the decades, but they are having a real moment now and are a great option to pair with everything from your favourite floaty summer dress to a tailored vest and pants set. 

My top pick: I’m eyeing off Jo Mercer’s Alessia Casual Flats, $229.95, for my upcoming summer holiday – the only question is, do I go tan, or off-white? 


Be bold & bright

If you haven’t guessed it yet, bright and bold colours are in this Spring/Summer and I am so here for it as I am a big believer in the power of Dopamine Dressing. It’s not a trend, it’s a lifestyle! 
Simply put, Dopamine Dressing is about wearing bright, fun clothes — think bold colours and playful prints — to help improve your mood. 
Since bright colours are often associated with feelings of vitality, happiness and energy, it's believed that wearing fun clothes can help trigger the release of the happy hormone, dopamine. If you’re looking to test the waters with a bright colour or loud print, try wearing it as an accessory before you invest in a clothing item, or start with a smaller piece of clothing.
You’ll find beautiful bright blues at Aje (the sequin mini skirt!) and Scanlan Theodore; punchy pinks in dresses and separates at Sheike and if you want ALL the colours in one #ootd – head to Gorman. 

My top pick: I want ALL the colours, but if I could only choose one, I’d pick the Acler Tyler Mini Dress, $395, from David Jones. It’s fun and flirty and great for a wedding or Spring event. 


Get down with denim 

Ankle-grazing skirts are officially back. Harper's Bazaar proclaimed that if you buy one item, it should be a maxi skirt, and who am I to argue? 
Whether it’s a midi or maxi, with a front split (great for petites to give a better proportion), light, dark, black or white denim … they are everywhere, and for all budgets. Head to Sportsgirl, Glassons, Dissh, Cotton On, Universal, and Country Road.  
For days when it’s a little warmer, pair a denim maxi skirt with light layers – a tank top topped off with a lightweight knit (drape it over your shoulders when you aren’t wearing it). Complete the look with a pair of fisherman sandals, or ballet flats. 
If you’re a fan of the denim-on-denim look (aka the Canadian Tuxedo), pair your maxi skirt with a denim jacket or a chambray shirt. To keep it from being too Britney & Justin circa 2001, pair denim in different colours.
My top pick: Cotton On Women Bailey Denim Maxi Skirt, $59.99, which is made from 30% recycled denim and has a front split.


Mighty metallics 

From shoes to bags and clothes, metallics are having a major moment this spring, so perhaps the season’s must-have accessory will be a pair of sunglasses! Think sequins, crystals, lamé, gloss, satin, metallics, and especially silver tones. 
If you’re unsure about how to go all out without ending up looking like a Logie, simply add a touch of gold or silver to your outfit with metallic accessories. 
A fun metallic bag, sunglasses or even just mixing gold and silver jewellery can elevate your favourite outfit. 
In the words of Tay Tay, let’s “make the whole place shimmer”.

My top pick: Oroton’s Metallic Mini Dress, $799. The perfect party piece and it’s not just a showstopper from the front with its luxurious and eye-catching texture and bell-shaped skirt, it also has an angular open back with two bows, adding an elegant and playful touch.