It’s a new year and that means one thing; new trends to fill your wardrobe! When the cold, dark nights leave you feeling down in the dumps, start planning the killer outfits you’re going to be wearing in the coming months and you’ll instantly feel better. If you need a little inspiration to show you the light, take a look at these six must-have trends for 2014.
Tea-length is when the hem sits between your knee and mid-calf, and it’s the ‘it’ length this year. Whether you prefer a pencil skirt or more of an A-line, there’ll be a host of cuts to choose from to suit your shape.
There are several ways you can adapt this trend to match your tastes, so don’t be put off if you’re not a fan of animal print. Playsuits in beige, cream or khaki, double-breasted jackets and even flowing maxi dresses can update your wardrobe with some safari-inspired glamour.
A wardrobe staple for every age, the classic blazer has been modernised with a collarless twist. With designers making them in every imaginable fabric, go for a dark tweed for now and switch to light cotton in summer.
Anyone with a touch of OCD about co-ordinating will love this key trend for spring: after endless seasons of clashing prints, matching is back and bolder than ever, with some catwalks showing dresses, shoes and even bags all in the same stripes.
Coming straight from Milan Fashion Week with a little bit of a 60s edge, this is the fast route to an effortlessly high-fashion look. Team a patterned skirt with a solid black top, or nail two trends in one by matching your monochrome geometric prints top and bottom.
All manner of wide-legged trousers are in this season: patterned, solid, pleated, gaucho-length, floor-sweeping and more – so there’s no excuse for not finding at least one style that’s worth trading your skinny jeans for.