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Spring fashion – transition trends

December 22, 2016

We all love fashion and trends that last a few years rather than just a season. Having versatile looks and sensible shopping habits can mean bagging key outfits and on trend looks that last a lifetime. Vintage clothing has shown us that statement styles and staple trends come round time and time again and things that you may have worn 10 or 20 years ago are coming back in fashion but in a fresh new way. Perfect to keep your wardrobe fresh and exciting. Whether you like it or not, high streets are already starting to prepare for the coming season with transitional trends for winter to spring. There are some key trends to look out for that you can blissfully work spring fashion into your winter wardrobe with ease.


We have compiled our favourite trends and items from 2016 that make the transition into spring/summer 2017 easy and help you refresh your wardrobe for the new season.

Transition trends

Plaid or Check

This pattern has been a major hit in autumn/winter 2016 and is set to be a popular staple item for spring. There are lots of examples of plaid and check from cleaner Scottish style tartan to edgy grunge inspired plaids. Mixing up colours is also a great way to refresh your look as darker colours become lighter in time for spring. It’s the perfect time to invest in some of this season’s biggest trends and style it into your spring fashion looks.

Wrangler checked shirt

Wrangler checked shirt


A must have over the Christmas period but can be carried well into the New Year is the big trend metallics. The spring/summer 2017 catwalks featured glistening examples of this continuing wardrobe staple. Pretty pastels and lighter shades will offer an updated look and you can be confident in bringing the shine into spring with this transition look.

60s style crotchet metallic top

60s style crotchet metallic top


A massive trend in autumn/winter 2016 was grunge. It took us back to the 90’s, featuring favorites such as leather, washed out denim and all-important tartan fabrics. This vintage spring fashion look has become a popular part of modern fashion and there have been heavy influences in recent catwalk collections.

The attitude of this look continues well into the New Year and beyond and remains a worthwhile investment trend.

spring fashion - 90s faded high waist jeans

90s faded high waist jeans

spring Fashion Florals

A perennial trend for spring sees floral hit the spring/summer 2017 catwalks. Autumn/winter 2016 was all about dark autumnal hues whereas this spring we float gracefully back to pastels and delicate prints with a touch of attitude. This transitional spring trend offers a feminine and simple style choice and is a favourite staple trend.

spring fashion - 70s floral print blouse

70s floral print blouse

Sports Luxe and Athleisure

There was a time sportswear just meant throwing on some trackkies and a loose top when working out but this continued trend is one to be considered inside and outside the gym. The sports luxe trend has a slightly masculine feel but with cleaner, minimalist outlook. Designers have embraced the luxe appeal sampling crop tops, mesh shirts and traditional zip up jackets whilst others went all out sport with running tights, technical t-shirts and water-repellent materials. Celebrities also offered sports luxe or athleisure collaborations upping the sportswear style stakes.

Russell Athletic sports top

Russell Athletic sports top

Spring fashion – Co-Ords

A huge transitional trend is the co-ordinates trend. You can go as bright as you feel brave enough and really make an impact with coordinating skirt suits and trouser co-ords to really turn heads. For a more casual feel to this trend there are brilliant printed jeans and tunics or t-shirts to add comfort to this astonishing style. It’s perfect for day or evening-wear and great for those early spring weddings.

Statement spring fashion transition piece

The bomber jacket

As winter leaves us and spring starts to blossom, we are starting to think about swapping our cosy winter coat for something a little more lightweight and spring/summer fashion 2017 has some perfectly pretty jacket examples to choose from.


One big spring trend hitting the catwalk this season is the notorious bomber jacket. This jacket comes with a lot of history and can be perceived as quite a masculine item of clothing. It was a big statement in the 90’s with a grunge, punk feel but spring fashion trends sees feminine texture, colours and fabrics making this a must have for any wardrobe.


Ladies can experiment with edgy, harder styles or create the perfect spring fashion outfit with pretty floral examples. Bold patterns and colours feature heavily with this trend making it a perfect statement piece with a simple casual look. You can also team your bomber jacket with glamorous skinnies and gorgeous heels creating a lovely evening style. There is some eye-catching designer and high street inspired jackets available for spring/summer 2017 and if you want to go retro, there are plenty of vintage boutiques offering the real McCoy.

80s bomber jacket

80s bomber jacket

Moving into spring Fashion

Seasons change so quickly in the fashion industry and sometimes it’s hard to keep your wardrobe looking fresh. Transition trends are a great way to update your look and incorporate a wide range of your current wardrobe into new styles. Vintage fashion is a great way to enhance your look and purchase items that have lasted throughout trend and season changes. You can choose from a wide selection of spring fashion investment pieces that have influenced designer collections and offer you a unique and inspired piece for the new season.


Autumn/winter 2016 has provided lots of transitional ideas for the spring fashion in the New Year. Reworking your wardrobe or restyling your vintage pieces can provide the perfect answer for an updated look for several seasons to come.