I'm a Fashion Expert With Classic Taste—Here's Everything on My New-Season Wish List

I think we can all agree that new season pieces are permeating our feeds and the spring wardrobe transition is now fully underway. And with every glimmer of sunshine, I'm inching further towards summery styles and the easy dresses, comfy sandals and pretty accessories in my arsenal (of which there are plenty). Premature as it may be, I've already packed away my heavy coats and have pulled out my lightweight outerwear instead, which is soon to be followed by airy materials like cotton and linen.

Although I'm an advocate for personal style, summer is a great time to broaden horizons, whether that's experimenting with new colourways and shapes or adding interest to simple looks with fun accessories and statement jewellery. But, when it comes to my favourite new-season offerings, I can't deny there's a common thread: There's a celebration of classics with a twist and even pops of colour.

What I appreciate the most about spring and summer style is the cyclical nature of hot-weather pieces and the allure of 'ageless' clothing. Come spring, pretty florals emerge for summer weddings, paler hues reappear as a nod to bright blue skies and natural fabrications dominate.

So if, like me, you're ready for summer, keep reading to see the new-season pieces that have caught my attention. From draped tops to sandals, these picks will have you dreaming of sunny days ahead.

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Avalon Afriyie is a freelance writer and storyteller based in London. She specialises in sustainable fashion, health and the narratives of marginalised communities.

She has a background in fashion show production and styling, having previously worked on The Clothes Show and with the Lyst Group. Since graduating in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in English and contemporary media, she’s worked as a feature writer for an independent publication and a contributor for Quill’s creator network. She now marries her passion for words and style, writing for some of the most esteemed fashion and lifestyle publications, Who What Wear UK and Stylist.

Avalon also provides copywriting services, creative consultancy, and visual media for independent businesses, including travel guides, interviews, press releases and blog posts. Her work has been featured on Lush, Contiki, Youswim and Ohne.

She spends her days writing to her heart’s content for business and pleasure, shooting on film and dreaming of residing a stone’s throw away from the ocean with her love and a pup (clad in a sweeping frock, of course). She’s currently penning ideas for a book of personal essays and free verse poetry on love, life and the stages in between.