Your Ultimate Spring Download: What's In and Out for 2017

And just like that, winter's over, which means it's time to make room in your wardrobe for new, fresh outfits. We're convinced every fashion stylist, buyer, and editor is low-key enthusiastic about the upbeat turn fashion is taking this season. It's full of colour and intricate designs, with a throwback to '70s and '80s trends. While the major spring and summer styles have been forecasted, we broke them down a little further to give you insight on what trends have left the building and what trends you're soon to try.

Even if you haven't exactly budgeted for a whole new wardrobe, you don't always have to spend a fortune straight away. A simple update of this seasons It bag or shoe might just do the trick in transforming your outfits. Or maybe it's a small styling tweak like taking your staple button-down shirt and tying it at your waist. Take a look at the five themes below that we've seen come before and are set to be replaced with something new.

Keep scrolling to be inspired and shop something for yourself.

Out: Leather Bags

In: Straw Bags


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It's time to put away your favourite dark leather accessory. And an easy piece to replace it with—the straw bag—has the added bonus of making your entire outfit feel more like spring.

Out: Skinny Jeans 

In: Detailed Denim 


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Ditch the plain skinny jeans this season and go for denim with detailing. Think: Unusual patchwork or unique panels.

Out: Bodycon Dresses

In: Ruffled Dresses


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If you really want to stand out from the crowd (in a good way) go for a feminine ruffle dress. Bonus points for a print, pattern, or asymmetrical design.

Out: Rubber Flatforms

In: Espadrilles


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The comfiest addition to your shoe wardrobe this spring has to be the espadrille. Both the heel and the closed-in styles are must-haves. 

Related: The Dos and Don'ts of Spring Racing Style for Women

Out: Off-The-Shoulder Tops

In: Tie-Up Tops 


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One of last year's biggest trend was the off-the-shoulder top, but this year, the relaxed tie-up top will be huge.

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Lara Burnell
Writer & Producer

Who's your style icon? 

Jenny Walton. She has a quirky, French, feminine style I adore. She mixes designer, vintage, high street really well and isn’t afraid of colour and print. My style board on Pinterest is full of street style images from her at fashion week events.

Who are your 5 favourite people to follow on Twitter/Instagram?

@unconditionalmagazine, @ilona_hamer, @thefatjewish, @glossier, @giorgiatordini

What's the fashion essential you can't live without?

My vintage red tartan jacket. It's timeless and bold. I love wearing it with a red matte lipstick. 

What's your desert island album?

Any '70s playlist will do!