We can just about feel the first warm breezes of spring, and with them, some fresh and exciting fashion trends to brighten up your closet. If you want to change the way you dress for the new season, try these style ideas from some of the most fashionable women around the world. From America to India, these are the trends you'll want to try:
French women are renowned for being effortlessly chic and endlessly cool. So what's their secret? They find their own look and stick to it. They aren't victims of fashion and throw-away culture, and work to build their own stylish uniform by investing in quality pieces that last.
Style takeaway: French women like to play with masculine fashion, embracing tailoring and often shopping in the men's department. This season, a plaid suit jacket will go a long way. Wear it with a coordinating skirt or throw it over a white shirt and jeans to update your casual look - either way, it's a great investment piece.
While international fashion trends are on the rise in India, style icons like actress Sonam Kapoor are finding ways to modify traditional attire and make stunning fashion statements. From denim sarees to glamorous gowns, India embraces bold color, pattern and contrasting styles, such as wearing shirts under traditional dress.
Style takeaway: Mix up different elements of your wardrobe and don't be afraid to combine fabrics and styles that don't 'naturally' go together. Fashion should be playful, so experiment - wear daytime and evening pieces together, and add touch of sparkle to your looks with bold jewelry. This spring, Indian style influencers will be embracing strong florals, statement suits and the color green - from soft mint to leafy, forest shades. Keep colors bright all summer long by using a specialist laundry detergent, such as Ariel Sunrise Fresh.
Known for being adventurous, British tastemakers are daring, bold and versatile. Embracing a mix of high-end and main-street fashion, Brit style has fun playing with trends and never takes itself too seriously. Throwing lace slip dresses over shirts, wearing loafers with evening gowns and never too far away from a statement earring - British women like to stand out from the crowd.
Style takeaway: A basic sleeve is not enough this season. Sleeves on shirts and blouses will be ruffled, sculptured and fashion forward. Go bold and contrast flamboyant sleeves with high-waisted jeans or a cut-off denim skirt, remembering to throw in a statement necklace and quirky shoes to finish the look.
Being the home of denim, North America has never fallen out of love with its classic and casual style. Prioritizing effortless comfort, American women know how to wear their jeans, trench coats and fashion sneakers with ease, and can give lessons in relaxed daytime dressing, whatever the season.
Style takeaway: Put those skinny jeans back in the closet and hark back to your misspent youth by embracing extra-wide-leg jeans this season. Made of heavier denims, they're set to be the blue jean update you've been waiting for.
Russian women are eclectic and adventurous. It is not about buying something from a chain store - instead, Russian style is about reinvention and experimentation. Mixing vintage finds with local designers, style leaders mix street style, retro sportswear and edgy, oversized shapes.
Style takeaway: Play with your proportions. Borrow from the boys and team oversized sweatshirts with your favorite summer dress and billowing suit trousers with tank tops. Textured sports fabrics and breathable mesh will be popular this summer, so try a fashion take on a hoodie for protection against those April showers.
Italian women epitomize glamor. For them, an off-duty look will still be styled to perfection and swathed in animal print. Bold and embellished, Italians are not afraid of a good coat, stand-out gold earrings, patterns and luxe fabrics like leather and embroidery. They mix evening heels with everyday wear and know how to dress with confidence.
Style takeaway: Your outfit isn't complete without a good pair of sunglasses. Take the time to find a few pairs that suit your face shape, then wear them all summer, come rain or shine. Try a flat-topped pair for a modern interpretation of retro dressing.
With many clothes-store giants hailing from Spain, the country is more responsible for global fashion trends then you might think. With an eye for style and a look that is polished yet relaxed, Spanish women should be your go-to for summer style inspiration. Think wicker baskets, light white dresses, gold earrings and fawn-colored sandals.
Style takeaway: Not big fans of everyday running shoes, the Spanish woman likes to feel more pulled together. Espadrilles are part of Spanish style DNA, and are guaranteed to make any item in your wardrobe feel instantly ready for a summer adventure.
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