Spring Fashion Trends 2014

We are about half way through Spring here in Australia and with the weather finally warming up a bit in Victoria, I thought I would share some of my favourite Spring Fashion trends for 2014.

White
White was one of the main trends during Winter/Autumn this year and I am happy to see that it’s sticking around for Spring/Summer once again (it was also a trend in Spring/Summer 2013). White worn close to your face is flattering on anyone and because it reflects the light/heat, it’s much cooler on warmer days too. Below are some of my new season picks for the ‘White’ trend.

1. Bronte Structured Tote in White: $49.95 from Colette by Colette Hayman
2. Hester lace peplum cami top- Porcelain: $39.99 from Forever New
3. Cadet Heels in White Leather: $169.95 from Wittner Shoes
4. Enamel Waterfall Earrings in White: $9.95 from Colette by Colette Hayman
5. Runway to Rack Full Skirt in White: $89 from Target

Blues
Many shades of blue are popping up for spring 2014: Navy, china blue and cornflower blue are just a few of them. We all know what Navy blue looks like, but in case you didn’t know… I would describe China blue as being a mid-toned powder-blue and cornflower blue is a medium-to-light blue, also the colour of the petals on cornflower blooms. Check out some of my favourite pieces below.

spring fashion trends

1. Floral Print Wrap Neck Peplum Dress: $39.99 from Ally Fashion
2. City Dressing Drape Front Top in Blue: $35 from Target
3. Mars platform heel in Cobalt: $69.95 from Novo Shoes
4. Jasmine Day Bag in Dusk Blue: $69.99 from Forever New

Floral print
Anything that has a floral print is a bit of a no-brainer for Spring. From vintage florals in delicate hues to large bright and bold statement prints. Have a go at mixing different prints, perhaps a top with a small print paired with a larger graphic print skirt.

spring fashion trends1. Kylie Heels- Pastel Floral: $89.99 from Betts
2. Twist Maxi Dress- Watercolour Floral: $59 from Target
3. Andrea Printed Wrap Skirt- Wild Orchid Print: $79.99 from Forever New

Spots
I have always loved a good polka dot print and I actually own a lot of dotty clothing. What is great about this trend, is that there are many different prints/ways to wear dotty print clothing: Large spots, small spots, monochrome and even mixing them with stripes!

spring fashion trends1. Sorbet Spot Top in Blue bell: $139.99 from Review
2. City Dressing 7/8 Sateen Pants- Spot: $40 from Target
3. Rebecca Polka Dot Prom Dress in Lake Blue/Porcelain Spot: $99.99 from Forever New
4. Marilyn Peep-toe heel in Hot Pink: $79.95 from Novo Shoes

What trends are you loving this Spring?

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Bright Pink Lipstick Day 2014

This Friday, September 26th is Bright Pink lipstick day. Join in and wear bright pink lipstick for the cause!

Bright pink lipstick dayBright Pink Lipstick is an annual event (now in it’s 3rd year) in partnership with Pink Hope that aims to not only raise awareness about Breast and Ovarian cancers (and funds), but also to encourage women to be proactive about their breast and ovarian health, by starting a conversation about their hereditary health.

I support a lot of causes, but charities to do with Breast cancer hold a personal meaning to me, as my late grandmother battled breast cancer. It is important to discuss any hereditary health issues with your family. You shouldn’t have to face it alone and you can take the first step in looking into your family’s hereditary health, so you can determine your own level of cancer risk.

This year’s official Bright Pink Lipstick is a collaboration with Pink Hope and Australian supermodel Jessica Hart. It is an exclusive lipstick for Bright Pink Lipstick Day through Jessica’s newly launched brand LUMA by Jess Hart cosmetics.

Bright Pink Lipstick dayThe LUMA by Jess Hart cosmetics lipstick can be purchased from Priceline stores (for $19.95) or online from the Pink Hope shop. If you aren’t able to purchase your official Bright Pink Lipstick or if you’re worried that it won’t arrive for Friday, you could just wear a favourite bright pink  lipstick that you already own. You can also donate to the cause online or by texting PROMISE to 0477 56 PINK (to make a $10 donation).

Don’t forget to ‘make your pout count’ and share your Bright Pink Lipstick pics on social media, using the official hashtags #BrightPinkLipstickDay #PinkHopeAus #LUMAbyJessHart and tagging @PinkHopeAus (the same for both twitter and instagram)

I will be sharing my bright pink lipstick pics on Instagram and Twitter, you can find me on Twitter- @Cottoncandydva and Instagram- @cottoncandydva_blog

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