Your ultimate guide to spring fashion 2024

Ellie Holmes on the top picks for the new season

Pictured top: LK Bennett

Spring greens

As we move into spring, green is always a welcome colour that will brighten up your wardrobe. Whether you opt for a subtle sage or a vibrant bright hue, you can find a shade to suit. Lighter pistachio and mint will give you a style update now and see you through warm summer months. Until the sun shines, layer up your look with patterns and texture.

Tailoring with a twist

Structured blazers and high-waisted trousers (the super-flattering SS24 trend we love) make for a smart look. But mix it up with a t-shirt or vest top, and go oversized with jackets

Floral charm

Winter florals have been a top look but as we move into spring/summer the power of flowers is showing no signs of waning. Go bold or think more delicate prints with roses and the English garden a major trend. Floral corsages are also big news.

Pops of pastel and brights

We’re shedding off our winter layers and replacing dark shades with pops of colour. Pastel is always going to be a spring summer favourite with lilac set to be particularly popular. And we’re still not over our pink Barbie crush – but rather than head to toe, a gorgeous bag is all you need.

Subtle glamour

Helen Canning notes that the ‘Quiet Luxury’ aesthetic continues into spring summer 2024 with minimalist shapes and neutral tones underpinning many designer collections. Use metallic fabrics and finishes to elevate simple looks with a golden touch like this BA&SH neat and chic cardigan giving Chanel vibes.

Versatile pieces

One of the dilemmas of spring dressing is that the weather is so hard to predict. Jumpsuits can work with a knit underneath and then be worn solo in summer. Or go for shorts (short shorts are still in) and a knit for spring: think bohemian and homespun.

Hair & Make-Up Refresh

Faux freckles, glossy lips and dewy skin are the way to go for SS24. Notes Helen Canning, personal shopper at Elys: “2024 beauty trends are taking a softer, glowing route than we have seen more recently with blurred lips, fluffier brows and more natural looking lashes and liner. The focus is on the placement of blush and bronzer to a higher position for a fresh, uplifted look rather than harshly contoured lines.” As for hair, the bob is as popular as ever but with the ‘Italian bob’ reigning supreme: go for a a blunt cut that falls around the chin and has a soft relaxed vibe for spring summer. Big bouncy blow-dries are also trending as are softer more casual waves – check out Headmasters’ new blow dry menu to try out the new looks.