The world of trends can work like a well-oiled machine. See a craze in the fashion shows one season and watch it come to life on the high-street the next.
That said, consider this top 10 list your ultimate cheat sheet to the most essential fashion highlights of Spring 2014 - pick up a couple of these ideas, and you're set for the season!
The Classic Trench
The classic trench can. do. no. wrong.
Spring 2014 collections are shaping up to be all about ease and elegance and we couldn't be more excited to see this familiar number back on our must-have list. Is there anyone this look doesn't work for? Exactly...
The Metallic Brogue
Going brogue! The classic style of shoe is already a fashion staple, and great for this unpredictable the-weather-forecast-lied-again spring weather. This season we're seeing a feisty metallic twist to our favourite styles. These adorable ones are by Celine.
The Orange Lipstick
I know, I know. Sounds scary. But trust us, this look works. Try Mac's 'Morange' shade for a spring twist to your lippie - tried and tested by yours truly, it's surprisingly addictive!
The Pencil Skirt
Okay, so perhaps our heels won't be quite as high as Olivia Palermo's, but the work-chic look she's creating with a minimal pencil skirt (doesn't have to be leather-look) and a tucked-in shirt has definitely earned its place on our spring essentials list!
The Silly Umbrella
Because sometimes, in England, in spring, it rains. Apart from stopping our make-up from running and our hair frizzing-up, these little fellas will also provide a much-needed dose of cheer when the heavens open!
The Denim Jacket
The fashion cycle is never-ending and what seems to be on a comeback trend, right in time for spring, is lightweight denim jackets. Given the versatility of this convenient little blue number, it certainly works for us!
It’s not a huge surprise that pastels are fashionable for spring but, this year, you won't feel like the Easter Bunny wearing them. Designers have modernised pastels into sleek springtime wear that can be worn to the office, or just to coffee with friends.
The shape of things to come...
From the catwalk to the streets, these guys are proving to be an important spring trend. Culottes look great worn with high-heeled pumps or simple sandals and a crisp white shirt. The style has spoken!
The Fringe Bag
No one's going to overlook this season's outfit accompaniment! After far too many seasons of pared-down tote bags, this spring is embracing the fringe. This trend is one of the most do-able of 2014, as said fringe appears as cut leather, as short fabric, thick tassel bunches and everything in between!
The White Blouse
Always a favourite of ours, the classic white button-down has been spotted on the runway paired with... More white. White on white is a key trend of this season, so be sure to have a nosey at our "go to" looks.