Fashion: Spring preview - get set for a stylish new season

By Michiko Hylands

Spring reintroduces the palette of cornflower blue, nude and peach colours.
Spring reintroduces the palette of cornflower blue, nude and peach colours.

Spring is the perfect time to brighten your wardrobe with some fabulous new-season gems. The colour palette shifts to lilac, cornflower blue, peach and nude. Team patterned pieces with separates in bold primary tones. Ruffles, pleats and frills add a feminine touch.

1. Miss Crabb Flowers dress in lilac $390

Lilac doesn't have to be reserved for women of a certain age. It's a beautifully flattering tone for blondes. Brunettes could add a pop of colour, such as a strong lip tone to counteract the pale.

2. Marla wrap dress in green $599
KS woven heel $589
All from Kate Sylvester

Complement the femininity of this dress by wearing your hair down in softly styled, pre-Raphaelite curls.

3. Anna-lise rose blouse $229
Chancellor trouser $199
Runner $249
All from Ruby

Elongate your legs in these man-style checked trousers. They also look great with a platform shoe for added height.

4. Elemeno P top $249
She Wears The Pants trouser $449
Never Go Back sunglasses in black $195
All from Cooper

Keep the makeup soft and neutral but balance it out with a bright, tangelo lip and fresh lilac nail.

5. Staple + Cloth Cinema dress $449

The simplicity of this dress makes it a perfect foil for jewellery. Make a statement by layering fine necklaces together and stacking up your rings.

6. Charmaine Reveley Honeydew slip in powder $253
Miss Wilson Hayley heel $349

A delicate slip dress suits most body shapes.
Toughen it up by draping a leather jacket, adding a cool, street edge.

7. Tusk dress $159
Tusk pant $185
All from Ketz-ke

This striking two-piece is flattering on most women thanks to the shoe-string straps and V neckline.

Add bold, bright accessories for extra wow factor.

Accessories box

Deadly Ponies Peony scarf $230
Miss Wilson Walker Brogue in cornflower nubuck $329
Deadly Ponies Mr Stitcher suede bag in blossom $625
Andrea Moore Crystal/Mirror Flash sunglasses $379
Witchery Wave metal earrings $54.90
Mimco Strata keyring $79.90

Beauty bar

QVS angled eyeliner brush $11.99
Great Barrier Island Bee Co Manuka Honey Sugar Scrub $17.90
Bee-Yu Intensive Night Creme $89.60
Stila Got Inked cushion eyeliner in amethyst ink $49
Burt's Bees lipstick in Nile Nude $22
Trilogy Rosehip Oil Light Blend $43 (available from October)


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