Miss N

The festive season is over for another year, the decorations are down, the diet and exercise regime has started (again!)…  What’s a girl to get excited about these days?!  Fear not, the gorgeous new SS14 collections from Next have hit down online and in store – perfect for a little post Christmas pick me up!

There are so many transitional looks which mean we can update our wardrobe without having to fully commit to “Spring/Summer”.  For women, you can expect to find lots of key florals.  We’re talking English country garden here, so think delicate blooms and ditzy prints.  Aquatic tones have inspired much of the collection too, hence the abundance of blue and white.  Another key SS14 shade is ochre.  Offset with black and white, it gives a very high end feel to our sports-luxe styles. 

When it comes to accessories for SS14 flat shoes are taking over sky high heels (music to my ears!)  The key colour is nude – a perfect “goes with everything” colour – and this can be seen in flat slippers and stylish cut out brogues.   For those of you looking to inject some spring touches into your wardrobe a little more subtly, look no further than the statement jewellery pieces with ice cream tone jewels – gorgeous teamed with a little white tee!

For guys, it’s all about being suave and sophisticated.  This season, the range is inspired by iconic films such as “The Sweeney” and “The Talented Mr Ripley.”  The classic navy blazer and stone combination is back, only this time – you’re to imagine yourself wearing it against a backdrop of Italy’s Amalfi Coast.  Resortwear takes on a retro vibe this season.  We suggest layering it up for a forward-thinking transition into spring.

The kids won’t be disappointed with their new range either – it’s a colour sensation which exactly what’s needed through the dull months of January and February!  Preppy, casual classics with a varsity twist are seen across boyswear and girlswear for SS14.  Letterman jackets, t-shirts and knits are prettied up with ditsy florals and lace detailing for the girls.  For the boys, there’s more of a sport and street influence in all American colours of red, white and blue.

For those looking to refresh their home in time for spring, Next Home provides a plethora of bright ideas.  My favourite collection is Curator – a fresh new story inspired by nature.  Flora and fauna dominate textiles, whilst butterfly silhouettes feature throughout accessories.  Key colours are muted greens and warm cream.  Hand sketched graphics, reminiscent of scientific botanical drawings adorn ceramics, wallpaper and glass pendant lights.  Housing plants and found treasures are also a key trend with terrariums taking form as table lamps, whilst glass display boxes and bell jars make the perfect place for personal trinkets.

Right, I don’t know about you, but I’m off to the shops…  There are far too many nice things that I have my eye on and they’re just crying out to be bought!

Miss N xxx

 

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