The days are getting brighter and we’re looking forward to the start of new season – and with some tips to help you get your wardrobe ready for warmer days, Cotton Traders head stylist, Julie Dixon reveals fashion trends that’ll reignite the joy of getting dressed up again – and they’re anything but boring!
The past 12 months has been a little strange and most of us have had no excuse to get dressed up so 2022 is all about embracing the colour in your wardrobe and bringing the excitement back to getting dressed up again. There is an array of mood-boosting colours that you’ll see come through in the Cotton Traders Spring collection: think bright and colourful combinations such as the famous bottega green, cherry red shades and sea blues. Or, if you’re not feeling brave enough to go full colour head to toe, introduce colour with the gorgeous On-Point Pretty Pointelle Knitted Cardigan (£30) which comes in a choice of two colours – Bright Green and Deep Coral.
Team Wide Leg Trousers With Laid Back Sweatshirts
It’s as easy as that – simply pair a laidback hoodie or sweatshirt with a pair of wide leg trousers and you’re well on your way to being Spring Summer ready. Effortlessly chic and so versatile, this combination will see you through from day to night whether you’re popping to the shops or have an evening of cocktails with the girls planned.
Dresses with Pockets
Dresses with the added detail of a hidden pocket are a key item you need to have in your Spring wardrobe, even more so after seeing those 40th birthday portraits of the Duchess of Cambridgeshire. Cotton Traders have just released the Uptown Button-Through Shirt Maxi Dress (£49) which comes in a choice of two colours, chic navy polka dot and bright French rose floral pink.
Bring Back your 70s Stripes
Stripes are back big time for 2022, so dig out those retro tops and embrace the 70s again. It was only right that Cotton Traders went back to their roots with the newly launched Heritage Striped Rugby Top (£36), ideal for pairing with wide leg jeans and ankle boots for that perfect Spring look.
Dress of the Season – The Sweatshirt Dress
Finally, the dress of the season has to be the Sweatshirt Dress: versatile, unbelievably easy to wear, stylish and comfortable – what’s not to love! Pair with trainers for a daytime look and switch into a pair of ankle boots to dress it up for the evening.