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It’s windy and rainy in the UK so it’s hard to imagine shrugging off the beloved winter coat.

But for those of us who are desperate to embrace spring’s key trends, a bomber jacket is a way to put on some pastels without getting frostbite.

A dusty pink jacket looks amazing with cream wool jumpers or grey dresses, while ice blue can look equally summery or icy cool for winter.

You could also pick one to spruce up a boring old winter outfit that’s a winner but is starting to look a bit samey.

Zara and  Scotch Maison have some fabulous embroidered jackets that will look great thrown over denim shorts come summer, but will also work well with dark skinny jeans or thrown over any woolly jumper or standard back dress right now.

Which is your favourite?

I would wear this with pale-ish denim. See by Choe Quilted Bomber Jacket In Silk £216 from ASOS - was £450
I would wear this with pale-ish denim. See by Chloe Quilted Bomber Jacket In Silk £216 from ASOS – was £450
Relaxed and perfect for the weekend.  Denim Supply by Ralph Lauren with a cute floral motif. £140
Relaxed and perfect for the weekend. Denim Supply by Ralph Lauren with a cute floral motif. £140
Simple and great for over bright colours. John Lewis' new Kin range has this cute quilted bomber and it's only £55
Simple and great for over bright colours. John Lewis’ new Kin range has this cute quilted bomber and it’s only £55

 

We love this 3.1 Phillip Lim embellished bomber. For £1,160 you want it to make a statement!
We love this 3.1 Phillip Lim embellished bomber. For £1,160 you want it to make a statement!
The detail on this £110 embroidered Zara jacket is incredible
The detail on this £110 embroidered Zara jacket is incredible

 

The second installment of JW Anderson’s collaboration with Topshop hits lands tomorrow and we’ve picked our favourite pieces.

We scooped a few pieces from the first drop including an A-line tortoise print skirt, which our CEO and Founder Jenny wore on holiday in the Caribbean, a very practical white shirt and a short pleated navy kilt, which I have pretty much lived in all winter teamed with chunky knits, tights and boots…it’s like my new school uniform.

But the second collection, while it has staples such as the perfectly tailored shirts and graphic jumpers like last time, feels a little more ‘fashion’ and less ‘uniform’.  The check knit separates with tassels are definitely on my ‘want’ list and I adore the super sugary lilac pieces with frills- totally SS13.

Here are our top 5 pieces. What have you got your beady eyes on?

Wow tassels!
Bomber jackets are here to stay and this one is too cute
Wear it with this awesome skirt for amazing match-matchy points!
The Mac gets a spring make-over. PVC adds edge and is very practical in April showers!
Super cute bird pattern jumper- perfect for the weekend

 

We could bring you an A-Z of New York Fashion Week but as we’ll do London TO THE MAX we thought we’d bring you the looks from shows that we really would like to own and wear…if we won the lottery or something. My picks are not about party looks but generally what I’d love to wear out and about.

Call it a fantasy shopping list…you can use www.snapfashion.co.uk to find similar pieces from all the shows by just pasting an image from a show/magazine and finding lots of look-a-likes that you can buy from retailers now…talk about fashion forward?!

Rachel Comey showed the most sumptuous bomber jackets of buttery leather. Super practical and useful for layering, this looks like proof that the bomber is here to stay for yet another season – hurray! While I might have trouble pulling off the whole look, especially the haircut, one of these bombs thrown on over a favourite dress or tried-and-tested skinny jeans with colourful courts would be ace.

Come-y to me perfect bomber jacket

You can also snap up Spring’s plaid and check prints with an easy conscious and Timo Weiland thinks you’re still be loving the pattern in AW13/14. While the matchy-matchy suit is quite brave, I would happily embrace the patterened plaid trouser and black blouse combo – inspiration indeed.

Plaid please

Now here’s somethig new from Valentino Red. This is one of my favourite wearable collections I’ve seen so far in its entirety. Sadly it’s not for me as I can’t pull off cutesy folkiness but I would love to see  Dakota Fanning give it a go and predict it will be a big influence on the high street.  (Ella from Coco’s Tea Party thinks the same.)

Folk is fab

BCBG Max Azria is right up my street. I love the layering, furry gilets and cool biker jackets as well as the floaty Middle Eastern print pieces that soften the look- a nice change from previous season’s strict minimalism and androgynous aesthetic.  The main takeaway from this show was…wear a beanie hat. With everything; including dresses.

So cool it hurts

Ever playful Kate Spade incorporated bright colours and sixties shapes for girls about town with a BIG sense of humour. We adored the pops of sunshine yellow, supersized bows matched with prim pencil skirts and Kate’s take on pop art. But this is my favourite wearble look that won’t grab too much attention!

How to do the new 1960s

I, like much of the fashion world, am in love with Alexander Wang.  While his latest offering boasts unusual balaclavas, legwarmer hybrids and some challenging twists on conventional proportions, he does androgyny the best and I would very happily wear this look all the way through winter. High street please take note- I’d like a jumper like this! This is favourite look from the shows so far…I think.

Everything is perfect

Pics: Vogue, The Man Repeller and Coco’s Tea Party.

Of course pro athletes need specialist sports equipment, but we’d love it if they could embrace the sports luxe trend with retro airtex pleat skirts, cute and colourful hi-tops and an on-trend bomber jacket.Tennis style: game, set match.

Bargain alert! Snap up this on-trend and handy airtex hooded bomber for £15 in the Topshop sale
Woven tee with jersey and airtex panels – a steal at £12.50 from ASOS
Cute white pleated airtex skirt (also great for the office) £18 in the Topshop sale
Accessorise with a Kate Spade tennis bag = love!
Nike ‘Dunk’ hi-tops are practical and stylish. These are limited edition ‘supreme Olympic’ types

Topshop is full of perky pastels and sporty shapes (yes for the catwalk but also in time for the London Olympics) but we’ve also noticed some distinctly Versace-esque pieces (H&M watch out!) while this is not an official collaboration I think it’s fair to say that the designers of these pieces have been heavily influenced by Gianni’s classic prints. There’s a scarf-print dress that also ties in rather nicely with the final D&G collection *sob*.

Scarf Print Shirtdress £50 from Topshop
Real Versace vintage detail
Super busy ultra-pattenerd bomber £48
Real vintage Versace shirt
Topshop's scarf print shirt£40
SO Versace - leopard scarf bomber jacket £48