Hero Fashion Buys: Heart Loves…
Get the lowdown on the key fashion pieces that need a spot in your wardrobe, pronto...
1. Zara Citrus Knit
Have you got your zingy knit yet? If not, now's the time to splash out on a super-bright sweater to truly toast the fact summer is here. What better mood-booster than a cosy jumper in citrus hues of lemon, tangerine or lime to give your SS14 wardrobe a huge whack of sunny colour. We're obsessed with this slouchy, oversized buy from high street hero Zara. What's more, it's under £40 so won't totally break the bank. Ensure you snap one up asap and start setting the trend before everyone else.
2. Warehouse Aztec Dress
Aztec print is heading for its summer comeback. You'll find the bright mix of tribal patterns and bold colours all over the high-street, with hot pieces already hitting rails. If you want to go big on the trend this season try a midi dress like this colourful buy from Warehouse and team it with reams of accessories. Think wide-brimmed hats, stacks of bangles and a pair of simple black sandals to pop you one step ahead of the fash-pack already...
3. H&M Printed Trousers
It's time to shed your shy fashion persona and buy the bold piece you've always wanted; the statement trouser. With thousands of different prints, colours and patterns adorning these seriously comfy harem pants you're bound to find a pair you feel comfortable in. The key? Balance. If you're going big with prints on your bottom half, keep your top half simple. Rock these H&M trousers with a white tee, black blazer and cute sandals for a failsafe summer look.
4. Zara Striped Dress
The Breton need a spot in your spring wardrobe. Championed by every store on the high street right now, the navy and white nautical stripe is an easy way to stay on trend without even trying. From thick statement lines to dainty thin strips on long-sleeved tops, tees and dresses, ensure you splurge on the casual pattern. We love this easy-to-wear shift dress from Spanish label Zara – an outfit in itself at only £40. Snap it up before it sells out!
5. Miss Selfridge Floral Peplum Top
It's time to re-think your weekend wardrobe, ladies. Swap your dependable cotton tees for something a little more elegant by opting for a pretty peplum this spring. The super-flattering frilled-hem trend is hot on the high street right now so you won't struggle to snap one up. Try floral print for an extra hit of femininity with this gorgeous Miss Selfridge buy. Just remember to balance out the billowing hem with some super skinny jeans below. Off-duty just got glam.
6. Dorothy Perkins Floral Print Tea Dress
No spring closet is complete without a patterned tea dress. Our favourite high-street pick is this pretty china print fit-and-flare frock from Dorothy Perkins. The gorgeous kick-out shape is not only super-flattering for every figure but the modest length means you're bound to feel comfortable whatever the occasion. Perfect for summer BBQs and family christenings, Easter weddings and relaxed Sundays in the park, this is one bargain buy you can recycle all year round.
7. Next Double-Breasted Mac In Cherry Red
April showers are on their way, but with the high street's hot edit of macs on offer you'll be welcoming the rain. Stay bold and bright to combat bad-weather-blues in a hero trench. Whether you love prints - think florals or checks this spring - or block colours, ditch subtle shades for something sunnier this season. We're loving Next's statement trench in cherry red, perfect for brightening up your wardrobe. Bag this beauty before it's too late!