Fashion:Heed Designers, But Follow Your Own Taste

April is the month of the growing season and when trees and flowers begin to “open”. It is also believed that the month’s name is named after the Greek goddess, Aphrodite (Aphros), the goddess of love, beauty and pleasure. Perhaps it is also because this is the first month of the year that is sure to bring good weather, sunshine and the leaving behind of heavy winter clothing.

In accordance with this, designers are suggesting for the Spring 2016 season that we opt for lively lemon yellows, candy apple reds, deep magenta, melon pink, orchid purple, periwinkle and aqua. These announced colour trends certainly shouldn’t limit your creativity in choosing several combinations from your existing wardrobe that fit you best.

When it comes to materials, proposals range from PVC to technical mesh, but we advise you choose those materials that emphasise your positive side in the most effective way.

And finally, and most importantly: for the first time in years, experts have not created separate men’s and women’s Top 10 lists of colours – they are not restricted by gender.

Eliza J Dot Jersey Faux Wrap Dress Eliza J Dot Jersey Faux Wrap Dress
PRICE: €110

Extended shoulders and a mock collar add a more sophisticated tone to keep the look workready and polished.

Kate Spade 'Genice' sunglasses Kate Spade ‘Genice’ sunglasses
PRICE: €140

A subtle cat-eye silhouette furthers the retro sophistication of elegant sunglasses finished with polished goldtone temples.

Michael Kors Sawyer Watch Michael Kors Sawyer Watch
PRICE: €238

Perfect for work or play, it would make both a practical and elegant accessory.

Garment Washed Linen Blazer Garment Washed Linen Blazer
PRICE: €190

Every capsule wardrobe needs a classic blazer. Finished with contrasting striped lining, ours is made from garment washed linen, so it feels soft and warm-weatherready. We think it’s perfect for smartening up an off-duty look (think a simple tee, skinny jeans and ballet flats).

Chloé Shoulder Bag Chloé Shoulder Bag
PRICE: €1.510

Crafted in smooth leather with a suede flap front, this slimline shoulder bag is deceptively spacious thanks to two roomy accordion compartments.

‘Claw’ Strappy Sandal
PRICE: €180

A hand-distressed finish heightens the rugged appeal of a stacked-heel sandal completed with an open toe and antiqued buckle hardware.

Trace Knit Dress Trace Knit Dress
PRICE: €272

A timeless, fit and flare silhouette in stretch knit is ever-feminine.

Saint Laurent Star Print Scarf Saint Laurent Star Print Scarf
PRICE: €495

Defined by its colourful star print and lightweight, semi-sheer design, it will instantly elevate every weekend ensemble.

Balmain Single Breasted Cotton Blazer Balmain Single Breasted Cotton Blazer
PRICE: €1.560

Finished with shawl lapels and golden lion embossed buttons, it will go with everything from leather skinnies to pencil skirts.

Cruiser Jacket Cruiser Jacket
PRICE: €365

A cropped silhouette in perforated suede with fringed sleeves and hem. Angled, open front. Exposed zip welt pockets.

Laurent Pant Laurent Pant
PRICE: €220

A bright graphic print brings this wide leg pant to life. Fitted at waist, pleat front and a long, fluid wide leg.

Antonio Berardi Silk Trousers Antonio Berardi Silk Trousers
PRICE: €920

Crafted in Italy from fluid silk crepe, they are cut wide through the leg before tapering slightly at the ankle. Style with a plain vest top and wedge sandals for a chic finish.

Jimmy Choo 'Lottie' Sandal Jimmy Choo ‘Lottie’ Sandal
PRICE: €635

Crisscrossed straps enhance the effortless elegance of a pristine stiletto sandal crafted from luminous patent leather.

Armani Silk Spot Shirt Armani Silk Spot Shirt
PRICE: €470

Add a playful element to your workwear with this Armani Collezioni shirt composed of pure silk with an allover spotted print.

Lightweight Cashmere V-Neck Sweater Lightweight Cashmere V-Neck Sweater
PRICE: €180

It’s a must-have for the guy who wants the laidback look of a longsleeve T-shirt but also the luxuriously soft feel of cashmere.

Clarks® 'Trigen Clarks® ‘Trigen
PRICE: €128

A sneaker-inspired rubber sole gives an ontrend update to a handsome oxford shaped from supple nubuck leather and fitted with footbed for all-day comfort.

Lanvin Contrast Detail Shirt Lanvin Contrast Detail Shirt
PRICE: €580

Crafted in super-lightweight cupro, it features a spread collar and ribbed knit inserts to the shoulders. Wear with dark chinos for a slick evening look.

Armani Jersey Polo Shirt Armani Jersey Polo Shirt
PRICE: €190

Versatile and luxurious, this Armani Collezioni polo shirt will lend itself to a multitude of casual looks. It will pair perfectly with jeans or chinos.

Ray-Ban Thin Square Sunglasses Ray-Ban Thin Square Sunglasses
PRICE: €210

Ray-Ban’s square sunglasses feature a thin frame complete with lenses etched with the brand’s all-American logo in the corner. A timeless accessory to invest in.

Cashmere Half-Zip Sweater Cashmere Half-Zip Sweater
PRICE: €272

A year-round staple that works with everything in your wardrobe, this is the kind of sweater meant to last a lifetime.

Tom Ford Cotton Polo Shirt Tom Ford Cotton Polo Shirt
PRICE: €730

Featuring ridged button fastenings and a classic spread collar, the look is complete with decorative ribbed trims. Wear with slim cut trousers for inimitable smart-casual style.

Cross Body Document Holder Cross Body Document Holder
PRICE: €540

A sleek accessory for home and away, this Valextra document holder is crafted in premium grain leather and accented with hand-painted edges.

G-Shock Solar Power Watch G-Shock Solar Power Watch
PRICE: €695

G-Shock Edifice introduces the new solar power EQWT1010RB watch which is inspired by Red Bull racing F1 car colouring. Finished with a multicoloured bezel, this sporty watch is sure to lend a striking touch of masculinity to your everyday looks.

Small Mount Street Bag Small Mount Street Bag
PRICE: €700

Handmade from the finest chocolate brown saffiano textured Italian calf leather, this Small Mount Street Bag is the ultimate business accessory.

AMI Paris Double Buckle Monk Shoe AMI Paris Double Buckle Monk Shoe
PRICE: €335

Designed with double monk straps, an almond toe and a slight block heel, it’s sure to make a luxurious addition to your wardrobe for smart and casual soirees.

Paul & Shark Gingham Shirt Paul & Shark Gingham Shirt
PRICE: €158

Cut for a regular fit in pure cotton, the long sleeved silhouette is styled with a neat buttondown collar and shiny pearlescent buttons.

Crosby Blazer In Italian Cotton Crosby Blazer In Italian Cotton
PRICE: €210

Perfect for warmer weather, this blazer is how you lighten up your tailored looks without sacrificing any style.