Baggy jeans, shirt dresses and crossbody bags: who says fashion can't be comfortable?
After years of sprayed-on jeans and killer heels, Planet Fashion has finally taken a chill pill for spring. Fashion weeks have just wrapped for another season and as all the top trends furiously trickle down to the high street, comfort is king.
Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Rebecca Minkoff were just some of the designers to fuse fashion and function for SS/15.
So vacuum-pack last season's impractical micro-bags and platform trainers, and read on to discover the top 10 most wearable ways to spring into style.
1 Polo's Mint
More than four decades since being made famous by Ralph Lauren, the polo shirt is swinging back into style. Hugo Boss and Alexander Wang are just two of the other designers to embrace the sporty top this season.
Style Tip: Sex up a boxy polo with a pencil skirt or skinny jeans to avoid being mistaken for a caddy.
Try It: Land's End Polo Shirt, €39.95 (landsend.co.uk)
2 Get Shirty
Maxi or midi, belted or buttoned, with sleeves or without, the shapeshifting shirt dress is going to be huge this spring thanks to Victoria Beckham, and celebrity fans such as Alexa Chung. If in doubt, default to denim.
Style Tip: Layer like a boss by wearing your shirt dress open over another dress as a jacket.
Try It: New Look Denim Shirt Dress, €29.99
3 Hello Yellow
Big Bird's favourite colour - and the hue of the season - has a bad rep for being difficult to wear. As Jennifer Hudson and Nicole Kidman proved at this year's Oscars however, yellow can indeed be mellow.
Style Tip: Figuring out whether your skin tone is warm or cool is the key to cracking whether you're a marigold or canary kinda girl.
Try It: Kandee Smiler Shoes, €94.99 (kandeeshoes.com)
4 Gingham Bare It
Alright, so Diane von Furstenberg and Oscar de la Renta aren't exactly reinventing the wheel by going all gingham for spring. But at least they've eschewed picnicware red in favour of more modern black and baby blue.
Style Tip: Flash the flesh in cut-out gingham for a look that's most definitely not Pollyanna.
Try It: Miss Selfridge Gingham Bra Top, €36, and Gingham Trousers, €39
5 Parka Life
Mediterranean in the morning, Antarctic in the afternoon? Just p-p-p-pick up a parka to stay one step ahead of the season's famously changeable conditions.
Style Tip: Keep it khaki to make this transeasonal essential work even harder.
Try It: Simply Be Khaki Parka Jacket, €62.50 (simplybe.ie)
6 Star Cores
The force is strong with obi belts this season. Also known as kimono belts, the waist-cinching wonders were all over the runway at New York Fashion Week. But you'll also find them on a high street not too far, far away.
Style Tip: Knot your obi to one side as opposed to the middle for a midriff to rival Princess Leia.
Try It: Dorothy Perkins Obi Belt, €18
7 Culotte & the Gang
Confirmation kids won't be the only ones rocking culottes this spring. Part trousers, part skirt, fashion's most unfairly maligned style was resurrected, in part, by Posh Spice last Spring, and is sticking around for 2015.
Style Tip: Culottes that are high-waisted and hit around mid-calf are most flattering.
Try It: Marks & Spencer Culottes, €68
8 Round, Round, Get A-round
Fashion always comes full circle, and here's the latest proof as 50s-style handbags make a comeback for spring. Versace and Marc Jacobs were just a couple of the designers to roll out circle bags - perfect for transporting hats and, er, bodhráns.
Style Tip: Sling it casually across your body to avoid looking like you're off to tambourine class.
Try It: Circle Cross-Body Bag, €33.75 (very.co.uk)
9 Loose Women
Unforgiving skinny jeans finally have some competition in the form of looser 'girlfriend' styles. Not to be confused with baggy boyfriend jeans of the past, the denims of the day sit high on the waist, skim over the thighs and are cropped just above the ankle.
Style Tip: Shorty or curvy girls: team the slouchy style with something structured such as a fitted blazer.
Try It: Mango Premium Collection Jeans, €49.99 (Arnotts)
10 Pinny For Your Thoughts
Layering is reaching new heights this spring after DKNY and Peter Som sent models down the runway wearing skirts - both long and short - over trousers and dresses. Resembling an old-fashioned apron, the season's riskiest trend is nothing if not practical!
Style Tip: Match your skirt to your dress or trousers for a grown up take on the trend like celeb fan Emma Watson.
Try It: Penneys Pull-On Mini Skirt, €4