With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment we debated whether putting our spring photo shoot online was the right thing to do in the current climate.

So, I hope you enjoy a little light reading and hope that it lifts your spirits a little.

My thanks to our lovely model Gemma Royce.

Take care everyone.

Karen Miller

Spring Trends

You may have noticed that whilst the high street is closed there are some great offers to be found on-line and indeed many of the outfits in our shoot have now been reduced (The price shown is the reduced price of the items.) Having more time on our hands is also a good opportunity for a good sort out, so why not have a look through your wardrobes and take advantage of replacing a few key items with minimal spend.

There are some lovely pieces to be found at high street prices, that combine a great mix of style and wear-ability. Some of the key styles for spring summer include detailing, statement sleeves and collars along with denim in new styles. If you are planning on updating your wardrobe a couple of pieces that suit your style personality and compliment the rest of your wardrobe will be perfect.

Summer leather and faux leather

Dress – ZARA, online £29.99

Leather is generally a winter staple, however it’s a huge trend for spring / summer. Butter-soft, light textured leather can be combined with lighter summer fabrics or used to give your outfits a bit of an edge.

There are some gorgeous colour variations of faux leather available, this Zara dress is perfect for a night out, it has a soft lining inside the dress so that you’re not too warm.

Whilst I appreciate that this look isn’t for everyone, it’s a statement item, there are many more classic variations online and available at prices to suit every budget.


Even if you’re not into patterns, polka dots give a nice variation to an otherwise classic outfit.

Many of the stores have taken the lead from Zara’s polka-dot dress that sold out multiple times last year (in store and online).

Bright colours and sharp tailoring

Blazer – ZARA £29.99 / Tuxedo trousers – ZARA £29.99 / Pleated top – Zara £15.99

That’s three different looks from one suit and the price point again is very reasonable.

Midi Dresses

Dress – Topshop £35

The midi dress can be such a great addition to any wardrobe, they are comfortable, easy to wear and always stylish.

Puffed sleeves and original details

Puff Sleeve Top – Topshop £26, Opaque white ‘Joni’ Jeans – Topshop £36

Puffed sleeves are back, whether off the shoulder, draped, cropped, there is a puff sleeve for everyone!

For something a little more subtle combine them with killer denim for the ‘perfect jeans and nice top vibe’.

Combined with skinny jeans it’s an easy, comfortable look to pull together.

By Karen Miller – ESP’s style expert

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