If the Olympic summer of 2012 was all about bronze, silver and gold, this is the year to dazzle in metallic colour.
There's plenty on offer for minimalists this season, but for maximalists there will always be print.
On paper, the trend for see-through clothing sounds too showy and scary to even contemplate. Put it into practice, however, and transparency has the potential to become one of this summer's chicest looks - yes, really!
Look away now if you haven't yet familiarised yourself with your spring wardrobe - because the high street has already moved swiftly on to 'high summer'.
With each fashion season there are mainstream looks, and then there are niche trends. The latter start off small, with individual pieces becoming so popular they can end up like collectors' items.
It's that time of the year when the mantelpiece starts to strain under the weight of summer invitations.
The miserable weather really put the boot into the first few months of the year. So thank goodness sunshine's finally stepping back into our lives.
Most trends are like Marmite; you either love or hate them with a passion.
Stop and look in all directions on the high street for fashion's equivalent of the pedestrian crossing.
Spring sunshine is (hopefully) on its way but so are unpredictable April showers.
What better way to welcome spring than with hues inspired by blooming daffodils and Easter chicks?
Mirroring the extreme weather this winter, fashion trends took a cold and moody turn.