I’d like to say that spring is approaching, but that’s quite a bold statement considering I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t fully hidden, Eskimo-like under my giant blanket scarf. The flowers know their shit though and as I’ve definitely seen some action on their part, I’m sticking with them and getting ahead of myself.

Thankfully the bouncy, cheering frills I’ve seen recently are a versatile enough detail for almost any garment, including jumpers, meaning we can go all SS16 on everyone’s ass while waiting for the actual weather.

Here are some picks to get you in the mood:

Sister Jane Amber

The contrast of extravagant frills on a sweatshirt is an unlikely one, but it lifts something innately casual to another level, meaning you can still pair it naturally with jeans or up it with a snazzy skirt. I’ve just acquired something similar in peach and can’t tell you the stupid joy it’s brought me.

Amber Volante Sweater, £52 – Sister Jane

 


 

Topshop organza

Smarten up with an inspired pleated trim on a white shirt. Wear with a leather skirt (or pleather if the budget doesn’t allow) and I promise you won’t look like a waiter.

Organza Detail Shirt, £45 – Topshop

 


 

Oversized ruffle

This navy top is a beautiful example of understated use of the detail, with trim down the arm and sides. Certain to have a long and useful life after the ‘trend’.

Oversized Top with Ruffle detail, £36 – ASOS

 


 

ASOS Whitet

This striking t-shirt dress has had me weeping since it sold out in my size. Get it if you can and flounce around town like a stylish street lizard at every opportunity.

T-Shirt Dress with Frill, £45 – ASOS White

 


 

ZARA Skirt

Like a grown up 80s skirt for a new era, this perfect midi requires only a simple white top and a lovely person to spin you around, bringing it to life. Cha-cha!

Long Skirt with Frills, £49.99 – Zara