Finding fresh inspiration for a new season can sometimes be tough, so I thought I would put together some new season’s favourites for you – It’s time to lighten your look for Spring

The long, dark winter is over (ha- that sounds so dramatic) and I am loving the weather Sydney has been offering lately. We even had a beach day over the weekend, which had me shedding layers and quickly jumping in and out of the water. I am such a sook when it comes to water temperature at the start of the season!

I love Spring, but sometimes it can be a little tricky to know what to wear and how to lighten your look post Winter. One minute it could be 30 degrees and the next we could be stuck in a wind tunnel / rain storm combo – we can quite literally experience four seasons in one day.


5 Must Try Spring Trends 2015


ft: adidas sneakers, Tophop sneakers, Nike sneakers, Clarkes Original flats

Flats And Sneakers

The Spring / Summer runway told us it’s all about comfortable shoes. That’s fine by me, I basically spend every other day in sneakers. My favourite at the moment are these all white sneakers from Topshop or a sportier style like a Nike Roshe.


ft: River Island Bag, River Island Dress, MLM Top, MLM Shorts, Lack Of Colour Hat

White, white, white

The Spring/Summer 2015 runways were filled with a variety of gorgeous white hues. Get your hands on delicate lace, gorgeous dresses, shorts and even white leather.


ft: Top Shop Shorts, Lee Shorts, Mavi Skirt, Cotton On one-piece


It’s about as groundbreaking as florals in Spring, but if it works, it works! Be sure to try: denim playsuits, pinafore dresses and embellished denim.


ft: Marcs suede skirt, Lilya dress, Rubi Shoes flats, L’Oreal Paris – Preference Glam Blonde, Kookai headpiece


There is a vaguely seventies mood in the air – suede is an easy fabric to work with. I love this mini skirt I picked up recently!


ft: We Are Kindred skirt and top, Sachi Heels

Crop Top & ladylike skirt

The crop top has been around for a few seasons now, but FINALLY it’s being worn in a lady like fashion. Remember: subtlest flash of flesh is sexy. You don’t need to show it all!


ft: Luma Cosmeticcs, Jurlique, MAC, Burts Bees, Make-up store,

Spring Beauty Trend For Spring


I have started to lighten up my makeup looks for Spring. I have been steering clear of dark lipsticks or over dramatic colours. You would have also noticed I am a blondey / brown colour now too! It’s so nice to be a little lighter for the warmer weather. The best I can describe my colour is: It’s not blonde, it’s not brunette. It’s somewhere in-between – bronde! It’s really low maintenance colour and achieved really easily at home with L’Oréal Paris Préférence Glam Lights.


Neutral colours work best for Spring. I am loving light pink hues.


A nice white, nude or coral works best for Spring!


A neutral soft look with a fine lined eye or a pop of colour on the lid works well! I am going to do some tutorials really soon, so stay tuned!


Disclaimer: This was in partnership with L’Oreal. All opinions are my own and I only ever post on products I 100% believe in and use in my daily life. We take our partnerships seriously, which is why we’ll never collaborate with a brand unless we profoundly believe in their products or ethics.

ft: Kookai jewellery, L’Oreal Paris – Preference Glam Blonde

Happy Sunday!


Author: Ally Carey

Hi, I am Ally, a writer and creative at Substance. I have worked in the fashion industry for 6+ years as a model and now on Substance. Substance is a lifestyle blog about fashion, beauty, health and self-improvement; hoping to inspire you to live a life filled with Substance. For more: @AllyMayCarey

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