Closet Crushes: 14 new fashion fancies to fall for this spring

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Closet Crushes: 14 new fashion fancies to fall for this spring

Looking for a new fashion fancy? We’ve got 14 contenders just for you.

As red and pink dominate the spring 23 runways, our thoughts naturally turn to crushes, flirtations and the first blush of love. Couple this with a predilection for flounce, ruffles, florals and bows and we’ve got the stuff of romance novels. Until, of course, a flash of racy leather and a dash of dominatrix accessories make things interesting. Nothing like a saucy plot twist to get the heart beating faster. Looking for a new fashion fancy? We’ve got 14 contenders just for you.

M&S Collection blazer jacket, €54, M&S Collection trousers, €80, M&S collection sandals, €60, M&S
M&S Collection blazer jacket, €54, M&S Collection trousers, €80, M&S collection sandals, €60, M&S

1. M&S Collection blazer jacket, €54; M&S Collection trousers, €80; M&S collection sandals, €60 

Patent leather boots, Zara, €79.95
Patent leather boots, Zara, €79.95

2. Patent leather boots, Zara, €79.95 

Velvet choker, Zara, €15.95
Velvet choker, Zara, €15.95

3. Velvet choker, Zara, €15.95 

Alice and Olivia, €385
Alice and Olivia, €385

4. ‘Deanna’ high-waisted vegan leather bootcut pants, Alice and Olivia, €385 

Dress, €89; leather whip-stitch bucket bag, €259; lace-up leather shoes, €179, Arket
Dress, €89; leather whip-stitch bucket bag, €259; lace-up leather shoes, €179, Arket

5. Gathered cut-out dress, €89; leather whip-stitch bucket bag, €259; lace-up leather shoes, €179, Arket 

DREAM Allure Jacquard Midi Dress, Sister Jane, €235
DREAM Allure Jacquard Midi Dress, Sister Jane, €235

6. ‘Allure’ jacquard midi dress, Sister Jane, €235 

Poppy Jacquard Top, Sister Jane, €139
Poppy Jacquard Top, Sister Jane, €139

7. ‘Poppy’ jacquard top, Sister Jane, €139 

Corsage Maxi Dress, Sister Jane, €211
Corsage Maxi Dress, Sister Jane, €211

8. ‘Corsage’ maxi dress, Sister Jane, €211 

‘Blossom’ bow bag, Sister Jane, €42
‘Blossom’ bow bag, Sister Jane, €42

9. ‘Blossom’ bow bag, Sister Jane, €42 

Blossom Jacquard Mini Dress, €102
Blossom Jacquard Mini Dress, €102

10. ‘Blossom’ jacquard mini dress, Sister Jane, €102 

Belle leather t-shirt - Red, Manley, €275
Belle leather t-shirt - Red, Manley, €275

11. ‘Belle’ leather t-shirt, Manley, €275 

Heart heel strappy sandals, Charles & Keith, €75
Heart heel strappy sandals, Charles & Keith, €75

12. Heart heel strappy sandals, Charles & Keith, €75 

‘Florence’ ruffle ankle skirt, Needle & Thread, €460
‘Florence’ ruffle ankle skirt, Needle & Thread, €460

13. ‘Florence’ ruffle ankle skirt, Needle & Thread, €460 

‘Smitten’ studs, Blaíthín Ennis, €58
‘Smitten’ studs, Blaíthín Ennis, €58

14. ‘Smitten’ studs, Blaíthín Ennis, €58 

STYLE NOTES 

  • Lean into the girliness of Sister Jane’s rosette cami dress with a pair of trending ballerina slippers. Add a cropped boxy jacket and mini top handle bag.
  • Toughen up a ruffle tulle skirt with this season’s must-have: the moto jacket. Pair with a simple tank top. Biker boots optional.
  • With Viva Magenta as 2023’s Pantone ‘Colour of the Year’, we’ve got our eyes on one of Irish designer Emma Manley’s signature leather tees in that self-same empowering red.
  • Feeling spicy? Unleash your inner vamp with a pair of Zara’s patent stiletto knee boots.

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