With the slightly warmer weather creeping in, we’ve caught sight of some of the Spring 2020 trends finding their way onto the streets – including vinyl and florals.
Animal print isn’t going away any time soon either, with leopard and zebra print spotted out this week. We’ve been to Hanley, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke to scout out Staffordshire’s best dressed in the latest installment of Street Style.
There have been more amazing charity shop finds, including a designer coat and £1 hat, paired with trusty High Street brands we all know and love.
Fashion blogger Charlotte Pearce is flaunting Spring 2020 style, opting for light denim Mom Jeans and a bright floral blouse.
The 32-year-old, from Northwood, said: “My blouse is from Monsoon, my bag is from Zara and my jeans and shoes are from Simply Be.
“I think the jeans were in the sale! And they go with absolutely everything. They’re definitely the best Mom Jeans I’ve found for a curvy figure.”
Charlotte – who has 10,700 Instagram followers – gets her inspiration from other mid and plus size bloggers, namely Hannah Gale, Nicole Ocran and The Em Edit.
She said: ” As I’ve grown up, I’ve become more open to brands and other bloggers, which has helped develop my style, and blogging has made me more confident in to wear what I feel good in.”
Glammed up Maria Hollins bagged her designer jacket in a charity shop. The 68-year-old, from Stoke is young at heart, and loves feeling glam – she even likes to wear ripped jeans!
Maria – who is retired – said: “My coat is from a the Dougie Mac charity shop in Stoke, but it’s designer! I get a lot from charity shops – my dress was also from there.
“I was almost 12st and now I’m 8st 5lbs and feel great. I just love trendy clothes and always wear them I like to be different to anyone else.
“I think I have an eye for good finds in charity shops, I do go on the hunt but do think I’m pretty good at picking things up. I like designer things and matching it up.”
Rocking the boho look was Evelyn Arro, aged 26, from Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Evelyn likes to rework clothes to suit her style – including altering her charity shop finds.
Shes said: “My jeans are from Sainsbury’s as they do really great Mom Jeans. Both my jacket and boots are from New Look.
“I got my top from a charity shop and cropped it myself, and my hat is also a charity shop find. I picked it up for £1, and hats like this are sold on the High Street for £15.
“I love hats and wear all different hats like berets. I’ve always had an alternative style and rather than being influenced by a celebrity, I just really like boho styles – maybe not colours but definitely the shapes.”
Singer/songwriter Kez Liddle gets her style inspiration from ‘cool female artists’, and was spotted wearing coming out of Sparrowhawk vintage in a grungy get-up.
The 21-year-old, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, buys second-hand where possible – with her skirt being from a charity shop in the town centre,
She said: “The shirt is from an artist I love called Steven Rhodes, and the skirt is from a charity shop in Newcastle.
“The coat was a tenner in the Primark sale, and I’ve worn it every day since I got it, so it feels worth it.
“I don’t have a particular fashion role model but I get a lot of inspiration from 90s and grunge aesthetics. I like cool female artists like Angel Olsen, Julia Jacklin and Porridge Radio.”
Kelly Austin has embraced the vinyl trend with her green Next coat, pairing it with an olive leather skirt.
Kelly, aged 47, from Kidsgrove, has been taking styling tips from her 22-year-old daughter.
She said: “Both my skirts and top are from Primark, my coat is Next and my boots are Dr Martens. I’ve paired them with some animal print tights for something a bit different.
“My daughter is quite alternative and she’s 22 – I’d like to say she got it from me, but I think I get it from her. I’ve picked some tips up from her.
“I have an eclectic taste in music which I think helps, like Green Day and David Bowie. We grew up with the kids listening to different stuff and that’s kind of influenced my look.”
Lorna Tyler thinks age is just a number – and everyone should wear what they want to wear. The 73-year-old, from Sneyd Green, likes to shop when there are sales, offers and discounts.
She said: “My trousers are from Marks & Spencer and my coat is from Matalan.
“My zebra print top is from Ideal World online – I do most of my shopping online, and I love QVC, too. This top was my best bargain as it was only about £15. I always shop when there is an offer on.
“I just wear what I want to wear, I don’t want to look 73 – age is just in your head!”