As soon as we get Christmas out of the way and our minds no longer have to be preoccupied with party dresses and novelty knits, we can finally get our sartorial sights on the newness to come in the new year. And whilst we still have a little while  – and a fair whack of winter – to go until we can dress with spring in mind, there’s no harm in a little preplanning. There are so many spring/summer 2019 trends but these are the ones that truly count; the ones that will really affect your style from here on out.

From mood-boosting brights and sweet new details to the retro trends that are sticking around for another season, these are the top women’s clothing and accessories trends to have on your radar for the year ahead. Swot up now so you can be prepared or invest in these key trends early so you can go straight to the top of the class. May 2019 be your best dressed yet.