What's hot this spring? | Trending

Nostalgia and exciting new technology collide in this rather mixed bag of seasonal trends.

Crossbody bags. Wai Wai crossbody bag, $925. Function meets fashion in this hot accessory that you can find at any price point. Bonus points to this little guy for intertwining another trend, PVC. matchesfashion.com

Checks. Michael Kors womens reversible gingham belt, $82.39. Sticking around from last season, checks, houndstooth and tartan prints are all hot looks this spring. Clash them with each other if you're feeling fashionably brave. amazon.com.au

Grandpa style. Power Walker, $159.95. Originally launched in 1999, this is the first ever update to the bulky, madly orthopaedic shoe style with fresh new colours. Let's call it a flash nod to the current trend of comfort dressing. hushpuppies.com.au

Pastels. Thank you Sage x Clare hand wash, $8.50. Muted colours look beautiful in springtime, not just in fashion and accessories, but also in every room of the home. thankyou.co

Utilitarian clothing. Utility Pocket Smart twin set, $138. Drawstrings, exposed pockets and neutral colours are all hallmarks of this comfy and popular style that looks great on men and women. boohooman.com/au

Bright colour. Colour Up Your Life mix and match bikini top, $149.95. Juxtaposing the neutrals and pastel trend is a love of bright colours, everywhere from the beach to your accessories and eye make-up. This swimwear is made with fabric made from 100 per cent recycled materials. sunflair.com

Bucket hats. Ercu bucket hat, $19.95. There's plenty from the 1990s to love this spring, inspired by those who wore it the first time around, and now gushed over by a new generation. sportsgirl.com.au

Tie dye. To Dye For twilly scarf, $79. This hippy-inspired trend has been back in vogue for a while now, with high street fashion retailers continuing to incorporate tie dye pieces into their new collections this season. frankiepeach.com

Technology in the garden. Worx Landroid, from $1499. This battery operated, robotic, grass-cutting machine can cut an area of lawn that's up to 1000 square metres, on a single charge. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine. worx-australia.com

Clever lighting. Brilliant Smart LED strip light, from $68. Lighting your home in the 21st century allows you to change colour displays to create different moods, as well as being controlled from anywhere via an app or voice control. Available at Officeworks from mid-October.

Face framing with brows. Iconic London Brow Silk, $49. Inspired by the old Hollywood trick of using soap to set brows in place, the customisable brow styler adapts to the look you love, be it fluffy and feathered, or groomed and sleek. adorebeauty.com.au and sephora.com.au

Spots. Mustard polka dot linen dress, $24.95. Transcending any notion of it being a print exclusively for little kids, polka dots prove fashion can be playful at any age. tkmaxx.com.au

Smooth hair. Keratin Smooth Perfect Treatment, $27.95. Beachy hair and messy top knots take a back seat this season to smooth, glossy looks. This intensive taming and nourishing treatment helps create smoother hair. Available at selected hair salons and professional hair care retailers.

Displaying botanicals. Lucid vase, $129. Our love affair with greenery indoors refuses to wane, as does the creative ways in which to display it. There's a vase perfect for every sprig, every room and every occasion. boconcept.com/en-au

Dark kitchens. Caesarstone Vanilla Noir. According to global trends forecaster Li Edelkoort, kitchens are making a move to the dark side, with black quartz or charcoal granite, black cast iron all featuring heavily. Prices vary from job to job, depending on installation. caesarstone.com.au