One of my favourite womenswear trends over the chilly season was the fair isle spell. My stylish flatmate Connie would wear white waterfalling cardigans with irresistible frosty prints and patterns across them, exuding extreme comfort with a grunged flare. And it's this 'flare' and flame back to the 70's that I've been influenced to invest in this Spring. I used to assume that baggy trousers and corded materials would illuminate a lost boy in 'passed through the family tree' clothes, drowning in an unawareness of body shape and fit. But in a bohemian light, flare can be just the flavour away from the easy addition to skinny fit jeans and tee's. Take my heavy blue cardigan hood, and more importantly the recent pictures from Topman's new collection. There's something enchantingly etherial about them, with dusty electric spots sprinkled on the jumpers, and a lightness to the colours that melt to the eye.