Although we are still clinging firmly to our coats and scarves to beat off the freezing Florence temperatures, the shops are already filling up with tantalising hints of Spring and Summer. For this coming season we are transported to a bygone era of femininity, losing some of the harsher silhouettes of the winter and settling into an easy elegance to see us through the Summer. White is undoubtedly the colour of the season and is simply everywhere, from complete outfits, to bags and shoes and hats. Ferragamo’s crocheted bag in white is set to be a ‘must have’ for the Summer. Shirts and dresses in white are big news, ultra feminine with ruffles, lace panels, and even the Victorian high necked style from last year. For those of us with champagne tastes and beer pockets, Zara, as ever, has come out with an amazing collection, with inspiration from the top designer names. Linens and cottons in creams, whites and soft blues are a staple for the warmer months, with Sisley providing comfortable and wearable basics. Lace and ribbons are found adorning dresses, skirts, shirts and even shoes. Scervino’s collection is simply beautiful, combining lace, ribbons, creams and whites, to create a girly girls’ paradise. Even Pucci, the master of prints and colour, has transformed the famous shift dress into a white lace masterpiece.