Spring has finally arrived, which means that summer is right around the corner.
But what does that mean for our wardrobes?
Nothing too drastic, you wallflowers will be pleased to hear, but according to last September’s preemptive runways, we’ll all be embarking on a season of fanciful frills, delicate pastel hues and lots and lots of plastic.
Who said fashion wasn’t recyclable?!
We’ve rounded up the 7 stand-out runway trends that will likely have a big influence on your wardrobe choices (and bank balance!) this season…
Frou frou frills aren’t going anywhere this season, and whether you’re a particularly feminine dresser or not, there are ways to embark upon this trend in a way to suit your style. Alexander McQueen showcased harder, more substantial ruffles, whereas the ethereal likes of Preen and Giambattista injected the trend with their signature delicate fragility. #Cute.
Spotted at: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Valli
Nothing new on first look, denim is rarely not on trend. This summer, however, there is no such thing as too much. Double denim. Triple denim. Hey, why not accessorise via a denim hat? You have our word that it’s a good look.
Spotted at: Versus Versace, Alexander McQueen, Tibi
Deconstructed, ballooning, cinched-in… this summer sees the iconic trench coat take on a whole manner of forms. And, quite frankly, we’re into them all.
Spotted at: Loewe, Céline, Maison Margiela
One of the more risqué of the season’s stand-out trends, those exhibitionists amongst you will be delighted to hear that this summer, the more revealing your look, the chicer… to an extent. Make like Emilia Wickstead and offset the look with a full-length hemline and a high collar. We’d probably pop on a vest, too.
Spotted at: Christopher Kane, Emilia Wickstead, Pringle of Scotland
Rarely unfashionable – but often overshadowed by their Crayola counterparts – sherbert hues are having a moment this summer. And rather than accenting or accessorising a look with a single piece, the runways have proved the power of pastel head-to-toe.
Spotted at: Tom Ford, Hermes, Versace
Perhaps it’s thanks to Burberry’s reignition, perhaps it’s a coincidence… but checks are everywhere. Whether they’re pastel a la Loewe, neutral like Fendi’s or as punchy as Burberry, if your wardrobe is hosting anything in the geometric print, then wear it. Today.
Spotted at: Loewe, Burberry, Fendi
April showers, we see you and we raise you… this plastic Chanel cape. Is there a chicer way to battle the inclement weather? Wipe clean, too. You don’t have to tell us twice…
Spotted at: Toga, Chanel, Marc Jacobs