As the mercury begins to rise it would be nice to have an idea what trends are going to be big when those warmer months finally arrive. Well don’t worry because we are going to do the donkey work for you. Below is a definitive guide to the top 5 looks you can expect to see on the most hardcore fashionistas this Summer. From pastels to sequins we are going to make sure you are in the know come May.
To say sequins and sparkles will be a big deal next summer is an understatement. In every fashion capital, glitter prevailed, starting with Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs right through to Gucci, Dior and Chanel. Style yours with a sweatshirt to give them daytime longevity.
Whether lilac, pink, lemon or duck egg blue, expect to see an array of fashion’s prettiest shades next season. But as Victoria Beckham said “delicacy can be strong”; saccharine these colours are not – consider tailoring in ice cream hues or wearing them in unexpected ways. Pastel accessories would be a great way to incorporate the colours without going all out and wearing pastels from head to toe.
It looks as if heritage checks are going nowhere for the season ahead. Last season was plaid but that will make way for its checked counterpart. Balenciaga’s came via voluminous coats, while Victoria Beckham’s had a more traditional appeal. Anyone looking for floaty feminine styles should turn to Sonia Rykiel where they were bright and summer-ready. Don’t just stick to the traditional greys and neutral checks. Go for some pastel colours as mentioned above. Burberry’s homage was perhaps the most overt – expect to see its check caps everywhere next season.
Perfect for British summers, waterproof plastics were a predominant look for spring/summer 2018. As seen at Chanel, Isabel, Marant, Burberry, Topshop, Calvin Klein and Fendi, plastic in varying shades will be everywhere in 12 months time. I know this could be a bit daring for most and if this is the case maybe try to incorporate plastics into your footwear and accessories range.
Fringing made a surprise comeback this season. Far from its most recent festival incarnations, Celine, Bottega Veneta and Loewe gave them a sophisticated, empowered appeal. Saint Laurent’s fringing boots have already been worn by Rihanna. If it’s good enough for Rhi Rhi then it’s good enough for us. Fringing is easy to add into your wardrobe. bags, shoes, tops, dresses, the list is endless. Make sure its a staple in your Spring/Summer wardrobe.