Autumn/Winter fashion always brings colours like wine, navy, black & camel to the fold but as Spring starts to dawn on us we start to see injections of colour thrown into the mix. This season is set to be no different as the world fashion shows were awash with pastel hues and vibrant, bold colours. Designers really went all out with lots of different shades. With sparkle, glitter, ruffles and fringing set to be massive it kind of feels like a homage to yesteryears of the 1980s. We’re not complaining though as the 80s had some of the most iconic fashion trends of all time. Some that are timeless and some that come back in waves. Below are some tips to help you identify the go to styles this Spring/Summer.
When it comes to colour, be bold and bright with colour blocking in a trend the fashion mags are calling Crayola Colouring. Take inspiration from the colouring pencils and just let loose on colour. Blocking allows you to capture this trend in its full essence, dresses and jumpsuits are the easy option for this trend, but if a complete ensemble of bold trousers/skirt and top/cardigan/jumper is too intimidating for you; offset the top or bottom with a muted, pastel tone to give you more confidence.
Speaking of pastels, the dreamy spectrum of colour is most welcome in spring 2018. Pastel shades are synonymous with the season that brings about new life, beginnings and dawns; add a touch of frills for the true romance vibe.
You’ll also find it isn’t just bold colours that will inject into the stores for the seasons ahead but colourful print is also encouraged. Think tropical, rainbow, oriental and floral.
The Pencil Skirt Revival
The pencil skirt has been around for a while and it is set to make a huge comeback this Spring/Summer season. A style that is designed to attenuate the figure by create a curved silhouette. This season you will be able to get the pencil skirt shape in many different fabrics that are great for all occasions. You will be able to find a stretch jersey version which is great to wear with your favourite trainers for a cool, casual look. The other end of the spectrum is a PVC or even rubber look skirt. Rubber and plastic dominated the catwalks so don’t be afraid to experiment.
Slips, feathers and checks- welcome to the 90s.
In addition to the nod to the 80s, touches from the 90s were also introduced. Feathers and slip dresses popular with bubble-gum pop, think Britney Spears and Cher from Clueless, were also featured quite heavily.
Slip dresses are particularly brilliant for the summer season when things generally get a little hot under the collar. They’re generally lightweight but complementary to most figures, particularly when made from a flexi material like cotton and polyester. You’ll find dressier versions to wear alone for more sophisticated occasions but equally a casual slip can be glammed up with shawls, accessories and heels. Additionally, for a cooler summer day, pair your slip with a t-shirt for a Monica from Friends vibe or wear with a plaid shirt for a more grungy 90s look.