Take The Trend And Make It Your Own
With the season well and truly underway, the looks that are key trends are now firmly in place. From the resurgence of old favourites like puff sleeves to new obsessions, picking key pieces and deciding how they fit into your look or wardrobe is the exciting part. Flitting through the colours and styles that will make you stand out from the crowd is, lets’ face it, exhilarating. There are plenty of looks out for spring that just jump out for their ease of wear. Then there are the styles that will make the wearer an individual; there are also the pieces that will segue seamlessly from day to night. The big trends are here, and ready to be styled to suit.
Yes – it’s a thing! Couture style gowns with a twist have made their ways onto the runway. By taking a dress with a 50s or 60s feel and tinkering with it until it becomes a more casual piece, designers have brought us totally cool but totally wearable. Balloon Sleeves, full tulle skirts, ruffles and bubble skirts all tweaked to look on point for daywear. Team with trainers for a day feel.
The Look: I can wear a cocktail dress to coffee
Ministry Of Style Fade Away Mini Dress $219.95 + Emporio Italia Viola Sneaker $319 + Emporio Italia Stelli Leather Bag $249
Trelise Cooper Lets Rock N Roll Skirt $449 + Paula Ryan Fitted Cowl Neck Top $265 Humidity Linen Sneaker $115 + Lilly Grace Kelly Bag $179
It’s got to be said – throwback is the way forward. The styles from the early nineties are back with a bit of a vengeance. Key vibes from this era are graphics, bold bright shades and clashing pastels. Slip dresses have been with us for a while, and many amongst us have re-discovered these with joy. Oversized jackets and shirts make for a funky silhouette, and also one that is much more flattering this time round. Brace yourself for the boxy blazer and the light wash denim.
The Look – If I didn’t like it first time round I’m rocking it now
Articles Of Society Cut off Jaynee Jean $209.95 + Taylor Subdivide Jacket $547 + Kathryn Wilson Linda Slide $269
Articles Of Society High Amy Mum Jeans $219.95 + Maud Dainty Sophie Bolero $379 + Kathryn Wilson Carolyn Heel $269
Briarwood Hattie Frill Skirt $279 + Assembly Label Linen Blazer $150 + Emporio Italia Felicia Mule $179
In this age of social media monopoly, celebrity endorsement undoubtedly influences which styles actually make it off the catwalk and into our wardrobes. After all, who actually thought that bike shorts teamed with blazers would become a wearable look until it started to be shot on influencers and celebrities alike. While bike shorts for office wear maybe beyond the pale for most of us, there are definitely some cool looks to steal. Matching sets (skirts and jackets, shorts or pants and jackets) are too cool for school, and instagrammers are all over this one. Vests and bucket hats are hot stuff for those in the know, and butter yellow is a colour we can’t get enough of.
The Look – I too am hip enough to sit front row fashion show
It’s always about the details. In this case the accessories. Square toe shoes would have escaped no ones’ notice, but this trend has reappeared with a subtler squaring off than last time. Check out Erdem’s satin pumps and flats, and Cavalli’s high-heeled boots. This renaissance is not a passing fad; it’s going to be with us for a while. Feather accessories are as fabulous as ever; no one ever looked dowdy in Ostrich. Finish it all off with petal pink lip shades.
The Look - A little bit of fashion can go a long way.
Twinset Feather Detail Knit $515, Chaos & Harmony Woven Heel $339, Cooper Moves Like Jaguar Tote $129, Elk Velta Sunglasses $209
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Written By Nicky Adams