With Spring just around the corner (fingers crossed – more snow today though), my thoughts are turning to my Spring wardrobe, and what I need to add in order to give it a stylish update. The new trends were the ones that appeared on the fashion week catwalks last September and are now filtering down, both in designer form and in their High Street versions. Of course, in order to purchase the designer version I would need to win one of the most popular lotteries, but I can dream, and then search for a more affordable version.
Here are some of the looks we will be wearing this Spring.
Pink and Lilac
The much maligned shade of lilac is making a bit of a comeback. Once the dread of every bridesmaid, and one of the favourite shades of the Queen Mother, lilac is one of the hottest shades for 2018. Along with its equally girlie sister shade pink, lilac was a big hit on the catwalks, and features in the Spring collections of Stella Macartney, Gucci and Chloe.
Nothing says Spring more than stripes, but this season it is not just about the classic Breton. Wide vertical versions, chic seaside candy stripes and more subtle piping that makes a kind of ‘go faster’ stripe are all included in this particular trend. Gucci, in particular, makes the stripe appear both nautical and military – no mean feat.
The slogan t-shirt never really goes away, but this years version has a luxe look about it. Famous and iconic since it’s 1980s Katherine Hamnett incarnation, the slogan tee can be fashionable, political and topical. This year, it is mostly Balmain, which means its level of coolness knows no bounds. Team it with a sequin skirt for dressed down glamour.
Frills and Flounces
Whilst a slogan tee might suggest striped back minimalism, the use of flounces and frills says the complete opposite. Fashion gets romantic this year, with designs by Marques Almeida, Roberts Wood and See by Chloe influenced by everything from boho, New Romantics and Marie Antoinette. This style is not for the faint hearted, but for those that want to enter a room and turn every single head their way.
Which trend do you intend to add to your wardrobe this Spring?