Spring is upon us (even if the snow is falling outside) and that means it’s time to freshen up the old wardrobe. When creating a new wardrobe it’s important to have a few classic fashion staples you can always turn to and what’s more of a classic than the humble check print. It’s been around and stuck around for decades and it can be worn any time of year. Gingham, plaid and block check prints are set to be huge this season. This might remind you of your Grandmas old table clothes but don’t worry. There’s a new way to wear the print. See what we’re talking about below…
Corduroy hasn’t been known as particularly “cool” in fashion for a while now, but this season that’s all changed. While it used to call to mind bell-bottom-clad stoners or bearded professors in elbow-patch blazers, the favorite fabrication of the 70s is now a style must-have.
We have lots of things to blame thank the Kardashian-Jenners for. From exposed corsets to latex dresses to clear boots to contouring and even the reemergence of chain mail. But perhaps the most pervasive trend on the street style front is bike shorts. While bike shorts popped back up on the Spring 2018 runways at shows like Nina Ricci and Off-White, Kim Kardashian really brought the trend to the fashion masses after repeatedly stepping out in the clingy bottoms. Teaming them with everything from hoodies and long coats to sports bras for full athleisure vibes, Kim even inspired the rest of her klan to get on board.
Fashion sweatshirts? So 2016. Hoodies? Overplayed. Cardigans? Now we’re talking. Cardigans are becoming the topper of choice thanks to their versatility, cozy-chic silhouettes and the fact that they can be layered on top of almost any outfit.
We all associate each season with different colours. In Spring we bust out the pastels while we tend to go for burnt oranges and shades of brown in the Autumn. It’s great to shake things up in the wardrobe and bring in a new colour pallette. But this season it’s time to break the mould and carry some colours we associate with other seasons into the Autumn.
Not all weddings are in the height of Summer (June being the most popular month). Some people opt for an Autumn wedding and we love it! Another popular time for couples to say “I do” is in October. The weather is just getting nice and crisp, the leaves are turning and romance is definitely in the air.
The wise Miranda Priestly once said that florals for spring are hardly groundbreaking (we’re paraphrasing). If you agree, you may be tempted to try polka dots, stripes, plaid or even animal prints as an alternative to the popular print. But if you’re not quite ready to buck tradition completely, you can still celebrate nature with leaf prints.
Summer’s here for a good time, not a long time. It’s all about festivals and after-work drinks and more drinks in the park and…okay, it’s about being healthy too, sometimes. If working out is your thing then summer is the best because you don’t have to cover up your cute work out kit with a coat. We’re rolling in athleisure gear this week: what’s your workout style?
Fashion may be fickle, but the pieces that underpin a stylish wardrobe remain consistent. White T-shirts, ankle boots and trench coats are all mainstays of a capsule closet, and reigning supreme above them all is your old friend and confidante: a good pair of denim jeans.
I have a love / hate relationship with trends. While I’ve always had a great interest in trends and understanding how I can make my outfit more on trend, I’ve never been one to dress head to toe in a trend. I prefer instead to choose the most wearable trends that I can feel confident won’t be ‘one hit wonders’ that I wouldn’t be seen dead in the following season. I tend to opt for more classic pieces, and the odd trend piece, often an accessory or outerwear piece that makes my whole look ‘on trend’ without disregarding my signature style.