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.
I thought it would be great to discuss some of my favourite emerging trends for Summer, and how we can wear them now. The first of which I’ve been loving for the past month or so, and it’s the check print. Now I know that check print trousers were all the rage in Autumn, but honestly, they didn’t suit me. They looked too quirky for my classic and feminine style, but now that the check print has become more elevated to classic styles, I’ve been experimenting with the print in my outerwear. These jackets can be perfect– it’s a statement piece that instantly lifts what could otherwise be a plain outfit, and instantly ticks off one of Spring’s key trends.
Another trend that I’m excited about is transparency – this season we are seeing see-through bags, barely there whispy dresses (as seen on the catwalks at Helmut Lang, Simone Rocha etc) and sheer plastic trench coats from Chanel as well as clear bags from the likes of Valentino, Aspinal and Chanel too. Opacity is certainly no longer a requirement for clothing or accessories this Spring, and the high street has already got a selection of sheer or transparent options for us.