Pantone’s colour of the year is ultra violet, a stunning blue-based hue of purple that is refreshing for the year ahead and allows for a totally new expression of colour. Whether you channel this trend through accessories (purple framed cat eye sunglasses are so hot right now), dresses or simply by throwing on a jacket it’s all about standing out from the crowd and layering it other tones or purple or bright pinks. This is one colour you cannot hold back on this spring!
It’s time to put away your Converse and invest in some futuristic trainers with running themes of the athleisure movement and subtle nostalgia aesthetics. They’ve now been classified as the Dad Sneaker having been spotted on street style fashionistas this past fashion week as well as the fall shows of Maison Margiela, Gucci and Prada. But there is no need to wait until later this year to start wearing them as the high street are already producing affordable copies.
You can never go wrong with a jumpsuit (or if you prefer, romper) as they’re basically the easiest throw on piece with little to no maintenance. But for spring summer it’s all about working block colours in neutrals or moody dark hues to make this trend work for day and opting for relaxed, oversized fits with utilitarian styles of design. For night, go glam with vinyl, silky finishes or choose fun rainbow brights with figure hugging silhouettes and frilled shoulders just add heels to finish the look.
It’s All Rodeo
For this trend it’s all about working classic pieces and layering to create an ensembles that shout more rodeo Queen than fancy dress. The palette for this trend is wide open with anything from burnt oranges to baby blues and fresh whites, but to make it work runway style it’s all about focusing on fabrics. Think cow hides at Marques’ Almeida and Tod’s, silky finishes at Calvin Klein, plaids at R13 or all out leather at Versace with either tight fitting silhouettes or floating midi lengths.
YOU’RE SO PLASTIC
It’s hard to know who to thank for this trend but it’s either Yeezy or Chanel, yes that’s right PVC plastic has truly taken off. It may be a style to approach with caution but it’s fun and here to stay, the trick is to wear it one piece at a time by layering it over everyday essentials. Think trench coat layered with a transparent overcoat, peak metallics through midi skirts or make it look like you haven’t taken the plastic wrapping off your new shoes. Highlight one thing and roll with it using confidence to elevate your look.