If you’re getting ready for the summer months, perhaps with a holiday on the cards, then you’ll want to make sure you’re as stylish as ever. We’ve scouted out this season’s hottest trends so you don’t have to. Get your shopping baskets at the ready, ladies!
No matter what you’re wearing, you want there to be some bright colours involved. Some of our favourite designers have been experimenting with bold and brash colours, which will look just perfect on the beaches. Couple these with floating fabrics and some statement jewellery for a truly unforgettable look.
Cut outs on your dresses, skirts and blouses will become ever more popular as we move through the summer. These peek a boo flashes have fallen out of fashion for the last few years, but they seem set to come back in this year. This has been an evident trend on the catwalk already, so we can expect high street retailers to copy this for the summer.
It’s all about the 80s
The 80s are coming back all over again, with designers like Tom Ford and Givenchy reliving this decade. This means that you can expect bold prints, over the top fabrics and loose fabrics. While we don’t need to go breaking out our leg warmers quite yet, we are looking forward to some interesting silhouettes. Jumpsuits will remain popular through the summer and we hope to see some designers putting their own twist on this pattern.
You can look at some of 2018’s fashion trends that mimic the 80s here: http://stylecaster.com/80s-fashion-trends/.
This is a trend that we’re starting to see in going out dresses, like the party dresses that you can find at IKRUSH (their party dress collection is seen here: https://www.ikrush.com/party-dresses). This is a cool new trend that we’re looking forward to wearing, as it can really play with your proportions to your advantage. If you’re a pear shape, for example, then you can use these to bring the eye up to your shoulder area.
Feathers kind of disappeared off the fashion radar for a while, but they’re set to come back in a big way this summer. Feathered dresses and accessories bring back some of that 20s style that became so popular just a few short years ago. We may see a resurgence of vintage hair styles to go along with this trend, like finger curls and victory rolls. Sign us up for another summer styled by The Great Gatsby!
Blazers and City Shorts
Summer seems to be the smart casual season, with flowing blouses and pastel coloured blazers. These bright suit elements have been hitting the catwalk, with the likes of Off White bringing their own take to the table. Some of the most interesting blazers that we’ve seen this season have been made with untraditional materials, like silk and brushed wool.
Wet Look Clothes
Shiny, latex clothes might seem like a fashion disaster, but a number of designers have been mixing them into their summer clothing catalogues. Calvin Klein have mixed things up with a bright red waistcoat that will really have you standing out from the crowd. While this looks great on the catwalk, we do have to wonder how it will look and feel in real life. If the high street stores want to replicate this trend then they will have to invest in material that looks good, as the cheaper stuff will be obvious a mile away.
A rain mac might remind you of getting ready for school, but designers like Channel have been reinventing this wardrobe staple. Their latest release is a transparent rain mac that catapults the item right back into the fashion sphere. You might not want to keep a lot of cash in your pockets while wearing one of these but they do look amazing. Topshop have already put out their own version of this coat for the summer.
As you would expect, florals will be back in a big way over the summer months. While these prints are always popular during this time, we’re excited to see different shapes and colours being mixed in there too. Emilia Wickstead is one designer that is pushing the boundaries with these summer dresses, layering florals and white underskirts.
Another accessory that came right out of our fashion nightmares, we may also see a resurgence of the bumbag. These utility belts were traditionally pretty ugly, but with new materials and designs, we could see them becoming a bit more popular. Givenchy have also been creating leather belts with purses, which are somewhat more upscale versions of the bumbag. Could we see these appearing on our beaches once more?
Now that you know all about the trends that you need to be aware of for the coming months, you can get out there and start shopping! Whether you go for floral prints or a latex top, you’ll be bang on trend.