For anyone who missed the S/S19 catwalk shows as a whole, feminism and equality were major talking points coming from all the designers both big and small. The fashion shows were used as a platform to help elevate the voice of the brand, and with their inspiring words, they have also showcased clothes that women can feel empowered in.
Here’s a look at some of the most significant trends to try in the spring summer.
It’s no surprise to see leopard print designs have maintained their status in current fashion. Known as fashions best friend, the latest styles of animal print in dresses and light jackets are the most occurring pieces you’ll want to be wearing this S/S. Around 50% more leopard print has been seen in this season catwalks when compared to last!
The 80’s are back, and the iconic era of fashion has brought its most audacious trends. Jackets with strong shoulders, ruffled bright party dresses and skirt suits are helping to bring back the 80’s most outrageous trends. This trend can be used for an evening out or a dress occasion rather than a day to day style.
A trend that most can get on board with, beige is back, and the trend works best when overstated. Beige top and trousers matched with tan ladies designer belts give the look a tonal finish, or you can wear a beige dress with a tan bag. There are plenty of ways to try out the beige look, and it makes it a favourite by the majority.
More of an accessory rather than a style, but bows were a common occurrence during the spring/ summer catwalks this year. Found in hairstyles, around models necks and even used to tight outfits together, bows are adding a little extra femininity to every outfit and will work perfectly during the summer. So that next blouse you pick up with extra strings hanging from it, you know how to add a little extra to the look. Or if you want to dress up the trend, bow belts are available to accessorise any dress.
Surf & Cycle
For those wanting the very best out of their summer style, the surf and cycle trends came out big during the fashion campaigns this year. Lycra biking shorts have been an unexpected trend in recent months and designers are backing it up by creating swimwear and summer styles around it. Cycling jackets are also moving into a beach style where a cropped jacket with matching high waist bikini bottoms can be worn together. Think of it all as athleisure with an outdoorsy approach.
Finally, as an extra trend seen recently, all things neon are being seen all over the high street and naturally you can pretty much add this trend to whatever you would usually wear to give your style a refreshed and vibrant look!