Transitioning into a brand new season is always an exciting time of the year. The shops are displaying their brand new styles, the fashion trends are all changing and it’s a HUGE excuse to refresh your wardrobe… we L O V E retail therapy!
Although this time of year can be exciting with all the fresh new fashion around, as a high-street shopper with a love for fashion, it’s sometimes hard to take the inspiration from the fashion catwalks. The runway is full of luxury designer brands, couture designs and extreme trends. It’s sometimes difficult to picture yourself doing your weekly shop in a number of the outfits showcased.
Below, we have taken key snippets from the SS20 trends highlighted on the runway for you to start incorporating into your Spring/Summer wardrobe..
Shoe trends that you will see everywhere this season!
So far, it has been all about the mules! The trend is continuing into the new season ahead in addition to many others. Extra padding like CUTE, lace up boots like AMANDA, toe post sandals like GEORGINA, flared block heels like ANTONIA, and toe box jewellery like STERLING.
What you can see… Boss showcasing their take on the neon trend for SS20. The model is dressed head to toe in neon blue and is wearing something you maybe wouldn’t choose for an everyday look.
What you can take from this… There is never just one colour of the season, there are many neon colours ready to pop this summer including blue, green, yellow and orange. Think about incorporating the neon within your outfit in ways that suit you. E.g. A pair of neon shoes, a neon t-shirt or sweater, or simply just neon accessories. Neon nail varnishes will even tick the box! You can remain on trend without having to replicate the entire looks you see on the catwalk.
What you can see… We know what you are thinking.. a scarecrow! No. This is Christian Dior capturing the craft’s fair trend for the season ahead. They’ve made rustic raffia a luxurious trend and given it a 21st century makeover.
What you can take from this… It really isn’t ideal to be seen in the outfit showcased above in order for you to remain bang on trend. In fact, we couldn’t possibly name a time or place where this would be suitable apart from on the runway. Instead of avoiding the trend at all costs incorporate the raffia materials with your accessories. Rope belts, straw hats, espadrilles and handbags! There are so many ways in which you can smash this trend without looking like part of the cast for The Wizard of Oz.
What you can see… RAID’s favourite go-to trend. Margaret Howell’s get shirty look walking the runway in confidence.
What you can take from this…when looking at this image we are all getting flash backs to being put in isolation for turning our school uniform into a fashion statement. We do not need to go back there! This SS20 fill your wardrobe with poplin shirts, over sized shirts, shirt dresses and anything else shirty. ‘The white shirt’ never really goes out of fashion, but this season it is a statement item to have in the wardrobe. Dress them up and dress them down, it’s the easiest trend to bag! You got this girl.
What you can see… the “i’ll grow into it” phrase being put to the test. Junya Watanabe’s oversized vinyl trench coat styled with a pop of neon for the footwear choice. 2 trend boxes ticked!
What you can take from this… The ‘trench season’ trend is the most self explanatory trend from the above. If you are looking for a new coat in the sales or in the new collections, you’ll always find a trench coat! If you want to top the trench coat style, then go for a vinyl one. This is a look! We are obsessed with the vinyl trenches out there!
Colours of the season
As stated above, there is never one colour that over rules the rest. We have already established that Neons are back in trend this season. In addition to this we have many other colours that you need to look out for!
Core colours include blacks, whites, navy’s and your beige’s as well as you two main metallic colours, silver and gold. Pastels are huge this season in addition to retro colour palettes, sun baked coral and anything neutral.