Summer is nearly upon us and it's time to get your wardrobe in order. There are many exciting fashion trends to keep an eye on this season, and here are some of the most important ones to look out for, for both men and women.
Summer is nearly upon us and it's time to
get your wardrobe in order.
There are many exciting fashion trends to
keep an eye on this season, and here are
some of the most important ones to look
out for, for both men and women.
Red is the one colour that really stood out on the catwalks. Bold, vibrant and daring, red was showcased by a number of designers including Louis Vuitton. So if there is one colour to make sure you have in your wardrobe, red is the one.
Denim is back with a bang this year. Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci, Jacob Cohen and many other designers featured variations of denim on the catwalks, often making use of different textured effects. Denim has long been a staple, so you probably have some in your wardrobe already.
Jumpsuits inspired by industry were especially common in the fashion shows. All-in-one jumpsuits were featured by various designers including Dior, and they were commonly used with accessories like scarves, belts and jewellery.
Khaki is another classic that is back this season. Featured by Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren among others, it can be used in a wide range of styles.
Polka dot designs have been popular over many years, and they are going to be really big this year. They were featured everywhere by designers including Dolce & Gabbanna, so add some to your wardrobe.
If you like to dress bold in the summer, you'll love the fact that clothing inspired by pop art is big this season. Featuring bold, bright colours and shapes like circles and stripes, this is one way to stand out this summer.
Bold and colourful floral patterns are also seeing a revival, with Simone Rocha, Celine, Herno and others featuring it in their shows.
Japanese style clothing was everywhere this year, and the kimono was particularly popular. Take inspiration from Gucci, Marni and others, who all showcased it in one way or another. General Japanese style is going to be a popular trend this summer, so hunt down some items to give you the fashion edge.
Red wasn't just popular with womens fashion designers - it is also set to be the colour of the season for men. Red can sometimes be hard to wear, but it goes well with most skin tones. Enjoy the rich tones and vibrant look of dressing in red, and keep it to one item to avoid going over the top.
Grey & blue are other colours for the season, and they're certain to be popular because they are so easy to wear. The colours featured at a number of fashion shows, (including Aeronautica Militare) and they appeared in both casual wear and tailoring. Ideally they will be used by combining various shades in the same outfit. The blue & grey range of Boglioli jackets are perfect for completing your outfit.
Stripes are also going to be big. They featured in collections by Gucci and Casely-Hayford among others, and they appeared on a wide range of garments including shirts, trousers and jumpers.
Denim was featured by Gucci, Tom Ford and other designers in their shows, and this versatile material is going to be big this year, whether used casually or in a more refined style.
Leather will also be big this summer. It has been increasing in popularity over the last few years, and it should be seen as essential this year. It comes in many variations to suit any style, and it can provide the perfect focal point of your outfit. Check out the Matchless brand for the perfect leather jacket.
Renew Your Wardrobe For Summer
With these trends in mind, now is the perfect time to renew your wardrobe for the summer. So hit the shops with an eye
on the latest fashions and make sure you stand out this season.