5 Of Spring’s Biggest Trends
While we see lots of amazing trends hit the catwalks each season, not all of them are particularly wearable. Fear not, as our editors are on hand to help you sift through the madness. They’ve each picked their favourite trend from the spring summer 2018 catwalks, with tips for how they’ll be wearing it this season, from triple denim to trouser suits.
Twenty odd years ago it was really trendy to get your colours done but I have to say it’s held me in good stead. There is nothing quite so cheering as a paintbox bright to put a spring in your step as long as it’s the right one. My olive skin can carry off buttercup yellow, lilac and apple green, which is handy this season as there’s a lot of it about. Just keep accessories neutral to avoid a fashion migraine. – Marianne Jones, Editors of Stella.
Florals on florals, on florals? It sounds sickly, but in the hands of Christopher Kane and several other designers adding edge to the perennial print this spring, it’s a layering concept that works. The easiest way to pull it off in real life is to wear chunky flower jewellery with all of your prints – consider it a 3D effect. – Caroline Leaper, fashion editor.
Forget everything you’ve ever heard about pastels only catering to those who love all things pretty and girly. There’s a modern strength to the ones we saw at the likes of Victoria Beckham, Tibi and Celine for Spring. Opt for relaxed basics or sleek silhouettes in lemon, mint or rose and pair with pale neutrals for a grown-up spin on sorbet shades. – Bethan Holt, fashion news and features director.
I’m a sucker for Topshop’s denim – its well cut, well made and well priced. Invest wisely in basics to pair with your denim; they will become the building blocks of your wardrobe. And basic doesn’t need to mean boring. – Sophie Warburton, style director.
This is the ultimate in pulled-together dressing – but also versatile because once it’s split up, it can be worn as casually or as dressed up as you like. The check trouser suit might be the current favourite, but it can be hard to wear head to toe if you’re small. That wouldn’t stop me buying one, to break it down. You get a lot of options with a pattern, because you can pick out different colours to match it with. And what could be more glamorous that a white one for very special occasions? – Lisa Armstrong, head of fashion and style.