There’s nothing like casting off the heavy coats of winter in exchange for the bright new styles of spring. And there’s no better place to start daydreaming about all of the things warmer weather will bring than street style that echoes runway trends.
There are all sorts of reasons to spend a little time defining your personal style beyond the obvious point of making it easier to get dressed in the morning. In the era of seasonless business models, when clear cut trends that change from season to season are less important than they once were, you may actually find some fashion freedom in identifying your own sartorial vibe. Besides, who wants to be a slave to trends anyway?
To be clear: our love affair with oversized sweaters started long ago. (Who doesn’t want to spend the winter swaddled in fabric like an adult baby?) But last February, it was reignited in full when cocoon-like knits popped up in the Autumn collections of a lot of the big hitters of the fashion hierarchy.
While we’re still waiting on the flying cars, handheld sleep inducers and robot dog walkers Back to the Future Part II promised us, the future of fashion has arrived. At least according to numerous designers during Autumn 2018 season. From silvery coats, suits and dresses to iridescent accessories, it’s time we all looked like extras from [insert old movie name here].
Autumn is here! And what’s not to love. The leaves are starting to turn that beautiful burnt orange colour and the weather is beginning to turn. After a scorching Summer, I am personally ready for the drop in temperature. This gives us a chance to fully rebuild our wardrobe and which lady wouldn’t welcome that idea? The problem we have is dressing appropriately for work to be able to cope with the chilly mornings and the heating being turned full blast in the office. It’s too mild for winter coats and cashmere, and yet summery dresses just don’t provide enough coverage.
Last summer, gingham captured everyone’s hearts, as you couldn’t go on Instagram without seeing the tablecloth-check print. Checked off-the-shoulder tops, cropped trousers and strappy tops became the unofficial Instagram uniform. And one year later, the print remains popular.