London Fashion Week
A huge hello to you all and welcome. How are you all today? Well, I hope? I also hope you are ready to be given the heads up on lots of great trends that emerged from the recent London fashion week.
From the gorgeous rainbow theme rocked by the gorgeous Burberry to ‘What is this year’s new black?’. If you didn’t manage to trawl through videos and still shots of the week, I did and I loved what I was seeing. However, not many of us are able to rock some of the crazy and daring catwalk looks on the school run. So, I am letting you in on some of the trends I know will be crossing over to more everyday looks. Hopefully, they will inspire you to try a new look.
I want and have to start with tartan really! It was everywhere for this season and I am obsessed. From the show attendees to the models themselves. Printed on trousers, shirts and long trench coats it really is the ‘NOW’ pattern. I also saw a lot of doubled, clashed tartan and I am excited to give this look a go. Tartan is a go-to for Spring and Summer this year and a trend I am already on board with. It was the feature in my recent outfit of the week. Easier to style than you might think so a great 2018 fashion trend to rock as an everyday look.
The nineties are here to stay! Can I get a hallelujah? Although the style on the catwalk was very ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-air’ with beyond bright colours. Bordering on neon. Equally bold geometric patterns but I have to admit I wasn’t hating it. Turned up, washed out, high waisted boyfriend jeans with a bright pair of kicks. A crop top and a choker and you’re ready to roll. I am really excited to see where this goes, within the everyday look of fashion. This was my era so I am there. I am living it and loving it and so are the trends in 2018.
With Spring on the way, there was a clear emergence of pastel colours to enjoy but the one that was a clear winner was baby blue. From beautiful jackets and accessories, this colour is so usable. A lovely jacket with a plain white Tshirt, Nice fitting jeans and comfortable shoes. A great everyday style while embracing that catwalk feel. Having said that don’t be afraid to rock some pastels pinks, yellow and purples too.
Statement coats are always a must for the catwalks but it’s harder to wear it day to day. I found the key on the catwalk was ‘go big or go home’ really. Whether it is an embroidered symbol on the back of denim jacket (oversized for sure, a coat in a bold floral print or in a daring colour or cut. Play it up by making the rest of your outfit clean, simple and you’re on to a winner. I love a good jacket or coat and my favourite statement coats are faux fur ones. Do you love a statement coat? Let me know in the comments.
We can’t possibly talk about London Fashion Week and not mention the deluge of mustard yellow. Mostly in knitwear, specifically knitted jumpers but I am loving this Spring trend. We’ve had a cold start to the year here in the UK so nobody is ready to give up the woolly jumpers just yet. A gorgeous mustard yellow jumper with a blue jean and boots. Perfect for a chilly Spring day but so on trend. A bright colour to lift your mood and those around you. Don’t be afraid to grab a matching body-cross bag or even matching shoes. This look is just so cute I need it my wardrobe yesterday!
Casual sportswear is still in full effect and although I don’t personally wear it I do like it. Kim Kardashian, with Kanye’s help, of course, has been rocking the look for a minute and I get it. Comfortable and relaxed for those who are constantly on the go. Now, without having to compromise your fashion needs. Rock this look with trainers or heels. Or, if like me you’re a little nervous about this trend why not mix and match. Choose a nice sports jacket or top and rock with your favourite pair of jeans. I do have something in the works in regards to this trend though so stay tuned for a future blog post.
The final thing I would like to discuss is a question I posted above. ‘What is this year’s new black?’. As it would turn out is actually Navy and I am really pleased about this. Black is flattering yes but it also can become a little much. Black trousers, black top, black shoes……THIS IS LIFE NOT A FUNERAL. Having some Navy alternatives are great to have in the wardrobe. Just as classic as any black item you may have. Give Navy a try but in particular navy trousers in a wide leg. Flattering to lots of body shapes and sizes and lots of choices to style it with. A much warmer colour than black and probably just what our wardrobes needed. I could, of course, sit here forever discussing the trends that will be bursting through to 2018 but this should be enough for today! So, what have we learnt about fashion trends 2018? TARTAN!!!!!!! Bright Nineties, Navy over Black, Mustard Yellow, BIG prints and BIG patterns and casuals sportswear until you’re heart’s content.
What trends are you looking forward to the most from this list? Any you’d like to try but not sure how? Let me know in the comments below.
Lots of Love,