With miserable winter weather in full swing, it is time to turn our attention towards what we will wear this spring when it is time to hang up that winter coat. Here are the ways that you can adopt the trends from the catwalk shows using your existing wardrobe, and still be on trend without splashing your student loan.
Trend 1: Florals
Florals blossomed across the spring catwalks– incorporate them into your look by layering a floral sundress over your t-shirt to update it, Marques’ Almeida-style. Opt for bright and gaudy or glowing jewel colours if you have it, but otherwise last year’s summer dress will work just fine.
Trend 2: Trench coats
For keeping dry in April showers, choose a trench coat. These Parisian favourites appeared with fresh styling across the catwalks in shows such as Simone Rocha and Gucci but you could just dig your classic out of your wardrobe. You do not have buy a whole new coat to adopt the new ‘trench with a twist’ theme either, just switch out the belt that the coat came with for something a little different. A new belt can cost next to nothing but still give a snatch of the catwalk vibe. There are tons of style ideas to choose from, be it pyjama stripes, edgy leather, or glowing jewel brocade.
Trend 3: 80s power shoulder
Don’t fancy a trench coat? Then opt for something with the 80s power shoulder, an era that is promising to make a comeback in oversized, boxy jackets as seen at the Céline show. Borrow your boyfriend’s blazer, or have a dig in a local charity shop – you may come across the real 80s deal! It’s surprising what you can find for just a few pounds.
Trend 4: Romantic ruffles
Ruffles and romance are back once again, good news if you’ve already been in on this trend. Valentino and Dior showed long dresses of soft tulle and gauze, whilst Gucci created powerful ruffled shoulders and cascading necklines. Not really practical for sitting in a lecture, but high street stores such as Topshop and River Island offer more wearable pieces, so grab yours quick or add it to your Christmas list.
Trend 5: Scarlet woman
Bright, beautiful red appeared in collection after collection, but you don’t have to go for Valentino’s head-to-toe crimson. Pay tribute to the colour by adding some scarlet detailing to your outfit like Alexander McQueen, with jewellery, belts and scarves or even a pair of red shoes, like Simone Rocha, to give your look a bit of a kick.