Anything goes in today’s fashion, there are no rules, right and wrong have been superseded by then and now and Spring Summer 2015 epitomises this evolution. A lot of the season’s trends are familiar revivals of decades past and elaborations on similar recent themes, but when viewed as a single collage, represent the ultimate in hedonistic abandon. There’s something for all body types, ages, lifestyles and budgets so choose your faves and wear them your way. While you’re embracing the styles that mesh with your existing wardrobe try to experiment with something out of character to push your boundaries. These are 5 of the hottest trends you need to know about this Summer.
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1. Tinker Tailor
Wide leg and cropped pants have been trying to make a resurgence over the last couple of seasons without much traction. Expect this to change now that palazzo-style wide leg pants and culottes have been cut to flatter the hipline and pair effortlessly with cropped shell tops and tanks. High waisted pants in general along with tailored jackets, sculptured dresses and inventive shirting are top of the shopping list. Cigarette leg pants, clamdiggers and bermuda shorts are just as important as their wide-legged counterparts, strutting their stuff in solids, pinstripes, plaids and prints.
2. Everything White
Nothing says Spring quite like crisp, clean white. You can go top to toe and rock the white-out look if you’re game or pick from jeans, culottes, wide-legged pants, shorts, dresses, tees, tanks, knitwear, shirts, skirts, tunics, footwear, bags and hats. Make it an investment piece if you’re confident of your laundering skills, white is always a classic and the right shape won’t date.
3. Sport Luxe
This trend shows no sign of slowing down so if you haven’t taken it for a spin, grab some space-age kicks, a bomber jacket or a baseball hat and run with it (or don’t). There are different extremes to Sport Luxe, from backpacks, baseball tops and track shorts to high-end printed hoodies and scuba sweatshirts. Signature fabrics include neoprene and perforated leather or PU, mesh inserts, colour-blocking and splashes of neon.
4. Hippie Couture
The 70’s are back in a big way and boho chic is morphing into luxurious, maximal hippie couture. Maxi dresses, bell sleeves, bucket bags, peasant tops and flares are all getting a high brow makeover. Suede is huge and while you’ll have to wait for winter to snuggle into an A-line coat you can shake your groove thing in some fringed shorts or a mini-skirt in the meantime. Expect to see more fringing, tassels, kimono sleeves, floppy hats, cork heels and empire cuts than you can poke your patchouli at.
5. Saturday Night Fever
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As you start humming the Bee Gees and visualising John Travolta in his break-out movie role, think silky jumpsuits, pointy collars, tuxedo-inspired slim suiting with satin trims, pleated midi skirts, ruffled tops and A-line skirts. Channel Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface with plunging V-necklines, midi-dresses and a pair of oversized brown-lensed sunglasses.