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Spring and Summer’s Most Coveted Styles
Spring/summer 2014/15 collections have officially hit the runway. After the hundreds of notable designers show off their new creations, there are always a few standouts amongst the masses. This is what to expect as we cruise into the slightly warmer months of the year.
In terms of colour schemes, most of us will be happy to know that the dusty blues and marshmallow pinks of the winter will be making their way to spring and summer. Don’t rush to get rid of any pastel pieces that you’ve picked up during winter as they’ll definitely come in handy during the cooler months of spring.
Stripes will be a must-have in wardrobes everywhere. It doesn’t matter how you wear them, just as long as you’re decked out head to toe. A fail-proof way to wear stripes this season is in the form of a striped dress. Pair it with this season’s show – my pick is a classic pair of footbed sandals.
Cobalt blue is making a huge comeback. We saw a lot of the striking colour in the form of midi skirts made from light flowy fabrics. The striking blue was teamed up with another colour trend: white. Whilst the skirts were mostly paired with white camis, all-white everything is yet another trend seen popping up everywhere through winter and into spring and summer.
If you’re feeling daring, metallic sheeny fabrics have been a major hit on the runway, for daytime or night. In the form of tops, pants and suits, in almost every different shape you could imagine, it’s definitely a heavy dose of glamour – but then fashion trends were never meant for the faint-hearted.
The mid-length sheath dress is just one of the many classic silhouettes that have received a revamp on the runways. Lengths that hit right in the middle of the shin are what seemed most popular. Whilst most commonly donned in light pastel or white shades, they also have the potential of looking very sleek and slinky by rocking it in black leather.
Showing off the shoulders has also been very popular amongst the designers. From off-the-shoulder garments, to barely-there spaghetti straps, getting that skin on show seems to be the new midriff. High-neck ensembles with fine straps are my pick of the season in following this trend.
Another old-school comeback and the last major fashion trend for this season are the ’70s-style wide leg pants. They’ve been seen in all sorts of prints and colours, but a fool-proof styling choice would be to pair these with a classic white button-down shirt. It’s an easy but effective way to instantly look put together.
This season’s runway has brought us a very welcome breath of breezy summer air. With designers taking inspiration from the ’60s with pastels, all the way through to the ’90s metallics, fashion this spring and summer is sure to be a blast from the past. Which of these classic trends will you be rocking?
By Jessica Alves
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