I’m finally posting this! Jeez that took me forever. Sorry for the delay! It’s all over for another season. New York, London, Milan and Paris are all over. It was the usual month of inspiration, hits and the occasional miss, models, designers and street style. I’ve gone through the Paris runway photos to find out what I think are going to be big trends for this coming Spring season.
1. Primary Colours
Bright reds, vibrant yellows, cobalt blue. It was featured across many runways such as Balmain, Carven and as prints in Alexander McQueen. I especially love the jumpsuit/dress (can’t fully figure out which one it is!) that Joan Smalls is rocking below. Find out which primary colour suits you best and embrace it this coming season.
On the other end of the spectrum, neutrals dominated the catwalks with blush pinks, fresh whites, soft greys and warm beiges. Neutrals don’t have to be boring and they always add a certain polish to your look. I loved the sleeveless jackets at Acne, however I would probably throw a cami on underneath! If you have an event coming up like a spring wedding, I would definitely look out for a blush toned outfit. It gives a lovely youthful feel to a look and suits every skin tone.
3. The Suit
Having recently been thrown into the formal work environment, I have a whole new appreciation for a well made suit. I am aware that not all the outfits below are work appropriate, ahem that Acne sleeveless blazer, but there are a lot of separates below that can be used for inspiration for the workplace. I’m very aware that all the looks below are also very dark and I’m not saying that your work wardrobe needs to be that way, but that’s personally a rut that I am stuck in in the moment, so that explains my choices below I guess.
We’ve seen it in New York and London so we know for a fact that transparent will be everywhere we turn come spring. Not many of us would be willing to go full Rihanna with a totally sheer look, but this is definitely something that you can adapt to your own personal look and style. Olivia Palermo wore a gorgeous look which was dungarees and a sheer finish long sleeve top underneath. Don’t be afraid to bring this trend into your casual every day style.
5. Lots of Leg
Like the transparent trend, showing off your pins is going to be huge next season, namely with a thigh high slit in your skirt. Again, not for the faint of heart as designers are favouring the hip grazing slits à la Anja Rubik. You can always make these trends more life appropriate. Take some inspiration from Louis Vuitton in the fourth photo below and pair a midi skirt with a long sleeved top and boots for a more discrete take on the trend.
We saw this trend in Milan, and I have to say, I am in love. Who wouldn’t want an inky black feathered skirt or an ombre feathered top? I can’t wait to see how the high street takes on this trend in the coming months. I will definitely be on the hunt for some incredible feathered pieces.
7. The Duster Coat
Love these coats! There’s something so Backstreet Boys circa I Want It That Way about them. I bought a gorgeous light weight black one in Zara in Barcelona and I’ve already worn it to death. It’s so dramatic and sweeping, although it all gets a bit much when there’s a massive gust of wind. I’m on the look out for a white duster coat next, or maybe even one in a bright colour. I recommend keeping an eye out for one for your wardrobe.
8. Femme Fatale
This is one of my favourite trends! Saint Laurent did this trend to perfection with a gorgeous seventies vibe. Think leather, black, hats, drama, and that French je ne sais quoi. I am already on the hunt to recreate the Saint Laurent look below in the first picture – a leather coat, simple black dress, the hat. I’m even tempted to chop off my hair and bleach it just to look exactly like that!
9. Keeping it Pretty
The exact opposite to the Femme Fatale look is the pretty, pastel, girlie vibe, which I also love. Aim for florals, peachy pinks, sky blues, delicate ruffles and pretty coordinates. This is a very “spring typical” look, and there’s nothing wrong with that. After long, cold winters, there’s nothing I love more than walking around on a sunny day in spring wearing something pretty and fresh. Embrace it!
It’s all over! I’m feeling slightly lost now that I don’t have runway shows to look at! I have to say, there’s a lot to look forward to next season. I feel there’s a trend for everyone but I also feel that there a lot of trends that are very wearable. You know how some times trends are so bonkers that the only place that they work is on the runway? Well I think most of the trends here are completely wearable and something that can be incorporated into existing wardrobes.