With summer approaching, many fashion-lovers will be keen to know which trends will be heading our way. Considering summer is the season where you have many more options to choose from, wanting to be on trend is a must for some.
Much like most seasons, this summer is packed with fashion trends that include surprising comebacks along with some alternatives that you possibly didn’t know had faded away. Here are the best UK Fashion Trends to look out for.
Mini skirts are associated with the late 90s and early 2000s, but they are on their way back into the mainstream this summer. Balenciaga, Gucci and many other labels are all revitalising the humble mini skirt.
Easy to style and wear, and perfect for almost any occasion, if you don’t have one already, now is the ideal time to go mini skirt shopping again.
Leather jackets and biker chic were the go-to looks for the late 80s and grunge era. While some of our dads probably have one or two packed away somewhere, it has been years since they were properly in fashion.
However, that is changing. Designers are taking the simple jacket and putting modern spins on them to become more versatile and make them an item that won’t go out of fashion any time soon.
While LBD’s have not gone out of fashion, they have been on the backburner for a little while. The versatile yet straightforward item was a must for Coco Chanel, and this season, they are going to be a must for you too.
Perfect for a work meeting, a date, or a night out, an LBD can be dressed up or dressed down and look stylish either way.
Pinks and Reds
Each season brings a new colour palette to the fore, and its pinks and reds this time around. The bright and vibrant colours can be found on dresses, shoes, shorts, accessories, and everything in between.
Combining a pink or red top or trousers with a neutral-coloured item is the easiest and arguably the best way to wear these very trendy colours.
This season is the time to turn your beach and pool wear into must-wear items; outfits that include bikini tops, bucket hats, flowy and light dresses and tops, and everything else you would wear for a beach holiday.
Pair them with a pair of heels for a night on the town or sandals for a day out. These items aren’t just for a beach holiday.
Many people have had a love/hate relationship with stripes over the years. However, this season they are the pattern to pick when you’re at the store. They have the ability to be flattering, and thinner stripes add a subtle but stylish touch to any item.
Striped trouser suits and dresses are two of the best, with the former ideal for work and the latter ideal for pleasure.
Another 90s item that is back in the limelight is crop tops. While they are heavily associated with teen romance films and early Christina Aguilera music videos, the crop top is back to transform your wardrobe.
They are suitable for day and night and can be worn with a skirt for a casual day look, or throw a blazer over one for a slightly edgier nighttime look.
If bright reds and pinks aren’t for you, more muted pastels are trending as well. The subtle colours add a pop of vibrance to an outfit without being too loud, and the calmer colours will make you look and feel more relaxed.
The most popular looks are matching pastel tops with bottoms and wearing a complete pastel outfit of lavender or even grey.
Another remnant of the 90s, sheer clothing was once the go-to but quickly faded away. With Summers getting hotter, what better clothing to wear than a top that can breathe? Again, sheer tops, in particular, are great for day and night looks.
Some designers have gone so far as to make sheer trousers, skirts and dresses, taking the material and look to a level we haven’t seen in the mainstream before.
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