S/S 2019 Fashion

Fashion can be a fickle thing. One year it's 'No to socks and sandals!' and the next it's 'the hottest trend'! It's no lie - it's hard to keep up!


I do not consider myself to be a fashionista, but I do make it my business to know a little about styling. It is good to know about trends and up and coming designers to get ahead of the high street and know how to invest wisely in clothing. When it comes to looking to designers for inspiration; to dress yourself or a model, it is important to ask yourself the following:

1 IS THIS REALLY ‘YOU’?

What I mean is, does it actually suit you or your model? When you just love a fit, a style, colour or print, it's important to question why, because what may look good on the catwalk may not be 'you', your colour or suit your frame.

2. WILL THIS REALLY BE A TREND IN 10 YEARS TIME?

Half the time, yes! As much as designers try to keep their collection unique and cutting edge, they end up going to the same "classics" we all love. There are some basics that will just never go out of fashion.

Here are some of the best trends for this Spring/Summer 2019 collection that will stand the test of time.

 

FOR THE LOVE OF LACE

Lace is always in trend no matter the season.

Tips: Choose lace that is delicate and unique

Avoid: Generic cheap lace and garish colours

 

LEATHER LOOK

The leather/pleather look is beautiful in neutral tones and works for all seasons.

Tips: Choose simple or structured tailoring.

Avoid: Pairing with too much texture.

 

STRAIGHT FORWARD

Vertical stripes are timeless and lovely in the summer.

Tips: Look for linen-like textures and neutral colours.

Avoid: Pairing with other stripes and patterns.

 

TAILORED TROUSERS

Flares, cigarette pants and cropped cuts are an all-round seasonal key items.

Tips: Choose comfort because nothing says confidence more than being truly comfortable.

Avoid: Impractical colours. The best thing about these styles of trouser is that they go with so much, and so allow the freedom to pair with more colours.

 

CREATURE OF COMFORT

Boiler suits and dungarees are the way forward, nothing beats them for comfort and ease. Cute and casual, yet sophisticated and sexy!

Tips: Keep it simple, no need to over layer or complicate.

Avoid: Trending patterns: pick the right colours and these will trend forever!

 

THE CLASSICS

There are some dress styles that last decades. The best silhouettes from the 20's - 70's come back year after year simply because they are so beautiful and flattering.

Tips: Invest in dresses like these for beautiful fabric; they will last years.

Avoid: Over complicating, they are simple outlines with little need for elaborations.

 

PLAYFUL PLEATING

Pleating is popular with grannies world wide and with age comes wisdom! Introduce this simple, beautiful texture to create elegant, timeless outfits.

Tips: Pleating can be for everyone when you pick the right item, know your shape and pleating can help you make the most of it.

Avoid: Pairing with too much texture.