Before I jump in, you may know my stance on whether or not to follow a trend – I don’t think it’s worth buying into a trend if it really doesn’t feel like you, or suit you. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s worth considering what’s trending each season, to see if anything appeals to you and can work for you – even if it’s as simple as getting an item in a seasonal colour. Adopting a few new trends can help to keep your wardrobe fresh and to keep you inspired when it comes to getting dressed each day.
Here are 3 of my favourite trends this season.
Structured and high-rise denim.
I’m a big fan as I sometimes find that denim that’s too soft isn’t actually that flattering i.e. I kind of feel like I’m wearing leggings and all the bits are on show, obvs there’s a balance here as if denim is too stiff it’s freaking uncomfortable, but I definitely like a bit of structure to my denim and there’s a lot of that in the shops now, yay. And high-rise is just always the better option for so many reasons – flattening the tummy, elongating the leg, not showing your panties when you bend over and and and…sourcesource
We know that trends go in roundabouts right? A friend of mine is living proof of this as she literally has the ‘real deal’ pleated skirt i.e. she has two that she pulled from her granny’s wardrobe, she wears them on high rotation and they look amazeballs on her. So if you’ve invested in an item that happens to be on trend, it could be nice to hang onto it and pass it down a generation or two sometime, you never know how it’ll be styled 30 years from now!
Wide leg pants
Wide leg pants are totally timeless, they were trending last year already and I think they’re gonna be a top trend for some time still. * tip – most trends stick around for at least two seasons so can be worth the investment. Wide leg pants are so super flattering on a figure shape like mine, which is that of wide hips and narrow torso/small waist. So, if that describes you, you defos need to look into this trend. There are so many bold and fun variations on the wide leg, but you can also opt for a really classic style if it’s your first bash at wearing them. Here I am in a pair of wide leg pants from Merwe Salt, that I LOVE. After playing around when styling these with sequins and patent shoes, it has given me inspiration to wear them out at night, rather than my trusty denims + smart top combo. * style tip – if you have wide leg pants, pointy pumps are the perfect shaped-shoe (amongst others) to wear with them. I’m wearing a pair from Pesso, one of my fave shoe brands.
There are a bunch more other trends out there for this spring/summer, but I just thought I’d share my top 3.
Let me know if you have spotted one that you love, or one you hate??