Any fashion-conscious Londoner will know just how quickly trends come and go with the seasons. That doesn’t mean that you can’t be inspired by what’s around you at the moment. If you’ve got a little bit of money squirreled away for a wardrobe update, here are some highly wearable ensembles to get you into those London shops with purpose.
Yellow Vintage Numbers
Vintage dresses always makes a London street all the classier. Whether you want to classic 1950s silhouette, or you’re a sucker for cute ‘60s numbers, get them now and get them in yellow. We’re not talking bright, traffic light yellow, but a tasteful, lightly faded yellow – match the newly blossomed daffodils and dandelions!
Gingham is always a winning pattern. What do you think of when you think of spring? Flowers and the countryside? Gingham reminds people of picnics (in a good way) and rural England. You can’t go wrong with this pretty pattern.
Since Coco Chanel, Monochrome will always be timelessly in fashion. When in doubt, pair together white and black numbers, for a sophisticated silhouette.
Japan is currently celebrating the coming of spring with Hanami parties! It’s oddly fitting then that kimono cuts are back on-trend. A flattering shape, track down a lovely kimono-style dress this season, with a floral pattern.
Oversized Trench Coats
Trench coats are unlikely to go out of fashion any time soon, especially when it comes to the spring season. Oversized, lightweight trench coats are in, in muted, classic colours. They go over the top of almost anything, and are both practical and stylish.
Maybe not the most life-proof colour, the right shade of white brings out the youthfulness in everyone’s complexion. There’s something very fresh about this colour palette, and if you don’t want to go full purity white, you can always compromise with a patterned dress – like this one from peterhahn.co.uk – with a beautiful butterfly details, perfect for spring.
Surprisingly feminine, rather than tacky, and they go with almost any outfit with a cool palette, silver sandals will keep your feet cool during this amazing spring heat wave. If you invest in a high quality pair, they will also be extremely comfy to wear, while stomping along the streets of London.
Quite a Grecian trend, the one-shoulder dress may give you an uneven tan on a sunny day, but it will certainly look exotic and sophisticated. Choose a one-shoulder maxi, and you will look 100% ready for summer.
Sporty Polo Chic
We all know that summer is all about getting fit and healthy (or trying to). This has yet again seeped into London’s fashion trends, with preppy polo chic all over the runways. Match your polo with a short, flared skirt, for a tennis girl ensemble.
Somehow, khaki material is still going strong. If you like that “just home from the regiment” sort of look, go for it – you won’t look out of place across London city.