Guest post by Sally Writes
Of the many spring seasons the world has enjoyed over the past decade, this one is probably one of the most awaited — and, according to Business Insider, one of the hottest in recent years. For many, it may just be a time in which they can enjoy the outdoors once again, meet up with friends, and show off their sartorial flair. If you are currently at home and are checking out items that you think would make great additions to your wardrobe in the warmer seasons, watch out for these top trends.
Fashion that harks back to the 1960s and 1970s — arguably inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" — is back in a big way, with everyone from Alberta Ferreti to Fendi relying on old-school styles to add big-time glam to their ensembles. These fashions will hit particularly strongly at music festivals like Coachella (which has been moved to October 2020), since outdoor events such as these have always paid homage to boho chic outfits and accessories. Fashionistas can look forward to seeing their favorite celebs done tie-dye prints, paisley designs, and of course, brown leather and suede. Festival gear can be jazzed up with hippie Woodstock-inspired necklaces and bracelets, large tote bags, and of course, round oversized sunglasses.
White is the New Block
The summer season has always seen a resurgence of pristine white — a hue which somehow seems uber fitting at the jetsets’ top pool and beach parties. Everyone from Tom Ford to Chanel and Gabriela Hearst backed white in a big way. Chic designs included kaftans paired with silk trousers, layered suits, and chic all-white work suits. Many designers also chose offwhite as an inspiration, with fabrics bearing just a hint of grey pearl or pink.
The 1980s celebrated bright monochrome looks in a big way, and this happy trend will be back, though the number of colors will probably be a little more reduced. Classic blue is the Pantone color of the year, so expect to find a bevy of all-blue designs in turquoise, sky blue, baby blue, and cerulean from designers like Stella McCartney, Prabal Gurung, and Molly Goddard. Bright orange will also shine in high-end and affordable clothing stores alike. Stella McCartney and Valentino showed off some super elegant dresses that would certainly turn many heads at the elegant soirees so favored in the warm season.
Safari looks will be favored by those who have always had a weakness for khaki green and beige. We will be seeing everything from light linen safari jackets to safari mini dresses, shorts, and hats. Just a few designers to find inspiration from in this respect include Max Mara, Dolce & Gabbana, and Bottega Veneta.
Those who are home right now may be yearning to be out in the sun with friends and family. It’s a great time, therefore, to go online and check out designer inspirations, finding more affordable styles if you wish. This summer, aim to include at least one safari item, one brightly-hued dress or jumpsuit, one plain white suit or shorts set, and of course, a bevy of vintage accessories that celebrate two of the most glamorous eras of all time — the 1960s and the 1970s.