The runways are great for top-line inspiration and influence what happens in high street fashion. So what five key trends should you be looking for to stay on trend for Spring Summer? Lets see what the ethical It Girls wearing this season? Here’s what you need to know.

1. Animal prints
Pile on the prints, the more the merrier! This season, street style stars are letting their animal instincts take over with bold and wild prints. In particular, loud leopard print is a favourite among the fashionista set, appearing on a variety of pieces including pants, coats, dresses, suits and more. The secret lies in accepting the visual chaos. To follow the lead of these chic ladies, choose strong and striking designs with bold and bright colours. Then add attitude.

animal print clothes

3 images with 3 different animal print inspired items

2. Boiler suits
Utilitarian designs are all over the major fashion cities this month and one particular style stands out from the pack. Originally designed as a one-piece protective garment for manual labour, boiler suits are now as fashionable as they are functional. To rock the look yourself, simply pick the cut and colour that suits you best. These long-sleeved jumpsuits are available in a variety of fantastic styles. So, you won’t be short on choice.

boiler suits

boiler suits on women who are walking on the fashion catwalks

3. Lavender tones
Ultra Violet may have been the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018, but street style stars prefer a softer take on the trend. Rocking a range of shades from the lavender family, fashionistas are proving that light purple is seriously stylish. Whether worn in boots, dresses, coats or even head-to-toe ensembles, the flattering and feminine colour added a subtle yet exciting vibe.

Lilac clothing

3 photos of women in lilac dresses on a fashion catwalk

4. Puff shoulders
Proving once and for all that minimal is over, this show season saw attendees embrace lashings of fabric. While this meant bold ruffles and oversized silhouettes, it also resulted in statement puff shoulders on dresses and blouses. Simultaneously striking and stylish, these sleeves add a fun ’80s twist to modern outfits. Try the look if you’re after a powerful and fashionable daytime style. Avoid overkill by keeping the rest of your look subdued.

Puffy sleeved clothes

3 women in puffy sleeved tops and dresses

5. Bucket hats
Bucket hats are back. Yes, the iconic ’90s accessory is a must-have item for 18/19 and should be on your shopping list if you don’t already own one. Providing both sun protection and style, these casual and cool hats are perfect for weekend ensembles. Whether plain, patterned or featuring a logo, the brimmed hats add an on-trend edge to any outfit. Wear them with dresses, slouchy suits, overalls and more.

Bucket hats

3 photos of different bucket hats

Images courtesy of Vogue.

If you’re seeking other trends then check what we think about fringe dresses! And for 2020 Runway Trends check out Harpers Bazaar – although, make sure you check back with us for all sustainable and vegan products – we have done the hard work for you!

About the Author


Sally is a director of The Vegan Company.

Sally has extensive experience working in high end fashion and beauty across media and communications, starting out in London (does mentioning the 90s date her?!) before settling in Sydney.

She loves a start up, so when the chance came to put her skills to work with early stage companies she formed her own business and went for it, consulting to a number of fantastic businesses that have gone on to be great successes.

As a qualified colour and style consultant, Sally is not afraid to tell you who wore it best! With 4 children (counting, of course, the 4 legged fur ball) and a home in Sydney’s inner west, Sally loves her busy life: running, cycling, walking, sports and good food and wine….definitely good wine!

Having grown up in the mincemeat environment of Northern England, working on The Vegan Company has altered Sally’s perspective on life, and opened her eyes. She genuinely feels that she can make a change, one step at a time, one day at a time! She is proud to be part of this new wave, and for her, this new world.

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