The runways are great for top-line inspiration and influence what happens in high street fashion. So what are 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Images courtesy of Vogue.