Help your favourite trends survive the seasons
Words: Foyin Ogunrombi | Photography: Luke Kuisis
As the season changes, a fresh batch of questions surfaces when it comes to our wardrobes. Is it warm enough to bring out my summer skirts and sandals? Will it get cold enough to haul out my heavy faux-fur coats? What about all of the wintery pieces that I just scored on sale?
While we may not be able to control the weather, we can certainly help you get the most out of your wardrobes. We’ll explore four of our favourite trends, along with some mid-season updates, so that you can keep what you need in rotation during the coming months.
If you couldn’t tell by now, we’re huge fans of utility. From the functional benefits of real pockets to the sleek neutral-toned colour palette, this trend’s versatility helps it survive any season. Instead of the thick puffer jackets and boilersuits that marked high winter, we’ve cropped not only our pants, but our jackets, too. Swapping your pair of combat boots with some barely there strappy sandals will give you a more relaxed feel – and tying the straps around the hem of your pants is a quick new styling tip that adds a bit of edginess to your look.
Been keeping an eye on European summer? Then you’ve probably seen tie-dye in covetable variations. When you spot brightly coloured acrylics and pastel swirls paired with biker shorts, you may think that this trend is only made for teenagers prancing in the sun. However, in deeper tones such as navy blue and grey, tie-dye can be easily adapted into anyone’s wardrobe. Warm, neutral hues are still on our radar, so allow the tie-dyed piece to be the star and pair it with a more subdued-colour skirt or pair of trousers. There’s no reason not to bring this festival trend to your everyday closet.
While pleats have undoubtedly had their moment, we’ve taken to a new silhouette as we approach warmer months. And the A-line silhouette definitely does feel much more like summer. In a silky fabric, this midi skirt gives you a professional sense of cool and lends itself to being paired with lightweight knits or blouses. Perfect for a meeting with your boss or a glass of wine with friends, the uses are just as endless as the options.
Florals for spring may not exactly be groundbreaking, but the ditsy rendition provides a refreshing adaptation of print mania. Whether you’re investing in a prairie style dress or something a bit casual, toning down the size is the mid-season variation that will carry you through to the summer months. But don’t stop at embracing the smaller flowers – pastel paisley prints also work well in this microform.