As you probably already know, fashion week is my favourite time of year besides Christmas. Breakthrough trends, fresh faces, revolutionary silhouettes and innovative styling promise limitless thrills for a style enthusiast.
And, as always, fashion week sets the tone for what we should be looking forward to in the coming season. My camera and I set off to capture a few of my favourite moments around, during and between the shows.
Here’s what you should be wearing, if you aren’t already :
Earrings, necklaces, cuffs or rings, we’re not fussy. The only rule – the bigger, the bolder, the brighter, the better. I personally fell hard and fast for pieces by Outhouse.
Sure, neon has been doing the rounds for a couple of seasons, but is it ready to shut shop and head home? Not a chance. If you think the trend is starting to resemble stale gum, find fresh ways to style it into your wardrobe on Pinterest or add tiny splashes of colour to your home decor or stationary to make it come alive.
Abstract, graphic, tribal or digital, prints are the way to go when it comes to easy summer style. Let the print take centre stage by pairing it with basics, or be a daredevil and clash it with another. Go on, I dare you!
Poker Straight Hair
No longer restricted to dreary winters, straight, glossy hair is here to stay. Tease yours into a sleek ponytail or wear it down over your shoulders with a classic middle part for maximum effect.
The beauty forecast this summer sees bold lips in sumtuous fuschia and kissable coral. Top it off with some gloss for a night out. Don’t forget to start off with a smooth base. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips to avoid them drying out in the middle of the day.
This season, your face is your fortune. Indulge yourself with a new foundation, spend a few extra minutes concealing blemishes and always carry a compact to blot away shine on the go. Steer clear of the blusher and eye makeup. Simply frame your eyes with groomed brows and some mascara and let your face and lips do the talking.
Fashion insiders may think of dessert as an abomination, but everyone needs a little sugar! The runways resembled sweet shops with abundant helpings of hot pinks, fiery reds, lime greens and tangy oranges that looked delicious enough to eat!
Channel Cruella DeVille with fashion’s latest addition to the animal print craze, Dalmation spots! Just remember to always keep it faux by opting for pleather, plastic or printed fabric.
Stalagmites and stalactites embellished everything from shoes to shoulders. Invest in an edgy spiked accessory to add a dose of danger to an otherwise insipid outfit.
Which of these trends are you rocking already and which are you nervous to try? Tell me all about it in the comments section!