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The westfield.com.au style team has identified the hottest warm weather trends to suit your lifestyle and budget.
Trend 1: Colour Pop
Colour blocking is a simple, yet effective trend that plays bold pieces against each other for a loud, proud and dynamic look. Try punchy hue combinations like red and purple, mustard yellow and electric blue, aquamarine or pink and white – the sky’s the limit with this technicolour trend!
“Colour is a major trend we’re seeing this Spring Summer, from pants, tops, skirts and dresses in bold, vibrant colours such as pink, orange, blue and yellow,” says The Westfield Insider. “Make this look pop with fluorescent nails and a cherry lipstick.”
Trend 2: Minimal White
The antidote to spring’s bright, techno hues is the season’s coolest (non) colour in sleek, simple silhouettes and styles. This season’s white is popping up in structured suiting, wide legged pants, sleeveless vests, feminine lace, dresses and accessories.
“Pulling off this white hot trend is easy,” says Alyce. “Mix a crisp white tee or blouse with bright pants, skirt or shorts, or bring out your softer side with a lace or embroidered white summer dress.”
Trend 3: Ladylike
Pour yourself a Pimms & Lemonade and dust off that croquet stick, ladylike fashion is strong trend this Spring Summer, inspired by local and international runways and carried over from Autumn Winter.
“Ladylike was a popular trend this past Autumn Winter, and while the feminine silhouettes and longer hemlines have carried over, the warm weather variation features lighter fabrics in either pops of colour or soft pastels,” says The Westfield Insider.
To flaunt your feminine side, look for full or A-line skirts, cropped jackets, cardigans and pleat details, paired with feminine ballet flats, skinny heels and round toe pumps. Pair with a coral or pink lippy and rosy cheeks for a bonafide ladylike finish head to toe.
Trend 4: Stripes
A much loved summer staple, stripes are once again making their mark as the weather heats up. However, this season’s trend is veering from the classic nautical and getting a colour injection: stripes are big, bold and bright.
“Earn your fashion stripes this season by braving ribbons of pink and red, or electric blue and green, in silhouettes ranging from floor skimming maxis to knee length skirts and structured jackets,” says the Westfield Insider. “If high doses of colour seem too daunting, play it safe with pastel stripes or the classic naval look.”
Trend 5: Sport Luxe
Sculptured dresses, tapered trousers, chic jumpsuits and playsuits, exposed zips, jersey dresses, tees and tops characterise this popular trend.
“This is one of my favourite trends,” reveals The Westfield Insider. “It’s so easy to wear and comfortable, and can easily take you from day to night – just add heels and go!”
Trend 6: Preppy / Nautical (Men’s)
The Breton look is back this season, with men’s fashion taking inspiration from the high seas.
Master the nautical, preppy look by adding striped tees, chinos, boat shoes and denim shorts to your wardrobe when the mercury rises. Key colours include navy, blues, reds and denims.
Trend 7: 70s Disco Glamour
Inspired by international catwalks, the 70s trend is back and more glam than ever. Master this trend by choosing Studio 54-inspired brights, statement accessories and chunky platforms.
“Bring a little 70s disco glamour to your wardrobe with peasant tops, maxi dresses, satin pants, plunging necklines and wide leg trousers,” says Alyce. “And don’t forget about accessories – look out for wooden jewellery and statement pieces like oversized necklaces, cuffs and bangles in bright colours.”
Complete the disco look with a bright coloured eye shadow and matching lips and nails.
More spring/summer trends:
• Romance, florals & pastels
• Maxi skirts
• Mixed prints