New season trends with Karen Millen
I know we might be enjoying the first few days of summer with this warm spell and our thoughts are turning to breaking out the summer wardrobe and stressing over bikini bods once more. But just before we banish those oh-so-over winter clothes to the depths of the attic, let’s take a moment to scope out what might possibly work again next season, with a little trend spotting intel from the recent Karen Millen press day.
It’s weird to be heading to press days when the sun is shining outside and all you’re seeing is furry stuff in darker winter hues. But that being said, it’s kind of useful for doing a little of that trend spotting and figuring out what we can hang on to from this season which will work through to the next before we forget what the hell we banished to the back of our closets come September.
So first up we want to be thinking of keeping our faux furs in good nick for next season. If you invested in the 70’s vibe hues of mustards, rusty browns and purples, then you’re also on to a winner.
Keeping with the 70’s scene, A-line button-front skirts and culottes are staying with us for another season – suedes and leathers are a great way to give that trend some extra mileage for next time around too.
Anything with that Victoriana vibe should be packed away carefully until next time around, as should all things animal print as they are back to party for another season once the summer season is done and dusted.
Knitwear is a no-brainer obvs! But pairing playful patterns will be fun for the braver souls amongst us. A ladylike knit continues to be more than acceptable as office attire in place of a starchy button-down, whilst the knitted dress and shoulder flashing knits are still having a moment.
Finally, hang on to anything with a heritage textile feel – herringbone, tweeds, plaids and paisleys also play up that 70’s/80’s feel which is set to swing on through next season.
Karen Millen… what’s hot this season?
If you’ve already switched your closet over to lighter looks and are totally done with dragging your winter wear out any longer, then take a peek at this post on a recent brunch at Bicester Village where Karen Millen supremo Gemma Metheringam talked us through her key looks with Donna Air, which will give you a heads up on what to look for in store right now.
You can also get a fab spring discount from Karen Millen if you use the code 20SPRING at checkout.