For this week’s trends post I’m calling in the big hitters – or at least the fabulous team of Browns Fashion, Jimmy Choo and Vogue’s Emily Zak who presented an edit of pre fall trends last week at the delightful women only club, Grace Belgravia.
Amidst luxurious surroundings in a double vaulted salon we were treated to a concise spin through what’s ahead for the latter part of the summer. So huddle up and take a peek.
First up we are talking girly glamour. Forget that old rule about not wearing red on the red carpet. This stretch knit dress from Valentino, paired with these red Farah Jimmy Choo heels are a win win.
For the perfect Ascot dress look no further than this lace detailed Giambattista Valli cotton and silk-organza dress. Perfectly paired with a neat pop of colour from the Cosma clutch in red and raspberry. Lace is big for spring, opt for a neutral hue and you can transition it through to Fall.
If you’re still young enough to work the biker chic look, why not road test the Elin Kling X Guess leather pants. Pair with a neon cross body bag like the Rebel from Jimmy Choo and you have downtown chic covered for the summer. If the leather option is off the agenda, opt for the cross body bag and you’ve still scored an on trend look of the season.
To nail a couple of trends in one hit this season, pair your lace top (this one is Balenciaga,) with a black skirt like this Azzedine Alaia beauty and you have the ladylike look as well as the monochrome trend sorted.
With Pre Fall in mind, monochrome is a must. This time around think drapey silhouettes and tapered pants, like this Lanvin top.
The one shoulder cocktail dress is a wardrobe keeper.
Whilst cut out details and sheer panels are the new way to go for a seductive take on date night.
Collar details and embellishment are still in the mix. I’m loving the preppy vibe of this Altuzarra sleeveless number paired with a Christopher Kane cotton pencil skirt, which has office appropriate written all over it.
If a nipped in waist is your summer fitness aim, aid your workout weary body with a drawstring neutral top like this Azzedine Alaia number – this guy needs to be in the Hall of Fame for body con services to womankind.
Finally for the young at heart or those who are still able to rock it with attitude, (step down anyone over 40)….think shimmer….the Ashish mini dress
The animal print number, (I’ve never seen so much animal print out there for Fall)…invest early on to keep ahead of the fash pack. This Stella McCartney one can be worn as a mini if you have youth on your side, or as a tunic if you’re intent on working your Bet Lynch vibe….seriously, if you understand that connection this piece as a mini dress is not for you.
Finally, the street style anti-fashion look, which is all about not really caring about the first 3/4 of this post anyway. So if you’ve got this far, I’m guessing this is one for your daughters.
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