So the summer that never was is almost behind us and new autumn stock is starting to trickle into the stores (yay!). Here’s our pick of the new trends to try (and the ones to wave goodbye to):
HELLO NEW GRAVE, GOODBYE NU RAVE
As the last of the neon slogan tees hits the bargain bins in comes New Grave, a glamorous take on gruesome goth. Think black latex leggings, Victoriana blouses and high patent heels in black, black, black.
HELLO HATS, GOODBYE TURBANS
So the Prada turban didn’t quite hit its stride but not to worry, there’s a new bad-hair-day solution in town and that’s the humble hat. Chunky knit berets are great for throwing in a bag for just-in-case weather, while Marc Jacobs showed the ultimate in sophisticated headwear. Too dressy? Brace yourself for the baseball cap revival. Yes indeedy, New Era, the Rolls Royce of baseball caps has just opened a UK flagship store in the heart of Soho.
HELLO SCRUFFY-CHIC, GOODBYE WAG STYLE
It’s all about the high-low mix so make like an off duty model and pair your high street shirt-dress with a thrown on Chanel bag and low-key Keds.
HELLO COCKTAIL FROCKS, GOODBYE PROM DRESSES
It’s the sexy Amy Winehouse version of the Lily Allen frock. Ditch those sweet as pie frou-frou frocks and zip yourself into a short sharp sheath. (But give it your own stamp with woolly tights or biker boots.)
HELLO RUDE BOY, GOODBYE PUNK
Braces? Check. Pork pie hat? Check. Polo shirt? Check. Lace up shoes? Check. Take a tip from old school boys’ brands like Ben Sherman and Fred Perry and smarten up in a boy-meets-girl get-up. Make sure you add some girly touches with a shiny clutch or tousled hair.
Photo credits: Vogue.co.uk