Add sneakers and shorts, florals and fluorescents, to your wardrobe this season.
This season’s signature shoe, the trail sneaker has a real sense of purpose, fusing off-duty comfort with sports performance technology for style on the run. With their rugged good looks, these stylish shoes can handle anything your day can throw at them, from the morning commute to wild weekends away. They’re also a great way of ‘sneaking in’ other trends at the same time, be with a touch of tie-dye, or a flash of fluorescence.
Shorts are definitely on the up this year, in every sense of the word. The thought of rising hemlines may have you running to the gym or heading for the tanning salon, but the emphasis on soft and supple tailoring makes this a surprisingly wearable look. Pleated waistbands and front pockets transform this season’s short into a smart choice.
Add some petal power to your wardrobe with the easy-going florals that are blooming in anticipation of sunny days ahead. A floral shirt – short-sleeved with a Cuban collar or slim-fit with long sleeves – adds a light and summery touch to any outfit. Choose from barely there ditsy prints for everyday wear, or full-on florals for a statement evening or party look. Great mixers, floral prints freshen up a formal jacket and happily team with whatever length trouser or skirt you choose to pair them with.
Banish the winter blues with neon hues – they’re totally on point too, so now’s the moment to embrace your inner extrovert with some of the fabulous fluorescent shades that have been hitting the runways. Less can be more with this trend, so you don't have to saturate your whole outfit, instead accessorise with one key piece – a shirt, jacket or outerwear – in Day-Glo pink, lime green or high-vis yellow to add a hit of retro street cool.
Get in touch with your feminine side with pastels, this season’s other colour crush. A gentler way to refresh your wardrobe, the new pastels come in a soothing palette of soft powder hues from chalky blues, to dusty pinks and orangey corals. Again, you don’t have to go ‘full pastel’ to benefit from this trend, but some well-chosen pastel pieces will add understated elegance to formal and off-duty styles.