With the catwalk season coming to an end, it’s time to style our own personal runways. We’re here to help you plug in all that inspiration to refresh your wardrobe, bringing it bang on-trend for now but with a savvy eye to help you spend well and invest in timeless pieces.
Sparing us ground-breaking florals, the Spring/Summer ’20 collections seemed to abandon interpretations of unsolvable themes and instead have provided us with key pieces we can wear immediately and keep forever. From warm-weather leather to square silhouettes, reimagined denim to twists on the classic suit, we have unearthed this season’s top trends and where to find them at Marshes Shopping Centre.
Beyond Black: Spring Leather
Typically reserved for an Autumn/Winter wardrobe, leather is having a moment this Spring. Spotted in an array of new silhouettes and lighter colours, leather continues to establish itself as a true cornerstone of every great closet.
Channel the trend this season by opting for a colourful jacket that can be styled countless ways. This cream design from H&M is the perfect piece for transitional weather. By day, pair it with straight leg jeans and white sneakers; by night, this style makes for a great dressy-casual look – just wear it over-sized with your favourite LBD and black boots.
Not ready to give up the all black look just yet? Why not ease your way in with some lighter leather accessories instead.
Business Casual: The Suit 2.0
Androgynous and colourful, what could be better? A beautifully tailored suit is no longer the epitome of menswear chic. When Coco Chanel took it upon herself to package up menswear designs and reinvent them for women all those years ago she gifted us with the power suit and yes, we’re still obsessing over it. S/S20 sees a handful of fresh updates to the classic suit, guaranteed to reignite your love for tailoring.
City style has truly taken a cooler approach with hemlines inching shorter. Could these be the Boardroom Board Shorts? Anyone? From bermuda-length to high-waisted tailored shorts, these might just make for the perfect office-to-night-out ensemble. Switch out bag and shoes and boom, done.
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Not ready to take your legs out of their Winter hibernation just yet? Patterns and prints are a different alternative that will freshen your suit for Spring. Penneys have a great selection of patterned mix-and-match two-pieces meaning that no matter your personal style, there’s bound to be a perfect look suited to you.
Not just 9-to-5: Go oversized & pair with sneakers or boots for a more casual approach
Squared Off: New Silhouettes
While the weather may still scream ‘Winter!’, new necklines are back on the agenda this month. Be they seductive sweetheart, square, shoulder-grazing (or styled as such), an exposed decolletage is back in a BIG way.
Spotted across a range of key clothing items, the versatility of this trend means no matter what you are looking for, coat, dress, knitwear – you can easily achieve a more daring look with an off-the-shoulder twist. Take a look below at how high street stores are showcasing this wardrobe update.
Combining the major sleeve trend from last season with a square neck, this piece from H&M perfectly plays with proportions and provides an instant update to both day and night looks.
The ‘cold shoulder’ gets a new meaning with this pearly piece from River Island. Style tip: Want to stay on-trend but still feeling the cold? Opt for an oversized, slouchy knitwear piece for an effortless yet cosy look.
Even shoes get the square treatment. This dreamy pair can be found in an array of colours at Penneys.
Season after season there seems to be more and more new denim and utility trends. S/S20 is no different… but we’re not complaining. This year, it’s all about the refinement of these movements, ensuring the materials live up to their true ‘wardrobe-staple’ status.
Investing in day-time denim is always a fail-safe choice when it comes to a new closet update; the right denim truly sets the tone for an entire outfit. This season, the straight leg continues to dominate other fits of choice whilst darker hues are giving us major ‘70s vibes.
When it comes to utility, it isn’t just all about a baggy jumpsuit or cargo trousers. Instead, this Spring we are witnessing starchy fabrics across a range of pieces, complimented with big pockets and tie waists.
As always, it’s fashion’s job to push new styles each season and encourage us to be on-trend with new, directional looks. Spring/Summer 2020 truly brings us through a period of rethinking and readjustment, making sure the pieces we add to our collection of clothes are signature and timeless. Whether it’s the perfect leather jacket, a denim dream-team combination or never-out-of-style tailoring, be sure to take the time to reinvent your wardrobe with style staples that are here to stay.