Like the mince pies we have overdosed on over the past month, that have led to this manic rush to the nearest treadmill, the majority of us have also overdosed on something else: shopping. I, for one, hold my hand up and admit that I have overdone the Asos scrolling and the Topshop hunting. Many nights when, if the internet did not exist, I most certainly would not have been conscious, I have sat, eyes wide and almost unseeing (but seeing enough to notice if a pretty coat came along). I have scrolled, and scrolled, and scrolled through the many, many pages of the Asos sale (there are far too many!), wishing that I could just give up and fall asleep but knowing deep down that there were ten more pages of items that, yes, I probably wouldn't end up buying, but couldn't let go unbrowsed.
So, my point is, I am craving a wardrobe detox. Since I am a shopping addict, my wardrobe detox is not happening in the form of not spending for a while, because that would be boring. Rather, I am going to invest in some key trends from the SS15 catwalks (and get rid of all my old rubbish). For this reason I have thoroughly researched the trends set to be popular, and this is what I have found...
The seventies revival is by far one of my favourite trends for this year. Almost Famous is one of my favourite films (in case you haven't seen it, it depicts the lives of some sixteen year old groupies in the seventies). I have always secretly wanted to be them, with their hippy/disco crop tops, fur bolero jackets, flares and John Lennon style sunnies. So the fact that all these things are now acceptable to wear irl, is beyond exciting for me.
1 - Motel via Asos
3 - Milk It via Asos
4 - Urban Outfitters
SuedeSuede is no longer the 'bag and shoe material', it should now be worn as a skirt, a top, a dress, a coat... Basically, anything and everything - as it was on the Derek Lam catwalk. It is also a lot cooler, albeit more daring too, if you wear it in pastel colours, which are infrequently adorned by the neutral favouring fabric. Until now...
(Thanks to Asos, you can be as bold as anyone's eyesight will permit in this yellow skirt)
3 - Topshop
Denim, like suede, has a new lease of life this season. Last year the denim jacket was brought back to our collective conscious thanks to the 90's revival. Now however, not only are we seeing denim jeans and denim jackets but designers this season are introducing us to the idea of denim tops, dresses and jumpsuits. Prepare yourself: the double denim controversy has been escalated. Say hello to triple, or even quadruple, denim...
The New Tailoring
Tailoring is here to stay, but the rules are still rigid with regards to how we wear it. It can't be worn in a 'work wear' way. Most designers seem to demonstrate this by styling it with a lot of bare skin. Acne and Elizabeth and James combined the plunging neckline trend with tailoring to make for a rather risque take which kicks its boring, prudish image firmly out of the fashion worlds consciousness.
1 - Topshop
2 - Asos
3 - Zara
All catwalk images via vogue.co.uk