February is, without doubt, the biggest month of the year in the world of fashion.
Not only do we get to enjoy fashion weeks around the world, like New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, and Milan Fashion Week, but there are major awards shows such as the BRITs, the Grammys, the BAFTAs, and the Oscars, all serving stunning looks to inspire our spring and summer wardrobes.
But these events not only showcase high-end fashion for the season, but they give us some pointers as to what’s going to be big in casual fashion, too.
Below, we’ve put together five major casual fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2019…
One of the biggest shocks at this year’s fashion events was tie-dye. Huge in the sixties and a popular choice amongst teens in the 2000s, tie-dye is back in fashion - although 2019’s take on the trend is a little chicer than previous iterations. With Stella McCartney, Prabal Gurung, and R13 models all strutting the catwalk in eye-catching tie-dye designs, like two-pieces and dresses, we expect that tie-dye will be bang on trend this spring and summer. Incorporate pieces in your casual looks this spring - crop tops, tees, and slacks are bright and colourful.
Brown Trench Coats
Camel hues were huge this fashion week season, with designers Simone Rocha, Jonathan Cohen and Rejina Pyo all offering street style coats that look luxurious and so comfortable. At Ultra Tee, we’re passionate about sustainable fashion and protecting the environment and our wildlife, so recommend buying a faux-leather trench for the spring-summer season rather than real leather. Invest in a quality trench or midi coat, and you’ll be able to wear it for years to come, not only in the spring and summer but in the wetter autumn and winter months, too.
Whilst on the subject of camel hues, beige looks set to be big this spring/summer - in fact, it seemed like some catwalks had a beige-only rule! Sleek shirts, trench coats, turtle necks, slacks and shoes look contemporary and sophisticated but are perfect for everyday wear, and the best part is that beige works well with virtually every colour. Mix and match to create a look that suits you - or go for an all-oatmeal outfit if you want to be a neutral/nude goddess.
Yep, you read that one correctly. Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham and JW Anderson all showed off monochrome crochet designs at this year’s fashion weeks. You may think there’d be nothing worse than wearing an itchy crocheted top in the height of the summer, they’re surprisingly comfortable and cool. From the Sabina Musayev crochet lace maxi gown to the asymmetrical Kiini Wren crochet-trimmed swimsuit, there are so many ways to incorporate this trend into your casual wear, without looking like you’ve just stepped out of the 1970s!
Finally, a nod to casual tees. Whether you’re heading out for a day on the beach or travelling around town, sometimes you just can’t beat a comfortable graphic print t-shirt, paired with your favourite high-waisted jeans and boots or a pair of shorts. Whilst we didn’t see models sporting tees on the catwalk this spring/summer season, graphic t-shirts are ever-popular amongst fashionistas and influencers who want a relaxed and comfortable outfit that won’t get in the way of having a good time. Perfect for the spring is our wild grass tee, made from ethical cotton, meaning it’s soft on the skin and soft on the environment.
Following the latest trends from the catwalk and the red carpet is always good fun, but you should remember to be inspired by the people around you - and choose outfits and pieces that make you happy.
Whatever you add to your wardrobe this spring/summer, have fun!