I don't know about you, but I'm certainly feeling a little more spring like right about now. The nights are a little brighter, it's half a degree warmer than it was last week and it's TOOOOTALLY appropriate to be wearing sunglasses at any given moment, even if that is combined with 2397254395 layers including scarf, hat and gloves...
I'm feeling optimistic, what can I say!? And I'm counting down the days to the warmer months and getting excited by whats to come with the SS18 style trends too.
This is my first trend chat of the season, but rest assured there will of course be more.
I'm kicking things off today with a trend that truly awakens the soul, a trend that adds a spring to your step and a trend that will throw you out from under the depths of a predominantly over-cast February and inject a splash of vibrancy into your wardrobe, yes, I'm talking about Crayola Brights.
Designers raided the Pantone colour chart this season or more specifically their box of crayons, to bring us collection after collection of colourful brights. Whether it's head-to-toe brights, something I'm gearing myself up for come Summer, or clashing those colours to within an inch of their life, there is a Crayola Brights look for everyone... If you're prepared to wear colour that is.
You know I'm a sucker for a colourful outfit; A look that packs a bunch and involves the most vibrant of shades. Even better when said look features not one, not two, but THREE Crayola brights.
When doing my seasonal trend research this year, I was over the flipping moon to hear that brights were huge again for SS18. It's kind of a no brainer, colour will always be triumphed at this time of year after a winter of overdone monochrome... For the most part.
However, Crayola brights have a little bit of a different vibe to them in my mind. When I think of a pack of crayons, I think of primary colours. Red, blue and yellow with a secondary colour, green thrown in for good measure, hence this look.
I wanted to give my interpretation of the SS18 colour trend by incorporating the most childlike of hues into my daily outfit. It's a look that made me feel great due to it's clashing nature and trio of colours. A look that caught glances from passerby's but most importantly a look that made me and those around me smile with it's oh-so fun aesthetic.
And now onto exactly what I am wearing hey!?
Combining the new with the old in the form of some new in pieces by Weekday! The faux suede and faux fur bottle green aviator jacket was EXACTLY what I was looking for. A relaxed silhouette that lent itself perfectly to casual affairs, such as strolling around town and dog walking, but a coat that would also add a certain bit of edge to a slightly smarter outfit such as this. I am completely obsessed with the colour for all of the reasons above but for the fact that to me, it reminds me of warmth, being cosy and my home (we have a lot of this colour throughout our home) I've also never come across an Aviator jacket that features faux fur rather than shearling or teddy textures so that was yet another reason for snapping up this versatile little piece.
The Jeans, again by Weekday have been momentarily attached to my bottom half in recent weeks as they fit like a total dream! We all dislike shopping for jeans but I have to say I am suitably impressed with both the selection and the fit that Weekday has to offer. Slightly large around the waist, I would size down a touch if you can, but failing that, the cut, the crop and the colour ways are like no others out there on the high street.
And the little knitted jumper is also new in at Miss Selfridge and totally takes me back to my ballet dancing days anyone else?
The wrap style knit with it's deep v and tie waist is SO like the ones we would wear to ballet when I was about four years old. And that, combined with the colour, of course is exactly why I love it so much.
The feminine shape of the knit, combined with such boyish colours and pieces such as the red straight leg jean, make me feel like I can take on the world. There's something about juxtapositioning that will do that to a person; I think it's the whole rebelling against what should and shouldn't go together, am I right?
Throw in an old favourite with my beloved red Gucci Princetown loafers, a pair of shoes I haven't worn since last spring, another sign that spring 2018 is FINALLY on it's way, and you've added, yet another fun factor into the mix that will leave you and those around you questioning, "how much red is too much red...!?"
... The answer, there's no such thing as too much red!
And with that, there's a look into one of my favourite SS18 trends, before SS18 has even begun, you're welcome.
I'm completely fascinated by colours and the way they make us feel so I really enjoyed paying homage and singing the praises of some of my fave shades and one of my fave trends for the season ahead.
It's always great getting ahead a little and investing in one or two pieces that you can wear now and later, when it's a little warmer outside. That way, you won't get caught short when the weather FINALLY brightens up.