1. Mixing Textures:
I’m assuming that since you are reading a blog about Trends you are one of the 120 million people that have heard the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis #1 chart topper “Thrift Store” song. The opening line, “I’m gonna pop some threads, only got $20 in my pocket…” is my segway into this accessible trend which is likeable for a few reasons, such as it doesn’t require investing into a whole new wardrobe or “look” and uses a lot of “vintage” like pieces so you can get the whole look from the high street and your local thrift store
The Topshop Unique show was a prime example of this. Boxy coats, mohair sweaters, 90s style crop-tops and mid-length skirts. Holly Fulton also showed a mish-mash of modern cool-girl pieces meets a rummage through Grandma’s closet. Biker jackets with embroidered flowers, silk dress with fur sleeves, and a full length organza skirt with a cotton t-shirt. You will be happy to know that across the board the footwear is a “wear-able” platform which again seems to carry through the 90s theme (see below)
This HoF jacket is punk yet chic, and a mix of textures:
2. Oversized Bags (Carried as luggage)
HoF has this taupe bag in stock which has a vintage feel as well as the oversized shape we saw everywhere and everyway at LFW…
3. Colour Blocking:
The (early) 90s were out again in full force at PPQ but this time it was 90s glam as opposed to 90s grunge/punk. Colour blocking this season can be done in two ways: literally one colour worn all over or a few (3 is the good number) of colours blocked throughout an entire look.
Rihanna’s collection for River Island showcased colour blocking as well as referencing (late) 90s via spaghetti strap dresses and crop top + maxi length skirts. There was an array of colours so invest in whatever works best with your skintone and style.
I know one could argue that black and white isn’t colour blocking but I disagree as black is my favourite colour. The body-con cut of this dress is very 90s and very rock-star.
Alternatively, try this easy shift which is a steal at £ 19.99…
4. Comfortable Shoes:
Wedge shoe boots, platform Mary Janes, and mules were all seen. Your boyfriend may not be thankful for this trend but your feet will be.
I remember those when they were popular the first time around growing up in the 90s grunge scene of Seattle, USA which was the birth place of Nirvana and Sound Garden. Gosh, memories of acid green Doc Martin’s come to mind…
HoF has these options in stock…
My next blog will be all about the glam side of my 5 days of LFW: my chauffeured Bentley, my celebrity friends, front row A-listers, and the top parties so check it out!