Versatility Is Key For Spring Fashion by Grace Parsons

As I am writing this London Fashion Week has just come to a close and the runways have been graced with the most innovative designs, forecasting the trends for the rest of 2020. As we edge closer to Spring, there are endless options to keep your wardrobe bright and fresh. The aesthetic for Spring 2020 is ‘wear-ability’, versatility is key and many of the trends are set to seamlessly transition into your everyday style.

Minimalism is making its return and many designers are taking inspiration from 90s fashion, but in place of the bold prints and miniscule sunglasses that we are used to seeing within the 90s trends, clean silhouettes and casual tailoring are the overriding themes in many collections. Keep everything minimal, colour palettes are primarily monochromatic and styles are being completely stripped back – light knitted jumpers over slip dresses are ideal for those cooler Spring days and halter-neck tops are a prevalent feature this season.

Bespoke tailoring has played a crucial part in fashion, particularly in the past couple of years and it is sticking with us through 2020. A more relaxed approach is being taking to the classic suit staple, with many designers opting for short suits – Bermuda shorts taking prime spot as the favourite, being worn separately (perhaps with a tank top or sweater vest) and as part of a set. Many designers are embracing this twist on the timeless suit, creating a new wave for women’s tailoring.

Polka dot print is making a comeback this Spring and is the standout print on many catwalks this season. Much like leopard print or plaid, polka dots remain a constant in our wardrobes and never really go out of style. In the past it has been deemed to be a fairly basic print and can be quite repetitive, particularly when in the standard black and white print – which is why the latest interpretations of this pattern are much more exciting, it is becoming bolder, with colours such as blues and pinks being featured in many collections.

Veering away from prints and into vivid colour palettes – faux leather is the fabric which designers are becoming more experimental with, using bright colours as we make the transition from Winter to Spring. Duck egg blue and greens are the ideal shades for lightening up your wardrobe and they are being featured primarily in faux leather trench coats. Trench coats are perfect for this time of year, adding a light-weight layer over jeans and a white t-shirt or dress it up with tailored trousers and heels.

As we move closer to the warmer months, it’s always a good idea to filter more colour into your usual colour palettes – this will freshen up your daily style and allow for more experimental outfits. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try the newly modified takes on many of our favourite trends.

Grace Parsons is a fashion journalist student from Coventry. She can be reached on twitter and instagram @graceparsons_