As much we love the drama of London Fashion Week, we know that it’s not really practical to wear a sequinned cape and thigh-high boots to work, or the supermarket. We just want to feel like our best selves; even when it’s Sunday evening, it’s raining and we already think we’ve got nothing to wear for the week ahead. So wouldn’t it be great if the biggest, most outlandish trends were somehow translated into something a bit more, well, normal? We thought so too – now you can get ahead of next season’s trends the Matalan way.
We want to let you in on a secret, tailoring isn’t just for the working week. It may seem too severe for off-duty days but mixing it up with everyday items in your wardrobe is the key to making it wearable. Take a leaf out of the designers’ handbook and wear a crisp, white shirt with a pair of rolled up casual chinos, tailored trousers with a slouchy jumper tucked in or even a full suit with your favourite trainers. It’s the secret to looking really put together without even trying, we promise.
What if we could promise you that, this time, florals for spring really are groundbreaking? That’s right; everyone’s favourite print is making a comeback next year – the only rule is that they should be big and bold. Florals have a tendency to look a bit twee, so a great way to switch things up is to wear them as an explosion of colour, on an unexpected item of clothing or in an unapologetically girly way – we’re talking frills, ruffles, the lot! It’ll still be your go-to print but for next spring, as the old saying goes, it’s go big or go home.
If you’re looking for something that will revamp your wardrobe, put a twist on your everyday denim and make a serious statement then this trend has your name on it. Don’t be put off by super bright shades, just think of them as extras you can tone down or dress up whenever you want. Ease yourself in with accessories that pack a punch or take the plunge in a full, colour clash look. Plus, there’s no need to worry if a colour doesn’t suit you, the best thing about this trend is that you can switch it up to find one that does – go for mustard instead of fluoro yellow, berry red instead of fuchsia. The world is officially your colour wheel next season.
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