Retro sportswear...we WANT!
So that’s it until February…fashion week – or more accurately, month! – is over and our heads are swimming with the new trends that will be coming your way in a few months. But why wait? We’ve narrowed down Paris Fashion Week to our favourite three trends, and they just so happen to be ones you can buy into RIGHT NOW for a fraction of the price of the designer versions. You’re welcome.
The sporty top
Seen at Stella McCartney (below), Miu Miu and Chloe (top)
We loved Stella’s take on the tennis shirt, with its asymmetric lines and diagonal buttons. Miu Miu’s shirts had sporty stripes on the collars too, and Chloe showed some retro zip-up tracksuit tops that sent me straight back to 1994 and the time I discovered a load of dead stock from the ‘70s in a local sports shop on sale for 50p…anyway, I digress. This is an EASY trend to shop now. Fred Perry always has a whole host of beaut polo shirts on offer, and you can always try vintage shops for old school sportswear at a good price.
Pique shirt, £65, fredperry.com
The printed pencil skirt
Seen at Miu Miu (below), Dries Van Noten and Kenzo
Print clashing is big news for SS16, but the problem with it once it hits the high street is that you run a big risk of turning up in the same geometric print trousers from Zara as three other girls in the office. So, stock up on your printed garments now and come spring, clash them with the stuff you bought in the last big print rush of 2012.
Print pencil skirt, £115, bimbaylola.com
The checked trousers
Seen at Celine (below), Chanel and Hermes
Usually a bigger trend for winter, checked trousers are having a summer moment, and at Celine appeared in old man shades of brown. Rather than teaming with a string vest though, either add another clashing check (see above) or a slinky black camisole and black patent shoes.
London check trousers, £120, jigsaw-online.com