Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

7 Key Trends to Put a Spring in Your Step

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

7 Key Trends to Put a Spring in Your Step

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IT'S STILL way too chilly to cast off our coats and slip into strappy dresses, but it's never too soon to start getting excited about what spring has in store for us.

In September, the catwalks revealed what high-end designers had in mind for warmer weather - and now the SS19 collections are landing on the high street, so it's time get those wardrobe wish-lists ready.

Ready to swing into spring? Here are the seven top trends of SS19...

1. BEIGE THINK beige equals boring? You won't when you see how Riccardo Tisci used the classic Burberry trench colour for head-to-toe looks at his first show for the iconic brand.

He wasn't the only one, either. There were about 50 shades of beige seen at the shows, from Tom Ford and Max Mara's trench-inspired offerings, to Balmain's seductive suede and Dior's dramatic full skirts.

¦ Girls On Film sovereign beige satin trench coat, £45; liquid beige utility jumpsuit (available March), £24, Little Mistress (shoes, stylist's own) 2. MODERN LACE gets a modern makeover this season, thanks to a profusion of the black floral fabric at Erdem, alongside the bold and bright hues at Christopher Kane.

Even brands known for their tough, street sensibilities, like Off-White and Alexander Wang, were getting in on the act - there's nothing oldfashioned about these sporty shift dresses and mannish shirts.

¦ Navabi lace dress, currently reduced to £196 from £280 3. CRAFT WORK TRADITIONAL techniques also got an update for SS19, with crochet, patchwork and macrame coming to the fore at Chloe, Jacquemus and JW Anderson.

There was still a natural feel to these loose knits and slinky dresses in creamy hues - we predict they'll be a big hit when summer finally arrives.

¦ Topshop boutique side split silk shirt, currently reduced £79 from £95; Boutique Fringe Knit Skirt, £79 (shoes, stylist's own) 4. FRINGING WHILE many of those beautifully crafted catwalk creations came with long, loose tassels, there's also a whole other trend for flippy fringing in hyper-bright colours, as seen at Gucci, MGSM and Marc Jacobs. …

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