Summer is officially upon us, and soon, invitations to pool parties, BBQ days, and soirées are going to start pouring in. As the days get warmer, it’s time to shed the layers (metaphorically speaking) and play a little with experimental silhouettes, monochromatic pairings, and kaleidoscopic colours. Consider giving your wardrobe a quick refresh with this season’s hottest trends, as seen on the runway at London Fashion Week.
From tailored suits to eclectic hues, designers showcased a stylish post-pandemic world featuring sharp cuts and vibrant colours. The brands that stood out the most included AGR Knit, Labrum London, Ahluwalia, and Robyn Lynch, who collectively channelled an effortless ease in their SS23 collections. Bookmark these runway-approved trends that will take you from desk to dinner this summer while ensuring you stay fashion-forward.
The best part? There is no need to invest in new clothes. Rummage through your wardrobe and mix-and-match different styles to nail this vibe of simple sophistication.
A timeless wardrobe pick, this season is all about flaunting your best suits. All colours and patterns are accepted, and statement accessories (like a hat or a tote bag) are favoured. Contrast your tailored blazer with a relaxed tee as seen at Tiger of Sweden. Or wear it with a shirt that complements the suit as showcased at Carlota Barrera. Even better—pair the suit with sneakers as suggested by Labrum London to perfect the semi-formal athleisure look.
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Photo Courtesy: Tiger of Sweden
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Men’s fashion trends: Sophisticated sportswear
Don’t pack away your sweatpants just yet. Designers like Ahluwalia and Qasimi are hinting at a post-pandemic world where elevated sportswear is the new everyday look. We’re talking about pairing your basic joggers with a classic plaid zip-up jacket and leather loafers. Or, teaming your beach shorts with a printed shirt tucked inside, complete with high socks and brogues. Glean some inspiration below.
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Photo Courtesy: Qasimi
Men’s fashion trends: Summer knits
Don’t let it rain on your parade. Lightweight knitwear makes an ideal choice for days when the weather is unpredictable. A sleeveless knit vest like the one seen at Robin Lynch promises warmth on chilly evenings. A woven knit cardigan akin to the style showcased at AGR Knit offers comfort on night outs. No matter the occasion, summer knits are a must-have to face the elements in style.
A fun way of highlighting your love for denim is by doubling it in your everyday outfits. Bring out your old jeans and throw on a jean jacket to perfect the double-denim aesthetic. Borrow sartorial ideas from AGR Knit here.
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Bursts of colour
There’s nothing shy about this trend. It’s big, bold, and authentic. From colour blocking to gradient shades, this inviting look is equal parts playful and optimistic. Accentuate it by contrasting your sneakers or your bag with your outfit.
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Top image: Tiger of Sweden