Fashion Lessons to be Learned from this Fashion Month

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The most important fashion event of the year, the Paris Fashion Week is over. And even though designers all over the world presented their high couture clothing which had us mesmerized, it is the street style trends that we want to master and thus look classy and chic on the streets, at work or the local coffee place on a nice Saturday afternoon. Let’s take a quick look at what the trends for the following season(s) are – note them down, learn them by heart and allow ourselves to be called “fashion gurus”.

Sweater Weather Dresses

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Since cold days are just around the corner, is there a better way to celebrate them than by wearing long and warm sweater dresses? Even though this trend is not exactly new, the seasons to come will bring us even chunkier and bigger sweaters that we won’t even need to wear pants or shorts with. If you pair this with high-heel boots, a matching bag and a coat to top it off, you’ll definitely look like a centrefold girl.  There’s a multitude of ways in which you can rock this outfit. Take the old trend of big sweaters, accessorize it and make it sharp for the winter to come.

Very short shorts

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If you’re not ready to let go of summer, you can use the few warm days we still have ahead of us and pay and homage to the season past. Take out the shortest shorts or miniskirts, pair them with high-heel, thigh-high boots, and you’re ready to go. Accessorize as much as you want – you can even wear a sweater on top – you’ll still be celebrating both winter and summer. All the micro-skirts and shorts were so short this season they were impossible see under jackets and coats. If you want to be more chic, try bike shorts (also known as Bermuda shorts) since you’ll be seeing a lot of these in the following months.

Prints, prints, prints

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There was never such a big demand for prints and colours as there was this season, and this trend is here to stay for some time. The positive thing about it is that you can’t mismatch anything! Pair up trousers with a floral print and a regular solid-coloured tee or sweater. Add a patterned coat to the mix and voila! Take note of this: if you’re wearing snakeskin, floral, camouflage or a Russian doll pattern, you’ll definitely be the trendiest one in your group since these are the prints that are the most popular. Moreover, combine many bright, one-coloured items and be the style queen once again.

Make sure to layer

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You shouldn’t be afraid to add extra layers on yourself since this way you’ll be making a dull look a lot more interesting. The best choice for layering is to keep everything minimalistic, so that the layering really stands out. This season we have seen that layering has gone so far that visible underwear was quite popular. You can spice this up by wearing your best ladies swimwear and thus complicate it up a notch. It will look great, especially if you accessorize in the appropriate way.

Denim is the new black

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We all remember the legendary matching denim outfits Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake wore in the early 2000s. Since then, fashion has somehow found its way back to this era (hopefully not all its trends), and denim is here once again. So if you own a denim jacket, that’s ok – but note down that you’ll definitely want a denim skirt or shirt in your closet. Also, you’ll perhaps see denim overalls or dresses being rocked in the streets. So, go back to your 2000s wardrobe and get out anything denim that you have since it is certainly trendy again. Cropped, wide, two-toned… any jeans that you own will do.

 

As you can see, these looks are edgier, but we cannot say that we hadn’t expected them. Follow these tips this winter, wear a nice coat and a hat, and perhaps you’ll be in the next issue of Vogue.

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Claire Hastings
Claire Hastings is a design student, wanderer, and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.

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