Predicting fashion is neither easy nor that successful – remember when they told us clogs, platform trainers and pleated skirts would never be back? Well, look around you, London – but when it comes to this summer, it is pretty exciting. With the world’s eyes inevitably turning to the UK for the Olympics and beyond, the young things that drive trends and fashion bloggers in London are already, in their oblivious yet totally self-conscious way, prepping for a summer of utter adoration and attention.
So what will they be wearing? Mixing up tan wedges and 70s-inspired ladies shoes, the likes of which Next are absolutely storming right now, with pretty floral shift dresses and vintage pieces? Or following an urban sport route, and matching contrast-sleeve jackets with sweat-style trousers and spiky heels (yes, we think this definitely works and will happen)? There is no definitive ‘Shoreditch’ style, just as there is no definitive summer style, but we can say that the fash packs and media types who hang out there will no doubt be experimenting with a few new summer trends. One look which we’re seeing more and more of now is pastels and pastel-mixing throughout an outfit. From candy coloured handbags in contrasting peach, mellow yellow and green (see Cos, ASOS or, if you want to fritter away your savings, D&G) to neatly-tailored high-waisted trousers and pleated skirts in light, summery colours, we think this is something that the Shoreditch lot will be wearing with style.
Whilst the Redchurch Street types will no doubt be keeping it slick and stylish with white tees and some hip Aubin and Wills separates, we’re more interested in the Dalston-inclined young things, who we’ve already seen pairing sheer long peach skirts (a peach mini with a floor-length sheer overlay) with black leather jackets and beige knits, boots and sunglasses for a real clash of the urban and the delicate.
We love it! Feet are the real fashion-forward area this summer. Colour-tipped brogues with acid yellow, hot aqua or pink toes and heels are a real summer tip; and there is also the return of big high-tops and squishy trainers, an urban favourite that will no doubt remain popular throughout the Games.
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