SS19 Trends Interpreted for Real Women

The sun in shining and the daffodils are coming out, so it's definitely time to start thinking about what you're going to wear this spring.

Last autumn's SS19 catwalks were awash with colour but there was also a hefty dose of beige (contemporary oatmeal according to the Vogue cognoscenti).

Throw on the cute Addie jumper (above, note the bow cuffs) while there's still a chill in the air.

Colour will be big, bold, patterned and clashing, possibly even neon. is HUGE everywhere but a few shades stand out.

Bright orange was shown at Prada and MSGM, while Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and Valentino favoured a strong almost golden sunshine yellow.

Erica cardigan

Bronte Ottoman dress

These colour block Hambledon trousers hit the colour nail on the head.

There's plenty of texture too with lace, crochet, patchwork and even that '70s favourite macrame featuring across the collections.

This Lana midi dress is the lace staple your spring wardrobe needs.

Fringing and asymmetric hems were big news with quirky lengths and unusual sleeves adding more detail and interest to everyday wear.  Even feathers, rhinestones and raffia featured, such is the craze for embellishment.

If you don't want to go all out this pompom scarf is a great nod to the embellishment trend.

Designers love to look to the past, and this season is no exception.  The catwalks featured 1960s Pucci-style prints, chic styles and minis twirling alongside 1970s-style hippy wear, but updated for the office and more formal affairs.  This gorgeous jumpsuit is a supreme example (also available in navy and black if you're feeling colour brave yet).

An entire bow as a top or dress may be a bit OTT for most of us, but make a nod to the trend with these Melina trousers in the softest fabric with gorgeous bow tie belt.

While Valentino and MaxMara took inspiration from further back with plenty of Victorian and Edwardian styling including veils and dresses with flowing silhouettes.  I love this ditsy print Katherine Midi dress.

More informally, cycle shorts in all fabrics and colours are where it's at, along with bleached denim, a return to utility wear (again!), and boiler suits of all things.  This Jessie jumpsuit is as close to the boiler suit trend as you can get!

While these high-waisted Heswall flared jeans have skipped out of the Seventies and are heading straight for your 2019 wardrobe.

So as long as you're wearing colour or print all over - the more clashing the better - and embracing lots of texture and detail, you'll be bang on trend!  Although we'll probably leave the wetsuit with fabric creations alone...

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