February is an awkward time for street fashion. We’re still awaiting the big reveal of the fashion trends 2016 trends at London Fashion Week. It feels a little redundant to invest in warmer winter clothes; and yet it’s not quite warm enough to inspire a new spring wardrobe.
But with February being the month of love, and Valentine’s Day looming, we might feel like getting dolled up for a night on the town. So what should we be wearing when we want to feel glamorous? The models in glossy magazines are one thing – but finding an outfit that works from high street stores is quite something else. Read on for fashion trends 2016.
Whilst the thermometer rolls back, apparently the clock is following suit. After last year’s foray into 90’s fashion trends 2016 is hinting at a throwback to the 70s. Suede skirts and flares have burst back on to the scene. Complementing the look – and keeping you warm – are these fabulous fleece-lined tights from Tina Jayne in The Harvey Centre. Pair these with a suede skirt, a long-sleeved roll-neck jumper and your favourite ankle boots or platforms for a fashion trends 2016 fresh winter look! Tina Jayne is also rocking this Michael Kors inspired fur-bobble hat. Grab one quick while stocks last, as they’re selling like hot cakes!
There are firm favourite wardrobe staples that everyone needs as a part of their arsenal, no matter what the season.
Jeans – We’re currently moving out of a decade-strong love affair with skinny jeans. Also known as drainpipes, these trousers have been a favourite for both men and women since Vogue’s punk-revival in mid-2003, and either through the love of their flattering cut, or through the fact that we just can’t get the damn things off, they’ve stuck around far longer than most fashion trends. However, like all good things, they must come to an end – and as they are left toward the back of the wardrobe, their antithesis reigns supreme. Welcome back to…the flares. In a fit of joyous good fortune, some fashion outlets pre-empted the flare trend last season – meaning that Choice Discount Outlet in The Harvey Centre is now bursting with high quality, low-budget end of stock flared jeans!
The LBD – Everyone knows that a Little Black Dress is an absolute wardrobe must. It’s the perfect office-to-pub outfit, and is a failsafe in every wardrobe raiding moment of panic – brought out after the breakdown culminates in “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR”. Of course you have something to wear – you have your LBD.
However, there is nothing stopping you updating your LBD collection to fit with current trends. The latest LBD trend is the cut out shoulder-less dress, like this one from BHS. It has an air of glamour to it, with a little peek of skin, whilst still keeping you warm on your night out!
Pair with sheer tights and some ankle boots from Deichmann for a great transformable day to night outfit.
It’s been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Whomever said this obviously had never been shoe shopping. The Harvey Centre’s huge array of shoe shops make it a perfect place to find your new best friend – or pair of best friend’s to be precise.
Boots are currently still reigning supreme, particularly ankle boots, either with buckles, or indeed these Chelsea boot style ankle boots from Deichmann. Platform court stilletoes are on the way out. Whilst pointed toe mid-heels are the latest high street favourite – much to the celebration of blistered feet everywhere.
Of course women’s fashion isn’t the only thing to shop for. There’s plenty to think about for you guys, too!
The checked shirt trend is still reigning supreme, and showing no signs of dipping, as high street stores continue to dominate with the lumberjack look. Check out these examples from BHS and Primark! And of course, there’s no better pairing for a checked shirt than a pair of comfortable, smart jeans. It’s a look that you can take for a day out with the family or a night on the town. Blue Inc boasts an incredible range of jeans at bargain prices, in a number of colours, styles and sizes to suit every guy!
And you thought there was no point in buying clothes between seasons…