If There's One Spring Fashion Trend to Have on Your Radar, It's the Shacket
Whether you're wandering around Shoreditch in the wee hours, or planning your escape route from the crowds of shoppers on Oxford Street, you can't help but notice how sartorially skilled Londoners are. That's thanks to the duality of British style — it's part eccentric and avant-garde, and part traditional and quite smart.
During our daily commutes around the city, we've been seeing some patterns when it comes to fashion. We're well aware that Brits love a check print, but one of Scotland's traditional prints — houndstooth — has been leading the pack. When it comes to colour trends, lavender is a fresh choice. Celebs have been a huge fan of purple's pastel cousin — Chloe Bailey, Dakota Fanning, and Alicia Keys are recent fans of this flattering colour.
Silhouette-wise, the hourglass is coming back strong this year. Some of our favourite stars, like Maya Jama, Rowan Blanchard, and Euphoria's Barbie Ferreira have been rocking these body-contouring bustiers on Instagram, and on the red carpet. Another seasonal winner is silk organza layering, which is one of our favourite Spring trends. It's an elegant way to add some airy lightness to a minimal look, like blue jeans and a white t-shirt.
On the note of Spring outerwear, there's a new transitional jacket in town — the shacket. "Shacket" is a portmanteau of the words "shirt" and "jacket", and a quick search in your favourite high street stores will offer dozens of options. It's basically an oversize overshirt that's usually made out of a wool-blend or pleather material — Londoners are loving this casual, versatile staple.
Then, there are some trends that seem to be trans-seasonal. Puff sleeves are continuing strong since the prairie aesthetic captured the hearts of the style set well over a year ago. And what would 2020 vision be without a bit of sparkle in our eye? Diamanté, rhinestone, and crystal embellishments are absolutely killing it, on the catwalk, the red carpet, and London's stylish pavements.
Keep reading ahead for 7 Spring trends that we've been seeing around the city, or check the links below:
• Spring 2020 Print Trend: Houndstooth
• Spring 2020 Colour Trend: Lavender
• Spring 2020 Silhouette Trend: Corset
• Spring 2020 Layering Trend: Organza
• Spring 2020 Outerwear Trend: Shacket
• Spring 2020 Detail Trend: Diamanté
• Spring 2020 Trans Seasonal Trend: Puff Sleeves