Fashion is alive and well on the high street with many classic and exciting haute couture fashion designers such as Stella McCartney, as well as celebrities such as Madonna getting in on the act and launching their own clothing ranges to varying degrees of success! There has never been more choice when it comes to high street fashions and with millions of garments and accessories available, now is as good a time as ever to update your wardrobe.
But what high street fashions will you be attracted to, and where will you find them? This year there seems to be an absolute plethora of styles and looks available although there may be some ‘must-haves’. Over winter the layered look has prevailed and is still very much in vogue going into spring, although it is expected to give way to a simpler and much lighter look as soon as the temperatures soar.
As in recent years expect to show off your legs – either the bare look with short skirts, leggings combined with longer tops, or for the extremely daring the skimpiest of hot pants. You’ll need the shoes to go with all these looks too, and wedges are expected to be essential footwear this summer. Canvas, slingback, round-toe, open toe; they’re all highly accessible in the high street.
But, like all trends this year’s high street fashions offer only the tools, it is up to you to achieve your own unique look. The secret to looking good is to mix and match, buying a wide range of garments and accessories of varying prices, colours and styles from a range of stores. You can then mix it all up and volia! The real you!
Choice, as always, is massive in this year’s selections. Take jeans for example; flared, straight, boot cut, capri, cut-offs and hot pants are all featuring in the high street – and those are just the tight-fitting variety! Undoubtedly the trendiest items on the high street this season will be high-waisted flares, paying yet more homage to the Starsky and Hutch era. But don’t be tempted unless you can carry it off, and few can, as these jeans tend to make curvy girls look huge and thin girls akin to sticks; so be warned – it takes the right shape to make it in these jeans.
Of course, when it comes to high street fashions you need to stick to the rules when it comes to choosing clothes appropriate to your body type. And always trust your inner-self when it comes to deciding whether you look too old to wear a particular item; if you think you are then you probably are!
But, on the other hand DO dress out of your age group if you think it works! If you’ve still got fantastic legs at 55 then show them off in a suitable mini and don’t feel you have to stash them away in conservative trousers! Alternatively, if you are 25 and fancy a change then feel free to pull on the trouser suit! The most important thing when it comes to fashion is to wear what looks best on you!