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Nostalgia is nothing new, but this throwback to early-Nineties terrestrial television is. This is Fresh Prince of Bel-Air style (no, that isn’t Ashley, with her boxy blazer, XL lapels and clashing graphics at Louis Vuitton). Think back to the word art and swirling graphics of the opening credits of Saved By The Bell and Clarissa Explains It All – but on shirts and skirts at Balenciaga and Versace.
THE LOOK: swirling terrestrial TV graphics in bold, bright shades; pastels clash with paint-stroke prints. The silhouette is top-heavy, with oversized jackets and shirts. The return of key Nineties styles: acid and light-wash denim, the boxy blazer and the bodysuit. Cute spaghetti strap dresses paired with fitted t-shirts.
Designers took an escapist turn with the season’s Neo Boho trend. The look is long, languid and sensual, saturated in warm desert and sunset hues at Chloé and Loewe or clashing carpet and tile prints, as at Paco Rabanne and Philip Lim.
With this trend you'll see amulet jewellery, crochet pieces and raffia accessories, an ode to souvenirs picked up on pilgrimages to Ibiza, Joshua Tree or an ashram in India. You’re going to see crochet everywhere as it rises up to be a new wardrobe staple. But no, we’re not talking about your grandma’s knit pieces or average boho crochet here. The look is modern and elevated, adding a dose of ’70s cool to any look.
THE LOOK: sun-kissed hues and neutrals, clashing geometric prints, scarf dresses, artisan knits, fringing, woven handbags, straw hats.
For years, skinny jeans dominated the wardrobes of this world. But in 2018 something changed on the legs of women. The fashion world is crazy about wide leg pants. Finally it gets more airy on the leg and you do not necessarily force yourself into extremely skinny jeans. So it gets comfortable with the wide leg pants trend 2019.
Culottes lend themselves to a summerly airy look. The calf-length pant skirts come in a close-fitting form, which flatters the figure more, or they are very voluminous. The trend piece culotte can be combined for a cool office look but also styled for a date night. Pair these pants with a casual tee for an everyday look or pair with a cropped blouse to wear to the office. Looking for a wedding look? culottes are absolutely pure feminine when worn with a close fitting bodysuit with hints of lace or crochet.
THE LOOK: body hugging t-shirts and body suits to compliment the silhouette of a woman, breezy wide leg pants or culottes, cropped button down tie front tops, boyfriend cut blazers, simplistic jewelry to accent neutrals, complete the ensemble with a cute patterned wedge or mule shoes.