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S/S 2015 Looks

This season’s S/S 2015 fashion shows are well underway. We’re saying goodbye to winter weather and so we must bit adieu to winter fashion. The question is what’s in store for Spring? Florals. No thanks. This season fashion powerhouses such as Acne, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Margiela, Prada and many more are bringing well tailored garments back. Of course, a well tailored item of clothing never really goes out of style. But this S/S is seeing an increase in popularity of well tailored, coats, dresses and especially blazers (often worn as dresses with a great pair of heels).
In contrast to the tailored items on the catwalk were fluffy organza skirts and unkempt hairstyles from designer houses such as Chloé. This clash on the catwalk between fine tailoring with something a little messier created a stunning look for the S/S 2015 catwalk shows and it can easily be transferred from haute couture to street style. For anyone looking to recreate the look I’d like to direct you to Cara Delevigne, Alexa Chung and Kim Kardashian for inspiration (say what you want about her butt, she sure does know how to dress).
The most affordable places to purchase tailored items for women that will last you a while are definitely Topshop and ASOS. Whilst the messier, perhaps slightly hippier, garments to contrast with the tailoring can be found at stores such as Urban Outfitters and Miss Selfridge. I would suggest investing more in the well tailored looks over the more casual ones as these are the items that can go the most horribly wrong if purchased cheaply. Of course, if you’ve already blown your loan on the Christmas sales I’d recommend heading to a vintage store in London. There are some amazing gems you’ll find from the 60s which can dress down a modern tailored garment. As for your feet it depends on where you’re going but you can’t go wrong with loafers for something casual or a black heel for a night out.
This trend is not just one that is for women. Catwalk shows for men featured an amazing abundance of exceptionally well tailored suits, blazers and shirts. Of course, you can’t go around campus in a tux all the time. Or you can… You’d stand out from the crowd but you would get a thumbs up from me. To recreate the trends on the catwalk to something more street style I’d recommend, first and foremost, heading towards Jack Wills to invest in one of their amazing blazers and then styling it with a plain shirt and trousers. Probably still too dressy for the SU but you’d look amazing.