Here’s a checklist of the top 10 must-haves of the season. Some of these might have already caught your attention; others have just made the list.
The Athletic Trousers
The side-striped piece steps out of the gym and into the fashion scene. To get party-ready, pair it with high heels and a sequinned top. These comfy trousers are most stylish in the black and white version.
The Cool Culottes
This is the newest and most wanted item to add to your spring and summer wardrobe. These mid-calf trousers are wide and flowing — perfect for the sunny days ahead. Let your legs breathe!
The Shift Blouse
With a boxy silhouette and elbow-length sleeves, the structured top is a chic option. The blouse is flattering and versatile. It can be worn with shorts, full skirts and any style of trousers. Add extra details, such as exciting prints, luxurious textures and varying necklines.
The Asymmetric Hem
Uneven skirts and dresses are interesting pieces to have in your wardrobe. They can be the card up your sleeve when you have to dress up for a cool occasion at short notice. The eye-catching element delivers a daring look.
The Bomber Jacket
A must-have from wintry days continues to rock during summer. Made using lighter materials, the jacket is great for fighting air conditioning indoors. Get any colour except black; the sporty vibe is a plus.
The Contrast-Collar Shirt
Adopted from the men’s wardrobe, the contrast-collar shirt is a versatile option for office wear. It can be paired with wide-leg trousers for a day at work or with micro-shorts while on holiday.
The Slip Dress
Spaghetti strap dresses from the ‘90s are back in stores in expensive fabrics for a classic and chic effect. The simple piece is perfect for those who believe in the ‘less is more’ mantra. Jason Wu, Just Cavalli, Helmut Lang and Max Mara adopted the style in their new collection.
Also popular in the ‘90s, these shoes are practical. Slide your feet in and you are good to go! Usually found in medium heels, they can be pointed or have open toes. Wear it with full skirts or with the fashionistas’ new favourite — culottes!
The Cropped Top
Have you been working your abs? If your answer is yes, then dive into this trend! This is, without doubt, the coolest item of the moment. Best paired with high waist skirts and trousers, the cropped top gives off a young vibe. If your tummy isn’t flat enough, you can try the longer and looser options.
Another classic from winter, booties are well teamed with denim shorts and mini-skirts. Find them in flat or heeled versions. Light colours and snakeskin textures are the hot picks of the season.