2014 Style Gazing

While we can’t tell you what the weather will be doing next week (though we’ll take a wild guess at rain), we can predict the fab fashions that we’ll all be wearing next season. So join us as we gaze into the not-too-distant-future and forecast what 2014’s wardrobe will look like…

Along with slightly more hair-friendly weather (please!), our crystal ball tells us that spring will bring some very exciting new trends, one or two fresh takes on last year’s looks, and a sprinkling of seasonal style favourites (we’re looking at you, florals). First up…

Burberry Prorsum SS14

Hello, dolly!

‘50s femininity takes the reigns with this soft, sugary trend in sweet sorbet shades. Saccharine from the outset, this look is not without its sex appeal thanks to form flaunting lines.

Pick from the pastel palette, choose shapes that follow your curves and anchor the look with key denim pieces.

Burberry Prorsum SS14

 

Smells like teen spirit

Tomboys rejoice! The grunge trend has spilled into the New Year and looking better than ever. This season, layer delicate details with boyfriend-style fits (think fine knits and tartan shirts) and rock out in ‘90s favourite: dungarees. For a feminine edge, fuse edgier pieces with florals and lace.

The great news? This one can be worn right now…

Tartan print dress  LONG FLUFFY KNITTED CARDIGANEmbroidered skull vest

I am a passenger

Ride through the world’s most stylish cities with this global traveller-inspired trend.

Taking elements of prints, patterns and shapes from exotic shores and mixing them with sporty coordinates, this modern-day boho brings traditional wares right into the 21st century.

Jonathan Saunders SS14

 

Game on!

Sports luxe is back and slicker than ever. Think bold stripes, primary shades and clean lines with exposed zips and pops of neon for a raw casual edge.

Take on more tailored pieces with a crisp shirt for formal wear with a sports-inspired twist and get ahead of the fash pack with these sporty pieces…

PU trim leggings  AVA BY MARK HEYES ILLUSION DRESS  STRIPE JACQUARD T SHIRT

Valentino SS14

Modern craft

One to see you through those sartorially tricky transitional months, the modern craft trend uses chunky yet lightweight knits as layers over ikat prints and woven patterns.

But tribal trend 101 this isn’t; this season, ethnic-inspired style uses all natural fabrics embellished with metallic details, laser cutouts and geo perforations.

Valentino SS14

 

 

So there you have it, 2014’s hottest new trends. Watch this space for Simply Be’s take on these gorgeous looks and get your wardrobes at the ready, ladies; this year looks set to be a style stunner.

Which trends will you be wearing this year?

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