The fashion world is full of surprises and it is hard to spot the next big thing at the best of times! This season is no exception. Whether you choose to follow fashion rules or do your own thing, you won’t be able to escape this season’s hottest trends that no-one saw coming. We explore this season’s most surprising trends that are currently taking the high street by storm and highlight the unlikely fashion essentials that you need to have in your wardrobe!
Whether you love them or hate them, cowboy boots are making a comeback this year. If the warmer weather is tempting you to bear your legs but you aren’t quite ready for a sandal, cowboy boots might be your perfect transitional piece this season.
These versatile boots can be styled in various ways. Pair them with your favorite feminine, floral dress to embody the ultimate cowgirl spirit. Or team them with a pair of jeans and a leather jacket for a western inspired biker chic look. When it comes to choosing your perfect pair there are so many different options to complement your style. From black studded leather to faux snake skin, there is something for everyone cowgirl wannabee!
The choker necklace trend is still going strong this year with countless styles being worn on the catwalks and popping up in the shops. While a nostalgic trip down memory lane may evoke images of black grungy velvet chokers from the 90’s, today’s chokers are modern, chic and perfect for power dressing.
Delicate choker necklaces are the ideal piece to update your current jewellery collection as they can be layered to perfection with existing jewellery pieces. Choker necklaces are the perfect addition to your everyday summer outfits, including adding extra detail to your favorite summer dress.
With its garish colors and its signature swirls, the tie-dye trend is hard to ignore this season. Born in the 1960s this trend is fighting its way back from extinction, and bringing a splash of color into stores this season.
To fully embrace the trend, wear a retro primary colored tie-dye t-shirt with a pair of denim shorts for the perfect hippie inspired festival look. If the rainbow colors are a little loud for you, why not embrace the trend in a more subtle way with muted pastel hues. If the tie-dye trend still feels a bit overwhelming welcome the trend into your wardrobe by opting for tie-dye accessories. For example, tie-dye hair scrunchies can be the perfect way to add a burst of color to a simple outfit.
Embrace your inner mermaid this summer with the shell jewellery trend. Originally making waves through Instagram, this trend looks to be here to stay. Reminding you of your childhood pastime collecting shells at the seaside, shell inspired jewellery is the perfect addition to your holiday outfits. Pair a shell necklace with your favorite bikini to earn yourself some extra style points on the beach this summer.
There are a huge variety of different style shell necklaces to choose from. Popular in the mid-noughties, this trend is making a comeback with added sophistication this season. The addition of gold and silver accents make for a more delicate and classic look while the inclusion of colored beads creates a playful vibe. No matter how you choose to adopt this unique trend this season, a shell necklace is undoubtedly the perfect piece to update your jewellery collection.
The chunky old-school trainer trend looks like it’s here to stay! With celebrities and models jumping on the ‘ugly trainer’ bandwagon these trainers are becoming the casual shoe of choice for many of us. Originally inspired by Scandinavian style, these trainers are available at a range of price points. Accessible from luxury brands as well as more affordable retailers, anyone can jump on board with this surprising trend!
These stand out trainers can be styled in a variety of ways to make a statement. Team your trainers with some joggers and a hoodie for a comfy casual weekend look or try juxtaposing them with your favorite tailored suit. Whether you like the ‘dad trainer’ look or not, at least they win points for comfort!
Regularly showcased by the members of the Kardashian family, cycling shorts have made their way out of the gym and onto the catwalks this season. This surprising trend is not for every woman and many believe that this gym essential should be confined to the four walls of the spin class! Never the less, when styled correctly these shorts look effortlessly chic and are surprisingly flattering. This trend can be paired with a simple t-shirt and a tailored blazer or chuck on an oversized hoodie and you are good to go.
Although some of these unexpected trends may seem outrageous at first, often they can be incorporated into your wardrobe in a way that aligns with your existing personal style. So no matter which unlikely trend you choose to adopt this season, the most important thing is that you feel great and confident in what you wear!