The Fashion Team Road Test The Key SS15 Trends
Today we're giving the huge SS15 florals a go. Pretty much everyone did it in some shape or form, from Bottega Veneta's beaded chiffon and denim to Michael Kors's big bold statement prints, and it's a trend you just need to be aware of. Read below to see how we nailed it this LFW. We'll be trailing lots more throughout the SS15 trend season so keep your eyes peeled.
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Hannah Lewis, Fashion Assistant
'When I initially heard "floral" my thoughts went straight to a girly bright printed frock, which sent me into outfit panic. However, when I started to look at what was out there for this season, I got super-excited; I was inspired by Alexander McQueen who took it to the darkside with oversized prints. These monochrome printed trousers from Hobbs offer the perfect understated look. My BLK DNM jacket and leather accessories from Whistles and Sportmax ensure there is nothing ditzy about my floral interpretation at all.'
Holly Welch, Junior Fashion Editor
'I LOVE flowers, in my next life I am going to be a florist. I am totally at ease wafting around in this Primark flowery maxi skirt, but I am at LFW – not a wedding! So how do I pull this off without looking bridal? The answer is all in the styling. Mixing a bit of Alexander Wang-esque sport-chic in with a bit of Dries Van Noten abstract floral print and there is nothing bridal about this ensemble. My sweatshirt is from Gap. I love the way Gap sweaters keep their shape – it's important to have a bit of structure and not let everything be floaty. My block-colour Finery London bag is a mix of cowskin and exposed hardwear. A cute American Apparel beanie and oversized Acne scarf make this look most definitely daywear.'
Abisoye Odugbesan, Senior Fashion Assistant
'Like Hannah, I would not normally feel comfortable with floral print, so I have opted for an abstract take on the trend with a clean silhouette. The sporty shape of this JJS Lee top makes the print feel less girly. I have teamed it with my frayed-edge jeans from Topshop and Vans from Office to keep it casual. But opted for a pop of colour with my House of Holland embellished clutch. The silky fabric of this top does mean it can be dressed up and would also look great with tailored trousers and heels.'
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