The spring/summer 2018 accumulations that appeared amid London Fashion Week highlighted a wide range of out-there things — yet in the midst of everything were a couple of traps that are shockingly simple to do yourself. Here, styling tips propelled by the runways with better approaches to wear things — some of which you most likely effectively claim.
Don’t Be Afraid of Socks With Sandals
Blame it on the early ’90s grunge era, but wearing socks with sandals is once again a thing. Instead of anything that evokes a hike in the woods, this season sophisticated white socks were paired with simple black sandals. At Hussein Chalayan, they came paired with a gray tailored suit — and look just as good with simple skirts and dresses. If white is too much of a dare for you, try black socks. They will help you get into your spring sandals earlier this season.
It’s O.K. to Do Weird Things With Your Cardigan
Cardigans are surprisingly versatile: They can be worn buttoned or open, slung over the shoulders or tied around the waist. While they have connotations of being prim and proper, this season they were anything but. At Erdem, cardigans were styled like capes, with the top button fastened and draped over the shoulders. Just twist it off-center and voilà, you have a chic new way to wear sweaters over dresses, T-shirts or button-downs.
Bring Back Your Middle School Barrettes
Around London, I saw many girls wearing combs and bobby pins in their hair. Some had messy buns and used simple pins — others had more ornate diamanté hair combs to keep everything in place. The same was evident on the runway: I particularly loved the ’90s look at J.W. Anderson, where models wore their hair simple, straight and parted to the side — with just two drugstore bobby pins holding it in place. It’s extremely easy to copy at home — and would look great for both long and short hair.
Why Not Wear Your Trench Coat Open
At Preen, a red trench was worn slightly open for a look that was loose and free. The key is to work with the belt. Try tying the belt around the back for a cheated open look that gives slight waistline. Or do as they did at Preen and tie it loosely for an effortless feel.
In the event that You Have Something Sheer, Layer It
Frequently amid the spring demonstrates I see straightforward dresses, skirts and shirts, worn with nothing underneath and figure: How can one bring this into genuine living? At London Fashion Week, a few architects addressed those inquiries. Simone Rocha layered a botanical dark tulle dress over an ivory glossy silk outfit, and Molly Goddard styled a thin red dress over a sew cardigan and skirt. The key is to keep the underwear clean: Try wearing a get catch out white shirt, dark trimmed pants and straightforward dress to finish everything.