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    Updated on Apr 3, 2020. Posted on Mar 12, 2020

    10 Ways To Make The Biggest Spring/Summer Runway Trends Actually Look Good IRL

    Take your wardrobe from 'kind of a bore' to 'haute couture'.

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    1. ✨ Lace it up ✨

    HMCVISUALS / Hervé Malila / Via Instagram: @hafsagoes

    From cinched-in waists to underwire detailing, corsetry has been a big trend for a while now, and with the weather (hopefully) warming up soon, you can start to experiment with different shapes and styles – like pulling in this oversized shirt at the waist with a corset belt.

    Shop the look:

    ✨ Corset belt: £15.00 from ASOS ✨ Oversized shirt: £17.99 from H&M (available in size XS - M) ✨ Headscarf (similar): £11.00 from ASOS ✨ Jeans: £32.00 from ASOS (available in size W24 L30 - W36 L34).

    This midi dress has a flattering underwired cup detail.

    ASOS

    Price: £25.50 – it's available in UK size 4 - 16.

    This satin milkmaid top ticks all the corset-related boxes.

    ASOS

    Price: £30.00 – it's available in UK size 6-8 - 14-16.

    And this corset top is a *modern* twist on the renaissance style.

    ASOS

    Price: £22.00 – it's available in UK size 10 - 18.

    2. ✨ The ~new~ faux leather ✨

    HMCVISUALS / Hervé Malila / Via Instagram: @spismail

    Your black biker jacket need not apply here (it's spring, people!) Replace it with lighter colours and more oversized styles, like this pistachio green co-ord which you can wear in so many different ways – tuck the shirt into wide-leg jeans or wear it as a mini dress: the possibilities are endless!

    Shop the look:

    ✨ Faux leather shirt: £82.00 ✨ Faux leather trousers: £65.00 – they're both from ASOS and available in size S - L ✨ Headscarf: £14.00 from ASOS ✨ Silver hoops (similar): £7.00 from ASOS.

    These greige shorts are super comfy and surprisingly flattering!

    HM

    Price: £49.99 - and don't forget the matching shirt for £59.99 - they're both available in UK size 4 - 22.

    This structured mini dress is an all-in-one wonder.

    ASOS

    Price: £62.00 – it's available in UK size 4 - 18.

    And if you simply can't keep away from your dark colours, try this shirt jacket in a slightly more spring-friendly dark brown shade.

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £45.00 – it's available in size XS - L.

    3. ✨ Ain’t nothin’ but a houndstooth ✨

    HMCVISUALS / Hervé Malila / Via Instagram: @valezabakolli

    Houndstooth prints will be huge this spring/summer, as shorter styles and flattering co-ords bring an up-to-date touch to the classic trend. You can mix up the monochromatic colour scheme like we have here by adding random but complimentary pops of colour.

    Shop the look:

    ✨ Dress (similar): £45.00 from ASOS (available in UK size 4 - 18) ✨ Oversized clutch: £22.00 from ASOS ✨ Boots (similar): £65.00 from ASOS (available in UK size 3 - 8).

    Let's be honest – you know you'll be wearing this jumper and skirt co-ord well into spring!

    HM

    Price: £19.99 for the jumper and £19.99 for the skirt – they're both available in size XXS - L.

    This cute, flippy dress will go with pretty much everything.

    Urban Outfitters, HM

    Price: £20.00 – it's available in size S - L.

    And you can tuck a slogan tee into these shorts for a relaxed yet expensive-looking outfit.

    HM

    Price: £29.99 – they're available in UK size 4 - 22.

    4. ✨ Sassy suiting ✨

    HMCVISUALS / Hervé Malila / Via Instagram: @its_hanifahh

    It’s no secret that trouser suits are a total ~thing~ right now, but for spring they'll be taking co-ordination to a whole new level – reintroducing: the three-piece suit! Now, you can go all out and add a fitted waistcoat to really rock the trend, or wear a matching bandeau top for a more subtle take. Style the look down with trainers like we have here so it's more ‘streetwear’ and less 'wedding guest'.

    Shop the look:

    ✨ Blazer: £30.00 ✨ Waistcoat: £18.00 ✨ Trousers: £20.00 – they're all from ASOS and available in UK size 4 - 18 ✨ Trainers: (similar) £25.00 from ASOS (available in UK size 5 - 9).

    This dad suit has oversized elements to make you feel comfy and look chic

    ASOS

    Price: £48.00 for the blazer, £15.00 for the bandeau, and £25.00 for the trousers – they're all available in UK size 4 - 18.

    And this suit has a strong check pattern to *really* make a statement.

    ASOS

    Price: £55.00 for the blazer, £30.00 for the waistcoat, and £35.00 for the trousers – they're available in UK size 4 - 18.

    5. ✨ All beige everything ✨

    HMCVISUALS / Hervé Malila / Via Instagram: @valezabakolli

    Universally flattering, the all-over-beige trend is surprisingly easy to pull off! Mixing your textures is key here - you don’t want your carefully thought-out outfit to look flat and toneless - even though the dress and cardi we styled here are perfectly matched in all their beige glory, the ribbed and fine knit textures add a further bit of interest!

    Shop the look:

    ✨ Dress (similar): £19.99 from H&M (available in L - XXL) ✨ Long cardigan (similar): £17.99 from H&M (available in size XXS - XL).

    Make a tonal outfit a bit more dramatic with this puff-sleeved T-shirt.

    HM

    Price: £29.99 – it's available in size XS - XL.

    The soft satin finish of this slip dress would look great paired with a more coarse texture like denim or knitwear.

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £39.00 – it's available in size S - L.

    And take the beige brilliance all the way to your hair with this ruched scrunchie.

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £6.00

    6. ✨ Going dotty ✨

    HMCVISUALS / Hervé Malila / Via Instagram: @its_hanifahh

    The humble polka dot print: whether you clash it with other prints or use it to accentuate bold colours, it will go with pretty much everything that's already in your wardrobe! You can dress down a flirty and feminine dress like this one for daytime with a pair of chunky boots, and swap them out with strappy heels come nighttime.

    Shop the look:

    ✨ Dress: £55.00 from & Other Stories (available in EU size 32 - 44) ✨ Boots: £139.00 from Dr. Martens (available in UK size 3 - 15).

    These flowy trousers are super comfy and will go with pretty much everything!

    Monki

    Price: £10.00 – they're available in EU size 32 - 44.

    This tiered maxi dress has a more abstract dot print, for a modern twist on a classic.

    ASOS

    Price: £31.00 – it's available in UK size 4 - 18.

    And of course we had to include this (itsy bitsy teeny weeny) black polka dot bikini.

    & Other Stories

    Price: £23.00 for the top and £23.00 for the bottoms – they're both available in EU size 34 - 44.

    7. ✨ Your primary school dress, but make it ~fashurn~ ✨

    HMCVISUALS / Hervé Malila / Via Instagram: @spismail

    Gingham has been around for a while now – there's no denying this. But this spring, you’ll be wearing this simple childhood print like you’ve never seen it before. Neon colourways, sophisticated styles, and earthy tones like this midi dress, which we’ve styled with trainers and a slouchy shacket for a more casual take on the girlish print.

    Shop the look:

    ✨ Dress: £40.00 from ASOS (available in UK size 6 - 16) ✨ Faux leather shirt: £34.99 from H&M (available in size XS - XL) ✨ Pearl hoops: £2.50 from ASOS ✨ Headscarf (similar): £9.00 from Oliver Bonas ✨ Trainers (similar): £29.00 from H&M (available in UK size 2.5 - 6).

    The waist tie detail on this maxi shirt dress adds a lil' bit of interest to the look.

    & Other Stories

    Price: £47.00 – it's available in EU size 32 - 44.

    This denim midi dress will brighten up a typical British 'spring' day.

    ASOS

    Price: £48.00 – it's available in UK size 4 - 18.

    And this tiered midi skirt will bring the sunshine – even if the sky didn't get the memo.

    ASOS

    Price: £28.00 – it's available in UK size 4 - 18.

    8. ✨ Trench with a twist ✨

    HMCVISUALS / Hervé Malila / Via Instagram: @valezabakolli

    Nothing says "spring" more than a light, structured jacket! The classic mac is getting a styling makeover this season – with an oversized fit, a patterned lining, and close attention to detail, simply chucking on one of these over your simple jeans-and-a-T-shirt combo will make it look way more expensive than it actually is!

    Shop the look:

    ✨ Coat: £76.00 from ASOS (available in UK size 4 - 18) ✨ Turtleneck: £12.00 from ASOS (available in UK size 6 - 18).

    You can try this oversized trench coat if you don't want to twist *too* far from the classic style.

    HM

    Price: £49.99 – it's available in size XS - XL.

    This coat has gorgeously subtle lilac panelling.

    ASOS

    Price: £75.00 – it's available in UK size 12 - 18.

    And this mac has the sleeves and back of a bomber jacket!

    ASOS

    Price: £44.00 – it's available in UK size 4 - 18.

    9. ✨ '70s clashing prints ✨

    HMCVISUALS / Hervé Malila / Via Instagram: @hafsagoes

    No, this is NOT another 'groundbreaking' florals-for-spring moment: paisley, tie-dye, ditsy florals, and clashing colours – pretty much any '70s-style print applies here. If you’re really cold (and rather bold) you can even add a printed jacket to this look, but we’ve kept it simple by pairing these gorgeous clashing prints with neutral-coloured shoes and accessories, for a more wearable finish.

    Shop the look:

    ✨ Top: £9.99 from H&M (available in size XS - M) ✨ Skirt (similar - same pattern dress): £39.99 from H&M (available in size XS - L) ✨ Headscarf: (similar): £11.00 from ASOS ✨ Boots (similar): £21.00 from ASOS (available in UK size 3 - 6).

    This flouncy dress would look even better with a brightly-coloured jacket over the top!

    HM

    Price: £39.99 – it's available in UK size 4 - 22.

    This plisse midi skirt has a subtle pattern, if you like the clashing look but don't love your bright colours.

    ASOS

    Price: £17.50 – it's available in UK size 6 - 18.

    And you can wear this printed co-ord together, or separately for your fix of '70s paisley and earthy tones.

    ASOS

    Price: £22.00 for the trousers (available in UK size 8 - 16) and £17.00 for the jacket (available in UK sizes 6 and 10).

    10. ✨ Underwear as outerwear ✨

    HMCVISUALS / Hervé Malila / Via Instagram: @valezabakolli

    '90s style slips and pretty lil' bralettes, to be exact. This trend needn't be saved for Friday night, you can easily dress these pieces down like we have here by layering a lacy slip over a casual T-shirt and chunky boots, or by letting a bralette peek out between an oversized blazer and super high-waisted jeans.

    Shop the look:

    ✨ Dress: £12.50 from ASOS (available in UK size 6 and 12) ✨ T-shirt (similar): £6.00 from ASOS (available in UK size 4 - 18) ✨ Boots: £139.00 from Dr. Martens (available in UK size 3 - 15).

    You can dress down this corset top with some high-waisted, loose-fit jeans.

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £36.00 – it's available in size XS - L.

    And this lime green slip dress is simply too pretty to only wear indoors!

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £52.00 – it's available in size XS - L.