What to wear in 2015

What to wear in 2015

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

The summer of love is back in full force with bohemian-inspired looks appearing on the runways of designers such as Dries Van Noten (left), Gucci's Frida Giannini (right), Joseph Altuzarra and more.

Think elevated music festival rather than stereotypical hippie for this trend, as the outfits have a sophisticated touch in the form of floaty fabrics and prints in earthy colours.

How to wear it: Embrace silhouettes associated with these looks - maxi skirts and layered pieces, for example - but in dressy materials, such as silk and chiffon, to keep things modern.

Even covered up, design details such as slits and sheer panels help add a dose of freshness.

Slicked-back hair and clean make-up will also prevent the look from appearing over the top and dated.

MILITARY CHIC

Designers chose to salute the military trend this season, with monochrome looks from olive, to khaki, to camouflage, appearing on the runways of designers such as Marc Jacobs (left), Ralph Lauren (right) and even Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld.

Utilitarian details, including parachute-like silk materials, drawstring closures and roomy pockets, were also elements that were a nod to the trend.

How to wear it: Temper the masculine effect of the military trend by pairing the looks with feminine details. The looks from Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren, with their skirt silhouettes and silky fabrics, give the trend a playful spin.

Those wary of the head-to-toe look can start DENIM DELUXE

Denim is not a material commonly associated with the runway, but that is set to change with the ever increasing number of designers utilising it to chic effect, including Stella McCartney (left), Chloe's Clare Waight Keller (right), Michael Kors and Christophe Lemaire.

Although it is used in looks inspired by traditional workwear such as jumpsuits, the outfits look crisp and modern with the dark solid hue and roomy cuts.

How to wear it: The colour and silhouette of denim are keys to making the outfits look fashion forward. Dark, monotone denim in an almost boxy cut works best.

Denim used in unexpected ways can make the outfit fun. A strapless pleated dress at Christophe Lemaire and a laser-cut lace skirt at Valentino both give new life to the denim material by using it as if it is a more conventional fabric.

BOLD BLOOMS

Florals for spring, as The Devil Wears Prada's frosty editor Miranda Priestly puts it, is far from ground-breaking. But for this fashion season, it is about bold colour and striking prints of the floral variety.

Forget itty bitty wildflowers or dreamy pastel colours. The vivid blooms on the runways of designers such as Celine's Phoebe Philo (left) and Marni's Consuelo Castiglioni (right) pack a punch.

How to wear it: This wearable trend is all about unleashing your inner colour-loving persona. So long as the silhouette of the top, bottom or dress is flattering, most people can pull off the eye-catching flowers and plants.

Daring fashionistas can try opting for oversized blooms. They are especially striking when featured on normally solid outerwear, as shown in the Marni outfit.

WHITE OUT

White-on-white outfits are a breath of fresh air compared to more maximalist ensembles. Designers such as Loewe's J.W. Anderson (left), Balenciaga's Alexander Wang (right) and Dior's Raf Simons sent iterations of the minimalist look out onto their runways.

Billowing lines are another key aspect of this trend. Far from skin tight, these looks come in slightly oversized shapes that emphasise their simplicity and sophistication.

How to wear it: The clean, fresh vibe of the all-white look is easy to pull off. A pared-down vibe is key, but little design details - such as a belt or collar in the above outfits - help steer the look into a purposeful and fashion forward area.

Avoid pairing the look with white shoes or accessories, which would be reminiscent of old-fashioned nurses. Make sure the white is properly opaque as well. Tan and metallic shades work well with cream and more blue-based whites, respectively.

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