2 May 2014

Summer 2014 Fashion Trends on a Budget

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There were many new trends on the runways for Spring/Summer 2014 that strayed away from the usual floral ensembles and cropped tops. There were new ways of wearing sporty attire, funky fonts and art school-inspired looks. Here’s a rundown of the hot summer trends that walked the runway and how you can wear the look without having to buy designer outfits.

Bold embellished ensembles were seen all over the hottest runways for SS14. From embellished totes to shimmering tops, all the razzle dazzle definitely made a statement.

If you’re thinking of wearing this trend, fret not! There are many ways to update your wardrobe without having to spend a fortune. Got a boring old top? Grab a glue gun and start peppering it with beads, sequins and tassels. You can also add sparkle to an outfit by pairing a casual ensemble with some heavily embellished shoes or a statement tote.

Sports Wear
For SS14, sporty clothes are being reimagined with lux materials. Silk bombers and suede shorts? Why not! 

And just because sports have gone lux, doesn’t mean your budget has to. Grab one statement piece, add a pair of heels and you’re good to go. A jersey with some skinny jeans is totally acceptable for a night out as well. Just don’t go overboard and wear your boyfriend’s old football shorts - keep it classy and chic.

Art School 
Chanel, Celine and Prada all went with the art school vibe for their runway shows. Swirls, colour blocking and brush strokes were seen all over the models for SS14. If you’re going for this look, choose bright colours and interesting prints – have a look on motilo where you can try this look before you buy with their interactive outfit designer. 

If you have something to say, say it with fashion. Another hot trend for SS14 is wearing your words. Louis Vuitton and Alexander Wang are letting their clothes speak for themselves.
Got an old Coca-Cola shirt? You can make it more modern by cutting off its sleeves or adding some embellishments. You’ll be on trend for sure. You can also reuse old shirts with vintage logos on them or if you’re feeling DIY, grab a plain white tee and a brush and write out what you want to say to the world. 

Pastel and Floral Staples
Of course, the SS14 runways were not going to forego tradition all together. Pastels and florals were seen on the fashion shows but worn with a twist. Toughen up pastels, like Christopher Kane did, with by pairing them with metallics and pleats.

And if you’re going to go floral, choose prints with a tropical vibe to them. Dior, Raf Simons and Mary Katrantzou all went crazy for tropical florals. 
You can still follow the latest trends without splurging on designer clothes. Make your own wardrobe look designer-esque by adding embellishments, bringing out the old logo shirts and mixing sports with fashion. Be creative and make your clothes come alive for summer 2014.

1 comment:

Ambyr said...

I love mixing florals and metallic pieces. The perfect dose of girly and edgy.