Raf Simons-inspired wedding guest trends for 2012
As Jil Sander‘s Milan Ready-To-Wear collection came to a close, fashion lovers far and wide shed a bitter sweet tear. The hugely fashionable German label has been responsible for many recent trends and this all down to their brilliant creative director, Raf Simons. As he bids farewell to the label, we at Zk Magazine celebrate his work and use it to inspire fun, fashionable and purse-friendly outfits for spring/summer weddings.
A Spring/Summer wedding is the perfect opportunity to express your style and personality through a fabulous outfit especially through colour. Colour blocking was a huge trend for in the Jil Sander s/s 2011 collections and this is reflected in the trends we see on our high streets this summer. Here are a few of our favourite ideas…
Hobbs‘ spin on the androgynous trend included well cut jackets, skinny cigarette pants and flattering shirts all in acid bright colours and neons. Stand out in these fabulous aubergine trousers and mint boyfriend blazer.
High street favourite M&S offer a softer and more subtle twist on the trend without losing the va va voom that it requires. The lemon belted dress with white vest detailing is edgy and fashionable whilst remaining summery and feminine.
The electric blue & cerise pink ensemble above by Hobbs ticks two trend boxes in one, maxi skirt and colour blocking. It really is sleek and sexy. Turn up to a wedding in this and you’re guaranteed to be the most fashionable guest in attendance.
As you may have noticed, trends this season are all based around making a statement and pattern clashing is no exception. Of course, we’re aiming for strategic clashing here not curtain/carpet clashing circa 1970′s.
Hobbs‘ dropped waist dress below is the perfect example of why pattern blocking is fashionable. It is edgy, feminine, flattering and right on trend. It’s also a nod to the luxe sports wear trend that is also huge at the moment. What an investment ladies!
Monsoon are renowned for there bohemian chic aesthetics and patterns are a huge part of this. The beautiful maxi dress below include rich brown and purple tones that are perfect for a summer wedding. Dressed up for the reception or simply adding glamorous accessories for the evening means that this dress really is your versatile best friend.
Two piece ensembles are a classic for weddings however, occasionally it can be a risky choice. Ill-cut suits can make the best of us look frumpy that’s why this season’s edgy, sleek alternatives really are fabulous.
White, lace and laser cut designs were seen frequently in many collections this season so, Hobbs‘ white two piece suit set is a brilliant option. With a romantic feel the three quarter length sleeves are feminine whilst the fitted skirt is flattering and sexy.
Below New Look show us colour, pattern and structure all mixed in to make for a young and vibrant outfit. It is a risky option for a wedding but dressed correctly with subtle accessories and killer heels, I have a feeling this suit could make you the star of the show!
Finally, we bring you River Island‘s sleek and sensational suit which is the definition of clever tailoring. The trousers are slim and show just the right amount of ankle to prevent them from becoming in formal. The wide lapels and pocket detailing is fashionable and flattering on a feminine figure. Do the maths ladies, this suit is a keeper.
Granted, the trends we’ve brought to you today won’t work for everyone however, the importance of a trend is how you personally interpretit. You can interpret as little or as much as you like. Just remember what our friend Mr. Simons taught us, the outfit you choose as a wedding guest should be a reflection of you fabulous personality!