Seven new season trends to invest in now

It may only just be starting to feel like summer, so even alluding to the words ‘autumn’ and ‘winter’ might seem hasty, but ask yourself one thing: don’t you want to get a head start on all the shiny-new season pieces arriving at Selfridges? Of course you do. Here's the seven totally-wearable-right-now trends that should be on your radar.

Givenchy – dress (worn as top), trousers and bag

1. The comeback material

Paying tribute to everything from ’80s maximalism to ’90s sci-fi, leather is back in a big way. Choose a butter-soft shirt and trust us when we say it’s actually one of the most versatile things you can own, ever. Wear it now in place of your usual jacket, with a roll neck underneath when it turns colder, and open over a white T-shirt and jeans for all the times in between. 

Roksanda – dress

2. The new wrap dress

Universally flattering and endlessly versatile – no, we’re not talking about the wrap dress but the season’s voluminous midi styles. With all the pleating, gathering and floating going on in the fabrics, these are dresses to be seen in motion. So, get moving. You can wear them with everything from strappy sandals, hi-top trainers and ankle boots. 

2. The new wrap dress

Universally flattering and endlessly versatile – no, we’re not talking about the wrap dress but the season’s voluminous midi styles. With all the pleating, gathering and floating going on in the fabrics, these are dresses to be seen in motion. So, get moving. You can wear them with everything from strappy sandals, hi-top trainers and ankle boots.

Roksanda – dress
Christopher Kane - jacket and trousers 
Christopher Kane - jacket and trousers / Balenciaga - shoes (coming soon)

3. The not-so-sensible suit

Crystal chains, eye-catching hues, lustrous fabrics and louche silhouettes… if you ever thought suits were above frivolity, this season’s tailoring will make you think again. We’re calling them suits for people who don’t do suits – catchy, no? 

Kassl - jacket (coming soon) / 3.1 Phillip Lim - trousers  / Boyy - bag
 

4. The irresistible colour palette

There’s no easier way to signal a fresh new look than by lightening up your colour palette. Neutral and pastel tones like marshmallow pinks and whites feel sophisticated – and they’re great for punctuating classic black accessories, elevating true-blue denim and playing off summer prints. Consider them your guilt-free sugar hit. 

Attico - dress

5. The anytime embellishments

Thanks to this year’s unashamedly glamorous camp-themed Met Gala and a slew of brands like Dries Van Noten, Huishan Zhang and Attico, this is the season of embellishment. Feathers, sequins and beads offer a new kind of dressing up: one that’s more about fun exoticism rather than flashy ostentation. Casual tops and jumpers aren’t without their own dose of flair either. 

Burberry - bag

6. The forever bags

When it comes to bags, it’s all about flawless, immaculately crafted classics that are inspired by brands’ illustrious heritages – which automatically means they’ll be in your wardrobe for years to come. Burberry’s TB bag features the new house logo, inspired by an original drawing from the archives that references the initials of the label’s founder, Thomas Burberry. It’s a keeper.

Burberry - bag

6. The forever bags

When it comes to bags, it’s all about flawless, immaculately crafted classics that are inspired by brands’ illustrious heritages – which automatically means they’ll be in your wardrobe for years to come. Burberry’s TB bag features the new house logo, inspired by an original drawing from the archives that references the initials of the label’s founder, Thomas Burberry. It’s a keeper.

Roksanda - dress / Manu Atelier - boots (coming soon)
Bottega Veneta – coat and bag / Givenchy – leggings / Balenciaga – boots (coming soon)

7. The renaissance label 

The name on every fashion insider’s lips this season? Bottega Veneta. The esteemed Italian heritage brand is now headed up by Creative Director Daniel Lee (previously Ready-To-Wear Director at Phoebe Philo’s Céline, no less) and stands for a return to luxury in its truest sense – all premium leather craftsmanship, timeless elegance and a quiet confidence. Be first off the mark with tailored overcoats, silk blouses and the supersized intrecciato bag. 

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