Spring is a reminder that you have legs so, for women, tights are a stone-cold no. Elsewhere, the only acceptable hat is a beret (think Dior, buy Topshop) and while you should slough off your coat, do keep a light jacket, ideally a trench, worn open (Céline), in checks (Burberry) or in lilac (Dries Van Noten). Men, try a short jacket as seen at Sandro but available at Cos, or a brightly coloured raincoat – anything from Vetements to Patagonia is fine.
Spring 2018 is also about the nuance of colour. Muted ice cream shades such as lemon sorbet and strawberry are in abundance everywhere, from Victoria Beckham to Cos on both men and women, although neons are also appearing on the high street (particularly on T-shirts at Topshop and & Other Stories). Men should try the trend via a brightly printed shirt – Aloha versions were at Balenciaga and Ami, but really any foliage will do.
Spring suits for women are a good weatherproof addition. Matching, of course, in light pink or stripes. And frankly, on men too. Take inspiration (honestly) from Harry Styles’s Gucci and Palomo Spain tour outfits.
When it comes to shoes, women wear them with a low heel (spiky like Balenciaga or square like Topshop), and men can do anything (a loafer, a chunky boot or a trainer works). Definitely wear socks.
In other trend news, streetwear continues to dominate the catwalk at Fendi and Burberry and everything in between. If a full Adidas tracksuit feels a bit much, start sensibly with footwear.
Veja trainers are becoming the updated answer to Stan Smiths for women, but equally the muchderided ugly trainer – from Balenciaga’s Triple S to Fila’s chunky platform trainer – is all over the shops. Ideal if the weather turns damp again, which is highly likely.