Fash­ion

The Observer - - Focus - Mor­wenna Fer­rier

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.

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