Anyone sensible should be cautious of a particular style when it becomes popularized, especially when celebrities jump on the band wagon. There are of course times when innovative ideas and approaches are catalysts for enriched culture and long lasting improvements – maybe even cementing themselves as milestones in fashion history. Consider the evolution of the Trench coat from its practical roots, or how a request for a shorter informal jacket by the Prince of Whales led the storied Savile Row tailor Henry Poole to invent the dinner jacket. Naturally the polar opposite of the spectrum would include perverse atrocities like parachute pants or the infamous “garbage bag” suit cut from the 90s; we can hang on to these for future photo album entertainment. One trend. This brings us to the point of this article, which is tonal dressing and what kind of trend it will turn out to be.
If the essence of Autumn style is dominated by subdued earthy tones and heavier textures, then shift into Spring and it’s all about brightening up your look with vibrant colours, striking patterns and lightweight fabrics. Chances are that by the time the sun comes out to shine, you’ll be itching to lighten things up.