Spring/Summer High Street Fashion Trends 2008

You don’t have to work in the world of fashion though to look great in what the high street has to offer for spring summer 2008. Every shape, size and figure is catered for today.

Safari – High Street Fashion Trend 2008

A perennial summer fashion look, Safari appeared in various forms at the international collections and was brought right up to date with utility touches. This equalled real and wearable looks for all, not just all in one, khaki trouser suits. Even a safari belted jacket over your old jeans will nod to the trend and get your wardrobe right up to date – and the high street is heaving with them.

Utility was the freshest incarnation of safari chic for spring summer 2008. Be inspired by the catwalks and go for utilitarian details on easy to wear summer pieces like this dress from Marks and Spencer. So versatile it’s the ultimate day to night piece – simply swap flat sandals for strappy heels. Layer fine knits and t-shirts underneath when the weather still snaps or if you want to sport the look without revealing upper arms. The key to this look is understated simplicity, so keep accessories to a minimum; a tan leather satchel, or one or two stacked bangles is all this dress needs.

Proenza Schouler’s sleeveless military dress was a standout look from New York fashion week and the fashion editor’s favorite from the minute it marched down the catwalk. This Mango dress strikes all the same notes, but the longer hemline deems it even more practical for everyday. There is also a little bit of structure to this dress which means it’s super flattering and the belted waist creates shape and curves in all the right places. The sleeveless look is key for the new season and an easy way to look fresh now.

Jungle print is the most glamorous and feminine way to wear safari this summer. New Look’s exotic print chiffon dress strikes the perfect balance between sexy and demure. The monochrome print is just the right side of jungle to be classic and classy, while the wrap dress style is flattering for all figures. Jungle print is also the perfect way to go safari when khaki is just too draining for pale complexions.

If head to toe khaki leaves you feeling like a park ranger, Mango’s fresh take on the safari suit will make you think again. Artfully turning the catwalk look on its head by contrasting khaki pants with a bright jacket, finished off with waist cinching belt – this is a modern, urban way to sport the safari suit and a great way to create colour breaks on a slender body as this will add volume. The ultimate mix and match combo means the jacket will also work well as a spring Mac over jeans and dresses while these trousers will also be perfect with a white shirt, wide belt and chunky statement necklace.



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