2014 Predictions for Fashion Consumption

Fashion predictions 2014 Steampunk

From the tie-dyed shirts of the 60s to the power suits of the 80s, fashion has changed dramatically over the years with everything from celebrities to film culture making an impact on the industry. Styles, fabrics, cuts and themes from the catwalks of London, Milan, New York and Paris flood popular high street stores, with online retailers following suit, so here’s what could be a hit in 2014.

Steampunk

Steampunk by Viona Art
Steampunk by Viona Art
Steampunk fashion
Steampunk fashion

Combine the rigid elegance of the Victorian era with the fantasy sci-fi novels of H. G. Wells and you get Steampunk, a fashion range, which is already available to purchase from ebay. Although somewhat bizarre, this retro-futuristic style looks set to take the New Year by storm with everything from aviator goggles to frock coats, corsets and lace veils making an appearance. Steampunk inspired jewellery and accessories will also be on offer and can be combined with floor-length pleated skirts, double-breasted jackets and equestrian-themed outfits.

Pretty pastels

Pretty Pastels by Burberry Prorsum
Pretty Pastels by Burberry Prorsum SS 2014
Pretty Pastels Spring Summer 2014
Pretty Pastels on the runway for Spring Summer 2014

Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Week was all about the pretty pastels. Pale pink dresses, mint-green shorts and sporty blue bombers all made an appearance with each subtle shade being complement by staples such as white jackets and trousers. The pastel shades were also brought to life by a wide range of funky shoes from metallic stilettos to vibrant sandals each adding to the summery feel. The best thing about pastels is that they’re easy to wear, so choose a colour that suits you and look fabulous in the New Year.

Cropped jackets

cropped jackets 2014
Cropped jackets for 2014 from BCBG Max Azria, Rebecca Minkoff and Thakoon
Cropped boxy jacket by Peter Pilotto
Cropped boxy jacket by Peter Pilotto

A girl can never have too many jackets right? Well, not if the brand new spring/summer collection is anything to go by as boxy, cropped (non motto) jackets were all over the catwalk with everyone from Rebecca Minkoff to Thakoon getting in on the action. Available in numerous prints and styles, they’re the perfect addition to any wardrobe and look great with body-con dresses, flared trousers, leggings, jeggings, skirts and even your every day jeans. What’s more, they’re just what you need when your winter coat gets a bit heavy but you still need an extra layer.

Dress/shirts

dress shirt pastels
Dress Shirts 2014
ALEXANDER-WANG-SPRING-2014-NEW-YORK-FASHION-WEEK shirt dress
Mini dress/ shirt from Alexander Wang’s Spring Summer 2014 collection

If you’re looking for something that’s chic, stylish and comfortable to wear, why not get your hands on one of the latest dress/shirts complete with contrasting collars and textured cuffs? Perfect for every occasion – from days at the office to nights on the town – these menswear inspired dresses will help you feel both glamorous and confident. With Alexander Wang, Costello Tagliapietra and Altuzarra all flaunted their button-downs on the runway, it’s clear these are a real winner, so keep a look out for low-cost alternatives on the high street.

With many retro styles making a come back, 2014 looks set to be a great year for fashion so watch out for all the latest trends throughout the coming year.

Image- en.vogue.fr, style.com

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1 Comment
  1. I am soooo pleased to see that Steampunk might be becoming mainstream, though I haven’t seen much sign of it yet in the UK 🙁 Maybe I’m too sheltered here in Bedfordshire. Mind you, as a true steampunker I hope the authenticity of steampunk remains true. Anyone who loves antique and vintage will love steampunk. It’s not just for geeks!

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