As winter approaches, you may not be giving a thought about next summer’s wardrobe, however, there’s no time like the present to get your wardrobe ready!

Read on for an overview of the top trends, as well as tips on how to wear them.

Pastel colours

Pastel colours were out in full force this past week – shown by several designers. Pastel maxi skirts and dresses were common features.

Pastel colours are timeless and a must in every wardrobe. These lighter, cooler shades are perfect summer time-wear.

How to wear: pastels are dynamic enough that you can choose to stick to just one colour or you can mix the colours up. The best thing about pastel colours is that each shade complements the others. 


Right now, big ruffles on sleeves are popular, and designers have shown us that this trend will continue into spring/summer next year too. Entire dresses were covered in ruffles this year.

Simone Rocha showed ruffles in Victorian styled cocktail dresses, giving an unusual twist to an old design.

How to wear: due to the popularity of ruffles, they are now featured in everyday clothing. From smart casual office wear to even outfits you wear for relaxed weekends at home. It’s now easier than ever to incorporate them into your wardrobe!


White oversized shirts and dresses were a popular theme this LFW. This colour is perfect for the heat due to its transferring properties.

Georgia Hardinge’s collection featured many cool white dresses as did Ralph & Russo’s line-up.

Amanda Wakely’s clothes featured smart and oversized women’s black and white striped suits.

How to wear: white is a classic colour, it goes with every shade. No matter what season, white is always in vogue.


New York Fashion Week - the previous show - showed plenty of sequinned gowns and London did the same. Even JW Anderson showed sequins this time – a look not usually favoured by the Irish designer.

There wasn’t a piece left unadorned with sequins in some collections. Shoes, dresses, hats and more all glinted under the runway spotlights.

How to wear: as this LFW has shown, sequins are definitely not just for Christmas. Trade in an ordinary clothing piece for something sparkly and loud. Try out a sequinned scarf, a pair of ankle boots, or even a skirt, if you dare!

As we wave goodbye to LFW for another season, this doesn’t mean the end of more fashionable blogs! Keep visiting the LCCA blog page for more industry insights!