This standout weekend is the prime time to see and be seen in Oxford. And, of course, you want to be seen looking your best.
Here are some of the spring’s top trends to work into your Double Decker outfit, originating on the runways and now incorporated into streetwear.
For any outdoor event, sunglasses are the one staple accessory that can level up any outfit.
Colored glasses are the new thing. Yellow, green and bright blue shaded lenses used to only be worn by a select few, but they are now catching on with some of fashion’s biggest trendsetters.
Styles featuring smaller lenses popular in the ’80s, ’90s and early ’00s are especially hot right now. Don’t invest in an overly expensive pair – once the look becomes widespread, colored glasses may go “out” as quickly as they came “in.”
Giant Vintage has an extensive selection, and all styles are in the $20-$30 range.
Spring is the season where even your friends who “only wear black” branch out of their comfort zone and throw on a bright T-shirt (even if it’s just once).
No one can fully resist the effect that spring has on one’s mood, and that is often reflected in an outfit choice. There is always one color that has the spotlight during a season, and this season, that color is pink.
While there is an undeniable stigma around pink for being girlish and innocent, people are thinking differently about the color this season.
Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative director for Valentino, has been vocal about his thoughts on the color and how he incorporated it into Valentino’s latest collection.
“To me, pink is punk,” Piccioli said. “It’s not sweet. I think black is a state of mind.”
To make your look fresh and current, go for a pale or flamingo pink dress, blouse or skirt, or opt to add in blush accessories.
The theme of everything old becoming new again continues with the resurgence of big sleeves. On the runway, they have mostly come in the form of long sleeves; however, this isn’t the most practical choice for a late April day outside in Oxford. Instead, choose a shape that is still architecturally different by picking short, gathered sleeves, ruffles or sleeves with padding in the shoulders.
Adding a corset belt to your outfit is a quick, simple way to instantly appear on-trend. For an easy way to incorporate this style, pick an oversized T-shirt and wear a matching lace-up corset belt around the waist for a monochromatic, clean look.