Newest Fashion Trends in Leeds – and Where to Buy Them
A Guide to the Hottest Spring/Summer Looks in Leeds
by Charlotte Martin
Whether you adore luxury shopping, live for independent stores or are saving on a student budget, no doubt you are keeping an eye out for the next big fashion trends. With this in mind, I’ve compiled a guide to getting the hottest spring/summer looks in Leeds – although it’s transferable to any Yorkshire city…
Paris Fashion Week is a clothing lovers’ guide for the seasons to come. Back in October, we saw Paris Fashion Week’s SS19 collection highlighting the next big fashions that are going to take high streets by storm this spring. The first trend the show gave us was boiler suits – and the more eagle-eyed of you may have noticed how boiler suits have already started to appear in to the shops. Whilst initially you may think they give strong car garage vibes, they can in fact be extremely flattering by complementing the female figure. Utilise a tie-belt to decorate the waist and accompany with heeled ankle boots to elongate the legs. Our great Yorkshire city has plenty of places to purchase a boiler suit, in a multitude of price ranges. From New Look (£29.99) to Mango (£69.99) (both available in the Trinity Shopping Centre) to &Other Stories (£89.99) in Victoria Gate Leeds.
Beige is Back
The trend of spring this year may surprise you: Beige. I know what you’re thinking, but no, beige does not mean boring. We could easily change the colour description to ‘café au lait’ and then suddenly it’s a stylish colour choice! The beauty of beige is that it can be the perfect colour for a spring jacket but also the main colour of a jumpsuit or blouse. Beige says Paris in the rain whilst also saying Milan in the sun. We can use beige to our advantage as an adaptable colour that will ALWAYS come back into fashion. So it’s time to pull that sandy coloured coat out of the wardrobe again. But if you don’t have any beige there are fabulous places in Leeds to buy beige clothing from. For the Yorkshire student, there is a beautiful trench coat from H&M for only £24.99 available in the Trinity Shopping Centre. However, if you fancy a more luxurious style, Ted Baker have this elegant wool wrap coat for £329 available in the Victoria Quarter.
I’m sure many of you will have seen the cycling shorts trend and have mixed feelings about it. It’s a brave fashion choice as they are… exposing, to say the least. However, the cycling short trend was actually introduced a lot earlier than many think, with Princess Diana rocking cycling shorts back in the 90s. Since then the phenomenon has been adopted by the Kardashians, Hailey Baldwin, Bella Hadid and many other celebrities. I suppose the beauty of the cycling short trend is that they are particularly versatile. They can be worn casually with trainers and a sweatshirt but also with a blazer and heels. In Leeds city centre you’re able to get cycling shorts in a multitude of places, but my favourites are Lipsy at Next (£12) and Adidas (£25) at Urban Outfitters, both available in the Trinity Shopping Centre.
The final trend this spring is: Print. Prints of all forms, from animal prints of snakeskin and leopard to floral designs. These bold patterns are statement fashion looks that can look incredibly stunning, particularly if chosen well. The attraction of Leeds as a shopping hub is the diversity of clothing shops that provide these spring trends in their own unique way. For example, printed shirts are readily available at Leeds’ most renowned vintage store Blue Rinse located on Call Lane for approximately £20. In addition, Topshop in Trinity Shopping Centre loves the print trend and has many clothing items available in awesome print designs, including this gorgeous paisley print skirt for £39. This trend has also hit the designer shops of Victoria Gate too, with Vivienne Westwood stocking this floral print maxi skirt for £345.
Hopefully this can give you ideas on where to buy this spring’s iconic fashion trends in the heart of Yorkshire.