3 Fashion Week trends you can wear now

It’s that time of the year where all the fashion pack head to New York, London, Milan and Paris to see the designers take on next winter’s wardrobes. Great, but why should we all care?

Even though we’ve barely entered autumn 2014, there are still little nuggets of style inspiration that everyone can take from the spring 2015 fashion week trends to influence your style now. As designers have become more aware of the wearability of their designs, the catwalks are no longer full of extravagant and impractical outfits that you’ll only ever spot again on celebrities or the red carpet, and fashion editors are snapping up looks straight from the shows.

While we might not be lucky enough to have the celebrity budget or a friend in-the-know, there are still plenty of ways to try the trends for yourself. To make it really easy, here’s a round-up of lessons everyone can learn from this year’s fashion shows.

1. All things blue

The catwalks were flooded with blue, and not just block colour, but printed florals and embellished designs too. Why is this good news for you? Buying into a colour is a really easy way to update your wardrobe and stay on-trend. Whether you go all-out or just invest in a few pops of the hue with your shoes and accessories. Look to Emporio Armani and Christopher Kane for inspiration and then pick up these blue buys you can wear now (and next spring!).

2. Flower Power

Your favourite print is going nowhere fast. Florals are here to stay. (Yay!) Whether you prefer pretty and girly like Holly Fulton’s wedding-appropriate styles or Simone Rocha’s bold and bright theme you already know that this is a wear-it-everyday kind of a trend. We approve. (Tip: for maximum style points, go for a blue floral print like Fendi – two trends, in one!

3. Sheer Genius

First of all. Don’t. Panic. Sheer layers and panels might be a bit risqué on the catwalk, but for the rest of us this translates as sheer sleeves, floaty fabrics and panelled detailing. Easy or what? For a classic take on the trend look to Milly and Burberry Prorsum who used sheer fabrics to create flattering feminine shapes.