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The Womenswear Edit

SS24 Trend Guide

From power dressing to delicately feminine lace, discover how to tap into the key seasonal trends at McArthurGlen – always up to 70% less

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SUNSHINE YELLOW

A Sunny Disposition

Just as the first rays of spring sun warm our souls, let the life-affirming power of yellow invigorate your wardrobe this season. From Bally to Zimmermann, the runways were basking in a glow of yellow tones, from feminine pale lemon to more vibrant amber shades, with full tonal looks bringing the most solar sophistication. Key among the silhouettes are tailored blazers and trousers by the likes of Closed or Cinque at up to 70% less, offering a bright and powerful statement, or swap the trousers for a tonal yellow midi skirt by Marc Aurel. For a more casual vibe, look to labels such as Polo Ralph Lauren for feminine dresses, breezy trousers, and tapered jeans, while pale yellow lightweight knits and shirts are their perfect dance partners. Go for bold yellow tones in the shape of sunglasses, shoes, and bags to serve your wardrobe sunny side up.

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POWER DRESSING

Meet The New Tailored Edge 

Once upon a time, power dressing meant structured shoulders and cigarette pants, but this summer’s flavour of tailored confidence enrolls the sophisticated assistance of loose-fitting blazers and wide-leg trousers. We’ve found glorious examples of this fluid look at Scotch & Soda and Guess, both of whom have utilised a soft, neutral colour palette in order to let the silhouette do all the talking (but black and navy looks will work equally as well too). Both blazer and trousers can be worn as separates, and in the case of the latter, you can complement the palazzo pant vibe with a sharp waistcoat in a similar tone. Oversized white or off-white shirts by HUGO or Seidensticker are another stylish device to emphasise the flowy aesthetic, all of which you can punctuate with sharper angles in your pointy shoes, belt, and clutch bag.

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STATEMENT ACCESSORIES

Small Stature, Big Statement

Sometimes, all you need for a wardrobe refresh is an accessories upgrade, and this season’s offerings will not disappoint. From bold tone clutch bags to kaleidoscopic statement wedges via look-at-me sunglasses and chunky jewellery, there are a million and one ways to give your looks a glow-up at McArthurGlen this season. We’re in love with the colourful clutches and leather handbags at the likes of Kate Spade, all of which create a strong contrast to the white lace trend, and really complement the must-have midi skirt trend. Stand-out shoes in the shape of strappy sandals by Kennel & Schmenger, flats by Copenhagen Studios, and sling-backs by G.K. Mayer won’t fail to turn heads, while a final colourful flourish by way of a bold leather belt and oversized shades will ensure that you are the most talked-about guest at every summer party.

WHITE LACE

A Dose Of Delicate Femininity

White lace is having a big comeback this season thanks to a host of designers completely modernising how we think of it. The likes of Chloe, Valentino and Elie Saab have changed its image from an antiquated fabric to something altogether more contemporary and visionary, and we love the results! What’s more, it’s lightweight, elegant, and perfect for keeping you cool in the sun. Top-to-toe lace is the way forward, in the shape of an ornate dress by Windsor, or by combining lacy separates such as blouses and crop tops by Opus with midi and mini skirts by rich & royal – all at up to 70% less. You’ll look like a stunning vision in all white, especially if you double-down on white accessories such as strappy sandals or sling-backs, crochet bags, and sunglasses. For a sustainable approach, you could even incorporate vintage lace pieces into your look.

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STATEMENT SKIRTS

These Skirts Bring All The Fun

After many seasons of maxi and midi dresses stealing the limelight, 2024 looks like the year of the skirt, but not just any skirt. On the runways of Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler, and many others, it was the statement midi skirt that was making the headlines, and it came glittering, twinkling, and sparkling. Shop the trend for less, from shiny sequins and sparkly details by Versace, to fringes and tassels by Only, these skirts are not only eye-catching, but a breeze to style, too. Think barely-there sleeveless tops and fine-knit crew neck jumpers by Marc O'Polo, and dressy satin shirts by Seidensticker - just keep your tops muted to allow the skirt the spotlight it deserves. Pointed sling-backs are our favourite way to bookend this trend, while a statement clutch buy Kate Spade is the cherry on the cake.

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