This year’s spring/summer catwalks were awash with colour, textures and shapes that had heads turning. Whether you’re someone who enjoys a tailored look or you prefer to dress down, this season you’ll be thrilled by trouser suits, huge logos and even bum bags, something which, in all honesty, we never thought would ever make a haute-couture comeback.

Bum and belt bags

Thanks to the likes of Gucci and Balenciaga, bum and belt bags no longer have a ‘your dad on holiday in the 80’s’ vibe. These sporty pouches have been seen on trendsetters and celebrities alike, usually a combination of crossbody and luxe leather.

Bum and Belt bags have been seen on trendsetters and celebrities alike, usually a combination of crossbody and luxe leather.

Over the top shoulders

The 1980’s trend continues with big shoulders and sleeves on everything. Soft blouses and shirts with OTT shoulders can be balanced with a fitted miniskirt or a slim pair of trousers for the perfect night time look.

The trouser suit

Everyone knows the importance of good tailoring so if there’s one thing to spend your money on this summer it’s a trouser suit. While they were a huge contender on this season’s runways, the majority of trouser suits don’t tend to date so see one as a fashion investment. This also means that there are hundreds of versions out there to choose from so you’ll definitely find one to match your personal style.

Loud logos

Fendi, Gucci, Versace – name the designer, and we guarantee that they had an item emblazoned with their logo. Let’s face it; if you’re going to be spending a hefty amount on something designer, then you might as well let everyone know.

Polka dots are popular

We can’t really go a year without polka dots being a trend at some point, and in 2018 they’re taking over in the summer. Keep it monochrome and stick to modern shapes rather than ending up looking like a 1950’s housewife.

The boldest hues

Bright primary shades all the way through to neon were big for designers this season so in the high street you should expect to see bold pinks, yellows, reds and more. To pull off colour this summer, the trick is not to tone it down.

Pencil skirts

More good news for those who like to keep it tailored – the pencil skirt is in for summer. The past few years might have been dominated by leggings and athleisure but now make room in your wardrobe for long-line midis that are flattering to any shape.

Waist belts

According to the fashion experts, a waist belt is now integral to any outfit this summer. Belt your jacket, use one over an oversized shirt or make one your go-to accessory over a slinky dress. Unsure how you could incorporate this trend into your style? Take a look at Ashleigh Plus Size, a site that can guide you on the latest trends to suit your body shape.