Fashioning modernity

Sharp tailoring, fresh denim and luxe prints for the new season

As we know that fashion is ever evolving, it only makes sense to be wondering what lies ahead. What viral trends will this year bring? Which designers will become household names? And which stars will we be looking to for style inspiration? And if you’re someone who aspires to have enviable personal style, things might not be so easy. Unfortunately, endless streams of airbrushed Instagram models are selling us a monolithic view of style. So, if you're feeling in a sartorial rut, then get inspired by these amazing modern outfits and keep true to yourself through your awesome personal style.

First off, let’s talk about corporate apparels. If you’ve ever worked in an office, attended a corporate meeting or had a professional interview, you’ll no doubt understand the challenge of dressing for business. Today, business attire is more confusing than ever before, and striking the perfect balance of professionalism and style can be tricky. Thankfully, we’re here to help you guide to chic yet appropriate workwear. That being said, you can either go for modern takes on the classic suit or opt for a slim-fit midi dress paired with a jacket.

And if you’re looking for inspo to dress up sharp for a casual day out with friends, denim’s the answer. If we are being honest, we wear denim almost every single day. We love how we can dress it up or down, and there are so many flattering styles that never fail to make us feel like a sartorial queen. Nothing goes better with a classic blue denim than a crisp white top. Just make sure your top is up-to-date with the latest trends, like this one in white with voluminous sleeves.

Now, for a fun night out, something bold and luxe seems appropriate, let’s say, an asymmetric shoulder dress. We've experienced the cold shoulder, the off-the-shoulder, the one-shoulder, and more, but have you met the skin-baring dress trend's cooler younger sister?

It's the asymmetric neckline and it's blazing a strong path for this season. So, take advantage of the cool-girl silhouette, and show off that shoulder while the weather still permits. Not only is this cut versatile, it’s also flattering on almost every body type. 

Speaking of bold and luxe, nothing says luxury like an animal printed dress. Trends come and go (and come and go), but there are some which remain evergreen, earning their keep year after year. They may be more popular from one season to another but, on the whole, they will inevitably reappear forming the cornerstones of our wardrobes. And this season, amid all the ideas that will have their five minutes of fame, we saw our beloved cheetah print dutifully return. Once worn by our parents and our grandparents before them it still feels as relevant as ever.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair, Makeup, Photography & Styling: Deevees
• Wardrobe: Lyka
• Featuring: Faria Bukhari