Now that the dust has settled on Fashion Month, we’ve stopped gushing about our favourite collections for long enough to take a real look at some of the more unusual trends for spring/summer 14 and there are some it will be hard to rock if you’re not Cara Delevingne…

Are you brave enough to try any of these?

 

Overalls

The 90s are here to stay. And while we can just about cope with another season of crop tops, it’s going to be harder to pull off that other 90s staple trying to make a comeback – the overall.

Overalls popped up on a number of catwalks during Fashion Month, with DKNY, Rag and Bone and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam all sending models down the runway in a pair. And while we’ll admit they did exude effortless style, anyone with even the smallest curves is going to have to treat them with caution.

If you want to give overalls a go, team with high heels for an evening out or some colourful Nike trainers for a relaxed daytime look.

 

Neon colours

Neon colours as seen at Ralph Lauren and Roksanda Ilinic are not for everyone. If you hate standing out from the crowd, you might be best opting for a more subtle hue. However, if you want to give the trend a try, it’s all about choosing the right neon shade to match your skin tone. Pale and interesting types suits bright greens and bold blues, while if you have medium skin, coral, orange and yellow are the colours for you.

If you are rocking a summer tan or have naturally dark skin, try fuchsia, purple and neon blue.
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Puffy dresses

The puffy skirts and dresses seen at Mary Katrantzou were a style triumph, but be warned, it’s a tough trend to replicate on the high street.

The prints Katrantzou opted for and the placement of the chains and buckles which adorned the dresses were carefully selected to flatter the wearer and create a stunning silhouette. However, there is the potential for dresses in this style to look tent-like if not designed properly, so make sure you try before you buy.

 

Rainbow makeup

Chanel is known for sending models down the catwalk with dramatic makeup and this season was no exception. The rainbow eyes sported by Cara Delevingne and Miranda Kerr certainly created an impression on the runway, but will be hard to copy at home.

To pay homage to Karl Lagerfeld, why not try rocking just one bold eyeshadow at a time, for a more toned down but still stylish look?

Acid green, bubblegum green and bright turquoise are all good options.

 

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