Prepare for take-off with this season’s hottest fashion trends

Ahead of Victoria Square’s In Flight fashion show, stylist and Cool FM presenter Rebecca McKinney reveals some of her favourite seasonal fashion trends that are sure to get you in the mood for summer

Summer tailoring is on trend this spring and summer
Summer tailoring is on trend this spring and summer

Stylist and Cool FM presenter Rebecca McKinney is getting set for one of her biggest styling jobs of the season. Working alongside Victoria Square’s personal stylist, Katherin Farries, she is styling the centre’s now-famous spring/summer fashion show.

“It is now officially spring, and despite the weather challenging our new season style choices, stores are bursting with inspiration to put some much-needed zing into our outfits,” says Rebecca.

Model dressed in white beside aeroplane
Prepare to travel in style this spring and summer. Lexi Striped Trim Hoodie, £138 from Reiss.

Travel is continually reshaping the fashion industry, driving trends and influencing design processes.

Victoria Square’s sold-out In Flight fashion show takes place on Friday April 12 promising a captivating show inspired by favourite travel destinations, in a custom set designed to bring the audience on a journey through this season’s hottest looks.

Fashion stylist and radio presenter Rebecca McKinney
Fashion stylist and radio presenter Rebecca McKinney

If you missed out on tickets, here’s Rebecca’s rundown of some of her favourite spring/summer trends that are sure to get you in the mood for summer.

The Skirt

The skirt is having a moment - mini, puffball, maxi, slip or floaty - pick your favourite style and wear them with something more masculine on top. Think structured blazers, white shirts, and oversized sweaters. Shop the trend in Mango, Tommy Hilfiger and H&M.

White mini skirt, £89.99, H&M,
Mini skirt, £89.99, H&M, Victoria Square

Summer Tailoring

The suit is not just for the office anymore. It takes its place this season styled with ballet flats, Adidas Samba shoes and kitten heels. Go super oversized; look for elasticated or visible waistlines on trousers and brave a pop of colour. Shop the trend in Reiss, Whistles and Rio Brazil.

Wide Leg Denim

The ‘70s are back and we aren’t mad about it. Super flares are here to stay and all over the high street. Style with whimsical cropped blouses and boxy trophy jackets to get to look. Shop the trend in Guess, New Look and All Saints.

Girl wearing a blouse and wide legged jeans. Boy wearing jeans and black jacket.
Models Remi Shore and Rebekah Shirley show some of the looks for Victoria Square’s In Flight fashion show.

Spring Florals

Florals… for spring … not ground-breaking, but very pretty. The easiest way to tap into a trend is to focus on the rose print, we are going to see it everywhere! If full flower power isn’t your vibe, then go for a corsage detail on a jacket, waistcoat, or dress instead. Shop the trend in Ted Baker, Mango and Hobbs.

Woman wearing a long floral dress
Floral dress, £250, Ted Baker

Orange and Purple

The hues of the season for SS24. Not together however, think zesty colour shades of orange and head to toe purples that range from violet to lilac. Colour blocking is key here. Shop the trend in Phase Eight, Frasers and Mango.

Model dressed in orange vest top and mini skirt
Orange Midi Skirt, £55, Phase Eight

To see highlights from the show connect with Victoria Square on Instagram, @Victoriasqbelfast and Facebook, @VictoriaSquareBelfast