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5 styling hacks we learnt from the Victoria Beckham show

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Be prepared to get a lesson in style from the one, the only, Victoria Beckham…

It has been a busy week for Victoria Beckham. Not only has she launched her much anticipated beauty line, she also showcased her latest spring/summer 20 collection at London Fashion Week. Set in the 19th-century Durbar Court at the British Foreign Office, it was one not to miss. 

With the whole Beckham family sat FROW-side next to Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, all eyes were on one little lady in particular – eight year old Harper Beckham. Wearing a high neck floral midi dress, she gave everyone serious outfit envy. Then there was the collection. With a strong ‘70s feel; ruffle bib shirts, oversized pointy collars and the revival of the knitted twin-set was amongst the highlights. 

Add to this colour combinations that make any outfit look effortless chic, the Victoria Beckham show was a lesson in not only how to dress for next year’s spring/summer, but for upcoming autumn with layering being key. Scroll down to see the five lessons we learnt from the queen of fashion, VB…

#1 Taking style tips from an eight year old is totally acceptable

Victoria Beckham paid tribute to her “number one guest” on Instagram – daughter Harper Beckham – and we couldn’t help but want the stylish eight year old’s dress. The midi length tiered hem, high neck, long sleeve frock complete with corsage (we’ll get to that later) is the perfect style to wear right now. Make like Harper and style with a sleek up do and golden shoes. No wonder she was VB’s top guest!

#2 Invest in roll necks for autumn – you’ll be using them to layer for spring/summer next year

What you may have initially realised about this look is how a tonal colour palette looks effortlessly chic. Next, it’s that Victoria Beckham’s much-loved oversized sunglasses have had a retro twist. Then, it may be the layers. Although it’s a spring/summer 20 show, the layering techniques used are ones we can take note of for autumn. Invest in roll neck tops and we can guarantee (as can Mrs Beckham) that you’ll be wearing them well into next year, too. All hail the humble roll neck. 

Victoria Beckham roll neck
Victoria Beckham show: roll neck

#3 Seventies style ruffle shirts will update classic tailoring

We didn’t think Austin Powers would be a style muse anytime soon, but according to the VB show, ‘70s inspired frill bib shirts are back. Keep them chic by going for white and add a floral corsage. Again, another throwback. They were spotted on shirts, dresses and tops – basically fix one to any outfit going forward for a Victoria Beckham-approved look.

Image of Victoria Beckham ruffle shirt
Victoria Beckham show: ruffle shirt

#4 Knitted twin-sets are back

We may associate a twin-set as the top and cardigan set our mums might have worn in previous decades. Now, they’re back and there’s a new addition – the knitted skirt. A knit top plus knit cardigan and knit skirt is the Victoria Beckham way of updating the dated two-piece. We seriously approve when it looks this chic. 

Image of knitted twin set
Victoria Beckham show: knitted twin set

#5 Brown and green is the dream team 

Green has been on the radar all year. From neon and lime to sage – they’ve all done the rounds. This time for spring/summer 20 it’s all about Kermit green teamed with rich brown shades. It may not be the most likely of pairings, but now we’ve seen it, it works. VB also teamed tan tones with yellow and blue hues. Basically the winning formula is any shade of brown/tan with a primary block colour. Simple. 

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Victoria Beckham show: tan and green

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