Every March 8th, Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries worldwide. A day that started all the way back in 1910 as part of labour and voting rights movements has now become a day recognised annually to celebrate women across the globe. The day marks the acknowledgment of women’s many achievements in social, cultural, political and economic spaces. It also helps create awareness and educate people on the problems women face and how everyone can contribute to a positive change and bring about women’s equality in society.
Each year, the Women’s Day campaign has a theme, and in 2023, the theme is #EmbraceEquity. Embracing equity and not just equality is a more inclusive idea of providing an opportunity to everyone. It’s about recognising that each individual comes from a different background and circumstances and providing the right combination of resources for an equal outcome.
Add to this year’s celebrations by embodying your most confident and feminine self with trending outfits for women from Lifestyle Stores. Treat yourself to these latest clothing trends to hit stores…
Pretty in Pastels
Pastels come and go through the seasons, but there’s a reason why pastels keep coming back into vogue. The soft, soothing shades of pastel colours are elegant and sophisticated, while the variety of hues makes them noteworthy for the spring and summer seasons. Here are some pastel colours to add to your outfit ideas for women this season.
Yellow: The pale yellow hue is not the only feature that makes this casual top from ONLY pop. The subtle lace pattern gives it a dressy touch, perfect for pairing with black jeans. And if you really want to add that wow factor to your outfit, a pair of heels always changes your style quotient.
Purple: Fresh hues and breezy prints come together to create this full-sleeved shirt from Allen Solly. Exactly what you need to level up your work wear, this lilac purple shirt with butterfly prints will bring new life into your women’s clothes.
Pink: Add a dose of springtime to your wardrobe with this timeless design for the season – floral print dresses. The playful pastel pink, along with small floral motifs on this midi dress from Latin Quarters, adds an effortless vibe. Team it with a pair of white sandals.
Green: This earthy hue is an evergreen choice during spring and summer. Get the most out of this oh-so-pretty colour by wearing this monotone shirt dress by Vero Moda. Detailed with a spread collar, button closure and a fabric tie-up belt to cinch your waist, the knee-length dress will bring a sense of lightness to your outfits for women.
Beige: Embrace a light spring/summer aesthetic with these Code Classic beige shorts. The muted white stripes and breathable rayon material make them perfect for flaunting your legs this season. Wear it casually with a tee and sneakers or, for that extra oomph, a matching top and heels.
Blue: Looking for season-appropriate jeans? These powder blue pants’ flared boyfriend jeans design has just the right summer style you’re looking for. Set aside dark washes and try this easy-breezy cut from Ginger.
Bold in Pop Colours
Colour is the simplest way you can perk up any outfit. Show off your personality by adding bright or quirky colours to your outfit ideas. Look fiery in orange, enjoy the sunshine in yellow or flaunt your feminine side in pink. If you’re one for bold outfits, then try mixing and matching two bright colours. If that’s not for you, you can team one vibrant shade with a neutral instead.
Pink: Make a statement everyone will remember with these hot pink trousers from Ginger. The ankle-length silhouette, which comes with a wide fabric belt, can be worn with a plain white tee to add a pop to it. Another fun way to wear these trousers is by topping them with a hot pink blazer.
Double the fun with Vero Moda’s pink and red jumpsuit. Pop colours are combined with tropical leaves to give you a look that is doubtlessly bold and eye-catching. It features a spaghetti neckline, printed belt and wide legs for a comfortable summer vibe.
Orange: Embody confidence in a power suit this Women’s Day! Ginger’s blazer comes with a tube top in the same shade. You can complete this suit by pairing it with orange trousers – a truly fashionable example of monotone dressing.
Red: Love athleisure? This is your chance to show off your style for summer by choosing apparel in pop colours. This bright red hooded jacket by Ginger is a great place to start. Featuring embroidered typography and an easy-to-use zippered closure, you can wear it just as well with casual and athleisure wear.
Yellow: If you want a style-defining look this summer, then don’t forget to add this casual yellow shirt from W to your wardrobe. A band collar, full sleeves and a minimalist buttoned closure come together nicely in this cotton shirt. Amp up your style statement strongly by wearing it with white jeans and yellow heels.
Relaxed in Athleisure
It’s no surprise that athleisure continues to be one of the biggest clothing trends in fashion. After all, who doesn’t want to be comfortable while also looking uber-stylish? The best part about athleisure is you can take your outfit straight to the gym effortlessly from your lounge. Check out these must-haves that deserve to make it into your wardrobe.
Sports Tights: Splashes of colour always brighten up any pair of pants. And these tights from Kappa are the perfect example of that. The white fabric is covered in colourful prints, giving it a more fun and energising appearance.
Zipped Sweatshirt: Give your everyday sweatshirt a boost by trading it in for this white number from Kappa. The splashes of colour are minimalistic yet chic.
Hooded T-shirt: Upgrade your basic t-shirt with Kappa’s black t-shirt. The slogan printed on the front – This Girl Is On Fire – is exactly what you need to celebrate Women’s Day. Also featuring mesh shoulders and a hood, this t-shirt will up your summer style in no time.
Sweatshirt: If you’re not one for bright colours, pastels are the way to go, as seen on this crew neck sweatshirt from Kappa. The tie-dye print in purple and green, along with the motivating tagline – Be The Change You Want To See In The World – make this garment a must-have.
Joggers: Sage green is a popular pastel colour making its rounds this season. Get your hands on it by picking these comfy sports joggers from Kappa. Detailed with typography that will keep you going, you will love how they feel on you, and how freely you can move in them. Wear it with any of the many trending tops for women to lend a casual yet fun athleisure look.