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Summer is calling and we at Kilkenny Design cannot wait for it to arrive. We’re dreaming of beach trips, sun holidays and iced lattes - all day every day if possible. This year, we will be enjoying ourselves more than ever and fashion is going to reflect that. Our Design Fashion Buyer Megan Burns has been watching the runways and the fashion trendsetters we all know and love to prepare for the styles that are going to reign supreme this spring/summer. From floral prints to a new wave of loungewear styles, Megan shares some of the key trends to shop this season.

Fine Print

Designers are having fun with print this season which means we are going to be seeing bright, fun patterns everywhere we turn this spring summer. Megan explains “after a tumultuous two years, we are ready to express ourselves through fashion. Expect to see bright florals and extra emphasis on brand logo patterns.”

Think Pink

Speaking of expressing ourselves through fashion, the bright and bold trend doesn’t stop at just prints extends to the favourite colours of the season too. Megan suggests thinking pink, vibrant and embracing your femininity this summer.


While stripes don’t ever necessarily go out of fashion, this year Megan points out that the catwalks indicate that it’s time to level up how we wear stripes. Pair big bold stripes with big bold colours for a magnetic appeal.

Work it Out

The explosion of activewear into the everyday fashion scene during lockdown is a trend that is here to stay. With many new activewear brands having cropped up that offer sustainable fabrics and designs to sculpt your body, you can choose interesting designs and prints or keep it minimalist and add statement accessories. Megan recommends pairing your sports top and leggings with a crossbody handbag and some statement jewellery to make coffee catch ups and walks in the park instantly more stylish.

Less is More

While bright and bold is dominating the season, minimalism is still holding its own on the fashion scene. Megan highlights that this year minimalist fashion has taken a light and airy feel with uncomplicated investment pieces taking prime place for top buys this season. Think muted colours, tailored finishes and cashmere cardigans.

Comfort is Key

While we may be back to the office, we will be embracing loungewear at every opportunity after getting so used to it over the last two years. Megan says “Loungewear is here to stay but once again colour is in control, making loungewear more interesting. We are also seeing a shift towards sustainable brands as customers look for Irish brands rather than big fast fashion names.”

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