Let’s face it we all love seeing what’s coming up for AW17, but when it comes to our passion for fashion, not to mention any OOTD inspiration we like things move a little quicker! Luckily, SS17 is well underway, and we’ve been busy checking out brand new trends that you can shop right now! From trans-seasonal trench coats, pop socks and zebra striped bags to clunky mules and must-buy distressed jackets this is spring fashion at it’s very best.
In The Trenches
Everyone loves a trench coat, don’t they? They’re sleek, stylish and hugely practical thanks to being warm enough on a breezy spring day but without the thick layers of a winter coat. Belted or not, 3/4 length or full, buttons, or zips trench coats are a fashion staple that has both style and substance as well as coming in a kaleidoscope of pretty colours. Wear your trench with a pair of super skinny jeans, velvet mules and a simple cashmere sweater. Don’t forget your shades in those bursts of spring sunshine for a look that’s simple, effortless and oh so on trend.
Finally, someone’s cottoned onto the fact we don’t always like having our tootsies on show! With mini-mules you get two trends for the price of one, as they’re part mule and part kitten heel so are fantastic footwear for garden parties, avoiding the stiletto grass problem, summer BBQ’s and weekend shopping trips. Mini-mules are also ridiculously comfy thanks to their low, soft heel, so you won’t need to worry about any painful blisters either.
The athleisure trend is now in full steam, and at last fashion has turned its eye towards zipped tops, slouchy jackets, tailored tracksuit bottoms and simple, structured T-shirts. Athletic wear is now such a big deal that everyone including Heidi Klum, Kate Hudson and Victoria Beckham has released collections that promote easy feel, ready to wear pieces that have an understated elegance to them. However, while athleisure gives us a break from tight body cons, restrictive jackets and sky-high heels don’t overdo it! The goal is to look like an off-duty athlete instead of an overgrown kid who’s forgotten her PE kit!
Striped Totes And Shoppers
Want to add more colour and texture to your wardrobe? A quick, easy and fashion forward way to do it is via a cute tote, mini backpack or shoulder bag! If you’re more a monochrome kind of girl, you’ll be pleased to know stripes are back in business while other trends in womens bags include navy, denim, checks, florals, and geometric prints. Whatever you choose make sure your bag contrasts with your outfit. Wearing a cherry red dress, pink jacket and black shoes? Lift your look with a sky blue or shiny purple tote bag.
We’re not just talking about pop socks, but full on knee length ones worn over trainers, wedges and heels. In fact, the louder the sock, the more on trend you’ll be! For a cute, preppy but not schoolgirl look pair black ankle boots with white knee high socks, a floral playsuit and a distressed leather jacket to give your outfit a raw, industrial feel.