As we wipe away the January blues and step out of our cable knit jumpers and quilted coats, SS17 is fast upon us. However, as an attempt to save some money and be ahead of the trend, here are some of this year’s wardrobe staples that will work for both the rainy months and sunny afternoons.
It’s a wrap:
Ballerina style wrap tops are everywhere this season. The soft cotton fabric can be layered under a cami top for extra warmth during the winter, whilst the lightweight fabric will work throughout the season, and into spring. Floral prints are key to this look, and are a great way to break up an outfit of black. These are a closet must have for 2017, and will work for both your night out and Sunday lunch date.
Ruffle my feathers:
A good knit is the best way to embrace those frosty winter mornings, and has the ability to go with every pair of jeans you own. This season, ruffles are taking over. Stick to neutral colours and embrace the added detail of the shoulder ruffle instead of your chunky oversized sweater. This new trend is subtle enough to show effort but is delicate as to not appear like a fancy dress costume. Wear with jeans, above the knee skirts or layer under a pinafore.
Around the block:
We are all aware of high heel pain, and so with this is mind, we tend to steer clear of anything with height. Fear not, the best friend of the shoe world has taken 2017 by storm. The block heel is back. Pair with opaque tights for a weekend outing or brave bare legs for a night out. Don’t worry, your feet will still be intact by the end of the night.
High neck blouses and cotton shirts are set to be apart of your everyday look this season. Victorian style blouses with frills paired with skinny jeans and loafers are a sure way to guarantee style that even your Grandma would approve of. Take note of wide sleeves and open style back, which add a little something extra to your outfit. To save the pennies, double up with ones that you can wear to your lectures, work placement or evening out.
This season, the handbag has taken a nod to miniature. Cross body, small handles and extra detailing are what you are looking for this year. Say goodbye to your Mary Poppins style tote and clutch onto the petite collection of the bag world. The quirkier the better as we approach this new era of handbag. Look out for random palm trees, key chains and pretty clasps.
Emily May Webber