10 ways to storm the new season
By Alistair Mulhall, 20 February 2017
It might not be spring yet, but that doesn't mean we can't get over excited about the new-season trends. It's time to stop reaching for the nearest wooly jumper and get pumped about sprucing up your wardrobe. From super-girlie to total tomboy, there's a lil' something for everyone when it comes to all the fresh SS17 pieces. Get into it!
1. Sheer sass
Ultra-feminine transparent dresses and tops are everywhere for SS17, thanks to designers like Ryan Lo and Molly Goddard. Do the look your way with this mesh blouse with big bow sleeves. Rocking a sports bra underneath is optional but totally recommended.
2. Ruffle revolution
Two trends, one stone here as prairie checks meet dollhouse ruffles. In short, girlie gets a tough new look with these trousers. A biker jacket and slingback heels add instant bad-girl glamour, too, and who doesn't love a bit of that? Friday night's uniform = sorted.
3. Wide and winning
If you love both the wide-leg look and a retro sportswear reference, you'll want to LIVE in these babies. 70s in fit but so 90s thanks to the poppers down the side, these trousers are 100% made for dancing in. Wear with your favourite trainers for an instant vintage style win.
4. Tomboy tailoring
If you love a tailored blazer, get the 2K17 update by going for one in a mannish fit. This style is v laid-back and cool, just like you. Wear with a plain T-shirt underneath and a polished pair of trainers or block heels down below. Très chic.
5. The new maxi
If you favour a maxi dress when it comes to holiday dressing, or just fancy adding one to your spring/summer wardrobe in general, then you should get to know the latest version. Think tie details at the back, longer straps at the front and a more minimal colour palette. Less print, more polished.
6. So retro
The shimmery, shiny, cosmic side of the 80s is always a fun fashion reference (think Grace Jones and early Madonna), so why not channel the trend with this pair of statement shades? Ideal for that break you're taking over Easter.
7. Slogan chic
SS17's super-casual trend is a celebration of oversized streetwear, slogans and cult T-shirts. Make the look sassy-as with this sweat dress in black and white. Dress it up with boots and a choker for night or creps for day. Versatile!
8. Everyday florals
Pretty, embroidered florals don't always have to appear on dresses or skirts. Take the flowerbed to the streets with this casual T-shirt – it's ideal for the gal who likes to do dainty with a big dose of denim.
9. Skate game strong
As the skater-girl trend continues into 2K17, get the look with this cute-as skirt. In girlie gingham with a high hemline and candy-stripe detailing – this number is perfect for spring days out with your crew. Rock with a fresh slogan T-shirt and trainers.
10. Sweat it
There's no denying the sportswear influence this season, so it's no surprise that the sweatshirt is a key piece for SS17. This slouchy, super-casual sweater can be styled anyway you like, but we say pair it with boyfriend jeans and gold jewellery for a strong, balanced 'fit.