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16 looks from fashion week to replicate, stat
By Daisy Keens, 12 March 2017
The sun has set on fashion month but the fire street-style inspo just keeps on coming. In the name of sharing (and major wardrobe envy), we've rounded up the most jaw-dropping, heart-achingly amazing looks that are going to inform your SS17 style. Complete with handy commentary. TL;DR? Pin these bad boys, ASAP.
1. Retro uniform
Be still our beating 00s hearts. The time to reprise your fave throwback aesthetic – dresses over peddle-pushers (what else?) – has arrived, but the latest reincarnation favours sawn-off, ankle grazing-denim and uber-feminine, floral maxis. Take tips from Tiffany Hsu and finesse your silhouette by half-tucking your dress. FYI, tinted shades = v important.
2. Suits you
Making a case for tailoring (and blazers we’re pretty sure our grandad owns) is none other than Jan-Michael Quammie. It’s the power suit, but not as you know it. Muddied colours, mix-and-match combos (those trews, that blazer) and mini briefcases combine to create a look you didn’t know you’d dig so much. But where JMQ goes, fashion follows, right? Case closed.
3. Fishnets forever
Good news: your love affair with all things shirt related continues long into summer 2K17. Better news: so does your infatuation with all things fishnet. Under jeans, with skirts, in lieu of socks, your legs have a new BFF and this duo are in it for the long haul.
4. Canadian tux
It’s time to channel Britney and Justin circa 2001, and don some elaborate denim (what goes around, comes around, right JT?). Consider this update the Canadian tuxedo’s cooler cousin. Cinched-in waist, frayed edges, extreme rips and decon vibes transform this throwback silhouette into something far fresher. Take note.
5. Layer player
It was only a matter of time before the dancing-lady emoji informed our summer aesthetic. Red velvet ruffles + hot-pink shoulder-baring shirt + a dash of denim + mules = a feast for the eyes, and a treat for the wardrobe. Moral of the get-up: colour clashing is major and gowns over jeans is the coolest.
6. Boxy babe
There’s a lot to get excited about here (and that’s without taking the 3D-flower situ into consideration). You’ve already fervently noted the power of PVC (bravo), and you know a good sock boot when you see one, but let’s zone in on that boxy blazer. XXL shoulders meets clean lines (buh-bye, lapels!), and a satin finish to create the on-duty jacket you’re going to be coveting all spring.
7. Haute hoodie
Consider hoodies in all their guises – cropped, longline, oversized and mini – your gateway to peak sleek. Amp up the off-duty element by teaming with stirrups (yup, they're back) and a dad cap (yup, still here) before smartening up your look with a luxe trench.
8. Thigh's the limit
You can thank Vetements for your over-the-knee proclivity and thank Doina Ciobanu for this more-than-stellar styling inspo. Proof that putting the leg work in doesn’t need to be an exhaustive exercise, Doina teamed her sateen thigh-highs (major, no?) with a sporty skirt (note the slit) and a casual-as sweat. NB: utilising your choker as a hair-tucking tool = so necessary.
9. Give 'em the shoulder
Your shoulders have spent the best part of a year in the spotlight, starkers (off-the-shoulder, anyone?), but they’re about to undergo the 80s effect. Angular and exaggerated, the blazer memo straight from the streets is simple: padded shoulders are, well, big. Double down on your favoured decade by adding white boots and straight-cut denim to the mix.
10. Throwback feels
Plot twist – vintage jackets with a varsity twist (ribbing, say what?!) will be sitting more-than-pretty in your wardrobe, ASAP (alongside all that PVC). From the shades to the jean shape to the handbag, your obsession with all-vintage everything has been given the green light for summer.
11. Couture comfies
Vetements gave at-home apparel (read: your beloved sweats) the high-fashion seal of approval for SS17, so it’s hardly surprising that the style set are deploying their comfies as often as poss. Make your milk run couture by smartening up your candyfloss trackies with a tailored coat and patent boots. Current mood: supermarket chic.
12. The new knit
Bookmark this look sharpish because what you’re witnessing is your new uniform. Newfangled knits are about to replace your oversized go-tos (think that slubby cream fave that’s always on your back), and they look slammin’ with your usual jeans and sock boots combo. Side note: fishnets peeking out of knee rips, we see you.
13. Michelin Man steez
Keep your fishnets close and your puffer closer. Satin slips and patent boots meet puffy jackets and bedhead hair for a look that can only be described as ‘BNO meets morning after’. Team your off-duty duds with your on-duty specials (that silk, though…) and top it all off with your marshmallow-esque fave.
14. Pow PVC
MVPs in PVC step forward: now is your time to (hi-)shine. From trench-coats to trews and beyond (bulky boots, we’re looking at you), the squeaky stuff is having a moment and that moment extends to the summer of 2K17. Team your shiny separates with something silky for an instant texture hit. Tiny shades optional.
15. Footloose and fancy
The well-trodden toes of fashion week have spoken: give your feet the gift that keeps on giving, aka comfy kicks. Swapping elaborate shoes for old-school sneakers is a trend we can totally get on board with – especially when juxtaposed with a girly-as dress. Make it ankle-skimming for maximum impact, just like Kate Foley.
Florals for spring might not be groundbreaking but shiny red macs? Mountain-moving levels of cool. Whether you’re backing the mac or opting for claret-coloured separates, one thing’s for sure: red-to-toe is a thing and we’re 100% here for it.