The new season is here! Autumn/Winter 2017 is officially upon us, and brings with it a harem of fresh fashion trends for us to explore and fall in love with.
Ladies, not sure what you should be wearing? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Whether you’re a self-professed fashionista waiting to get their latest trends fix, or just someone who likes to nod to the trends every now and then using key accents, there are an abundance of choices currently out there for you to experiment with. This season: it’s time to get playful.
Grab your layers and let’s go!
Here’s our spotlight on women’s fashion trends for A/W 17.
Red is currently everywhere in the fashion world. From bright tomato hues to deep wine shades, as long as it’s some form of red, anything goes.
How should you wear it, we hear you ask?
You can take inspiration from the A/W 17 shows and designers, such as Alexander McQueen and Chloe, who featured scarlet red dresses on their runways with minimal accessories. Or, copy Preen and Max Mara, who showcased oversized burgundy knits and separates.
If you’re not feeling too brave, you can abandon the whole “lady in head-to-toe red” look, and go for key outfit accents, such as a belt, scarf or shoe, a la Adam Lippes and Fendi.
But, what if you’re feeling a bit in-between?
Simply copy Emporio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana, who polished off their looks with a prominent, brick red coat. The trick is to choose one red hero piece and run with it, as multiple pieces are often too overpowering.
For instance, if you’re heading away on a winter vacation, you can simply reference the trend through standout red frames. Zylina’s Red Skateboard Wood Sunglasses from the Gaia Collection are ideal; why not pair them with classic tailoring and a neutral color palette and allow them to take center stage. Then all you need to do is wait for the compliments to roll in.
Ladies, get prepared. Everything’s about to get a little sci-fi around here.
From space-inspired dresses at Chanel to long-flowing, silver jumpsuits at Michael Kors, and even glitter boots at Christopher Kane, futuristic fashion was all over the A/W 17 catwalks.
How can you incorporate this into your closet?
Simply invest in clothing with exaggerated lines, loose structures, unique textures and metallic hues. It’s all about fusing fabrics and futuristic-looking materials. We’re talking lace, lame, patent leather, zips, space-age prints – anything that looks remotely sci-fi cool!
It’s a good idea to grab yourself a pair of mirrored or metallic lenses whilst you’re at it, to further epitomize the look. We’re feeling these Bamboo Wood Silver Lens Sunglasses from the Lost Garden Collection.
What are you waiting for?
Throw these sunnies on with a textured leather LBD, and your favorite metallic bomber, for ultimate futuristic cool this season.
The 1970’s era was referenced multiple times across the A/W 17 catwalks.
From the laid-back, bohemian hippie vibe at Mulberry and Coach, to the disco-style, sparkle and shine look at Saint Laurent and Emilio Pucci, let’s get groovy, baby!
Feeling a bit of boho chic?
Why not take inspiration from Bora Aksu and stock up on flat hats and crochet dresses in your closet this season, or grab some floaty, printed dresses a la Mulberry.
Prefer encapsulating some disco fever?
Think: sequins and jumpsuits at Saint Laurent, and white boots with dresses at Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs.
If you’re not sure whether you can pull this trend off, you can initially go for a simple accessory. These Zylina Rainbow Wood Sunglasses from the Love Collection emulate the fun, colorful feel of the 70s and will instantly jazz up any outfit.
Regardless of your preferences, the trick is to channel your inner free, party spirit this season for a look that will make even Foxxy Cleopatra jealous.
The Power of the Pink
Another hot color trend for A/W 17, it’s time to get in on the pink.
An extension of the strawberry ice-cream shades of the summer, this season’s color palette has now been adapted to include magnificent magenta and popping fuchsia.
How exactly should you wear it?
It all depends on your skin tone. The powdery pastels can wash out a pale complexion even further but tend to look fabulous on darker skin tones. As for the more dominant hues? Good news: they tend to suit almost every skin tone.
Whether you invest in pastel ruffled dresses to rival Emilia Wickstead and Lanvin, or choose bright fuchsia coats and trouser options a la Valentino and Emporio Armani, pink is the way to go this season.
Get the look with the Zylina Bamboo Wood Sunglasses from the Lemuria Collection. Their red lenses look fabulously pink from certain angles – and are sure to make the guys wink!
Last, but certainly not the least, androgyny is a huge fashion trend for A/W 17.
You’ve probably already spotted the grey check blazers that are currently featured in clothing stores. If you haven’t, where have you been? It’s vastly becoming this season’s ultimate key piece for any woman’s closet.
The inspiration initially came from designers such as Burberry, who sent models down their runway in relaxed-fit knitted jumpers, coupled with long-length boyfriend blazers and tailored trousers. A.Kira Design did something similar, but had both sexes on the same catwalk, dressed in gender-neutral, oversized pieces.
What’s the easiest way to get the look this season, we hear you ask?
Simply borrow your guy’s blazer, jumper, or jeans. Or copy his combat boots. Or anything that remotely looks like it could belong to him.
If you’re not sure about this trend and need to approach it with caution, start by wearing these Zylina Ebony Wood Sunglasses from the Antillia Collection during those sunny wintry days. The Clubmaster shape looks fantastic on both genders – especially when paired with that stylish, yet comfortable, grey check blazer.
Either way, give the androgynous trend a try this season – and we guarantee that you won’t regret it. It’s cool, it’s quirky and oh-so-chic.
All you need to rock this season’s multitude of trends is confidence. If you’re feeling a little shy, that’s okay. Just pick one trend, incorporate key pieces, and work up to the rest. You’ve got the whole season to settle into these trends, after all.