The weather is heating up and we can not be happier! This season, the trends are bright, bold and all about baring all!
It is time to go below the clavicle and bare all with this summer’s on going naked shoulder trend. The off the shoulder silhouette continues to be a wardrobe mainstay but the cold shoulder cut out is making an impact on the high street. It can be sheer chiffon, denim, or even a knit, it is flirty without being overt and above all, it is fun! The universality of this trends makes it hugely popular amongst all body types.
It is time to forget about strappy tops as well as our ‘arm issues’ and get ready to embrace this season’s biggest trend – statement sleeves! From bell shaped to ruched, summer 2017 sees sleeve styles to suit every arm type. If you are after length instead of volume, designers are using extra-long sleeves, maximised by cut outs and striking ties. An interesting sleeve will instantly transform boring tailoring or denim this summer.
Pink is back and is no longer the stuff of Barbie dreams. With a variety of tones and hues, pink is a huge colour trend this spring/summer and can be whatever you want it to be! Whether you are super girly or prefer a more tailored look; variations of bright fuchsia, bubblegum and coral to more muted salmon, rose and soft nude, pink really can be anyone’s colour! Don’t be afraid of clashing pinks either, use a darker tone to add a punch to blush pink or team with leather for a rock twist. Emily Ratajkowski looks super sophisticated in this powder pink two piece… and no Ken doll in sight.
Brands and designers are getting more experimental with denim, with new treatments such as patchwork, shadow prints, embroidery, cropped lengths, emoji patches, and uneven/distressed hems, the utilitarian fabric once reserved for blue collar workers and casual weekends has been drastically updated for 2017.
Denim for the Guys…
In preparation for the summer and in keeping with all things nighties, light denim is key. Most brands are circulating around that classic Levi’s 501 stonewash shade which is a perfect match for pastel t-shirts and polos. From light indigo to sky blue, the high street is awash with pale blues that can counter punchy colours up top. Also, don’t be afraid to go double, even triple denim this summer!