As we approach a new season, it’s important to stay on top of the trends. To keep you in the know, we’ve put together a trend report forecasting all the fashion essentials for the Spring Summer season to come. Better yet, you can pick up all of the items pictured at participating Stockland shopping centres.
Wrap it up
Wrap dresses are making a well-deserved comeback. From mini dresses to midi skirts, prepare to see these styles take over the Spring Summer 2017 fashion scene. The perfect antidote to the Aussie heat, this trend is both convenient and stylish, allowing for a killer outfit no matter the skyrocketing temperatures.
Florals for Spring?
We know what you’re thinking, ‘ground-breaking’, right? Before you assume you’ve heard it all before, take a moment to soak up the exciting new way this Spring staple is being worn. Instead of the traditional sundress, floral dresses are taking on a new, modern shape. Long-sleeved, split and lace-up, get ready for floral dresses like you’ve never seen them before.
Keep it casual
This Spring Summer season is all about unexpected combinations. Instead of abiding by classic dress codes, mix and match pieces for all occasions to create an ultra-chic, laid-back look. Try pairing a dressy shirt with a laid-back jumper for a relaxed take on separates. Versatile and on-trend, this pairing is appropriate for almost any setting.
For a breezy, festival look, you can’t go wrong with a good boho-style dress. Think flowy and gently patterned – details often include pleats and sheer overlays. Finally, a way to feel comfortable and look your best! Channel your inner goddess this Spring.
Lace me up
Laces have migrated from toes to torsos with entire dresses now held together by criss-crossed ties. Transform a basic outfit to a head-turning one with the addition of a lace-up dress instead of your usual slip. Alluring and youthful, this trend is as flattering as they come.
Double the denim
Double denim may have made its resurgence a few years ago now, but as we creep closer to Summer, it calls for a new take on the trend. Swap your jeans for cut-off shorts to suit the season, adding a denim jacket for chiller nights, wrapping it around your waist or over one shoulder when not needed.
All the bells and whistles
For those who like to keep it simple, there’s no better way to avoid under-dressing than with a few subtle embellishments. Assemble your usual neutral outfit, with one exception. Instead of a plain black top, opt for something embellished. Nothing screams ‘wow factor’ better than a focal point.
On an angle
Off-the-shoulder shirts are a failsafe style staple. But this season, forget classic necklines and straight cuts – introducing the new off-the-shoulder top. Mimicking an undone business button-up, this trend is the ultimate blend of relaxed and put-together. Tuck it into jeans or leave it to drape over shorts for a summery feel.
A pop of colour
Mules are undoubtedly the shoe of the year. As we enter a new season, this go-to shoe is expanding its horizons to all the colours of the rainbow. Set aside your neural Winter pair and grab something significantly more colourful. This statement shoe will pave the way for countless eye-catching outfits to come.
After finally escaping Winter’s cool clutches, most people can’t imagine feeling the need to layer up for another year yet. However, this sort of layering isn’t to shield you from the cold. Instead, it’s simply sheer. Forget everything you think you know about layering – jackets, scarves and sweaters are no use here. Get your hands on a delicate, sheer, long-sleeved top, and top it off with a sundress for a totally new way to wear an old favourite.
Neckerchief or nothing
Bandanas are back in a big way! Tie one around your neck, wrist or head to add interest to an otherwise uninspiring outfit. Set your sights on something patterned and colourful and double knot to keep it in place all day long.
Pack it in
Backpack, backpack! Clutches and over-the-shoulder bags are fighting for second place when it comes to the ultimate Spring Summer accessory. Convenient and chic, it’s impossible to deny the appeal of this item. Tip: metallic finishes and extra zips add another element of style.
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Photographs courtesy of Valleygirl.