Wish-list of a real fashionista

Resolve to rejuvenate your signature style for 2017 with these key trends. Repeat after us, I will…

1. I Will Make Waves

Get your frills at work by tucking a ruffled shirt into a structured pencil skirt.

Take your cue from the SS17 runways and embrace the unapologetic femininity of ruffles and ruches. This season, oversized frills cascade from hemlines, adding drama to the silhouettes of dresses and blouses.

2. I Will Explore

Keep the look chic with a sophisticated, earthy colour palette. This season welcomed the return of the waist-clinching safari silhouette by championing the waist belt in all its guises on the SS17 runways. Always be perfectly prepped for an urban expedition in a structured dress pulled in by a belt.

3. I Will Embellish 

Elaborate embroidery with a folksy, ‘70s vibe adds dedicate detailing. More is definitely more this season, with intricate, colourful embroidery working perfectly with this spring’s penchant for ruffles, sheer layers and floaty silhouettes.

4. I Will Make A Statement

Let the directional proportions do the talking and keep the rest of your look streamlined. Statement sleeves take centre stage this year in an array of high-fashion guises, from silky, billowing options to balloon sleeves and cold shoulders and arms.

5. I Will Toughen up

Juxtapose sharp tailoring with soft textured pieces for a chic weekend look. Take a journey into tough luxury with this season’s love for military and nautical, with laid–back sailor’s–knot dresses, oversized eyelet details and piped tailoring finishing off clean lines.