Dig out your shoulder pads, bold prints and cut-out frocks, they’re set to make a comeback this spring and summer…
Wondering what’s whipping fashionistas into a frenzy at London and New York Fashion Week 2017? Think exaggerated lines, graphic prints and leather fringing. Throw it back to the 1970s and your look couldn’t be trendier this spring and summer. There’s plenty of catwalk-fresh looks to add to your wardrobe…
The catwalks were tickled pink, so it’s time to pull on something candy pink, deep cherry or raspberry to catch up. Too girly? Bright yellow shades are also having a moment this spring, so experiment with anything from fresh lemon to fluorescent shades.
Shimmer in metallics
Mini-skirts are out, longer and flattering sheath skirts are in – pick one that sparkles and you’ll be on trend, because catwalks are loving metallic colours. Not brave enough for the head-to-toe gold or silver look? Channel Kenzo, Chanel and Maison Margiela by accenting your outfit with deep blue metallics.
Embrace all things 1970s & 80s
Patterned sleeveless jumpers, white dresses with fringes and giant puffball shoulders are back – as though you’ve just hotfooted it out of the 70s and 80s. Swap your jacket for one with exaggerated square shoulders or rounded ones for a more feminine look, and you’re on your way. Just have fun with it.
Brave in-your-face patterns
It’s the season for florals – and because the 70s were all about flower power, pastel colours, flowers and botanicals are more relevant than ever. Tempted to experiment? Almost anything goes this spring and summer 2017, from criss-cross stripes to vibrant geometric prints and clashing vintage patchwork fabrics – the more retro the better.
Break the rules
Leggings, oversized hoodies or hooded t-shirts are the must-have items this spring and summer, but guess what’s truly ground-breaking? Wearing men’s pale blue or pinstriped shirts as dresses and using underwear as outwear! Bras over t-shirts and dresses, is the fashionable way forward.
Cut it out
Use the power of suggestion to your advantage, by wearing dresses with cut-out, lace panels.