Spring 2017: 7 trends

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Hello!

So for this post I will be talking about 7 big trends on the high street that I will definitely be wearing this spring. I’ve also linked some of my favorite pieces from each category, so without further ado lets get started!

1. Gingham Yes, the print most commonly found on picnic blankets is making it into our spring wardrobe with a bang! I’ve already tried my hand at incorporating gingham into my wardrobe. I personally chose a gingham blouse from Zara (similar here) to do this, but pretty much every single clothing item imaginable seems to be sporting a gingham print this season: blouses, button downs (here and here), skirts, trousers, you name it, it’s probably available in gingham. I think that starting off with one item and seeing how much wear you get out of it before investing in more items like it is the best way to go, especially when in comes to “trendy” pieces that may not be so current next year.

2. Slogan T’s A step further than last seasons band/statement T’s, slogan T’s will do all the talking for you. Louder in some cases (We should all be feminists Dior, similar Stradivarius) and more understated in others (Bubble/Gum T /Rainbow T) they work well when paired with pretty much any outfit. Think jeans and a T-shirt or wear them under a crop top for a more fashion forward approach.

3. Wide leg pants Yay! to this one, since they are so flattering and chic! For me it’s a little trickier to find the perfect pair, since I’m petite and most pairs on the market seem to come with an extra meter of fabric (lol). Again, in pretty much every print imaginable they will definitely be a spring staple piece. Also, fitting two trends into one piece couldn’t be easier if you opt for a pair with a paper bag waist detail. Bonus points for their ability to make for a great transitional piece into summer 2017, especially if you opt for a nude or white pair.

4. Statement sleeves Another trend we’ve seen before, big, bold sleeves are having a moment this spring and who’s to complain since they add something extra to pretty much any outfit. If you’re thinking of trying this one keep everything else minimal and let the sleeves be the focal point of your outfit. (personal favorites here, here and here)

5. Stripes everywhere Not exactly revolutionary, but this year stripes seem to be even more popular than they were in past spring seasons. While available in unlimited sizes and combinations, light blue and white stripes seem to  be the most popular with loads of options in blouses and button downs, which offer an update on last summers similarly printed off the shoulder tops. I think this is one of my favorites this season, simply because it’s possibly one of the easiest to wear and incorporate into my personal style.

6. Floral embroidery. On. Everything. My absolute favorite trend for this spring is the embroidered trend. An updated take on the not so revolutionary florals for spring trend, (“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking…”) embroidery seems to be adorning pretty much everything this season and I’m definitely not complaining since I think it’s absolutely beautiful. My personal favorites are bags and sneakers, but I’m definitely keeping my eyes open for the perfect embroidered shirt. (currently craving this one from Zara)

7. Frills/Ruffles A trend that was carried over to spring from winter 2016/17, ruffles are found primarily on knits, button downs and blouses this spring but can also be spotted on skirts and trousers in some cases. I personally prefer the more discreet options, such as frilled sleeve details, but to each their own.

What is your favorite trend this season? And are you going to be investing in any of the trends mentioned in this post? Let me know in the comments bellow.

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The white shirt edit 

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Pretty much everyone owns a simple white button down. I personally absolutely love mine for it’s simplicity and its versatility. For this outfit I decided to put together a casual chic outfit for you, and paired my white shirt with a pair of distressed skinnies and my slip on loafers. Keeping things simple I added a small cross body bag and a delicate necklace.

Wearing your shirt off one or off both shoulders is definitely trending right now and adds something slightly edgy and interesting to an otherwise simple outfit. Stiffer cotton shirts are best if you’re thinking  of trying your hand at this trend.

The distressed skinnies kept things on the more casual side, while the white button down and loafers gave the outfit a more chic vibe. The leather jacket added a touch of edginess to the outfit. Finishing touches are the fishnets tights (can’t stop adding them under jeans ever since I got on this trend bandwagon).

Shirt: Bershka

Jeans: Tally

Loafers: Bershka

Bag: Primark/Similar here

Jacket: Jennyfer/Similar here

Gingham shirt 

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It’s no secret that gingham is an integral print this spring season. And with pretty much any item you can think of sporting the print there’s definitely something for everyone. Personally, while I’m not a huge fan of prints (give me monochrome anyday) I can definitely get behind gingham and will be wearing it this season.

For this particular outfit I chose a gingham blouse with a choker detail and a deep neckline from Zara. (extra happy because I purchased it for 50% off).

This particular piece manages to incorporate two trends at once, being gingham (which is possibly one of the biggest spring 2017 trends) as well as sporting some stunning statement sleeves.

Because the blouse is definitely a statement piece I kept everything else muted making it the key piece of my outfit. With this in mind I paired it with a pair of distressed black skinnies, slip on loafers and a black crossbody bag. I also added my faux leather jacket. For a finishing touch I wore a delicate gold necklace, which in my opinion tied everything together nicely.

Shirt: Zara/Similar here

Jeans: Tally Weijl/Similar here

Loafers: Bershka

Bag: Primark/Similar here

Jacket: Jennyfer/Similar here

What do you think of this outfit? Let me know in the comments bellow xx