New trends to take over your closet this Spring/Summer 2017 include chic anoraks, blinding pops of colour, and slingback kitten heels
Pretty in pink
If you haven't noticed by now, the colour that is synonymous to femininity and tenderness invades this season's wardrobe. From cotton candy to bubblegum and pink lemonade, this latest It colour sure is good enough to eat. Whether you choose to keep it ladylike like Valentino and Gucci or give the pretty hue a tomboy-ish spin like at Chanel, the key is to just think pink.
No, we don’t mean toga dresses. The very cool cousin to last season’s off-the-shoulder look, single-side necklines are cropping up on the catwalk including Monse, Saint Laurent, Self-portrait and Rosie Assoulin. Flaunting just the right amount of skin, this asymmetrical iteration is fresh, lending a chic, edgy touch to any ensemble.
Bust a move
Lingerie-flaunting isn't going anywhere just yet. This season, designers' love for underpinnings of the wardrobe come in the form of bras. Channel a sporty, street-inspired aesthetic with a vivid coloured sports bra spotted at DKNY, or layer feminine bralettes over tops like Kenzo and Giambattista Valli for a flirty look.
A rainy disposition
In case of springtime showers, a slew of waterproof anoraks have been given the fashion treatment. The trusty raincoat is now deemed fashionable and stylish enough to pull off as outerwear—Rihanna went with a Lolita-inspired vibe at Fenty x Puma; Sportmax and Versace included sporty options for athleisure lovers, while Tory Burch did preppy-chic with a glossy green jacket.
Along with the bra-loving sentiment, a power woman theme was evident on the runways of SS17. The military-inspired trend has been given a reboot this time around with plenty of options you can choose from. Try a boardroom-perfect look with a chic, waist-clinching look (Bottega Veneta), or go with the classic camo print for extra bada*sery (Coach 1941 and Sacai). For a head-turning effect, you can't go wrong with JW Anderson—puffy statement sleeves in the form of an edgy, khaki jacket? Swoon.
It seems like pink is not the only colour dominating the Spring/Summer 2017 runways. Designers successfully pushed for neon's undisputable resurgence, a hue often described as fresh, electrifying and youthful. A bit of colour-block action was spotted at Balenciaga while Max Mara opted for a monochromatic approach, proving that brighter is indeed better.
Wide waist cinchers
A spin-off from last season's corset-like belts, we're sensing a retro vibe with SS17's wide, waist-securing options to highlight your womanly curves the best way possible. Whether obi/wrap, embellished, or structured like a corset, take your pick from a variety of ways you can pair it with your outfit.
The new kitten
The impression of kitten heels reserved only for women over 60 is long gone. First became popular on a mainstream level after Audrey Hepburn wore them, the low heels do not only dominate the streets but also on recent catwalks. Acne played with shapes while Delpozo and Prada added embellishments and chic straps. And let us not forget the branded ribbon slingbacks at Dior that everyone is obsessed with.
The snazzy drawstring
Drawstring bags are no longer confined to the gym, and you can tell from the myriad of options on the runway that it'll likely be the new It-bag silhouette come spring (goodbye, bucket bags). We love how versatile it can be carried—be it handheld, slung over your shoulder, or carried as a backpack. Also, how fun are those colourful M&M-like motifs spotted at Givenchy?
After seasons of having wrapped our necks with the choker, it is a refreshing change to see the takeover of navel-grazing necklaces come Spring/Summer. Long lanyards loaded with charms and oversized pendants are spotted on the Vivienne Westwood, Chloe, Prada and Fausto Puglisi runways. The head-turning accessory can bring optimum glamour to your look with minimal effort—what's not to like?