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Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 17

Reiss Dress

It’s always a bit weird attending preview events. Although the weather feels like -10 outside, I’m ooh-ing and ahh-ing at summer clothes. I recently attended a few S/S16 fashion press previews in order to get a better idea of upcoming fashion trends for spring/summer 17. I spotted a few trends which I think will be very popular for the coming season.

Saying this might sounds like the biggest cliche but I don’t follow trends. Instead, I let it inspire what I wear. There are certain trends I know just won’t suit my body type ( big butt and mum tum).

  1. Embroidery  – This began to trickle in for Autumn/Winter and from what I saw, it’s going to explode come Spring/Summer. Everything from denims to suede will carry a spot of embroidery. I saw a red floral embroidery on a striped shirt at Matalan’s press day and it was love at first sight.
  2. Off the Shoulder – I can’t even tell you how happy I am to see this trend will still be available come Spring/Summer 17. In this post, I explained how I thought it possessed a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that oozes sexiness and elegance alike.
  3. Athleisure/Sports Luxe  –  Comfort and style is all we fashionistas pray for ( aside from world peace of course). It was great to see even Reiss, known for their tailoring dipping their toes into this trend. I noticed a pair of suede trainers at their press day that I now need to have. This is definitely a trend any mum can wear. Especially on the school run. This leopard print trainers from  Marc Cain is also on my wish list.
  4. Rainbow  – At the Next S/S17 press day, I spotted a cardigan with a rainbow coming out of one pocket and into another and instantly noted it down as a must-have for Amelia! Moving on to the Alex and Alexa press day and it clear as daylight – rainbow is an upcoming childrenswear trend. It looks like Jools Oliver’s Little Bird collection may be the inspo behind this. At the Mothercare press day, I got a peak at her next collection. Let’s just say you’ll want it all.
  5. Prints – Who remembers that scene from from ‘Devil Wears Prada’ where Amanda Priestley goes ‘ Florals… for spring? Groundbreaking. That’s what this trend reminded me of. However, what makes it different is the types of prints. Aside from the usual florals, there are also geometric, stripes and various other style prints. My fave so far was at one I saw at the George at Asda press day.
Pink Converse

Converse at Alex and Alexa

Leopard Print trainers

Marc Cain

Spring Summer George at Asda

George at Asda

Rainbow Trends

Littlebird Clothing by Jools Oliver

Press Day | Keds & Sperry

Last week, I went to the Keds and Sperry press day to preview their A/W12 collection and my was I impressed.
I absolutely love attending press days because its a great way to find out more about the brands. Though I already knew some things about Keds, Sperry was a totally new brand to me and what I discovered made me like the brand.
Keds which was created in 1916 were the pioneer of the term sneakers. Sneakers was coined as a nickname for the footwear because of the unique soles they had which made them quiet enough to sneak around in.  
Their S/S12 collection is really vibrant and colourful with lots of florals whilst their A/W12 collection is set to feature warm colours and wintery fabrics. Though they are known for trainers (sneakers) Keds also have other types of shoes like the Booties and Shearling boots seen in the picture below.
Sperry, the leading brand for water performance shoes since 1935 was invented by Paul Sperry who invented the first ever boat shoes for sailors inspired by none other than his dog Prince. When I discovered this little fact I was amazed! (Read More about it)
Their latest collection is to die for and you won’t believe it includes high heels.YES you read that right,  see the images.
I own a pair of shoes from both brand and all I can say is that they are extremely comfortable! 
See a pair you like? 
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