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Spring Summer 17 Trends

Yes, it’s that time again for you to hear about what trends are rocking the high street for SS 17.

It’s bright and colourful once more and you’ll be ready for a little refresh to breeze through to the warmer days ahead!

My pick of what’s in store for you this season

Ruffles

Ruffles stay strong again this season in fact they are added to everything possible. So it could be as simple as a big ruffle on a t-shirt but like winter, ruffles are added to everything and give a serious frill kick to fashion.

Power Shoulders

The Boxy 80s shape of the shoulder pad is giving us a fabulous elevated feel again – whether you want a very exaggerated look or for those of us who prefer just a touch of a glam shoulder pad feel – I do love a little lift in the shoulder area

The waist

Get waisted once again for summer 17! Add a belt to anything & clinch in that slim waist if you can – hour glass silhouettes rock once more.

Think Pink – yippee!

Pink for summer is everywhere and its about time!!!!! I can restock my wardrobe with soft powder pink candy floss to strong bubble gum– pink is a big hit for 2017.

Sheer

Add any garment in a transparent layer of tulle and you are incredibly on trend for the season ahead – I grabbed my touch of tulle for £12.99 at the end of the Zara sale so I’m very happy with that!

Bralettes galore (still!)

Oh, no please go away!!! I love seeing this look as it’s been SO big for a while but I’ve not a hope to pull this one off again. But for those of you that have a fabulous flat wash board stomach enjoy this incredible, visual, gorgeous look again this season

Stripes

From every beautiful form, imaginable –  striping it is cool.

Sleeves

Sleeves are still making a very big statement – volume is key to this little part of a garment, in fact some of these look like they have a life of their own. Wear them extra-long, a frill, or lots of volume – the sleeve has extra focus again.

Words to a T

Words Say it all – you can make your own statement to the world with this one and send a very loud & clear message by wearing one of this seasons slogan t-shirts

PJ’s

You can walk around looking as if you’ve just stepped out of a glamorous bed – pinstriped, pretty, sheer your very decadent PJ look is on trend this season

Modern Utility

There’s much more to this trend this season, oversized pockets, very boxy shapes, draw string & cord cool toggles, there’s a new feel to our beloved Khaki practical outerwear has gone very chic.

A round up of the other big ones are:

 all white dresses are hot but will keep you cool, and I for one love a float all white dress. Flower power it is once again adorning lots of space on our shop floors – from float transparent dresses to bold Formica strong flower prints, flowers are yet again here to stay. Heels have gone kitten – blimey that came around quick! Or choose a sky-high platform. Sportswear is still ultra-chic and being reinvented each time in some other fabulous way. Still tons of sequins to be found for disco days – the “IT “bag is a mini purse – lord have mercy! That’s not going to be possible with all the stuff I lug around town. Yellow in every shade possible so that gives the shop floors a burst of spring freshness.  Keep your statement earrings from last season and wear them again for summer and seductive chokers aren’t throwing in the towel just yet! Enjoy & make sure you do a refresh to put a quick new burst of energy to that dark winter wardrobe!

 Whatever way you wear it this SS 17 just make sure it’s you!

Andi X