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Nail These Spring Trends With Pieces You Won't Throw Away After One Season

by: Rosie Dalton | 4 years ago | The Edit

Image: the Paris Texas Dress in Pink really nails the off-the-shoulder trend, but also nails its own thing, which will make it wearable for seasons – and cocktail parties, and weddings – to come.

Timelessness and versatility are virtues we hold very highly, wardrobe-wise — but then again, we’re only human and also don’t want to feel like we’re outfitted in the very best of 2005. So the solution is to curate a well-edited rotation of basics and update these each season with our favourite and most fabulous trends.

Keeping up-to-date with seasonal styles allows us to feel contemporary and fresh, which is awesome. But how can we strike this balance, while also tapping into pieces that won’t date too quickly? These are the very antithesis to fast fashion — which we’ll most likely want to throw away after one season. Instead, they reflect the catwalk style of the Spring-Summer 2016 shows, but are flexible enough to see us through for seasons to come as well.
1) Voluminous sleeves
The Chloe Cotton Shirt in White
The place to pump up the volume this Spring is through the sleeves. Channel Lanvin and opt for billowing proportions through the arms, or go Victorian like Jonathan Anderson’s SS16 looks. There’s even the cap sleeve option like those seen at Simone Rocha, if you’re feeling so inclined. The bigger, the better basically. Celeste Tesoriero’s Chloe blouse is perfect here, because you can layer it effortlessly under many a jacket once winter rolls back around too.
2) Frayed denim
The Fray Jeans in Razor, and the Fray Jacket in Razor
Denim was definitely on the agenda for SS16. Especially embellished, distressed, or frayed styles like those seen at Alexander McQueen, Chloé and Marques’Almeida. Denim is one of the most versatile fabrics around, so you’ll be sure to have these babies for years to come. Plus, if you get restless with the frayed around the edges look, then you can always hem them up later on.
3) Off the shoulder
The Paris Texas Dress in Pink
The skin to show off this Spring is undoubtedly shoulder territory. A chic way to bare a little, while also keeping the look fairly timeless, off-shoulder styles were big business on the runways everywhere from The Row and Edun to Proenza Schouler and Rosie Assoulin. Choose a classic cut or colour palette and you’ll have yourself a piece to stand the test of time.
4) Ziggy Stardust
The Moondance Maxi in Glitter
From Vetements’ grungy glitter gowns, to silvery trousers at Courrèges, high-impact metallic accents have never looked quite so good. The SS16 shows were resplendent with head-to-toe metallic or glitter looks, but these styles will also see you through for to future seasons when worn as a statement piece with timeless styles like a classic black jacket.
5) Sleepwear as daywear
The Northstar Dress in Ebony
SS16 was all about the sensual proposition of lingerie style slip dresses, skirts and tops. The best thing about this style is that, although it’s super relevant right now, it also boasts an inherent sense of longevity. The timeless appeal of luscious silk, for instance, means it’s unlikely to ever go out of style. Opt for head-to-toe silks to really channel the Spring runway moods of Céline or Alexander Wang. But, alternatively, pare your slip top back with blue denim for a more relaxed take.


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