The art to mastering transitional dressing lies within finding those pieces that promise to go the distance in your wardrobe. Here, we look to modern classics and style them in a way that will set the tone for a stylish start to SS17 whilst remaining weather-appropriate.
These are the looks that promise to set the tone for a stylish start to the season
There’s something wonderfully nonchalant about this season’s approach to tailoring so juxtapose the typical sharpness of a blazer with a linen tee in an oversized cut. The result will epitomise tomboy chic.
Hit rewind on your personal styling directive and reference the looks of decades past; leather on leather, for example, is the coolest way to dress on downtime. Biker panelling and well-placed hardware will up the impact of an all-black look.
THE ROLL-NECK FOR NOW
Don’t eschew winter’s most coveted silhouette as the weather starts to thaw – the roll-neck works well in light weights and fresh neutral hues. Layer it under a crisp blazer or try styling it with a strappy midi dress for a more fashion-focussed combination.
Flamenco-inspired ruffles are set to be a key trend for SS17 so start to introduce them into your wardrobe now to stay one step ahead of the style set. Cascading panels of chiffon bring fresh perspective to simple silhouettes and promise to enliven the most understated looks.
THE RULES OF LAYERING
Lightweight layers lend themselves well to unpredictable changes in climate and a fluid mac is the ultimate in refined (yet shower-proof) style. When it comes to tailoring, cropped lengths offer the perfect office-ready style solution.
Architectural design influences lace this season with graphic cut-away detailing resulting in a peekaboo aesthetic that feels somewhat more directional than in previous seasons. Toughen up a feminine shift dress with block-heel shoes or leather ankle boots.
With the promise of spring comes the introduction of a painterly, pastel-infused palette that acts as a fresh alternative to winter’s rich hues. Start subtle by working this fresh take on colour into your wardrobe in the form of chunky knitwear.
A PRINT STORY
Prints make a comeback for spring/summer and the most impactful way to work the look is from head to toe.