How to Style SS17 Best Trends – part I

It´s that time of the year again. Allergies slowly start taking control of your life. Bugs everywhere. It´s too hot for ¾ sleeves yet too cold for off-shoulders. I´d gladly skip Spring if it wasn´t for new clothes and accessories. Stores looking as bright as ever for the first time in months. The endless possibilities of new outfits and the return of old friends kept in the closet for so long. Brace yourselves for a series of posts giving you all the info you need to create the best SS outfits.

Spring Summer 17 is a voyage through different decades: a bit of fanciness from the 40´s, something from the 70´s, a lot from the 80´s, a touch of 90´s. Sounds at least eclectic, right? But you´ll be surprised to see how it all blends in.

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There is nothing more feminine than a tea dress and Miuccia Prada sure knows it. Bringing the 40´s shape back with other decade´s prints, it´s easily styled with classic colorful coats and fancy loafers. If you´re thinking irreverent, try wear them with some cool sneakers. If you´re feeling classy, lace up shoes are always a good option.

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Think about Bianca Jagger and her white blazer. Now think about David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust. Feeling enough inspired already? So now we can talk about how shoulder pads are back and how cool will it be to style them. Make sure you know your proportions to understand what will suit you better because shoulder pads are pretty cool but also tricky to style. I usually avoid blazers with that kind of shoulders but I love cropped tops with bold shoulders. Here´s a little tip: when using shoulder pads try to pair them with something that marks your waistline (like a belt over a blazer, for example).

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Are they ever not a trend? There is something so visually appealing about metallics that makes us own at least a metallic piece each season, don´t you think? Metallic pieces allow you to play with different fabrics. Personally, I like to wear them with silk and lace pieces. I got a pleated midi skirt on sales last season (which you might have seen if you´re following me on Instagram) and I’m sure “she” will be a conversation starter the whole season.

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Typically, you´d wear sequined dresses, tops, and even pants during the night, right? Think again. Creative directors and brands invite you to shine all day. For a more casual look, you can pair your shiny pieces with denim and sneakers or loafers.

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Having a tendency for darker colors, this SS may just be a turning point for me. If, just like me, you always end up buying something black, take a look at Spring collections. You´ll realize bold colors are here to stay. It´s up to you to mix a bright yellow with black and stay in your comfort zone. But we all know the fun happens outside that zone so if you´re feeling up to a change, try mixing that strong red with pink. Just remember that you make the rules, so if you like the visual impact that the oddest color scheme creates, go for it.

P.S. Gradient color schemes or one colored outfits are always a good option if you´re looking for something less visual impacting in terms of contrast. You´ll get extra style points if you play with different fabrics.

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Time to set your inner Sandy (the “Tell me about it, stud” version, of course!) free. Parkas and moto jackets. Lots of spikes. Studs. Perfect for styling with fishnets, graphic tees and for a more preppy look, floral dresses. It´s time to take your Doc Martens and Converse from the closet. But you know what else would look cool with all these 90´s pieces? Lace up shoes and a pair of edgy ballerinas.

So, any favorites so far? Let me know in the comment section how will you be styling these trends! Stay tuned for Part II 😉

 

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19 thoughts on “How to Style SS17 Best Trends – part I

  1. Yessssss to color blocking again, living for all of it!!
    I feel overwhelmed with the big shoulders trend, I think I need to practice that and the embellishment trend a bit more before I ask completely comfortable.

    These seasonal trend posts you write give me so much life, your writing voice is literally perfection 😍😍

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    1. Hello my dear Dana!! And you sure know how to rock that trend! Yes yes, same here! I´m collecting inspiration from my favorite bloggers before jumping in!
      Thank you so much, that´s such a big compliment coming from you ❤ ❤ It means a lot to me!
      Have a wonderful day love!

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  2. Hello sweetie. Nodding after every para of ur post. Such a well written one. I started nodding when u mentioned allergies . OMG i can’t tell you what I am going through, plus so may trends I skipped, because spring is so shortlived here.
    I want one of those Parka jackets, and colour blocking is my favourite trend right now. I just read ur post twice . I am not sure about metallics, as I have a pair of shoes and a jacket and I think I am done. Plus exaggerated shoulder pads are one thing I want to try soon. You gave me a rain check for all these things and I couldn’t be thankful enough to read this post on time. I knew something great was brewing up when I saw your Insta post.
    Great going babe.
    And oh Btw, I love these collages you make. You need to teach me how to do that.

    ✿thefashionflite

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    1. Hey hun! Thank you so much! It´s always so good to read your comments! I guess Portugal suffers from the same… Spring is super short, you basically jump to summer right after Autumn. That´s why I don´t see how i´ll wear a parka anytime soon… I love your color block looks, you style that trend so well that i´m always seeking for inspiration from your insta photos and blog posts! One of my favorites is that look with the orange and blue Saree. Shoes and a jacket? I think you´re good to go!! 😀 I can´t wait to see you rocking big shoulder pads, to me it´s the most difficult trend to style so I´ll be waiting for your stylish photos!
      I´m so happy you liked the post, it means a lot to me! Thank you babe! I´ll tell you all about it, just ask when you have the time 🙂 First time trying to make them and i´m still not happy with the final result, so I hope the next post they turn slightly better!
      See you on insta dear! ❤

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  3. Thank you for this great review babe! I am in love with oversized sleeves and shoulders. Metallic too, but I didn’t notice them so much on streets here, only accessories.

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    1. Thank you so much Inna! I am glad you liked it! I can’t wait to see you rocking oversized sleeves and shoulders 🙂 I haven’t seen that much of metallics either.. though I’m really happy with my pleated metallic skirt 😉 have a lovely weekend dear!

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