SS17, Re-New Wardrobe?

New Year, New Season. Looking for a wardrobe renewal always put me in a great place, and after a lot of research on what’s coming next (which these days is more likely to be “what are we bringing back”), I’ve chosen 4 themes that I am going to be embracing this new term, and so should you.

The Gingham Club

Part of this Fun Club since the 90s, gingham is back on for another’s season play. And I wouldn’t limit this to gingham only, really. Over winter, Prince of Wales and other checked fabrics are seen in a lot of power suits and blazers; over summer, gingham is probably the winner, so we’ve got pattern for days!

Pretty in Pink

Oh là là, as if this is something new in my life. And if it is in yours, seriously, what happened? Pink is so much fun, and it doesn’t matter whether you are blonde or brunette, I personally think is a colour that suits everybody (though you’ll probably look more Barbie if you are blonde, tbh).

EMBRACE THE COLOUR LIFE! It is certified that wearing colourful clothes (or using color in any sense) makes people powerful, courageous, with a more positive attitude towards life, so surely that’s enough reason to try it?

Statement Sleeves

Probably the biggest trend in 2017, the statement sleeves have appeared in most of the SS17 catwalks across Milano, Paris, New York and London.

Flared, ruffled, embellished or overly long, the options are endless. But I suggest you take your inner Shakespeare for a dramatic day out in the city and break the monotony of boring everyday work clothes! You know I always say there’s no need to dress boring just because you because you are a business woman…

Over-the-top Jewellery

Basically, we are pulling off a Samantha here. Remember those flashy Chanel earrings she rocked up for lunch? Or every single piece of jewellery she wore on the SATC The Movie? I certainly do. I’ve always been an advocate of maximizing jewellery on your everyday outfits; whether it is a combination of jumbo colourful collars a la Iris Apfel, or plenty gold chainz as if we are coming from the hood, jewels are out for play, and I love games.