If you didn’t already know from my spam of holiday pictures on Instagram, I was lucky enough to spend the last couple of weeks in Tenerife with my family. The temperature was in the high twenties and there was a constant flow of sangria, cocktails and sunbathing. As well as having a really hard time relaxing by the pool, we did visit the closest town of Los Gigantes and other surrounding areas, which meant I had to actually put on more than a bikini. Sucks right? Well maybe not so much, because summer street fashion is the main reason my wardrobe is close to bursting. This is the first of my holiday look books: a SS17 In The City Edit. Prepare for an overload of pink, effortless shirt dresses, the return of the bralette and fishnets still going strong.
.Shirt dresses have definitely become a timeless classic, the traditional style was a favourite of fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn and can easily be dressed up or down. Some designers have developed their own twist on the shirt dress, Céline have added edginess with puffy sleeves and metal zips. When styling one of these I would keep it simple. The crisp white Stradivarius shirt dress that I have photographed is perfect for the summer season. Due to the simplicity of this dress, I decided to accessorise with one of SS17’s biggest trends: a corset belt. What was once a key underwear piece, is now worn over dresses and T-shirts as the finishing touch and to cinch your waist.
So I did tell you to prepare for an overload of pink, the colour was all over the catwalks this show season. 28 of Valentino’s 64 looks were in all shades of blush! From fuchsia to bubblegum, to peach and everything in between, you are going to be seeing a lot of pink this SS17. With the whole of the pink rainbow to chose from, I opted for a baked mid-pink tone for this Zara suede effect dress. The simple cut and seam details on this shift dress make it appear effortless and bang on trend. I have styled the dress with a black detailed bra, black caged heels (the photographed ones are now sold out, shop similar here) and white bag to both brighten and add depth to the look.
If you have read my Athleisure x Daywear post then you will know about my obsession over everything fishnet. Their versatility and ability to make any look edgy make them a key styling statement. In Autumn/Winter it was all about oversized fishnet tights underneath mom jeans, however PrettyLittleThing have come up with the perfect summer alternative … fishnet shorts! Wear these under denim shorts for a daywear look that will cause serious style envy, and if you’re feeling brave you can pair them with a slinky bodysuit and/or a cropped jumper. I paired these with a metallic bralette which is perfect for your summer wardrobe, both bralettes and metallic colours are going to be making an appearance in all your favourite shops this SS17.
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