Stylish Singaporeans can turn these Spring/Summer 2017 runway trends into real-life looks for under S$100.
The year-end parties and vacations are upon us. Other than gift shopping, we’re also busy planning our outfits. It’s a good thing there are sales galore from Black Friday to Single’s Day coming up very soon.
If you were inspired by what you saw at the recent Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Weeks from New York to Paris and have been diligently Pinning OOTDs, we have some welcome news: You can actually wear some of these trends right now — and chances are you might already have pieces in your wardrobe that are looking very 2017.
That’s one good thing about fashion — you can be sure that trends never really die. They simply rotate like it’s the zodiac. But if you can’t fit into your slogan tee from the 90s or locate your ostentatious belt from the 80s, we know exactly where you might find them at a steal.
1. Hello Slogans
Say goodbye to minimalism. The days of stealth wealth and discretion seems to be numbered with the resurgence of conspicuous logos and slogans. On the runway, we spied Stella McCartney dresses that say “Thanks Girls”; a Loewe bag hollers “See U Later”; and at Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri makes a statement with the “We Should All Be Feminists” T-shirts as her first collection for the house.
Get It: GRL PWR T-shirt, from Two Songs (US$48)
Wear it with: A maxi skirt, Love, Bonito (S$34)
Price of outfit: S$100
2. And It Was All Yellow
The designers have spoken: Yellow, yellow is a stylish fellow next season. While Alexander Wang went to town with a neon highlighter shade, Tibi whispers it with a pastel hue, while Thakoon favours a muted mustard. So whether you prefer your yellow bright and zesty or more mellow in chartreuse, this trend is as easy as it gets to incorporate in your daily looks.
Get It: Off-shoulder shift dress in mustard yellow, ASOS (S$39)
Wear it with: Mules, ASOS (S$17)
Price of outfit: S$56
Ruffles made waves on the SS17 runways. Everyone from Tome and Altuzarra to Diane von Furstenberg and Adam Lippes showed a penchant for it. The question is: How big a wave do you want to make? Because there are options. Wear them strong, wear them kitschy or wear them on your sleeves as 3.1 Phillip Lim suggests.
Get It: Sheer dress with ruffle details, NastyGal, S$30
Wear it with: Bomber jacket from your wardrobe, draped over
Price of outfit: S$30
4. Let Slip
Slip-ons may be the best idea ever for Chinese New Year when you go visiting. If you haven’t yet cottoned on to the trend yet (really? Have you not seen Gucci’s ubiquitous slippers that are on everyone’s wish list or Instagram?), now may be the time to start investing in a pair or two. Take inspiration from Rag & Bone and Opening Ceremony.
Get It: Flat mules, ASOS, S$ 39.10
Wear it with: Mum jeans, cropped straight-leg jeans from your wardrobe
Price of outfit: S$39.10
5. Cinch It
Forget the 70s. The Fashion gods from Miu Miu to Balmain are moving on to the 80s for next season. But you can get ahead of the game and get yourself some new belts. Not just any belt, but the bigger the better. When it comes to the silhouette of SS17, the emphasis on a cinched waist — doesn’t matter if you’re layering it over a coat, a blouse or a dress, just belt it.
Get It: Vegan suede belt, NastyGal (S$36)
Wear it with: A white dress shirt
Price of outfit: S$36
6. Be A Sport
First came the sneakers-with-everything look. Then even track pants are deemed cool and acceptable outside of the, well, track, or gym. For the new year, designers have upped their game with Versace studding anoraks and tracksuit tops with crystals, for example, and Gucci’s Alessandro Michele pairing running leggings with flouncy ball gowns. But let’s keep it real. It’s probably best to stick to Pinterest inspirations of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner rocking their sport-chicness. The best thing about this trend is, you know you’re going to be comfortable.
Get It: Track pants, NastyGal (S$98)
Wear it with: A dressy top or sporty top from your wardrobe, depending on the occasion and the look you’re going for.
Price of outfit: S$98
Pay for Your Purchases with the Right Credit Card
If you could get shopping vouchers every time you bought a new outfit, wouldn’t you try to earn as many of them as you can? This is exactly the kind of sweet perks you can get with the right shopping credit card.
Try using the Citi Rewards Credit Card for your next purchase. Every S$1 you spend on clothes, shoes, or bags gives you 10 Reward points, or 4 miles, plus discounts at merchants like ASOS, Agoda, and Zalora. You also get a sweet welcome offer of S$250 rebate if you apply for the card before 31 December 2016!
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By Alexa Fang
Alexa is a pop-culture vulture. She lives to read, write and travel, and decided long ago that life is stranger than fiction. When she’s having croissant, she thinks in French. “31 Rue Cambon” is her favourite address, and she believes that money one enjoyed spending is never money wasted.