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Kawaii SS17 Trends & Get The Look

There was a lot of bold shapes, textures & prints to seen upon the SS17 runways, & we’ve gotta admit – this season revives a hell of a lot of the styles we love! So, we’ve made a lil edit to show you our favourite, (& incidentally the hottest) ss17 trends, & also where to get the look for less via ya fave online stores! Sound like fun!? Ok, let’s do it.

RUFFLE & FLOW

ss17 trends, ruffles, flowy,
Dior, Gucci, Alexander McQueen

Like the title suggests, dresses were all about elongated volume. Ruffles & tiers upon tiers of tulle were just about everywhere. Shoulders were generally bared to add definition to this otherwise overwhelming look, though Gucci convincingly turned the tables by keeping their shoulders strong & silhouette sleek.

Get the look: via Asosthree floor, black, high neck, ruffle, mini dress,
Three Floor Black Ruffle High Neck Mini Dress | $548

GET WAISTED

ss17 trends, waist, belts, bags.
DKNY, Balenciaga, Kenzo

The waist was no doubt the focal point of choice amongst designers this spring/summer, highlighted either by wide waist cinchers reminiscent of traditional Japanese obi’s, or very high slung bumbags.

Get the look: via LoveYaaYaared, patent, leather, obi belt,
Deep Red Patent Leather Obi Belt | $31

MODERN PUNK

ss17 trends, punk,
Preen, Ashley Williams, Haider Ackermann

The runway is never without its seasonal oddities & rebellion, & this season in particular tended to lean on inspiration from late 70’s punk – but with an overtly feminine twist that included not only frills, but the unlikely partnership with pastel pink.

Get the look: via Dolls Kill
the ragged priest, heartagram, frill, sweater, dress,

The Ragged Priest Heartagram Frill Sweater Dress
| $65

LOLITA

ss17 trends, lolita, doll,
Molly Goddard, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana

Marie Antoinette met Harajuku Cyber Goths at Marc Jacobs this season, who set the bar when it came to incorporating Japanese lolita influences into the spring wardrobe. But high necks, babydolls, gothic laces, & pretty pinks all made a regular appearance across the runways enough to ensure their trend status.

Get the look: via Asostrue decadence, pastel mint, high neck, ruffle, mini dress,
True Decadence Pastel Mint High Neck Ruffle Mini Dress | $120

BABES WITH THE POWER

ss17 trends, 80s, shoulder, power dressing,
Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Kenzo

80’s power dressing, it’s back, & it’s still all about the shoulders! This of course is only embellished by the previously mentioned ‘cinched in waist’ trend, by creating the bold, leggy V-shaped silhouette of a woman that intends to rule the world.

Get the look: via huncamuncavintage
vintage, 80s, metallic, blue, leather jacket, puff sleeve, 80s shoulders,

Vintage 80s Metallic Blue Puff Sleeve Leather Jacket | $100

IN CHECK

ss17 trends, tartan, plaid, check
House of Holland, Sacai, Preen

Every kind of check imaginable made it’s way down the SS17 runways; from traditonal tartans, to childlike ginghams. But the one thing they all had in common was the clashing colour scheme of choice – blue & yellow, particularly paired & layered, & the bolder the shade, the better.

Get the look: via Savage Sister Vintage
80s, vintage, versus versace, floral, tartan, dress,
Vintage 80s Versus Versace Floral Tartan Dress | $187

ALL OF THE BRIGHTS

ss17 trends, colours, colors, brights, neon, orange, pink, yellow,
Ashley Williams, Topshop Unique, Anna Sui

There was nothing subtle about the SS17 colour palettes. The nude and muted spring regulars had to step aside for some blinding shades of canary yellow, fushia pink, & neon tangerine; all of which were worn head-to-toe.

Get the look: via Dolls Killcab confessions, bright yellow, nylon, cropped jacket, skirt, co-ord,

Cab Confessions Bright Yellow Co-Ord | Jacket $75 | Skirt $75

MIRROR FINISH

ss17 trends, vinyl, pvc, shiny, high shine,
Balenciaga, Topshop Unique, Emilio Pucci

If check is the pattern of the season, then vinyl is no doubt the texture. Lickable looking fabrics in the form of macs, dresses, pencil skirts, & skin tight trousers – all usually reserved for F/W, made their unexpected appearance for the warmer seasons. The rule of working this particularly difficult fabric is to keep everything else simple & understated.

Get the look: via Topshop
topshop, black, vinyl trousers, vinyl jeans,
Topshop Black Vinyl Trousers | $68

SHOES

ss17 shoes, trends,
Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs

All shoes had a retro feel going on across the runways for spring/summer, & most of them gave a nod to 70’s & 80’s influences. Towering, chunky platforms were popular; as were, in contrast, kitten heels & pointed courts.

Get the look: via MICROMALL
90s, vintage, luichiny, white, platform shoes, dolly shoes,
Vintage 90s Luichiny White Platform Dolly Shoes | $125

BAGS

ss17 bags, trends,
Chanel, Balengiaga, Dolce & Gabbana

It’s all about looking like you’re going somewhere in the SS17 bag department. Boxy styles (extremely) large & small made into nearly every show, in the forms of traditional train cases, large weekenders, & even cigarette case styles worn across the body at Valentino.

Get the look: via Dolls Killas if, vintage, pink, trunk, train case, deadstock, bag,

As If Vintage Deadstock Pink Trunk | $78

Have fun rockin’ ya steals, babes!

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