It's finally spring (and maybe even some rare days, it even feels a little like summer), and we can't help but turn to fresh fashion. No matter that it's still a little unpredictable out there, our wardrobes are dreaming, nay, yearning, of walking into unchartered territories.
There's the chance you'll pick up some excellent mid-sale pieces to tide you over this period with aplomb, and/or get ahead of the game, opting for savvy items that can take you well into the next season. But S/S 17 is almost too exciting to wait for, so we pulled together some excellent street style outfit to get things into action sooner rather than later.
Want to know how you'll be dressing this summer? Impatient? We have answers, and fast: From the major 2017 trends that show no sign of slowing down (hello, step-hem jeans and statement sleeves) to the new take on minimalism and yet another batch of looks that provide further proof that flat shoes are still 100% fly.
Keep reading to see the 50 street style ensembles that have us restyling, creating shopping lists and generally feeling like a sartorial switch-up is in the air.
Style Notes: Black has its place in summer, just swap clothing for accessories to elegantly punctuate a pale outfit.
Style Notes: A pink minidress feels so less "done" than a black incarnation. Remember, never save anything for "best"—just reach for flats to make your minis daytime-appropriate.
Style Notes: How to temper a ladylike, tweed midi skirt? Style it with a sporty tee, like this style by Vetements, and sneakers for an unexpected twist. Top marks also go to this Australia Fashion Week show-goer for an inspired way to tie up laces.
Style Notes: Is there anything more refreshing than linen? Swap your stiff, wintry suit for a temperature-appropriate alternative such as this.
Style Notes: Invested in some must-have gingham? This look shows that you don't always have to wear something plain with it—contrasting stripes and patterns are a great way to reinvent such a traditional print.
Style Notes: Not-so-mellow yellow is one of the key colours for the new season. You don't have to do it in a full trouser suit, but it does look SO happy.
Style Notes: The graphic tee and step-hem denim combination has been the busy girl's go-to throughout 2016, and we predict it shall continue to reign. Easy, but effective.
Style Notes: Our Jeanne Damas obsession knows no bounds—we shall copy this casual Parisian look from head to toe forevermore.
Style Notes: Long denim skirts have been secretly staging a comeback this year—expect to see more of them in 2017. Elevate the look out of the '00s with heels and a statement top.
Style Notes: We've noticed an increasing number of bare legs and over-the-knee boots around town. Don't overlook this new transitional styling trick.
Style Notes: Dear, Taylor Tomasi Hill, can we please star in a remake of Clueless with you? The preppy skirt suit has been given a cool makeover, thanks to those vibrant red accessories.
Style Notes: This office-meets-brunch combination says a lot of things, but mostly it's giving you a heads up on the fact that flatforms are BIG news for S/S 17.
Style Notes: Just a quick reminder here: Sometimes there's nought better that a plain white tee and jeans, elevated by investment accessories.
Style Notes: As well as the second Simon Miller bag in this bumper gallery so far (yes, the world is obsessed), we're also very into the idea of sporty, retro knitwear right now.
Style Notes: The Italian It girls have been something of a phenomenon this year. Their rule over the streets shall undoubtedly continue, and Giorgia Tordini shall still inspire us to be more ladylike at all times.
Style Notes: Co-ords are moving into more experimental zones, as proven by this op art–inspired tunic and flares duo. Best worn without other retro references.
Style Notes: Listen carefully. From every press day and every street style image bank we've paid attention to, the dress-over-jeans look is going to be stronger than ever.
Style Notes: Tonal shades of khaki, biscuit and brown are a large part of the new wave of post-minimalistic style—see more of what we mean in the S/S 17 trend report.
Style Notes: What did we just tell you about adventurous matching pairs?
Style Notes: Culottes? Still in. Pussy-bow blouses? Still in. Strappy heels? Still in. You don't even have to buy anything new to re-create this smart look.
Style Notes: Shirting has been dubbed as the retail dream for buyers in 2017—expect to have many more blue button-down options on offer soon, and be sure to get layering with them.
Style Notes: Incoming… bright, super-juicy, hot-hot-hot shades of red and orange. Make like blogger Doina Ciobanu, and boldly wear spring's new hues from head to toe.
Style Notes: Now is the time to trial some layering concepts—slip a billowing shirt dress on, undone, as an extra barrier between you and the cold.
Style Notes: Because sometimes nothing beats a jeans and cargo jacket combo.
Style Notes: If this doesn't persuade you into the idea of a separate spring coat, nothing will.
Style Notes: Yet another look that centres around some delicate-but-utilitarian cargo pants. Could these replace the cropped ankle flare as 2017's most reliable trousers? We have a strong feeling about it…
Style Notes: This year's ribbed skinny tees, reworked mom jeans and oval shades still look just as tempting now.
Style Notes: If you're one for pretty skirts and frills, then you simply must start following the fashion movements of stylist Kate Foley.
Style Notes: Brave your super-summery dresses by toughening them up with black footwear and for extra style points–an off-kilter accessory, such as this sold-out belt by Off-White.
Style Notes: Nothing says spring like a floral, so go full steam ahead by clashing all sorts of different patterns together.
Style Notes: Strings of pearls and trainers in one outfit? It's the 2017 way to do the "jolie madame" look.
Style Notes: May is absolutely fair game to bring out your white jeans. But if the prospect of grey skies is still making you feel slightly apprehensive, go for a monochrome colour palette to avoid looking too optimistic on the weather front.
Style Notes: Meadow-style florals are cute, but we prefer them worn with edgy black shoes and a jumbo sweater.
Style Notes: Once upon a time, layering was no more complicated than a jumper and a coat, but nowadays, you're looking at three lightweight layers plus an artfully shrugged off jacket.
Style Notes: The ultimate spring accessory—apart from a cheery smile? A great pair of earrings, of course.
Style Notes: From the ribbon-tied Chloé boots to the sparkly denim, in the modern age, it's more than possible to be ultra-girly without stepping anywhere near a dress.
Style Notes: Who'd have though a pencil skirt and denim jacket could be such buddies? The trick here is to make sure the jean jacket is shrunken and cropped, to balance out the figure-fitting silhouette of the skirt.
Style Notes: Too mild for a jacket? Break out that stole you lived in all winter, and give it a new sense of purpose.
Style Notes: There's no escaping the 1980s—from slightly-bigger-than-normal shoulder-pads to old-school floral prints, the best way to calm down a vintage-style blouse is with a pair of jeans.
Style Notes: As well as reiterating our tiger-is-the-new-leopard theory, this outfit also highlights fashion's new penchant for kitten-heel ankle boots—they're most flattering when worn with ankle-grazing jeans and trousers.
Style Notes: Once a total no-no, white shoes have become the FROW's fast track to looking on trend. Pair them with anything and everything, now.
Style Notes: Tomboys, rejoice—there are LOTS of trouser options coming your way. We like this deconstructed pajama dressing–meets-tuxedo combination a lot.
Style Notes: Yes, that's a bum-bag you see. Yes, it's an accessory trend gaining ground. Yes, you need to take this seriously.
Style Notes: Investing in a beige skirt is a gateway to wearing all your favourite black staples without looking too wintry.
Style Notes: There's no stopping the Vetements effect. And so, the trio of patchwork jeans, hoodie and large trench coat will be trusted for months to come.
Style Notes: Don't give up on your bomber jacket—it's still got plenty of mileage.
Style Notes: Belting a playful knit over an equally zany skirt doesn't have to be prim—just add trainers for a dose of irreverence.
Style Notes: The one-shoulder top is poised to overtake the off-the-shoulder craze in 2017. You heard it here first.
Style Notes: The joggers trend isn't going anywhere. Throw on something smart to make yours positively 2017.
Style Notes: Roberta Benteler's fashion week look fuses such classic components—Breton stripes, beige chinos and a flash of red—but is interpreted via interesting pieces with a twist to make this look a thoroughly fresh (and photogenic) one.
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