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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.