We're not shy when it comes to adopting every new season's most adventurous trends before they even hit shop floors, but now and then you just want to cut through the craziness and head straight to the easiest looks. The kind that can gently nudge their way into your existing wardrobe and still provide maximum impact. Fortunately for time-poor folks like us, those kind of no-fuss additions are wholly available right now thanks to the Resort 2017 collections landing online with a fashionable thud. With a revitalised colour palette, a new print focus and some delightfully laid-back styling ideas, these glorious new buys are already pepping up the existing winter coats and party dresses we've invested in.
But how to pinpoint the game-changing, wardrobe-lifting pieces that provide instant brilliance with zero effort? By using us, of course! We've trawled through the Resort 2017 lookbooks and new-in sections on our favourite e-commerce sites to bring you a concise edit of items, styling tricks and key trends that allow you step into the fashion future without putting a foot wrong.
Keep reading to see the high-fashion inspiration behind these four burgeoning trends, and shop the best items to match them right away…
Style Notes: Years ago now, the first wave of co-ords was based around printed pieces like stretchy crop tops and matching pencil skirts. Well, forget that and move on because the new way to do matchy-matchy is molto minimalistic. Take a cue from any one of these ultra-luxe brands (Céline, Jil Sander and Rosetta Getty), and pair neutral, simple tunics and dresses over trousers, stat.
Style Notes: One look at the S/S 17 runways and you'll see it: Yellow is going to be THE colour of next year. So you may as well hop aboard the sunny fashion train already because designers are now experimenting with a host of hues. Victoria Beckham, Roksanda and Fendi are all involved, from mustard to sunshine-bright hues.
Style Notes: Low-cost but ultra effective, a retro (preferably '90s right now) motif tee can be styled a hundred and one ways according to Chanel, Miu Miu, Carven and many many more. Consider this your NBF for 2017.
Style Notes: Dramatic stripes are a major player for S/S 17, but you can quite clearly see the barcoding trend is already lining up in stores. Be bold and wear them in primary hues. Be subtle and just opt for striped cotton poplin. Up to you, friends.