A/W 17's out-there trends & how to make them work for every day
Whenever another Fashion Week month rolls around, we witness an eclectic, genius display of every new trend to grace the fashion world.
However, not all that floats down the catwalks are all that wearable for every day. Designers see fashion as an art form; a spectacle to behold, rather than actual designs that real people have to necessarily wear regularly. Although the garments are beautiful, we wouldn't be seen dead in half of a designer's collection, for fear of appearing like a complete tit walking around our neighbourhoods in a designer dress. Plus, there's the small fact that we really cannot afford even a third of the price of a Gucci dress *cries*. But, the concept of designer fashion is to set the pace for the rest of the fashion world to follow suit. Trends get reworked for the high street, and we're able to pick and choose how we wear the trends. So, here's three of A/W 17's most out-there trends, and how to get a subtler catwalk look for less from the high street.
Is it a day look or it a night look?: sequins
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I know it's getting dark and dingy super early now, but for some reason, now that the dark evenings descend upon us a little early, it seems designers have taken note. Nighttime looks demand attention on the catwalk, confusing all of our non-designer brains: how do we make the trend work for daytime, without looking like we're ready to go to a club in our 3 pm lecture? For fear of appearing a little extra, our first response to all things metallic and sequinned is to avoid the trend like the plague. However, it's time we took a little inspiration from the magpie (bear with me on this one) and gravitate towards all things shiny and glittery.
A glimmer of glitter in an everyday look can be a subtle nod to the trend. For example, a sequin-embellished top can be paired with a dark wash pair of denim jeans to dress down the look, whilst staying on trend.
And after all, this is the festive season; if you're going to go all out on the glitter, now is your chance. If you have a swanky Christmas party coming up, going head to toe sequin definitely won't look out of place. A total statement piece, the sequin dress isn't exactly an extremely reusable item of clothing, so it's important that you scour the high street for a cheap option. Luckily, sequins are the trend of the season, so all your high street faves, from New Look to Primark, all have reasonably priced options. If you're feeling brave, the sequin dress can take you from the night to the day- paired with a white tee, flat ankle boots or Converse, you can get away with dressing like a glitter ball. You'll be a cosy, very on trend glitter ball, and that's perfect.
"I mean business": the suit
The word 'suit' will definitely terrify some of us. Connoting business workers in Canary Wharf and suitable attire for saying 'I do', the suit might appear way too formal for the average student. However, it does come as a welcome addition to many of our wardrobes. Fed up of wearing dresses and freezing to death on a winter's evening out with your pals? Well, the suit has got your back.
Topshop has a massive selection of colourful suits: from bright pink to a millennial, softer baby pink in a crushed velvet. The playful take on a somewhat stereotyped-as-boring trend, welcome to a totally wearable suit. An alternative for a night out or fancy pants ball at uni, the suit can make you look oh so put together and oh so 'I mean business'.
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Catwalk looks may be out there, but they're also hella expensive. Us mere students can pick and choose from the cream of the crop, and rework trends to suit our day-to-day lives and extreeemely tight budgets. And these trends are beaut, so take major inspo from the designers and get some catwalk looks for less!