Darren Kennedy: Bell weather
Spring's all about the top - especially with oversized sleeves.
I think it's safe to say there is no better time to invest in some new tops than the start of spring. After the long and dreary winter months buried beneath a coat, a fun top offers a bit of relief. Happily, 2017 is looking invitingly eclectic and you could say that the shirt/top is the hero piece of the season, given how many different statement-making styles have popped up. Dramatic, exaggerated sleeves are definitely one of the most eye-catching looks and everyone from high-street to high-end is all over this trend. So, no matter how big or small your shopping budget, anyone can get in on the flared sleeve action. Also, the classic white shirt has been reinvented this season as scores of designers experimented with proportions for entirely new incarnations. Stella McCartney made hers with mismatched panels while Dolce & Gabbana added tiers of ruffles. Last season's off- the-shoulder trend has been replaced by one-shoulder tops while 1980s-inspired puffed shoulders add a more subtle touch to make a top stand out.
Westworld actress Thandie Newton’s take on florals for spring is fresh as she teams a statement, sheer, printed blouse with an embroidered, sequinned maxi skirt. Both are Erdem (of course) and both are equally gorgeous.
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