Friday 24 November 2017

What She Wears: Spring Trends

Underwear as outerwear is a key trend next Spring as seen on models at the Dolce & Gabanna Spring/Summer 2009 collection. Photo: Getty Images
Underwear as outerwear is a key trend next Spring as seen on models at the Dolce & Gabanna Spring/Summer 2009 collection. Photo: Getty Images

By Anne Marie Boyhan

It’s hard to imagine this spring/summer’s clothing as we are all currently still trying to keep warm mid winter, but even the dullest of days can be cheered up with a glimpse at what’s to come.

Colours that return each year, such as pastels and nudes for spring and khakis for summer, will grace us with their presence again in their own revamped ways, but here are some additional trends to look forward to this season.

I’ve added a “wear-ability rating”, where I’ve rated how wearable I think the trend will be on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest).


Thank God I’ve hung on to my few pairs of wedge-heeled sandals from seasons past, as these are set to stay on this summer. Sometimes as high as a stiletto heel, wedges have the added benefit of making your ankles appear slimmer so are a great summer option when your ankles have to be on show. These are a summer staple for me as they also offer height and can be worn causally with jeans or for dressing up a dress. For me, Giles Deacon’s kitten heels and Chanel’s clogs won’t get a look in over wedges .

Wear-ability Rating: 10/10, for all the reasons above.

Underwear as outerwear

D&G pointed towards this trend last October when their catwalk models marched out in upper body underwear for their spring summer 2010 collection. The corset or basque is set to make a huge comeback worn as a top. Besides corsets; sheer, see-through fabrics will abound.

Wear-ability Rating: 6/10. I can see corsets taking off in summer as a going-out option. They really suit hourglass figures or those who want a certain vintage look.

Accessories Galore

This trend probably doesn’t surprise you, what with the rise of bib necklaces and chunky chokers last year. But now accessories are set to get bigger and bolder, with huge earrings, headbands and necklaces piled on, sometimes all at once.

I’m not saying to ditch your gold jewellery, but silver will be everywhere this year. If you’ve none hanging around your jewellery box, it’s a look changer that is fairly easy to acquire, especially on the high street. Ladies, get set to be weighed down, in a good way.

Wear-ability rating: 9/10. I love accessories so will have no problem trying this out.

The original article was published on Anne Marie Boyhan is the editor of, a fashion tips, latest trends and celebrity style website.

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