Fashion

Womenswear: Statement Pieces for your SS17 Wardrobe

This Spring/Summer, it’s all about the statement piece; that pair of shoes, handbag or piece of clothing that will instantly turn an everyday look into an exceptional one and give your wardrobe an injection of on-trend newness. After seasons of pared back minimalism and relative austerity, designers are having fun with fashion again, experimenting with colour, shape, texture and opulence. Try layering, mixing prints or going a size or two up to create a different silhouette – or if you’re feeling less brave, choose one piece that will become the focal point of your outfit, building around it with luxury basics.

  1. The Bomber Jacket
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    The Bomber Jacket

    Sport luxe is one of this season’s biggest trends, with designers looking to the streets for urban inspiration. The cover-up of choice? The bomber jacket, worn dressed up with heels or simply with jeans and a tee; try this style from Maison Scotch with a stars-and-stripes-inspired trim.

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  2. The Slogan Clutch
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    The Slogan Clutch

    Emblazoned across t-shirts, sweatshirts and the backs of trench coats, slogans are big in the fashion world for Spring/Summer ’17. Lulu Guinness applies the trend to one of her signature box clutches, finished in black and gold for extra statement-making points.

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  3. The Graphic T-Shirt
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    The Graphic T-Shirt

    The easiest way to add a statement piece into your wardrobe is through a graphic tee. Wildfox has created the best version this spring/summer, with champagne saucers filled with (one of this season’s hottest colours) pink champagne.

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  4. The Metallic Dress
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    The Metallic Dress

    Metallics are big news for SS17, seen everywhere from boots and tote bags to sweatshirts and midi skirts. Bec & Bridge adds the trend to one of their signature plunge-neck dresses – wear with heels for occasions, or paired with flats and an oversized jacket for a more casual look.

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  5. The Rose Gold Watch
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    The Rose Gold Watch

    The perfect alternative to gold or silver, rose gold is the fashion-lover’s current metal of choice. For a subtle statement piece that will instantly lift an outfit, opt for Nixon’s classic Time Teller watch in rose gold tones.

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Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

Home & Interior Editor

A lover of style that’s simple yet luxurious, I’m always on the hunt for those ‘forever’ pieces. When I’m not obsessing over my wardrobe, I’m growing my love for homeware – especially if it’s Scandinavian or has a touch of mid-century design about it – or trying to find my inner yogi.


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