Make new season dressing as easy as ABC with our
definitive guide to AW17. You ready?
is for Birds of a Feather
Fanciful feather trims cover everything from shoes to skirts. If over-the-
top isn’t for you, get in on the action with subtle accessories. River Island
should be your first port of call - they’re doing glamour in a big way.
Coat, €140, is for
Country checks are
impossible to avoid, from
chic separates at Chloé to
classic old-school English
at Mulberry - there’s no
escaping this one, no
matter what your personal
style. A coat is the easiest
way to tap the trend - try
M&S for some of the best.
TORY BURCH DDenimis for MANGO
While it’s never out of style,
is for Après Ski over the last few seasons denim
has taken centre stage where trends are
Even if skiing isn’t on your agenda, that shouldn’t stop you looking like it is. Vintage style concerned. Thanks to the influence of
knitwear is going to be massive, starting with Tory Burch’s take on slope-wear. Pair with Vetements and the resurgence of heritage
retro inspired checks to really get in the slope-inspired spirit. brands like Levi’s and Wrangler, the biggest
style statement you can make is with your
baby blues. Mango is hitting all the right
notes on this one - head there and stock up
on its cropped flare and high waist styles.
the best places to get yourE-Commerceis for
statement tee without breaking The way we’re shopping is changing and the rise of the
Instagram shop is unstoppable. It makes sense; you see
the bank. something fab on someone while scrolling and you wantis for Fun Fur
in. Based on what you’ve liked before, Instagram curates
a feed in your search section that’s your own personalFur is anything but serious this season. We’re talking
shopping mecca, where you can link directly to the stores
website. JUST TAKE ALL OUR MONEY ALREADY.notice-me brights, shaggy textures and floor-length
EGet You Thinkingis for stunners. If you feel like it’s too much, you’re on the
Slogan tees are no longer flippant and cute, they’reright track - Big Bird should be your muse here. And
all about making a political statement. Following
on from Dior’s ‘We Should All
Be Feminists’ last season, the
highstreet is getting in on the
MARNIdon’t save them for nights out and events - these
babies look best thrown over jeans and runners, even
if you’re only running for the bus.
is for Hoodies i is for
Sportswear is going nowhere and hoodies are taking the
centre stage right now. It’s all about the hi-lo mix, so Blue
pairing a hoody with a sequin skirt or layering over If the
tailored pieces. It’s less about throwing your hoody on other
with leggings and calling it a day. Not that we judge! colour
season, red, is too
muted blue is
also getting a
look in. Tying in with
the ’40s theme,
the modest shade
at Celine, Lemaire
Veneta. Closer to
home, hit up COS
and Next for your
true blue fix.
PENNEYS is for Kis for
Jeans While not usually
Under considered a trend per
se, knitwear is making the move
The best trends into super trendy at the moment.
are ones you Blame the Hygge effect, but people
can conjure up just want to cosy up right now and
from your own designers are catching on, offering
wardrobe - and high-fashion alternatives. Cable
this definitely knit sweaters are the easiest way
fits the bill. Don’t to master the look - we love when
forget about we can dig something up that we
your floral midi already own and call it fashion!
summer is over;
put them to work
jeans for new
m is for
This season sees an
The classic Mac, or trench coat unlikely style icon
if you prefer, is taking a turn emerging. Nineties
for the fashion-forward this Lady Diana is being
season. Skip the classic double referenced by every-
breasted knee-length styles and one from Rihanna to
head to River Island and Cos for Alexa Chung. It all
deconstructed versions that are started when Kanye’s
anything but boring. creative director
shared his mood
board for the season
and it was
of the famous royal
in her heyday.
Think varsity jackets,
mom jeans and
is for RIVER ISLAND
overcoats sum up
the Oriental trend
taking over the
nobody is doing it
better then River
Island. Their more
is more approach
is exactly what’s
needed to pull
this look off.
Don’t be afraid
of clashing prints
and colours either.
nMARC JACOBS PPower Suitis for q
Suits are back in a big way.
Taking the best part of the
’90s (shoulder pads, double breasting
and boxy shapes) and updating them
with a more relaxed feel has resulted in
trouser suits being one of the biggest
looks of the year. And they’re definitely
not to be confined to the office...
is for CALVIN KLEIN is for Quilting Skirt,
Nearly Naked As is the way in fashion, the New Look
perennially uncool quilting is
If designers had their way, we’d all be walking suddenly the only thing to be
around nearly in the nip this winter with seen in. Puffa jackets, dresses and
their no trousers trend. And while the likes of even bags can’t escape a quilting
Rihanna can pull this off, we’re not so sure it’s makeover. New Look has delivered
that practical in Ireland. Marc Jacobs was on with this easy-to-wear mini.
the right track - we suggest lowering the hem
on the under layer a few inches though.
r T MARC JACOBS
is for Red
Millennial pink is waning is for That '70s Show
and it’s all about punchy
red from here on out. Never has a decade taken over the way the ’70s has this year. All the
From the kooky cool at big hitters from Marc Jacobs to Miu Miu gave their take on the decade.
Comme Des Garçons to the From country cool at Coach to disco diva at Rochas, the ’70s really is the
’40s nod at Max Mara, there’s decade that keeps on giving this season.
literally something for everyone
when it comes to the hue of
the season. We suggest really
going for it in top-to-toe
crimson to make an impact.
Jumper, €50, is for is for
Up the Ante Vinyl
We’ll always have High shine, vinyl leathers may
String Theory room for a laidback not be the easiest thing to wear
look in our lives, but you better start trying!
Definitely falling into the but full-on grown- Around for the last few years,
less practical trend division up glamour may it kind of creeped up on us this
- strings and fringes took just take over season as a full-on, can’t escape
over the catwalks. Probably this season. it trend. Stick to one piece in an
not one for doing the dishes The ’40s, ’70s outfit - less is definitely more
in, but super cool all the and ’80s all when it comes to this one.
same. We love how John get a look
Galliano did it - layering in so if you
over longer pieces to break think this
it up. Topshop is giving a one isn’t for
subtle nod to the trend with you, we can
this animal jumper - much assure you you
more wearable. can work it in
JOHN GALLIANO somewhere.
DOLCE & GABBANA
WHOUSE OF HOLLAND
is for Wild Wild West
House of Holland is making all our dreams come true
with its western, on-acid take on Americana. The
cartoon-emblazoned cowboy boots and checkered
stetsons are out of this world, and we want in.
ANNE SOFIE MADSEN Y CHANEL
Xis for is for Boots,
XL €17, Penneys
Accessories Y Not?
ZZero Gravityis for
When it comes to If shopping for Space age, futuristic, whatever you
accessories this season, clothes at Lidl want to call it - it’s all about looking
bigger is definitely hasn’t occurred to modern fabrics and over-the-top metallics
better. Whether it’s to you before, it this season. It all went down at Chanel where
sunglasses, jewellery or may be time to models walked out of a spaceship to the crowd.
handbags, you can’t go reconsider. Super For a more down-to-earth approach on the
wrong. Acne’s supersize model Heidi Klum trend, try silver boots or a high-shine mini.
sunnies are a particlar has come on board
highlight. for an exclusive
collection that has
honestly blown us
all away. It launches
18, so keep