With summer officially over, it’s time to pack away those shorts and bikinis. When it comes to knowing what’s going to be big this autumn and winter, street style is the place to look for inspiration. From London to Paris, we’ve rounded up the best street style trends from the Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion weeks. Whether you want to know what shoes you’ll be rocking or how to wear frill-bottom pants, you’ll find all the answers right here.
1. Frill-Bottom Pants
Ruffles and frills were huge last season and are continuing to dominate the world of fashion in 2017. This season, instead of relying on tops and dresses for your frilly fix, look to pants instead. Frill-hem pants are the latest update to this trend and a great way to rock the look with a new twist. Although pants with a ruffle trim are undoubtedly a statement piece, they can be adjusted and toned up or down to suit your style. If you love a bold look, opt for unmissable frills that start higher up the leg and have more volume. If you prefer a more subdued look, choose a version with a mini ruffle that sits at the ankles or mid-shin.
This season, the street style stars were tangled, tied up and wrapped in every way imaginable. While some wore oversized belts and others donned elaborate buckles, it was those in lace-ups that shone brightly. No, we don’t mean lace-up sneakers or boots. We mean intricately and interestingly laced pants, jeans, dresses, and jackets. The trend, which is sure to be a hit this winter, came in two primary forms. Firstly, there were the bold and sometimes provocative styles that created graphic flashes of skin and embraced the addition of metal eyelets. Then, there were the delicate designs where soft ribbons were weaved through garments and tied into loopy bows.
3. XXL Collars and Lapels
Fashion has a love for playing with proportions and reinventing designs with a new sense of balance. What is typically large is often made tiny and what is generally small is scaled up to be oversized. While last year saw sleeves stretched and made unnaturally long, 2017 is all about extra large collars and lapels. For no other reason than a stylish appearance, XXL collars are becoming a significant trend. From wool coats that feature oversized lapels to leather jackets with collars twice the average size, this look encompasses a range of basic garments, turning them into statement styles.