A sense of style

10 fash­ion trends that are rul­ing the run­ways

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Un­struc­tured Dresses

Style your dresses as ef­fort­lessly as a pair of jeans this sea­son. Dresses with re­laxed sil­hou­ettes are mak­ing a mark with their loose, un­struc­tured style, elab­o­rate ruf­fles and un­even hem­lines. Com­fort is key. You can go for big ruf­fles for a more fem­i­nine look. Opt for un­usual waist­lines to avoid get­ting lost in all the fab­ric. You can also use belts to add more def­i­ni­tion to your en­tire look.

Bustier and Bralettes

Bustiers and bralettes are this year’s ver­sion of crop tops. Per­fect for adding tex­ture and flair to the sim­plest of out­fits, these look great with high-waist pants, jeans and skirts. Pair these with dis­tressed den­ims for a chic street style look. You can also layer these over or un­der your favourite T-shirt, jer­sey top, or dun­ga­rees. If you’re go­ing for a sexy but ca­sual look, let it peep through from un­der an over­sized shrug.

State­ment Sleeves

Flared and peas­ant sleeves, rem­i­nis­cent of fash­ion in the 80s, are mak­ing a come­back. Sleeve-slits are also hit­ting the run­ways in a big way. What­ever takes your fancy, one thing is for sure; the ob­ses­sion with shoul­ders and sleeves is here to stay. A con­tem­po­rary up­date on the time­less style is an over­sized sil­hou­ette, with ex­tra long sleeves where the hem is al­most touching the knees.

Stripes Galore

Bold, banker, mam­moth, or min­i­mal—stripes are com­plet­ing rul­ing the fash­ion scene. The nau­ti­cal in­flu­ence, how­ever, rules them all; it is one trend you can carry with ease and flair with­out has­sle whether you are at the Wall Street or the Fifth Av­enue. Com­bine stripes of dif­fer­ent colours and thick­ness for a quirky look. Play with ver­ti­cal stripes to cre­ate the il­lu­sion of a taller and leaner sil­hou­ette.

Fifty Shades of Green

Green is the colour of the year, ac­cord­ing to Pan­tone. If you thought you couldn’t carry this vivid colour, you need to think again be­cause this sea­son there’s a shade for every­one, no mat­ter their skin tone. From mint to par­rot and for­est green, adding a splash of this lush hue to your wardrobe will go a long way in mak­ing you look trendy. As­so­ci­ated with re­newal, re­vival and restora­tion, this colour should be a wardrobe sta­ple.

Trims on Bor­ders

What a re­place­ment to slip dresses these are. If you don’t feel like get­ting ready in the morn­ing, just throw on a robe and you’re good to go. This sea­son is all about how you can style these cre­atively. Make it pop by adding trims on the bor­der or opt for a bright colour in a luxe fab­ric. By the end, robes are ex­pected to be­come ac­cept­able evening wear. Em­brace this wardrobe dis­rup­tion, which is here to stay.

Util­i­tar­ian Khakhi

Al­most ev­ery de­signer has found a way to use this neu­tral and earthy shade—af­ter all, we need some­thing to bal­ance the colour war go­ing on this sea­son. From the run­ways to the street and from shirt dresses to belted skirts, the use of khakhi is wide­spread. You can use this per­fectly to go from a day brunch to a classy evening event. Try pair­ing khakhi out­fits with other bright coloured clothes for a smart look.

Com­fort­able is Chic

We clearly didn’t have enough of ath­leisure last year and the lat­est de­signs are here to prove it. Still con­fused about how to sport the trend? Just wear your yoga pants to the next so­cial event. Re­mem­ber com­fort is key. Pair jog­ging pants with boots and a fit­ted blazer for a smart look or wear them with a loose sweater and sneak­ers for a ca­sual look. Printed tees can be paired with your jeans.

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