Yes, it's sad that Summer break's already halfway, and yes, it's sad that the sales period is officially over, but here's the silver lining: the new Fall Winter 2017 collections are finally here, and they're super delightful! So if you're feeling a bit blue these days (looking at you, crappy Belgian weather!), how about indulging in some good old retail therapy and score some of these 6 must-have Fall Winter 2017 trends, not necessarily because you need them, but because they're all you've ever wanted in life - at least for now. ;)
1 / We really weren't planning on listing the slogan trend once again, but the truth is that there's just no way around it. This Fall, your shirts will likely become even more opinionated, especially when it comes to female power and political unity. We obviously have a particularly outspoken American politician to thank for that, who seems to have to be reminded of basic human rights on a very regular basis (as were Versace's thoughts too, with entire runway looks made of strong statement pieces!).
SHOP MY FAVE: GIRLS DO IT BETTER SHIRT BLAKE SEVEN
2 / Cosy knits are kind of a staple for every chilly season, but this time around they've had a little work done that requires smart layers. That's right, knitted sweaters and dresses come with daring cut-outs, splits and off-the-shoulder details this Fall Winter 2017, making them particularly attractive to layer on top of delicate blouses and lacy dresses, for that dreamy/heavy balance we love so much (don't you adore Burberry's take above?).
SHOP MY FAVE: GREY MIDI DRESS AFTER MARKET
3 / One of the (literally) biggest new trends for Fall Winter 2017 are the XXL bags (that were among others spotted in all their glory on the Acne Studios runway)! It's a big change from the cute basket and clutch bags that were all around this past season, but they're absolutely perfect to stuff with heavy just-in-case knits and (yay!) a gazillion baby things. :)
SHOP MY FAVE: CAMEL WEEKENDER H&M PREMIUM
4 / If hot pink was this Summer's IT colour, bright red is here to take over. As among others spotted at the Fendi show, head-to-toe red looks are totally okay to adopt this Fall Winter 2017, and what's more: they look pretty damn chic too! If you're looking to invest in only 1 red piece, though, make it a heavy coat, especially if it has faux fur detailing going on (still a big trend this upcoming season!).
SHOP MY FAVE: RED SHEARLING COAT DESA 1972
5 / Ruffles used to be primarily associated with warm sunny days, but not any longer! They'll be cheering up your blouses, turtlenecks and skirts all Fall Winter 2017 long, even if it concerns a monochrome purple look (from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi), another must-have colour for Fall.
SHOP MY FAVE: TURTLENECK WITH RUFFLED CUFFS WD7
6 / Good news for everyone who's itching to take it up a notch from the ongoing flats-and-sneakers trend, because royal over-the-top embellished heels are the required footwear for the new season. If it's velvet, pointy toe, bling, and suitable for a queen (such as the pretty pumps seen on the Rochas runway), score it and don't worry about your feet, because a true princess gets around - no matter what.
SHOP MY FAVE: BURGUNDY EMBELLISHED HEELS CASADEI
What's your favourite from these 6 Fall Winter 2017 trends? Anything you can't wait to wear? I'm definitely on board with the cut-out knits and royal heels! :)