If recent months are anything to go by, fashion seems to be getting fun again. It might be the slow but steady return of the evasive British sunshine, or the influence from the runway shows earlier in the year.
Regardless of the source, you can’t miss the bright – and sparkly, current trends. It has never been more fashionable to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle in all areas of your day, from your breakfast to your outfit, eat your fruit and wear it too (as long as it is covered in sequins).
Minimalism has been left in the winter months, and summer is all about maximum print, colour and impact.
Designers such as Ashish, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana all demonstrated a certain flamboyant flair in their recent AW17 shows.
Exhibiting everything from head to toe leopard print looks, fluorescent sequins and fruit, fruit everywhere!
While the runway world may be gearing up for SS18, the high street and the people are welcome our own SS17 and taking some serious influence from the fun and fabulous recent fashion weeks.
Ashish is a brand always known for being outlandish, not just in the colour and fabric choices, but in their message too.
Models were sent down the runway in one of this seasons most marketable designs and sentiments – feminism and anti-Trump statements.
Sequined t-shirts emblazoned with ‘pussy bites backs’ and biker jackets with ‘Nasty Woman’ on the back were sure to turn heads, combining a serious message with no such serious fashion.
Other designers such as Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci took different approaches and went for colour and print and a lot of it.
Aside from being filled with famous faces of celebrities and influencers, the entire D&G catwalk displayed an almost entirely leopard print collection.
From all in one suits to oversized puffa jackets, over the top jewellery that was just on the right side of tacky and floral embellishments, many of the looks brought a smile to your face, if not in utter disbelief.
Dolce & Gabbana proving less is more, and that if you’re ever feeling down, throwing on a pair of incredibly embellished sunglasses is sure to brighten your day, if not hinder your vision maybe even your balance, slightly.
The high street haven’t been far behind, with the likes of Zara and Topshop being quick to jump on the fruity sparkly bandwagon.
Sequined pineapple handbags, watermelon print or gemstone embellished sliders, and bright, bright colours are all features of this trend which are proving perfect for summer.
Summer florals have had a serious makeover, think oversized leaves, flowers and a heavy emphasis on green, jungle style foliage designs.
The bigger the better can be applied to other summer trends as well. Eyewear is having a serious overhaul resulting in a dramatic contrast to the subtle wire framed shades that have been very popular among fashionable circles.
Fashionista’s are not longer content with a simple frame, enter the thick rimmed, plastic and often bedazzled styles released by the likes of Gucci, Miu Miu, and similar styles by ASOS and other high street retailers.
What better way to breath life into an older outfit and ensure you’re on trend for summer than with a pair of larger than life shades?
Blogger, designer and all round successful businesswoman certainly has stars in (or around) her eyes with these attention grabbing Gucci shades.
The clear rims mean that despite the bold patterns, these shades will look great with any look.
British born fashion blogger Karen, who currently resides in New York, has never been one to shy away from trying new things.
Her unique and fun sense of style sees her in cooperating a mixture of designer, high street and amazing vintage finds into her wardrobe, always creating an inspiring look for her blog Where Did U Get That.
This look being no exception, we have serious eyewear envy right now over Karen’s vintage marble-framed find.
Never one to shy away from maximalist dressing, Leandra aka THE Man Repeller combines clear frames and coloured lenses, and although the style is still quite understated for her usual tastes, she is rocking two of the hottest summer trends for eyewear.
Where she may lack embellishment on her shades, she certainly makes up for it with her accessories.
Take a look at some of our top luxury picks for stylish summertime eyewear,
Dolce & Gabbana, £330.91
Miu Miu, £317.38
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