Using texture and volume to make a statement has never been so easy. SS17 trends have seen a rise in minimalistic dressing, moving away from the obvious towards a focus on shape and fabric. The high street is awash with minimalistic pieces in basic colours and textured fabrics. This feels like a breath of fresh air compared to their overly detailed counterparts.
Flared hems have been the shape of this season – everything from skirts, cropped jeans and tops have been updated. The contrast of a skinny leg with mermaid frill is particularly flattering, sitting over the foot to accentuate the ruffle and balancing volume. These ribbed trousers scream for a pairing with an oversized shirt. This simple yet voluminous tunic from H&M with minimalistic surface interest is the perfect counterpart. The fabric with a self stripe texture makes this tunic perfectly multifunctional and a wardrobe staple for summer. Thrown over swimwear it makes the perfect beach companion, adding a vintage jean for that jean/dress trend, with bare legs and a golden tan for that perfect summer evening dressing. Paired with accessories in this seasons most unlikely colour combination: pink and red feels striking yet easy. Easy breezy.