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How to Rock Trends from Fashion Week (In Real Life)

How to Rock Trends from Fashion Week (In Real Life)
Lily Shepherd
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As we wave goodbye to fashion month, we’re still reeling from some of the weird and wonderful looks that we spotted on the catwalks the world over; from clown-inspired makeup to embellished Crocs (just why?), the SS17 trends were some of the wackiest yet.

There’s been a shift of late in the fashion world: more and more designers are realising that consumers are increasingly interested in ready to wear pieces – rather than crazy, over-the-top couture. However, there was still a host of trends sashaying down the runway that left us rather baffled – and wondering quite how we could emulate that in real life…

If you’re feeling inspired – but a bit in the dark – by the dramatic designs of fashion month, MyBag is here for you. We take a look at some of the most avant garde, wait-what-that’s-crazy, OMG trends of the SS17 previews, and give you some tips on rocking them in reality - even if you’re not a model or strutting your stuff on the runway…

Pyjama Style | Marques’Almeida SS17

Pyjamas as Clothes

If we could, we’d probably wear pyjamas all the time. (No judgement, please.) Luckily, this seems to be a popular opinion, as several designers played up to the stripes and oversized stereotype of jammies this season: we were especially crushing on this bananas-in-pyjamas look from Marques’Almeida. For the everyday, however, this look is probably a little extreme: instead of canary yellow stripes head to toe, choose a lighter shade and wear tucked into black culottes or cigarette pants.

Feeling Fruity | Charlotte Olympia SS17


Possibly our favourite look from LWF, we probably don’t need to explain why this outfit from Charlotte Olympia is a (slightly) tricky one to pull off. Popping to the shops dressed as a strawberry? Not the most practical choice…

What we love about this fruity ensemble? The fun factor. It’s time to wave goodbye to boring, drab outfits, and embrace some colour and quirkiness into your wardrobe – we’re thinking sassy slogans on t-shirts and accessories, exciting textures – think fluffy pom-poms for autumn – and pops of vivid, vibrant colour. We like!

Monochrome | Gareth Pugh SS17


An oldie (but a goodie): monochrome is a trend which never drops off the fashion radar. If this look from Gareth Pugh is a bit too in your face for running errands at the weekend, it’s time to scale it back: pick one piece of your outfit in statement monochrome and keep the rest neutral, to avoid channelling your inner mint humbug.

Sequins | House of Holland SS17

House of Holland

There’s always time for a bit of sparkle here at MyBag HQ – but maybe not head to toe hot-pink sequins, à la House of Holland. Keep your glitz to a minimum, and pick classic colours – think gold, silver, or oh-so-Instagrammable rose gold – that will last you a lifetime. Need more inspo? Check out this article here, where we talk about the dos and don’ts of rocking metallics.

Flower Power | Piers Atkinson SS17

Flower Power

Florals will always be in: this season, they were blooming left, right, and centre. If your giant daisy headpiece is at the dry cleaners, you’ll be looking for alternative ways to inject some flower power into your look: we love channelling the botanical theme through our accessories - just like Piers Atkinson – with detailing on watches, jewellery, bags and purses. How cute!


Images courtesy of Catwalking

Lover of statement accessories, scented candles, anything pink and a little bit of sparkle. A Southern girl in Manchester, when I’m not drooling over designer handbags I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home. My signature look? A nude lip and a very flamboyant pair of shoes.