10 fashion trends that'll help you fine-tune your spring/summer wardrobe

Need-to-know style info that'll help you keep your look on trend

10 September 2017 - 00:00 By NOTHEMBA MKHONDO

1. CREATIVE SHIRTING
The evolution of the shirt continues as designers playfully deconstruct and reconstruct with contrasting fabrication, creative draping and elaborate detailing; elevating the classic to new heights.2. COLOUR POP
Warmer days call for a carnival of bright colours on floating layers and summer silhouettes. High-voltage hues like lemon yellow, crimson rose and blueberry are worn from head to toe for an effortless, high-impact look.3. GRAPHIC STRIPES
Up the ante with bold, geometric shapes in a parade of colour. Vivid linear visuals in a multitude of contrasting colours offer next-level colour blocking with a sports luxe and easygoing feel.4. BLOOMING BOTANICALS
From bold blossoming bouquets to oversized poppies and feminine roses, this season's botanicals come to life with embroidered, beaded and painted floral textures.5. STATEMENT PINK
Millennial pink gets some competition as audacious shades of fuchsia, sweet strawberry and raspberry turn up the volume on clean-lined, summer-essential dresses, making for a seriously sweet sartorial statement.6. LAMÉ
Ruffled skirts and bold shoulder shirts get a slick update with fine-knit metallic fabrication in gold, silver and blue. Consider high shine separates as a go-to for summer nights.7. UNDERWEAR OUTERWEAR
Subvert wardrobe rules by wearing underwear on the outside this season. The outerwear bra is embellished with ruffles and metallic finishes and layered over a statement shirt, or worn on its own - perfect for hot summer days.8. UTILITY
Khaki has never looked so good. This utilitarian trend swaps denim for stiff cotton dresses, shirts and trousers in safari-inspired hues that will quickly become your new favourite functional wardrobe staples.9. PATCHWORK
Lavishly layered separates with clashing fabrics, mix and matched prints, exposed stitching and frayed edges offer a new bohemian-inspired aesthetic, to match the new season spirit.10. NEW MINIMALISM
Less is more with clean lines and languid silhouettes with micro-pleating, architectural draping and playful proportions in rich, tactile fabrics and a palette of cool, understated colours.

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