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The Fashion Memo

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Fashion

The SS21 collections may have just come to a close – no doubt sending a plethora of exciting new pieces straight to the top of your wish list – but there’s no need to wait months before introducing next season’s biggest trends into your closet. Ardent fashion fans know that SS21’s greatest sartorial shifts have been percolating for a while, meaning that savvy early adopters can start wearing the most defining looks right now.

Case in point, the joyful dress. Championed by the likes of Proenza Schouler, Tove and Valentino, this trophy piece is notable thanks to its eye-popping color, fluid cut and innate elan. In short, it promises to make a welcome addition to anyone’s wardrobe; so much so, that junior fashion editor Marquessa Lucas-Box can’t wait to get her hands on one. She’s found the perfect autumnal alternative in the form of Petar Petrov’s exquisite copper creation. “Petar Petrov’s ‘Abiel’ dress positively shone as it glided down the FW20 runway. Its elegantly pleated neckline, voluminous blouson sleeves and flowing necktie – which drapes gracefully down the back – makes this dress a failsafe investment for both this season and the summer ahead. During the winter months, I’ll complement the ankle-length design and rich rust hue with chunky gold earrings and slouchy knee-high boots. Come summer, I’ll go for leather sandals or chic ballet pumps.”

Another trend gaining ground for SS21 is the couture-style sleeve, and few pieces satisfy this criteria quite so beautifully as Victoria Beckham’s silk blouse. Understated yet impactful, this top also features a dramatic high neck, but thanks to design details including shoulder pleating and billowing proportions, the sleeves take center stage. Beyond its prettiness, the allure of this piece lies in its practicality; pairing it with straight-leg jeans and Mateo’s modern-art inspired jewels makes for a high/low look that works for all manner of occasions.

Of course, accessories are the easiest way to put a new-season spin on your existing closet, and after reinvented versions of the classic chain bag were spotted on runways across New York, London, Milan and Paris, you can be sure that this is one piece that promises maximum ROI. Consider Gucci’s brilliant white shoulder bag the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

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