Some trends grow symbiotically. Take peanut butter and jelly, Nirvana and Dr. Martens or a cinched waist and statement sleeves. Ever since the waist became defined the shoulders and arms became big, puffy and oversized to exaggerate the silhouette. The statement sleeve has taken centre stage both on the catwalk and on our Instagram feeds. Early adopters include Leandra Medine sporting Rosie Assoulin’s signature oversized sleeve tops.
This season the trend expanded to the masses, from balloon to billowing and bell-shaped the impressive sleeves this year a offered in great variety to suit all tastes and arm sizes 🙂 For an uber romantic aesthetic head over to Roksanda Ilincic who presented elegant feminine dresses embellished with aethereal bell sleeves. Ellery focused on length rather than volume while Balenciaga and Jacquemus showed exaggerated 80’s puffer sleeves. Over at Gucci, Anna Sui and Simone Rocha the interpretation was dramatic balloon sleeves. Thankfully we can now find most of these styles from high street brands like Zara Topshop and Mango without breaking the bank.
Although a summer trend the statement sleeve is an absolute winner for the upcoming AW season. It can instantly lift any old boring wardrobe item by giving it depth and volume. It also is quite cleverly elongating and thus complementary for any figure.
So unless you’re prone to dip your sleeves into your dinner – statement sleeve tops and dresses will be one of your favourite purchases of the year!
You know you’re blooming in pure optimism when head-to-toe yellow is not only encouraged but considered one of the best selling trends for this summer. The great news is that yellow miraculously compliments tanned skin and extremely fair tones as well. Let’s just take a moment to think of the big ‘yellow’ moments of this year. From Beyonce’s infamous Cavalli (when she’s Lemonading, of course) Emma Stone in La La Land or Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast. But yellow is not only a big Hollywood hit (although it does remind us of gold, so Oscars and Golden Globes). The shade featured on the S/S 17 runways at Acne Studios, Chloé, Mulberry and Jil Sander. It’s also very popular day wear. Let’s look at the key ways to wear yellow this summer!
If you want to emulate the ultimate European summer day outfit, look no further than the mustard yellow day dress. It is elegant and comfortable enough to walk around and discover the city. Its perfect companion is a straw basket bag and a pair of sleek and comfy mules. Finish the look with a pair of oversized sunnies for the ultimate Italian actress goes incognito look.
For the yellow sceptic, we have a great solution. Opt for the biggest trend, yellow wide legged pants, and style them with a muted colour palette top if you want to ease into the yellow trend (white, black. eggshell). If you’re feeling bolder tie in the yellow with a completely unexpected and oh-so-optimistic colour like ciel blue (check Leandra Medine’s version in the gallery) or a bright purple or fuchsia. Finish your look with a similar colour high heel sandal and an uber cool mini clutch.
Why do one trend this summer when you can have two? The romanticism of the gingham pattern beautifully pairs with the pure zest for life of the yellow and the two can create some super cool outfits. From an off the shoulder top, mini summer dress, a scarf. bag or even a little blazer. Pair them with white denim jeans, sandals, oval sunnies and a basket bag. Your summer day outfit is ready.
Vintage Yellow Glam
There’s an undeniable power in yellow dresses it’s not by chance that most stars opt for this colour when posing on the red carpet. Who can forget Rene Zellweger in 2001 Oscars, wearing vintage Jean Desses, Michelle Williams in that gorgeous ruffle gown by Vera Wang in 2006 or Alicia Vikander’s custom made Louis Vuitton at last years Oscars? Try a maxi yellow slip dress with tousled hair red lip and gold accessories. Pair the dress with high heels and a chic clutch for the perfect summer going out look.
Olivia Palermo‘s style is both enviable and enigmatic: Her ability to mix and match high-end with high street, adopt different styles along the way while always looking almost unbearably impeccable. Maybe that’s because she wears many professional hats (not only the intricately manufactured ones at fashion week and red carpet events) She’s a former reality TV star, model, social media influencer, brand consultant and entrepreneurial founder of website oliviapalermo.com. She’s also the face of beauty brand Aerin, Max Mara off-shoot label MAX&Co, Banana Republic, as well as the latest the digital face of Swiss luxury watch and jewellery brand Piaget.
The 31- year old’s sartorial effortlessness sells out items as soon as she’s snapped sporting them. So what makes this Upper-East Sider so special? We here at GeeQuinn, have attempted to dissect her always composed, elegant and on-point sense of style.
When it comes to belting Olivia Palermo is a natural born killer. We know it sounds easy, but how does she pull it off so well? Her secret lies in proportions and materials. Case in point the ethereal, floor-skimming summer dress which can be ideal for a walk to the fruit market or at the gallery but not so much for dinner plans or a night out. She cleverly opts for a sleek thin belt around her waist to create structure and definition. Another trick is to choose a skinny cropped jacket, a sleek updo and a bold red lip. Finish your look off with a clutch or one of our Spring/ Summer 2017 favourites: the mini.