DTT9’s Summer must haves

I can’t believe we are already more than half way done with summer! Time flies when the weather is on fleek.
If you’re like me and need a mid-season wardrobe refresh, here are some classic summer must haves to consider when doing your online or in-store shopping.

 

Summer Flats
Holster Australia has a great range of comfortable flats and sneakers this season, that are perfect for casual day-time wear. They are a footwear brand based in gorgeous Noosa, Queensland. Team your summer flats with cute denim shorts or boyfriend jeans with rips.
Loose Tee
There is nothing like a loose t-shirt on a hot summer’s day. My current fav is the striped C&M tee which is available online from Surf Stitch.
 My other favourite is the classic Aje logo tee.
These t-shirts match any pair of shorts, skirt or pants. They are trans-seasonal classics, so you’ll have them in your closet for a while.
 
Light Denim 
Just like dark denim is perfect for winter, so is light denim for summer. I love Bardot’s light denim this season. They come in both hipster and high waisted.
 
Bikini
Fact: Summer equals laying on the beach and/or by the pool. Every summer I refresh my wardrobe with a new bikini set. This year I got a Zimmermann bikini. Zimmermann’s range this season is on point! I might get another bikini set as they have just add more styles to sale!
 
Off-the-shoulder dresses
This trend has been around for a while now and I don’t think it will go out anytime soon.
Some gorgeous off-the-shoulder dresses that I love this season are from Mossman and Shona Joy.
Sunglasses  
No matter if it’s a sunny or overcast day, an amazing pair of sunglasses can take your outfit from a 9 to a strong 10. Well, these Celine sunglasses do anyway. My current season favourites are from Celine.
Let me know what your summer must haves are in the comments below.
xx DTT9

Predicted Fashion Trends for 2017

Happy New Year Fashionistas. And welcome to 2017! I love entering a new year. You get that automatic refreshing feeling to make changes and improve certain areas in your life or even the confidence and motivation to take on something new.
As I write this I am on my way back to Melbourne from my summer break in Perth, really keen to take on my goals for this year and give it my all.
In the fashion world, there will be a whole lot of new this year too! And also some classic trends that we love too much to let go.

The colour of the year for 2017 is “Greenery” – earthy tones, including Kale and Hazelnut, with pops of primary colours like Lapis Blue and Primrose Yellow.

The Vice President of Pantone Colour Institute, Laurie Pressman says, “Colour trend forecasting is being able to take a look at whats happening now, what we see is going to be happening in the future and being able to glom onto those key trends or leading trend indicators to see what the future looks like and what does that mean for colour, because everything impacts colour.

So if you want to get ahead and know what trends to look out for when shopping this year, here are the looks that designers will have stocked in their stores or have in their pipeline for upcoming seasons.

Stripes

Khaki

 

Yellows

 

One shoulder cut outs

 

Sleeve slits

 

White shirt dresses

 

Waist belts

 

Robes

 Statement Sleeves

Bra Tops under blazers

 

I’m looking forward to seeing how each of my favourite designers take on the forecast trends of 2017 in their collections this year. To be honest, some of these trends don’t appeal to me currently, however I want to be a little bolder this year with styling my outfits, so watch this space!

As always, thanks for reading. Let me know what you think. Do you have any trend predictions of your own for this year?

Here’s to a successful and stylish 2017!

xx DTT9