Two trends in AW17 that I am loving are ruffles and metallics. I have been buying ruffles everything lately from jumpsuits to dresses to tops and jackets. The ruffles trend was strong in SS17 and is set to stay for AW17 as designers have splashed ruffles across their collections. Giambattista Valli killed it again this season with ruffles featured across many pieces. Dresses, sleeves, necklines and hemlines have all been ruffled up on the high street. I love statement necklaces but have been adding ruffles this season to jazz up my outfits.
This Elizabeth and James dress (fond childhood memories of designers Mary Kate and Ashley!) has a beautiful ruffle trim on the right shoulder. The dress is sold out at the moment so I have linked similar white ruffle dresses I love.
I also have been adding some metallics to my look as we shimmy closer to party season. My favorites are metallic clutches and handbags. I have linked some of my favorite finds below. This dress is soft and feminine but I added an edge with a metallic party bag (from Accessorize but not online) and some khaki print block heels from River Island.