‘Tis the season to wear all things glitter and sequins, but stepping out of your sparkly comfort zone has never been easier with these three alternative prints hitting high-street rails this year.
Whether it’s tiny embroidered stars or metallic moon shapes, celestial prints are this season’s key trend, perfect for your annual office do or girls’ catch-up. From the likes of Topshop to Zara, many of our favourite stores are inspired by this popular runway look in their winter party collections. And while extra-terrestrial patterns might once have been seen as child-like, they’ve been reworked into something much more elegant and mature for AW17; sewn onto mesh overlays or made from clusters of gems and sequins. Instagram style queen Kristin Rose Davis shows us how to incorporate the style into our casual wear with this minimal star-print shirt, and when paired with a fur jacket or velvet heels, this print is the ultimate festive look.
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Another unmissable pattern for winter 2017 is the vertical stripe. Yes, stripes are nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to fashion, in fact a striped-tee is a wardrobe staple for many of us, but these classier stripes are the perfect way to incorporate ‘less is more’ into your seasonal dressing-up game. Much-followed fashion blogger Megan Ellaby works the trend with a stunning crepe blazer by Alexa Chung, ideal for layering over a minimal crop or cami top for those Christmas cocktail nights.
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If stellar patterns and bold stripes just aren’t for you, thankfully the trusty winter floral is here to stay, but this year it’s been totally reimagined in shiny foil material for a truly sophisticated feel. Embroidered over crushed velvet or on a jersey style T-shirt, foil florals combine the much-loved summer print with the sultry, metallic vibes of December. Irish fashion influencer Eimear Varian Barry shows us just how to work the vibrant print in this gorgeous wrap dress by Topshop.
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Words: Sophie Brennan