MBFWA 2017 trends you may already have in your closet

Finder 22 May 2017 NEWS

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You don't have to splash out to stay in vogue. There are a stack of trend pieces you probably already own.

Let’s be honest, the biggest fashion problem women face today is wanting to look a million bucks, but for like, $200 max (and if it could be on sale too, that would be great). Thankfully this year at MBFWA some of the biggest trends we saw, were trend’s we’ve seen before, reimagined. So time to go digging in your wardrobe... there’s a good chance you already own what you just saw and decided you can’t live without.

A blazer

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Image: Dion Lee

Who doesn’t have a go-to blazer in their closet next to their quintessential biker leather jacket? There is a blazer for every season, every fashion and every girl. It dresses up our daggiest jeans worn paired back with trainers and a t-shirt or worn oversized over our shoulders with our best party dress. The blazer has taken a predominately more suit vibe this year, so pair with some trousers and loafer and you’re set.

A trench coat

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Image: Bianca Spender

The classic trench never really goes out of fashion, Breakfast At Tiffany’s taught us that, so did Burberry and the trench wave of 2015. So channel your Holly Golightly and go looking for Cat… I mean your coat.

Gingham prints

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Image: Hansen and Gretel

Gingham is a timeless pattern that we struggle to part with during wardrobe clean-outs. For all shapes and sizes, its quirky appearance on this year's runway makes us glad we keep it stored for a rainy day.


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Image: Anna Quan

Given the power suits on display all this week, it makes sense that the pinstripe came to the party too. Whether it’s a shirt, jacket or pants the pinstripe is perfect this season with a red lip and a messy bun.

A sparkly statement piece

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Image: Zhivago

We all have one lurking in our closet, that statement piece that just pops. Whether it be a skirt, dress or top, it’s time to bring it out of retirement. You put it on and you feel good, and from the looks of MBFWA 2017, this year is about feeling and looking good in your bedazzling best.

A white collared shirt

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Image: Bec & Bridge

All girls look great in an oversized business shirt, tucked loosely into trousers, worn loose over a bikini post beach, tied over a dress or even as the stand out piece of your power suit. The versatility and endless possibilities make it a key wardrobe staple for all seasons.

A slip dress

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Image: Isabelle Quinn

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the past year, you’ll have noticed that the 90’s came for a visit and left us all with a penchant for the perfect slip dress. The 2017 approach has been to layer these little dresses, either with jeans, business shirts, t-shirts or corsets. Patterned or plain they can be dressed up or down and given their resurgence in popularity, they likely aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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Sally Cordukes

Sally is a passionate fashion fanatic. She studied at the Fashion and Business Institute of Australia and has worked with prominent Australia fashion brands including Maurie & Eve and AM Eyewear. In her spare time she enjoys a bit of retail therapy (it's a great way to hit your step goal!) and spending time with her two cheeky dogs.

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