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Don’t break the bank with the latest fashion trends; know what’s in and shop like a total fashion pro.

Don’t break the bank with the latest fashion trends; know what’s in and shop like a total fashion pro.

Every season we see fashion trends come and go more rapidly as designers struggle to keep up with demands and consumers turn to fast fashion to wear the latest pieces at affordable prices.

Not all of us have stacks of cash to burn so we simply have to be smart about how we transform our wardrobes every season to keep up with the latest fashion and style trends.

With 2017 welcoming Pantone’s colour of choice, Greenery, alongside the faux fur and corset belt trends, we’re here to assure you that there are style shortcuts that can stretch your dollars and your closet cycle.

Shop smart and invest in these 4 fashion trend updates in 2017 so you can look like the ultimate style-setter.

Add a fashion trend piece of colour

Every season there is a colour that will infiltrate wardrobes, buildings, interior design, food, travel and so much more. This year, we’ve embraced Greenery and last year we made room for Rose Quartz and Serenity.

The fastest and easiest way to inject the latest fashion trends into you everyday style is by playing with the shade of the season. Add a hint of on-trend colour with a belt or wear a block coloured dress for the ultimate statement.

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Add a fashion trend piece of texture

This 2017 autumn winter we’re seeing faux fur take over the runways and our Instagram feeds. To grasp on to the latest fashion trends add one piece of texture to you wardrobe and work it back with your timeless staples. We all need one over-the-top style favourite that represents the year that was.

Add a fashion trend piece in a pattern or silhouette

Silhouettes or patterns date without any mercy, which is why you need to choose wisely.

If you opt for a pattern, think less is more. A piece that only has the latest pattern trend on the cuff or hemline will wear for longer than one season. Should you decide on a bold floral print jumpsuit – this may scream last season quite quickly.

By choosing an ‘it-moment’ silhouette, it’s best to work with a neutral colour as it will kindly see the distance season after season. This year in 2017 we’re seeing lot of accentuated shoulders. So think: off the shoulder, shoulder pads and even structured shouldered blazers.

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Add a fashion trend accessory

Accessories are a fun way to experiment with the latest fashion trends. Currently, designers have highlighted the corset belt as the ultimate style staple for 2017.

Thanks to Kim Kardashian and Prada’s AW16 collection, corsets have had a revival. Layer them over crisp striped shirts, relaxed tees, bodycon dresses and the list goes on. It’s an accessory update that outlines feminine curves dramatically.

The best bit is that they’re available as traditional boned lace ups or elastic belts with buttons or hooks. So simple!

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