The trends for fall/winter 2017 hit the runways back in February. Like a lot of the trends that we see during fashion month, they are not necessarily wearable for women with busy and time-deprived lives outside of the fashion world – especially for those who live in the Caribbean, where the colder weather doesn’t really factor when making fashion choices. Here are some ways to stay on trend without risking overheating.
The Midi is still around for fall and although this may more suitable for colder climes, opt for a lighter fabric or a bright shade. Silk tile print skirts seen on the runway at Loewe are a perfect option for the Cayman weather. Wear with a neutral tank top instead of a knit and a classic pump to elongate the leg and nicely counteract the longer skirt length.
Polka dot is everywhere at the minute and a very wearable trend for the winter months here in Cayman. This classic print never really goes out of fashion and was seen on the runways at Balenciaga and Zimmerman. With lots of options for high street and high-end budgets, the possibilities are endless.
Coming into the party season, velvet is a go-to for feeling festive! Saying that, velvet isn’t necessarily the best option for Christmas in the Caribbean. Don’t fret though – you can still get your velvet fix without the worry of overheating. As seen on the runway at Carolina Herrera and Anna Sui, velvet accents are fashion-forward this season. Go for a sandal or a peep toe shoe or a bag to steer away from looking too festive.
Florals are here to stay this season. As seen at Erdem, Coach and Tory Burch the winter floral is making a big statement. Embrace this trend for Caribbean weather by choosing light floaty fabrics and short sleeves.
Still a popular trend this season, especially in power suit form. Max Mara, Victoria Beckham and Givenchy all showcased this season’s hottest color at their fall/winter runway shows. For fashionistas, a red suit is the way to go but there are so many ways to use this trend to make it suit every coloring and style.