Star of the show
Written by Lucy Felton
Equal parts playful and punchy, stars are shaking up the fashion grid this season. Lucy Felton, fashion journalist and founder of lifestyle platform The Lucy Edit, tells you to take your pick and go shine.
When it comes to prints, there are only a handful of patterns that really stand the test of time. I’m talking about the Breton stripes, ditsy florals and polka dots of the wardrobe world, the ones that are firmly etched in the power print hall of fame. But have you ever stopped to appreciate the wear-forever potential of classic, statement stars? Fast becoming as iconic as spots and blooms and guaranteed to make your outfit shine bright, this autumn/winter let fun and feel-good stars work their magic.
Instantly injecting a big hit of luxury into every look, pretty astrological prints have that unique quality of looking wonderfully vintage and dramatically modern all at once. As easy to adopt as a throw-on slogan tee or go-to little black dress, indulging in some star action can be as laid back and breezy, or knock-out as you desire. Cue an abundance – scrap that, a whole galaxy – of star print pieces for you to choose from.
Bomber jacket £20
Let’s begin with those winning items you’ve already been loving and living in this autumn. Remastered with super stellar stars, that bomber jacket you haven’t taken off now comes in a fresh sheer finish topped with glittering sequin starbursts. Time for an upgrade, ladies. While your trusty shirtdress gets revamped in starry, graphic stripes – just be sure to winter-proof with a polo and thick tights when Jack Frost visits. Off duty, you can’t go far wrong with a powder pink pyjama blouse thrown under denim dungarees or half-tucked into ripped mom jeans. Layer a chunky cardie and you’re set.
For midnight hour, a luxe choker dress soon becomes a showstopper styled with killer boots and a punchy pout. Picking a directional neckline keeps things fierce, while choosing a longer sleeve makes your ensemble instantly elegant, after dark. Win-win.
Best of all, the star-studded look doesn’t end once the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, because these charmed patterns are set to play a big part in next year’s trend tapestry too. Expect starry cover-ups and frocks to be high on the hit list for spring/summer 2017, and be smug in the knowledge that your new buys will have some serious staying power.