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It's that time of year when the hot spring looks from the runway will start hitting the high street (and your wallet!)

However, the fashion gods and trendsetters don't always get it right…

Fashion is meant to be fun but, every so often, a trend pops up that's just weird, unwearable or bizarre.

The jury is out on these five new S/S '17 trends…let us know what you think!

1. The corset belt 

These look amazing on Kylie Jenner and co., but can a mere mortal wear them?

They kind of remind us of 2008, and that's never a good thing…


New Denim Corset Belts!  which color are you?? #GJGDenim #MadeInLA

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2. Off-the-shoulder bomber jacket

Off-the-shoulder tops: cute; bardot dresses: even cuter.

Off-the-shoulder bomber jackets, though?! More than slightly impractical, and they make us feel uncomfortable just looking at them.

Sure you'd catch your death in that!


Much needed off-the-shoulder everything. Especially the bomber jacket! #embroidery #ootd #getthelook #ontrend

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3. Ginormous earrings 

These bring new meaning to the phrase "Girl, hold my earrings!"

Even Beyoncé wouldn't go in for these, and she's fond of a chandelier or two…

4. Juicy Couture leisurewear

No, we can't return to that pre-recession life. Diamanté tracksuits will never, ever be "retro".

Thanks for nothing, Kylie. This is not "juicy", this is very bad…



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5. Ruffles on jeans

Frills and ruffles are everywhere this year, but we think they look best on sleeves, shoulders and dainty dresses.

Jeans with ruffles give us nightmares; let's leave them to the seven-year-olds.



Jeans are the cornerstone of a good, solid wardrobe, and thankfully Penneys have just launched the denim collection of dreams

You have your black, high waisted pair for hitting the town, your ripped up on-trend blue denims, and your slouchy mom jeans for brunching.

However, the bargain high street store isn't restricting it's new spring collection to just jeans. 

Black skinny dungarees €21, White wide-legged dungarees €19

Oh no, every Irish girl's favourite affordable fashion store is coming up with cool new denim concepts for spring 2017.

This includes a pair of very Kendall Jener-worthy black skinny dungarees, as well as some contemporary white denim wide-legged dungarees.

Blue denim jacket €25, Black denim jacket €35

Statement, embroidered jackets have been doing the rounds lately, and a loose denim style is a great alternative to winters heavy embroidered biker jackets. 

Whether you want simple embroidered florals, some stencilled lettering or a full on scene from the tropics, Penneys is serving up some seriously summery looks. 

Crop top €13, Mom jeans €19

Keeping with springs obsession with embroidered everything, Penneys is introducing a seriously stylish embroidered denim co-ord.

While the pieces would look divine as separates, the double denim look could even work for the office with a white shirt under the crop top and a blazer over top. 

Blue jeans €19, Stonewashed jeans €19, Frilled jeans €17

No denim collection would be complete without some amazing jeans, and Penneys has added a whopping 19 new pairs to it's spring line up. 

Paint speckled, ripped and distressed denims feature heavily, as do some seriously stone washed styles. Our favourite has to be the frilled it-jeans that have taken over our Instagrams lately.

No one will believe you when you say "thanks hun, Penneys." 



There are few things more exciting than the January sales, and the prospect of snapping up a bargain is too good to resist.

However, we've officially reached our limit with the sales frenzy, and we're ready to move on to the new season of style.

Our January budgets are still stretched pretty tight, so we're looking forward to the end of the month when the real shopping can begin. 

Mini backpack, €39.95, Frilled shirt €39.95

High street hot spot Zara has just launched their new collection, and, in typical Zara style, it's a medley of on trend accessories and work-to-bar style staples.

Zara hasn't ventured too far out of it's preferred minimalist colour scheme, omitting the typical punchy and proud summer shades in favour of muted creams and greys.

 Waxed jeans €39.95, Faux fur bag €39.95

The collection seems to be well acquainted with the phrase "the devil's in the details," as the muted hues play homage to details like frilled sleeves, lace trim and intricate embroidery. 

Adopting some of the catwalks biggest trends, the high street store is serving up some waxed, leather look jeans, perfect for channelling Kate Moss cool. 

Clash textures with a faux fur cross body bag for some statement style. 

 Suede biker jacket €59.95, Frilled dress €49.95

Biker jackets are the perfect remedy to a winter of heavy boyfriend coats and puffa jackets. 

The easy, throw-on-with-anything piece might be new season, but it's still a steal at €59.95. 

 Jumper €29.95, Embroidered boots €69.95

Green is officially Pantone's colour of 2017, so what better way to jump into a new year of resolutely impeccable style choices than with an evergreen, oversized jumper.

Embroidery is still going strong, after being carried into this season stitched on everything from boots, bags and shirt lapels. 

Leather skirt €29.95, Embroidered shirt €39.95

This leather and lace skirt is a true trophy piece. Balance out the edgy look with a slouchy jumper and tights, or pay homage to the 80s with a power blouse.

Embroidered shirts are still going strong, and adding a frill detail gives a folk touch that can soften up even the harshest of leather trousers and distressed jeans. 

The end of the month can't come quickly enough!



Now that we are (finally) seeing some sunshine and brighter days, it could be time to put away those winter woollies.

As any Irish person knows though, it's a dangerous move to venture outside without some kind of jacket, even on a gorgeous spring afternoon! That's why we're stocking up on some lighter pieces like kimonos, perfect for layering up without overheating!

Here are our top five high street kimonos…

1. Oasis
This midnight blue kimono jacket is a little more structured than the regular free-flowing style, so is perfect if you're looking for something a little more formal.

Oasis Midnight Bird Kimono Jacket, €53 (now €28), Oasis

2. New Look
We love this relaxed cardigan-style kimono – how gorgeous would it look over boyfriend jeans and a white tee?

Mela Stone Abstract Print Kimono, €32.99, New Look

3. H&M
Festival season is just around the corner and this maxi-length kimono is the perfect piece to bring along – light enough to roll up and pop in your backpack if the sun comes out to play!

Patterned Kimono, €19.99, H&M

4. Urban Outfitters
Make a statement with a dramatic colour palette – this kimono will take you right into autumn.

Staring at Stars Mix Print Border Kimono, €66 (now €34), Urban Outfitters

5. Debenhams
Liven up your wardrobe with this gorgeous cobalt blue piece from The Collection at Debenhams – this is spring in a nutshell for us!

Blue Camellia Floral Kimono, €37.50, The Collection at Debenhams



Spring and some warmer weather finally seem to be on the way (expect for a few pesky Met Eireann weather warnings), so we reckon it's time to start reflecting the sunnier days with a brighter wardrobe!

Put away those boring blacks and dull greys and welcome the new season with some gorgeous and fun prints.

Here are a few of our favourites from the high street…

1. Blooming brilliant
We adore this candy green colour with a hink of pink – a perfect work-appropriate dress that would look just as stunning on a night out!

Bloom Bird Dress, €69, Oasis

2. Floral fancy
You don't need to go too loud with your choice of colour – the white, black and yellow colour palette on these jersey joggers will still brighten up your day!

Smudge Floral Print Jersey Joggers, €29, River Island

3. Bold and bright
A kimono is the perfect spring cover-up for those days when it's too warm for your winter coat. How gorgeous is this cobalt blue one from Forever 21?

Tie Die Ikat Print Kimono, €12.50, Forever 21

4. Dark to light
The neon paint splashes make this basic black quiled skirt into something special. Team this with a simple white tee or a loose jersey tank for a relaxed spring look.

Paint Print Quilted Skirt, €36, Warehouse

5. Tribal and tasteful
We love the gorgeous beading on this purse – we can see ourselves using this well into next year!

Ethnic Print Clutch, €24.99, New Look

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