1. The Slip Dress: The metallic slip dress comes in all sorts of shapes and silhouettes and is a must-have item for summer. It’s perfect for the office, teamed with a denim jacket or a leather one for a night out. Designer: Eudon Cho at London Fashion Week.
2. The Bomber Jacket: The bomber jacket is fashion essential for summer and winter. Over the seasons it has morphed into interesting colours, textures and silhouettes. Whether it’s oversized, in bold prints or embroidered, anything goes. Designer: Bomber jacket by Haute Baso
3. Metallics: Futuristic fabrics dominated ramps across the world this year. Tamara C.herie and Rubicon are just two South African designers who had strong metallic pieces in their collections. This look is no longer reserved for evenings. Designer: Tamara Cherie
4. Shoulders: Shoulders made a big comeback this year and the trend will be around for a while. From flashing one shoulder to both, in off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, don’t be scared to show off major bone and skin. Designer: Adam Paris
5. Floral Prints: Florals remain a staple for any summer wardrobe, however each season comes with its own narrative. The floral story for this season is whimsical, bold and festive. Mixed with fruit and abstract shapes found on flowing dresses and skirts. Designer: Tasleem Bulbulia
6. The high-cut swimsuit: Popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the highwaisted, high-cut swimsuit is the ultimate sexy beach look. Supermodels of the time – Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford – rocked these costumes. But it was Pamela Anderson’s red swimsuit in the TV series Baywatch that elevated this look to iconic status. Designer: Be Yourself by Puma and Raquo
7. Tassels: Tassels can spruce up any outfit. Whether it’s a small detail or part of your accessories, go ahead and be playful. Tassels also add a fun element to boho tops and dresses, even bags and sandals. Designer: Necklace with tassels by Morphe.
8. The Choker: This 1990s nostalgia trend came back in various styles and shapes this year. On the market now are minimalist shoelace – thick or thin – velvet ribbon chokers, some with dainty jewellery pieces. A choker looks good paired with low neckline tops and dresses.
9. Stripes: Stripes in classic silhouettes such as fitted dresses, A-line skirts and wide-legged pants in different colours are super chic. Pair your striped outfit with solid colours, for example striped pants with a solid colour top. Designer: Jasper Conran.
10. Geometric Patterns: Geometric patterns and shapes are increasing in popularity, not only in fashion but in home décor. Go for bright-coloured dresses and knee-length fitted skirts and don’t be afraid to mix and match different patterns in one outfit. Designer: Leigh Schubert