When the weather gets colder and the nights get longer, there is no better time to bring out a little dazzle to lighten your days. For AW17, indulge in sequins, chainmail, sparkles, glitz and glamour, and crystals. Prints should follow these aesthetics and look as if they are almost 3D. Think glam and glitter with hints of intergalactic influences dotted here and there to really spice things up.
You can't embrace the dazzle trend without investing in a little (or a lot) of glitter and sparkles! This can come in the form of glitter, metallics or even clever designs that seem to reflect the light. Billie Jacobina's incredible "Sequin Print" leggings feature a sequin design that is as good as having thousands of sparkling sequins poured all over your legs! Colourful and, quite literally, dazzling, these leggings perfectly reflect the trend. Add the dazzle trend to your accessories collection with Monika Strigel's "Happy Mint" travel wallet. The glittery effect on the typography will lift your spirits and make you feel bright and peppy.
If glitter and sparkles aren't quite your thing, but you want to dip your toes into the dazzle trend, then opt for pieces featuring black and gold. This simple yet striking colour palette will give you the magical touch of the trend, without having to wholly embrace the full effect. Flossie's "Noir Gold Flowing" iPhone case features a mesmerising gold and black design, that seems to come alive like glowing lava. To get a good night's sleep in style, Evannave's "Gold and Black Gemstone Pattern" eye mask with its gold crystal design on a pure black background will help you slumber soundly.
Delve deeper into this stunning trend and uncover the original sparkle makers! We're talking about crystals and precious gems. These natural dazzlers have glitter and shine written all over them, and they are a sophisticated and stylish way to embrace the trend. Della Spencer's pink and red kimono is a fusion of bright geometric flowers, which have an almost diamond effect. The "New Perspectives" hoodie by Jo Fryer Designs features an amazing print that seems to emulate precious gems and stones in a kaleidoscopic design.