With all the sartorial stimulation at the big fashion week shows, it’s easy to miss the important details, the fashion fine print. This season, a select few fashion celebrities seemed to tire of the peacocking that has seemed to reach fever pitch in recent times. 

No more were they drowning themselves in lens-grabbing brights and dramatic, OTT silhouettes. Rather, those a step ahead of the style set embraced refined, even discreet, details. This season was less about investing in the new It-piece or the tried-and-tested trend but more about how to make your existing wardrobe work that much harder. 

So stop, take a closer look, zoom in if you must and see our favourite subtle style cues from people in the know outside the Spring/Summer 2017 shows.

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The simple act of wearing underwear as outwear no longer turns heads, but as J-Law (here outside the Dior show) knows, couture-branded smalls are a completely different matter.

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Forget jackets-as-capes: we now wear our parkas hanging from our elbows, as per Aussie actor and Perks of Her blogger Sarah Ellen (left).

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Sleeves are the new sartorial erogenous zone. Decorate with frills and logos accordingly.

xGettyImages611469746_masterYour shirt-dress doubles as a tunic when left half-unbuttoned.

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The new trouser length has dropped from cropped to dragging-on-the-concrete.

xGettyImages607630804_masterForget French-inspired bed head. Single, random micro plaits were spotted in stylish tresses across all four fashion capitals.

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Underboob is the new side cleavage. Just ask the world’s most famous fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, here in head-to-toe Prada.

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Behind every understated chic woman… there’s an ever chicer statement back.
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