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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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