Here at ShopStyle HQ we love shopping around for those extra special pieces, making a purchase often entails multiple searches and endless open tabs before a decision can be made. But if there is one destination that consistently delivers it has to be MATCHESFASHION.COM.
Because it's always a little tough to decide which pieces we love the most, I've gone ahead and curated a whole selection of May must-haves that we just can't leave behind:
The ladylike cut of this black silk-satin blouse nods to Balenciaga's classically elegant roots. It's crafted in Italy with bracelet-length sleeves and elasticated inserts to cinch the waist and finished with slender asymmetric neck ties for a modern slant. Emulate the brand's new avant-garde aesthetic with second-skin leggings and pointed mules.
The authenticity of Levi's is blended with Vetements's acute design sensibility in these washed-blue jeans. Reworked from vintage pairs they're crafted to a high-rise straight-leg silhouette that's accentuated with a cut-out waistband and step hems. Tuck in a slouchy T-shirt to showcase the off-kilter placement of the back pockets.
A clean aesthetic and contemporary silhouettes are what define Maryam Nassir Zadeh's pieces. These tan-brown Marayam pumps are crafted with a signature square-almond toe and a suede-covered backless heel. Wear them with a jumpsuit for a modern off-duty look.
Jaw-grazing earrings are a leading trend for SS17 and one that Fay Andrada masters effortlessly with this yellow brass Levea MD style. They're crafted by specialists in the USA with a wide flat silhouette that slims down at the centre - a tribute to the designer's background in graphic design. Ensure they fully frame your face by sweeping your hair to the side.
Inspired by the namesake character in Stanley Kubrick's famed 1962 film Le Specs's clear acetate The Last Lolita sunglasses are packed with retro charm. Designed in collaboration with Adam Selman they're crafted to a pointed cat-eye silhouette with coordinating acetate temples and finished with contrasting metallic-bronze mirrored lenses. Team them with whisper-weight silk for a modern slant.
The gathered sleeves on Johanna Ortiz's military-green and white striped cotton-blend poplin Santa Rosa top tumble over the arms creating a dramatic silhouette that nods to the designer's Colombian heritage. It's crafted with an asymmetric off-the-shoulder neckline and finished with a pleated bodice and ruffled peplum to elevate the feminine feel. Wide-leg trousers and stilettos will provide the perfect anchor.
Channel Raey's sleek androgynous aesthetic with these washed-black Press jeans. They're crafted from rigid denim to sit on the natural waist before falling into straight legs with raw hems. Wear them with everything from fresh white trainers to point-toe ankle boots.
Sophia Webster's vivacious spirit is felt in the design of this black Claudie cross-body bag. It's crafted from grained leather to a compact shape and accented at the front flap with black and white pompoms whipstitching and a pair of rose-gold tone metal flamingos - the designer's signature motif. Carry it to add a touch of personality to your look.
For a flawless take on uptown chic look to Oscar de la Renta's white knitted-lace top. Meticulously crafted in the label's French atelier it's sheer enough to reveal the nude mesh lining and infused with just a touch of stretch for a perfect fit. W ear it with the matching skirt for a special event then try it with navy trousers for smart lunches in the city.
Trust Helmut Lang to deliver a pared-back take on the new season's utilitarian trousers. This camel-brown cotton-faille pair has a high-rise waist that's detailed with a single flapped coin pocket and falls into wide cropped legs that are finished with sharp front creases - a subtle detail that lends the casual shape a polished edge. Keep the mood modern with pointed mules.
Saint Laurent's black patent-leather Edie slingback pumps were a key style seen on the SS17 runway. They are crafted in Italy with asymmetric snakeskin ruffles that echo the one-sleeved silhouettes of the collection and balance the sleek pin-thin stiletto heel. Wear yours to complete a sharp evening look.
Aurélie Bidermann's 18kt yellow-gold plated Alhambra rings are inspired by Byzantine architecture. This set of two coordinating styles is crafted in France and wrapped with intricate thread-effect metalwork. Stack them together on one finger or spread them across your hand.
Tibi's cornflower-blue and white striped cotton-oxford Elliot top is imbued with summer ease. Gentle ruching and adjustable drawstring ties add volume to the silhouette which is cut with a square neck for a sharp contrast that feels wholly modern. Tuck it into high-waisted trousers for a discreet play on proportion.
The casual fit of Balenciaga's black denim Tube jeans makes them perfect for the weekend. They're cut to sit high on the waist and detailed with bronze and silver-tone hardware including four statement centre-front buttons. Use them as a base for experimental styling - think a slouchy sweatshirt and sharp heels.
Jimmy Choo's black satin Myla mules typify easy opulence. The clear Swarovski-crystal and faux-pearl embellishment lends a touch of glamour while the wide enveloping front strap and mid-high block heel ensure they'll work around the clock. Slip them on with contemporary cropped trousers and asymmetric dresses.
Mansur Gavriel's Posternak leather bag is a minimalist's dream. It's crafted from light tan-brown leather to a square shape with a single top handle and a capacious interior. The front flap is punctuated with a large gold-tone metal desk and the label's logo is hot-stamped neatly at the base. Tote it alongside tonal pieces for the most polished result.
The Vampire's Wife's event dresses reflect the kind of bygone glamour that designer Susie Cave epitomises. This black Night Garden style sings of the 1950s with a gold floral fil coupé pattern and a figure-hugging silhouette that's expertly darted and pleated to enhance your frame. Knot the shoulder straps into dainty bows and highlight the fabric with a metallic minaudière.
An intricate smocked hemline gives Haider Ackermann's white cotton-poplin Byron blouse an elevated feel. A lesson in insouciance it's shaped with long wide sleeves that balance the boat neck and fitted at the waist to hone the airy shape. Wear it with shimmery jewel-tone trousers for the evening and sharpen the look with black point-toe pumps.
Balmain's Olivier Rousteing forgoes glitzy embellishments this season instead informing the SS17 collection with a rich colour palette and strategic cuts. These billowing knitted trousers arrive in a deep shade of copper and feature high slits that only enhance the volume of the wide legs. Wear them high on the waist with a silk top tucked in for the most sophisticated take.
Sophia Webster's black suede Jada slides are peppered with playful details making them perfect for summer parties. The slender front straps are decorated with sumptuous monochrome pompoms and silver patent-leather tassels that swing from rose-gold tone metal hardware. Wear them as the fun full stop to a brightly coloured look.
Fay Andrada's yellow-gold tone brass Rako hoop earrings have a minimalist shape that showcases the designer's sculptural approach to design. They're moulded by hand in the designer's NYC studio by master artisans and feature two fixed top bars that rest horizontally on either side of the lobe. Consider them an understated way to polish a roll-neck sweater.
Created by Italian street style stars Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio Attico's khaki-green cotton Joanna dress naturally comes with statement-making appeal. It's cut to an ankle-skimming shape with wide kimono sleeves and detailed with a self-fastening waist tie that's framed by supersized buckled pockets. Use the open-front silhouette to showcase a silky cami top and straight-leg jeans underneath.
Ryan Roche's soft tailoring techniques are evident in this ivory silk-crepe blazer. It's crafted to an elegant wrap-front silhouette with padded shoulders for structure and secures with a simple matching waist tie. Wear it as a solo top layer for a sultry spin at evening events completing your look with the coordinating trousers.
Buckled details finish a number of looks for Joseph's SS17 collection including this caramel-beige cotton-sateen Berwick skirt. Typically minimal it's made in Italy to an A-line silhouette that falls into a curved hem and is finished with subtle folded details across the waistband and belt. Emulate the brand's clean aesthetic by tucking in a white shirt.
Salvatore Ferragamo's teal-green suede Belluno sandals reveal new design director Paul Andrew's refreshing influence at the historic Italian house. The column heels - crafted from engraved gold-tone metal - are a reinterpretation of a classic design. Slip them on to bring sculptural flair to minimalist looks.
Mansur Gavriel's Mini Volume clutch is equal measures classic and modern. It's crafted from rich navy satin with a gold-tone metal frame and clasp and moulded into a sleek pouch-like shape. Contrast the rich hue against powder-pink pieces.
Slip into neutral with Calvin Klein Collection's mauve-taupe Leryn dress. It's cut in Italy from fluid swathes of silk-georgette that float weightlessly over the figure and detailed with slender ties that trail over the sleeves coordinating with the self-tie waist belt. Choose accessories in soft shades of cream and silver for a truly serene result.
Complete effortlessly elegant warm-weather looks with Ancient Greek Sandals's Taygete slides. The twisted front straps are handcrafted from tactile velvet and they're set on chemical-free leather soles with a slight gradient for comfortable wear. Try them with a tonal shirtdress for the sleekest result.
Diaphanous draping is rife in Balmain's SS17 collection as illustrated by this black halterneck dress. Crafted to a wrap style with a sultry open back the super-fine knitted fabric is the product of fine Italian craftsmanship giving the asymmetric panels a whisper-weight feel. Use the coordinating waist-belt to add shape and style it with stiletto heels for the most striking take.
When it comes to statement-making accessories Balenciaga's black patent-leather Bazar tote is one of the finest of the season. The king-sized shape is inspired by traditional Thai market bags yet its polished for a mirror-like shine and stamped discreetly with the label's gold logo for a modern finish. Slip it onto your shoulder and prepare for it to steal focus.
Languid ruffled silhouettes like this navy cotton-poplin blouse from By. Bonnie Young are key for the season ahead. The wide collar and self-tie waist will work perfectly in the summer heat - just add white tailoring and mules.
One of Anissa Kermiche's most coveted earring designs is scaled down to petite proportions for SS17. This yellow-gold plated brass pair is crafted with a sculptural drop inspired by the folded silhouette of a fortune cookie. Team them with tousled hair and bohemian layers by day switching to a slick updo and sharp tailoring after dark.
Tough-luxe detailing reigns supreme at Valentino this season. This black lightly grained-leather Stud Stitching tote is trimmed with the brand's signature silver-tone pyramid Rockstuds - note how they're scaled down in size - and finished with a luggage tag charm and contrasting platinum-finish chain-link shoulder strap. Make it the focal point of a pastel-hued romantic look.
Elie Saab's designs always exude sensuality as this ivory and metallic-gold-striped georgette top demonstrates. It's crafted to a kimono-style silhouette with flowing arms that wrap into a sultry plunging front - ideal for showcasing a statement necklace. Continue the nonchalant glamour with the label's equally diaphanous trousers and pin-thin heels.
Shirting fabric is giving a whimsical spin in the hands of Caroline Constas. This blue and white cotton-poplin Olympia dress is crafted in the USA with a lace-up V-neckline that frames the collarbones beautifully and falls into a breezy flared hem and coordinating balloon sleeves. Style it for a balmy summer evening with tan accents and polished hoop earrings.
Unexpected details bring anarchic appeal to Vetements's statement-making designs. One of the finest these high-shine black leather boots are crafted to a sculptural silhouette with a squared point toe and lifted with reflector panels on the angular acetate heels. The slightly longer length is an ideal match for the season's essential cropped jeans.
Attico's white silk-satin Marisa dress is imbued with the label's vintage-inspired opulence. It's cut to a romantic 1930s slip silhouette with a flattering V-neck and plunging back and reimagined with contouring seams and ruffled trims. Artful embellishments add a distinguishing finish - note the elegant floral applique multicoloured beads and bow-fastening straps. Velvet pumps are the perfec finisher.
It's the decorative embellishments that take Aquazzura's after-dark shoes from classic to contemporary. These black suede Powder Puff pumps - new for Pre-AW17 - are dotted at the front with a supersized pompom and imbued with seductive appeal via a slender stiletto heel. Step into them to take an evening look to feminine new heights.
The angular aesthetic of Fay Andrada's yellow brass Viuhka earrings looks to the designer's architectural parentage - the perfect accompaniment to smart workweek looks. They're masterfully crafted in the USA and are finished with push-fastenings for a secure swing. Style them alongside fluid silk blouses for when going from desk to dinner.