Revealed: The ultimate fashion must-haves of this year are unveiled and include a high street skirt and a ￡2,000 quilted jacket (so how many did YOU snap up?)
- The most coveted fashion must-haves of the year have been revealed
- The cheapest item is a plaid mini skirt from high street favourite Forever 21
- Most expensive is the extravagant?￡2,000 Balenciaga Swing Puffer Jacket
From stylish jeans to must-have sandals, the most coveted fashion items of the year have been revealed.
These dresses, skirts, bags and shoes are the pieces that were most searched-for by shoppers around the world in each month of 2017.?
They represent some of the year's biggest style trends, including slogans, streetwear and designer logos, that dominated high street rails and designer stores alike.?
They also prove that fashion devotees do not mind splashing out on their investment pieces, with more than half of the most popular items retailing for over ￡100.?
The list was calculated by London-based global fashion search platform Lyst, whose experts analysed more than 100million searches made by more than 80million shoppers from around over the last 12 months.
Scroll down to see this year's ultimate must-haves - and see if you were savvy enough to snap any up...?
January: Champion Sweatshirt
Retro: This ￡37.46 Champion sweatshirt perfectly channelled 2017's retro sportswear trend
A brand beloved of Instagram It-girls Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin, it is of little surprise Champion made an appearance on this year's list.?
Indeed retro sportswear proved so popular that combined searches for Champion, Fila and Kappa increased by 460 per cent year on year.?
Once the reserve of athletes and sports fans, Champion has reached a more style-conscious shopper thanks to a number of high-profile collaborations with streetwear brands like Supreme, Vetements, and A Bathing Ape - as well as their A-list fans.?
With its easy-to-wear colour and distinctly retro feel, the grey sweatshirt was perfectly on trend for 2017 and was perfect for snuggling up in during the winter months.
February: Forever 21 Plaid Skirt
Plaid skirts were huge in February this year, with this Forever 21 skirt becoming the most searched item in that month
This plaid skirt from Forever 21 was the most searched-for item in February - and proves that style does not have to be expensive.?
Nipping wearers in at the waist, this skirt is effortlessly flattering and perfect as the bitter winter chill begins to set in.?
The seasonless skirt can be worn over bare legs in the summer or with tights during the colder months. Print goes perfectly with plain tops, letting the pattern do all the talking.?
March: Puma x Fenty Bow Sneakers
Puma Fenty Bow Sneakers, ￡70. The combination of street and millennium pink made these shoes irresistible?
One person searched for these shoes every seven seconds in March, making them a runaway hit. The perfect combination of street style with a touch of sophistication made these sneakers incredibly popular.
The millenium pink shoe was designed by Rihanna, who was inspired by PUMA's retro R698 sneak in mind.
High street shops like Zara were quick to recreate their own pumps and trainers with the thick bow across the top. ?
April: Levi’s Wedgie Jeans
?Kendall Jenner is a big fan of these incredibly flattering Levi jeans, a spin on the classic sixties style at ￡85
It's another retro look for April with these Levi Wedgie Jeans. High cropped trousers have been theme for the year in general, but combined with the high waist and tight fit of these jeans it ticks every fashion box.
Typically paired with mules, these jeans are an effortless yet trendy look that can be dressed up should the occasion arise. ??
Popular with the likes of Kendall Jenner, this cut of jeans are a timeless casual look.
May: Needle & Thread Dragonfly Maxi Dress
Needle & Thread Dragonfly Maxi Dress was a must-have for weddings and events in Spring ￡375.00
This enchanting dress featuring delicate pastel flowers set on a grey purple semi sheer?tulle was a huge sell out in May.
Inspired by English gardens, the Victorian cut gown was popular for weddings and events during the spring months.
The beautiful dress ticks multiple style boxes, one of those being big sleeves - which were bang on trend this year.?
June: Gucci Logo T-Shirt
Vintage Gucci made the top spot for June this year, with it's weathered look an 1980s vibes, it was everywhere during the summer. ￡370
Logo prints were an essential item this summer, but the Gucci logo cotton t-shirt was particularly popular.
The vintage top was inspired by prints from the 1980s, using a old-school Gucci logo with a slight weathered look. The fabric has small tears in the fabric for a worn effect.
Surprisingly, the eye watering price was not enough to put people off as this simplistic t shirt topped the most searched in the month of June.?
July: Le Specs x Adam Selman The Last Lolita Sunglasses
Celebrity favourite: The?￡75 shades were seen on Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid
These ￡75 shades were perfect for fashionistas once the weather warmed up and the sun came out.?
Pictured on everyone from Rihanna to Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, cat-eye sunglasses — named for the Stanley Kubrick film that inspired them - were an unadulterated hit of the summer.?
They were the standout design from the wildly successful collaboration between Australian eyewear brand Le Specs and American womenswear designer Adam Selman.?
August: Versace Medusa Slides
On trend: Slides were one of this year's must-have styles, and this pair by Versace stood out
Slide sandals were to go-to style for fashion-forward men and women this summer, and this pair by fashion powerhouse Versace are among the best of the bunch.?
The shoes, which retail for around ￡200, feature a Medusa emblem - a sign which was chosen by the late Gianni Versace for as a sign of seduction and has come to define the fashion empire he built.?
The slides came in a dazzling range of colours, including white, burgundy and vibrant red, making them even easier to match. ?
September: Balenciaga Speed Sneakers
Fall favourite: These fashion-forward Balenciaga trainers were a big hit with shoppers
With their chunky heels and sock-like fit, the Balenciaga Speed Sneakers are among the more fashion-forward pieces to make this year's list.?
The low-top version of the shoe, pictured, retailed for around ￡495 with metallic offerings priced at more than ￡500.?
The brand made headlines with a number of their unusual designs this year, including an oversized blue shopping bag that bears a striking resemblance to the Ikea tote. ?
October: Topshop Shearling Biker Jacket
High street hero: This ￡595 leather and shearling jacket by Topshop was an instant success
In a list dominated by high-end designers and streetwear heroes, high street giant Topshop managed to bag a spot with their ￡595 shearling biker jacket.
The effortlessly cool outerwear is a slightly more alternative to the cult favourite ￡2,000 Acne Velocite jacket, which it closely resembles - although it is by no means cheap.?
However shoppers do get what they pay for - the jacket is made from real leather and shearling lining, making it a perfect investment piece. ?
November: Balenciaga Swing Puffer Jacket
Statement piece: The ￡2,000 price tag did not put shoppers of this Balenciaga number
Following , fashionistas found themselves rushing to snap up the Balenciaga Swing Puffer Jacket as soon as it went on sale last year.
The quilted ￡2,000 statement piece is packed with details, including a hood, a rear logo stamp, a wrapped scarf neckline, snap button pockets, a chain detail on the neck and a double zipper closure.
For those who can afford it, the jacket continues to be a go-to piece.
December: Gucci Marmont Bag
Next big thing? Experts predict this Gucci bag will dominate Lyst searches in December
While the figures have not yet been tallied for December, the experts at Lyst have predicted that this glamorous Gucci bag will be the hit of the month.?
Celebrating the label's timeless elegance and luxury appeal, the brand's?Marmont collection is characterised by softly structured shapes, clean silhouettes and sumptuous finishes.
Costing up to ￡2,000 depending on the size and material, the bag is once again an investment but will add style clout to any ensemble. ?
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