Let’s take a look at some of 2017 fashion trends that are set to hit it big this year.
Offcourse some are re-dos of years’ past, and others are ones that have been a little under the radar and are set to make a big splash. So if you are looking for a few key pieces to keep your wardrobe one that is of-the-moment, here are trends we are forecasting as hits for 2017.
Hello to sleeves!
Are Sleeves a thing? Yes! It’s emerged as a fashion darling last year, and they are hitting their stride in 2017. Think big, billowy sleeves. Think ornate sleeves. Think pretty sleeves. Think slashes in sleeves. Sleeves are definitely looking to take center stage this year.
Already plenty of serious attention is being given to sleeves in 2017.
Trainers or as Anericans would say…Sneakers. Lots of pretty sneakers.
Sneakers are still “in”? YAY! Once women realized they could pair sneakers with jeans during the week and look elegant and stylish … let’s just say the cat’s out of the bag and it’s going to be hard to put it back in. But, that doesn’t mean that sneakers won’t change and evolve. Look for pretty ones with leopard prints, fancy laces, glitter and more as designers are finding that sneakers are places to have fun, and women are buying them up!
For workouts, errands and the cool/dressy look, metallic sneakers are serious contenders for 2017. Now that we have all gotten used to wearing our sneaks with a bit more abandon, we have many more fun options to choose from.
Mules make a comeback.
The sterile workhorse lends its name to this workhorse of a shoe. Actually, the word mule means “a lounging slipper that covers the toes and instep or only the instep” or “a woman’s shoe resembling this.” But, there is something particularly sexy about a mule shoe. Have you noticed you walk a little differently because the back is not attached? And, it’s a total throwback to the late ’90s when mules dominated footwear. The mule style is found in flats, mid-heel and high heels. Whatever your preferred shoe height, there will be a mule waiting to seduce you. And yes, mule sneakers do exist!
While we all can’t afford the Gucci loafer mules, they sure are breathtaking. Remember the fur-lined ones that went bazonkers in 2015/2016? Maybe we can trace the heightening interest in mules to that one fashion breakthrough item?!
Stripes, stripes and more stripes
When are stripes not in? I know, I know. Spring brings florals, stripes and nautical EVERY YEAR. But, stripes do have seasons when they show up on pants and dresses and tops more than in others … and this is THAT season. Striped bags, shoes, coats, dresses …
Men’s shirting fabrics
With stripes being so en vogue, it’s not surprising that shirting fabrics are a huge trend. Yes, we love a shirt dress, but this season’s will look more like an actual shirt than ever before, simply because of the fabric. Think oxford blue, oxford stripes and gingham.
Ruffles and bows and all tied up
Those shirt dresses we were just talking about? One way to differentiate them from simply a longer men’s shirt is the ruffles and bows that many will sport. Or, perhaps they’ll be all tied up in an unexpected way. One thing is for sure, whether it’s ruffles on those big sleeves, or tied up blouses and bows on the backs of shoes, that feminine touch is alive and well in 2017.
Show off the shoulders
Shoulders were practically over-exposed in 2016. The shoulder-less top (aka the “cold-shoulder” look) was probably 50% of all fashion bloggers’ Instagram feeds. With that amount of over-exposure, you would expect that perhaps women and fashion designers alike would say “no more.” But, that is not the case. You see, women look good showing off their collarbones, and this is true no matter your size, so it’s friendly to age and size, and all generations bought in. This year, you may see more adaptations to the shoulder-less top — with even bigger sleeves, for example — but get the ones out you wore last summer as you’ll want to wear them again. And, if you didn’t buy any, you just may want to.
Spring is coming, and we can’t wait!
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