2016 brought us bell sleeves, 24/7 sneakers and off-the-shoulder everything. While many of these styles are still trending, we’re also looking forward to a wave of fresh 2017 trends. Curious what styles to get behind this year? Here are a few straight from the runway. Cheers to new fashion beginnings starting now!
All Yellow Everything
Yellow can get a bad rap for being a not-so-flattering color. (Just ask my mother!) Not in 2017. This year, you can expect to see the hue show up everywhere, from formal gowns to playful cocktail attire. Plus, the shade is also surprisingly photogenic, so snap away!
Fringe is one of THE embellishments of 2017, showing up predominately in the accessories department but also on everything from formal dresses to beach wear. The detail adds a modern twist to the Western-esque feature, making it a fabulous choice for any eclectic or boho-leaning dresser. Try this look to spice up an LBD or add a little flair to a wedding guest look. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, pull out the fringe for your next hot date.
Feminine fashion mavens, rejoice! Ruffles are back and in a big way. Ruffles are the new cutouts, spotlighting all the right places. The best part you ask? They’re not just for special occasions. While we all love the style in formal settings (a ruffled cocktail dress is truly hard to beat), this look is getting a 2017 update by making an appearance in casual wear too. From work-appropriate blouses to by-the-beach tops, get excited to rock ruffles this year.
One Shoulder Only
If you’re looking for a replacement for your off-the-shoulder obsession, this is it. The one shoulder trend is popping up on dresses everywhere. While your favorite cold shoulder number still remains on trend, this gives you another option. It’s easy to love the look for its high-fashion air and ability to instantly elevate any outfit.
Loathe small talk and forced networking? Try a conversation clutch instead! The eye-catching accessory is a great way to begin a discussion with a party guest or event attendee without being a bore. Outsmart small talk this year and carry a clutch that gives you (or the person you’re talking to) a perfect reason to break the ice. I have a conversation piece cigar box purse that stands out in a crowd and does all the talking.
Whether you’ve got a trip on the books or just want to add some chill vibes to your life, bring the beach to your wardrobe with vacation prints. Bright, playful and unique, the style will make serious waves this summer.
Move over nautical stripes. There’s a new stripe in town! While the Brigitte Bardot by-the-sea stripes will always be in style, 2017 is all about adding a funky flare to the classic look. What does this mean, exactly? The stripes of the future will feature standout shades, asymmetrical touches and mix-and-match patterns. Excited yet? You should be!
Spring’s hottest handbag and shoe trends? Dive into perforated, suede, laser cut and woven looks. And hats? Fedoras are everywhere! More hot colors? Shades of blues, pinks, greens and neutrals are especially on trend.
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