Woooo brand-new year, brand-new season– ergo, brand-new you. What that indicates is a better and a very-2017 (and not, ugh, 2016) wardrobe update that hits all of spring’s major patterns. Although, let’s not dismiss 2016 in its entirety– it’s more of a developed appearance instead of a total fashion overhaul. Take utilitarianism, for instance. The core aspects are still there, like the khaki fabrics and no-nonsense mindset, but there’s more of a refined style through a clean-cut (albeit exaggerated) shape and spirited parachute toggles, utilized to highlight the silhouette.
The spirit of the ’80s continues through the runway’s adoption of the more literal visual codes along with the decade’s DIY culture– this is a season where YOU make the guidelines. Want to be a punk princess in among the hundreds of see-through, peekaboo gowns designers have thought up in clouds of tulle and embroidery? Then you can– every day of the week.
However, long, navel-grazing pendants can most certainly be viewed as backlash to the nonstop choker trend that dominated the great part of 2016. Have a look at the fashion patterns we’re looking forward to the most in 2017.
1. THE NEW ATHLEISURE
A sexy take on athleisure, with skin-skimming knits that describe every curve, color-block bodysuits, and charming sporty separates.
2. RAINBOW-BRIGHT STRIPES
In every color, shape, size, and form (think: both broad bands and slim hypnotic stripes).
3. STREET-CHIC UTILITARIANISM
There’s more to the trend than the khaki textile– in 2017, there are large-scale cargo pockets, boxy shapes, and ripstops equipped with drawstring cables and toggles.
4. NEW SHIRTING
Every season, designers task themselves to transform everyone’s most vital workwear staple– the dress shirt. In 2017, that appears like one-shoulder split-shirt tops, shirtdresses with graphic lines (and only one shoe?!?!), and oversize shapes with extended sleeves.
5. ’80S GLAM
After seasons of the ’70s, we have actually lastly moved onto another decade– the ’80s, with remarkable ruffles, puffed-up sleeves, and unapologetic glam vibes.
6. BRA OUT
Nope, no more prowling below t-shirts and tops. In 2017, bras are getting their time in the spotlight.
7. HARDENED ROMANTIC
When accompanied by baseball caps, briefs, or in-your-face heart concepts, these fragile gowns seem like love, however with a bite.
8. XXXXL BAGS
Supersized to an overstated degree, these babies will hold anything and whatever.
9. INSTA-WORTHY EARRINGS
Things that garner likes: decadent, excessive ear candy that’s worth its weight in social networks gold.
10. STATEMENT-MAKING SLOGANS
Perfect for the introvert– tees and dresses that do all the talking for you.
A win for the women who love the height, but dislike the heels.
12. LONG, NAVEL-GRAZING PENDANTS
2016, the Year of the Choker. As a result– 2017, the Year of the Long Pendant.