Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.
It might be a line from The Devil Wears Prada, but Miranda Priestly had a point; spring/summer trends have gotten predictable.
Set to shatter the mold though, 2017’s line-up is fresher than we’ve seen in a while, bringing back old favourites, supersizing our current faves and going full throttle with one shade and one shade only…
Jeans are out; khakis are in
Put your trusty denim to the back of the pile and replace them with a pair of beige utility trousers.
Known as khakis, they’re the new casual. Workwear inspired pairs were all over the Spring ’17 runways, from flared to preppy to structured.
Chinos in structured material are a good way to ease yourself in.
Pink stays put
From bubblegum to Pepto Bismol shades, pink’s resurgence is already anyway – one look at Instagram and you’ll know it.
While pink has been having a moment in interiors, beauty and lifestyle accessories, it’ll be weaving its way into our wardrobe’s too.
Gucci, Celine and Valentino’s SS17 collections all showed various shades of pink, from rose-tinged pinks to bright, in your face neons. If you thought pink isn’t for you, 2017 is when you’ll find your shade. Think of it as your new neutral.
Kitten heels make a comeback
Don’t worry, the ‘ugly’ shoe trend – platform slides, glove styles and yes, jewelled crocs – will still be around, but the one shoe you’ll be craving? A kitten heel.
They fit perfectly into the ugly shoe renaissance, as they’re so practical, conventional and sensible. Vetements sounded the trend klaxon with a Manolo Blahnik collaboration of the purest form of kitten heel we’ve seen in a while.
If you’re not sure how to wear them without looking like a throwback, keep it simple; jeans, a nibbled tee and oversized blazer are all they need.
Say it with a slogan
2016, we embraced logos – the Gucci double G belt was a constant sell-out – but for 2017, we’re going back to us a bit more as we say what we mean with a slogan sweat or text tee.
Athleisure goes luxe
Expect to see even more high street brands, sports brands and designers release their own athleisure ranges or upgrade their existing offerings; they’ll be sleek, slick and we’ll want to wear them everywhere – not just to the gym.
Oxblood is the colour to be seen in, with River Island, Whistles and Fabletics newest ranges leaning heavily on the shade with Nike following suit.
Statement earrings go XXL
If you dabbled with big earrings last year, gets set to supersize them this year as shoulder-grazing – and beyond – earrings take centre stage.
Why do we love them? They’re the easiest way to upgrade your look, and look sexiest when worn with bare shoulders. Go bold or go home.
The decade? 80s
Some says it’s the decade that style forgot but Isabel Marant, Rodarte and Saint Laurent all begged to differ.
The emphasis is on eveningwear for this trend, with drapery, lame, volume and sharp shoulders all weaving their way in – for a more feminine feel, add a ruffle or two on sleeves and skirts.
For the daytime, you can still slip some 80s attitude to your look with a blouson; Topshop’s already released a killer blouse that screams 80s redux while Max Mara’s gorgeously hued dove grey Vitalba blouse is classic but cool.