If you’re a self-confessed fashionista and are interested in adding a few new pieces to your 2017 wardrobe, simply continue reading to discover 12 fashion trends, that are set to take the fashion world by storm.
Top 12 fashion styles that will affect your life in 2017:
1. Statement sneakers
If you prefer stylish flats to six-inch heels, you’re in luck as statement sneakers are trendy again. Whilst 2016 was all about Stan Smith sneakers, 2017 is all about statement kicks which boast bold patterns and colors. Don’t be surprised if half of your friends invest in a pair of animal print sneakers. If you’re on the shorter side and need all the help you can get, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief as high heel sneakers are also hitting this year’s catwalks.
2. Striped pants
Whilst you may have owned your fair share of staple navy and white striped tees, in 2017 expect to see striped pants hanging in all of your favorite clothing stores. As the weather heats up, you may be tempted to pair a stylish pair of loose, high waisted, striped pants with a crop top and a pair of high heel, leather sandals. For a grungier look, simply style a pair of black and white striped skinny jeans, with a leather jacket.
3. Classic trench coats
If you don’t have a trench coat hanging in your wardrobe, do yourself a favor and invest in a high-quality trench coat, that you’ll wear throughout spring, summer, and fall. If you can’t afford an iconic Burberry trench coat, don’t worry as inexpensive stores such as H&M and Forever 21 stock more affordable options. If you’re looking for a trench coat, that’s on trend, opt for a style which boasts an oversized buckle.
If you’re a self-confessed gym bunny, it’s time to thank the fashion gods as athleisure is a trend, that’s here to stay. For an everyday outfit that will take you from the gym to the grocery store, to lunch with your friends, pair a flattering pair of figure hugging Lululemon tights with a bright colored tank and a pair of Nike kicks. If you have an aversion to Lululemon, it’s well worth checking out J Crew’s line of athleisure wear. Alternatively, Stella McCartney also designs athleisure for Addidas, which is worn by a variety of celebrities. An example of which includes tennis pro-Caroline Wozniacki.
5. Platform heels
It’s time to ditch last year’s high heel loafers, for a pair of kick ass platforms. If you were too young to sport a pair of Platforms, during the Spice Girls’ heyday, it’s well worth forking out for a pair of platform heels in 2017 as they are set to become one of 2017’s hottest trends. If you’re looking to splurge Balenciaga has you covered, whilst if you’re looking for a pair of platform’s which won’t break the bank head to ASOS.
6. Metallic mini dresses
Switch up your classic little black dress for one of 2017 ‘s hottest trends a metallic mini dress. A variety of designer brands such as Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent have recently debuted head-turning metallic mini dresses, during their runway shows. A metallic mini dress is a great investment piece as you’ll be able to wear it to your friends’ birthdays and engagement parties. Better yet, when you’re broke from Christmas and New Years rolls around, you’ll have the perfect party dress, hanging in your wardrobe.
7. Flower power
If metallic mini dresses aren’t quite your cup of tea, you may be more excited about the floral trend which is taking 2017 by storm. Not only are floral shirtdresses exceptionally popular this year but you can also expect to see pieces such as floral bomber jackets and floral rompers, hitting your favorite clothing stores. Some examples of brands which have already stocked stylish floral pieces include Michael Kors, Coach, and Dolce & Gabbana.
8. Army style fatigues
One way to successfully incorporate 2017’s army fatigue trend into your wardrobe is to purchase staple pieces such as a military green, drop waisted, shirt dress and an army inspired winter coat. If you are interested in turning heads, why not opt for a military style coat which boasts large coin style buttons? If you’re sick of wearing jeans on an everyday basis, you may also be interested in adding a fashion forward pair of skinny fit khaki pants to your wardrobe.
9. Bridal-inspired dresses
You don’t have to wait till your wedding day, to wear head to toe white. 2017 is definitely the year of bridal inspired casual and formal dresses. Expect to see floaty, white maxi dresses and white lace midi dresses, take the fashion world by storm. If you’re planning a summer getaway, it’s well worth investing in a floor length, the white maxi that will take you from the beach to a romantic dinner, for two. Some examples of designers who have released bridal inspired dresses as part of their 2017 Spring collections include J Mendel, Rodarte, Erdem and Michael Kors.
10. Plaid coats
When fall arrives, expect to see plaid and tartan style wool coats, in the windows of all of your favorite stores. In fact, a variety of designers such as Victoria Beckham and Rachel Zoe, have already debuted plaid coats for 2017. If you’re particularly brave you may want to opt for a plaid coat which boasts a fun, fur collar.
11. Pinafore style dresses
If you never attended a private school, chances are that youVe never owned a pinafore style dress. However, pinafore style dresses, are set to be one of 2017’s most popular trends. To style a pinafore dress, layer a white v neck tee or a white shirt underneath your pinafore style dress. To complete your look, add a pair of brogues or ankle boots to your look. Alternatively, pinafore dresses can also be styled with turtlenecks.
12. Backless, leather loafers
Backless, leather loafers are a style staple as they can be worn with dresses, skirts, shorts and a pair of basic skinny jeans. As they are so versatile, you may also find that backless leather loafer, make a fantastic alternative to wearing stilettos to work.
So what are you waiting for? Why not hit your favorite stores, in order to update your wardrobe for the year ahead?