Trends are not something I typical follow when it comes to fashion. I tend to like classic pieces that I can spice up or tone down depending on my mood. I also don’t like the idea of having to purchase a new wardrobe every season to keep up with what’s “trending”. I mean, of course if I had a wallet with zero limits, I might consider. The fact that trending fashion is popular at a certain point in time, its easier to purchase key pieces that are versatile. For example, the denim jacket. That trend has recycled at least ten times since I was 5 years old. Which is what made me curious on what would recycle for Spring 2017. Check out what items are trending for Spring 2017.
Trench coats have been a staple and very much in style for years. So of course the transitional piece always makes its way back into every fashion guru’s wardrobe. This season’s twist on the classic includes puffy sleeves, to wide belts and asymmetrical finishes. Spring showers, bring May Flowers which is perfectly a valid reason to splurge on a new coat!
Bell sleeves have been growing in popularity since the new year. The bell sleeve can be either long or short and is usually set smoothly into the armhole and flares toward the bottom. Bell sleeves end anywhere from the elbow to the wrist. Perfectly pairs with jeans or elevated with a skirt.
Stripes on garment first appeared in the Medieval times. During that era, only prisoners, criminals, clowns, prostitutes, hangmen, etc. were seen wearing a black and white stripped garment. However, by the end of the nineteenth century, a new definition of stripes was created by Queen Victoria. In most fashion, stripe print can be seen everywhere on garments nowadays. This trend is fun and can be in a simple white and pale blue or a little more spunky with a pattern of colors.
The color yellow
If there’s one unexpected color that dominated the spring runways, it’s yellow. The hue in all shades, from bright to mustard are all acceptable. GQStyle Fashion Director Mobolaji Dawodu mentions, “Yellow is not an in-between color, you’re either all in or you’re not!” Let’s all have a little fun and get that pop of sunshine.
For those feeling like their daily look is getting a bit stale, or for those of us, especially me, who find themselves in a mid-winter rut and turing to all black, head to toe. It’s the perfect time to rethink and upgrade. Simply inject some change into your look by replacing your black with khaki. Khaki is a staple that has been reclaimed on the runways and is fast emerging as as one of Spring 2017’s most noteworthy looks, state Vogue.
Regardless of your profession, chances are you have worn some sort of button up with stripes. This crisp, go-with-everything button-downs to get you through the week can often get boring. Reintroducing it to your life by wearing this print in dress form with a cute blazer on top or even as an evening look, with a flirty off the shoulder top; you can instantly transform the boring bank stripe into something fun and exciting!
Shoulder cut outs
This is probably the #1 trending look. It is flirty. It is fun. It is stylish. It is simple. People tend to think trendy has an age limit, but the cold-shoulder trend is incredibly flattering for all women regardless of age and size. I mean, everyone has great looking shoulders! So why not show off the judge free zone that looks amazing no matter the body.
Nothing brings more drama than a cape. While the style might seem difficult to pull off, there is a cape out there for everyone. Whether it is in the form of a blazer, dress, blouse, or coat, you can’t go wrong and will without a doubt get brownie points for your trendy choice.
“Florals? For spring?,” you might have remembered them recite in the legendary The Devil Wears Prada. Well, actually, this time around, florals are acceptable. I promise, they really are. Pick yourself up an eye popping bouquet of florals in dress or skirt form. You won’t regret it.
Layering isn’t just about keeping warm anymore. It adds dimension to your outfit. Introducing sheer skirts layered over colorful florals could be an option. I prefer to layer with sheer tops! Such a great way to show some skin this spring while being sexy, subtle and sophisticated.