Fashion is fickle. Whatever was trending last year is so last season. A new year calls for new trends; meaning it’s time to start planning what new pieces you’ll need to add to your wardrobe and the clothes that you should put to the back.
Even though fashion may be fickle, it also runs in cycles – that fringe frenzy jacket that was oh so last year, will most probably come back around. Keep it. But for this year, we’re going to show you the fashion trend predictions for 2017.
Luckily the fashion industry is one step ahead, with London Fashion Week providing us with an insight of next season’s clobber. So what are you waiting for?
Read ahead and start organising your 2017 fashion look book.
One trend that never really goes out of style. But this year think different to the usual nautical colours. As much as your reds and blues are still in, we saw a lot of candy coloured stripes on this year’s catwalk. Designers seemed to take inspiration from beach umbrellas and seaside deck chairs. The likes of Nina Ricci, Burberry and Mulberry all had a variation of stripes in their SS/17 catwalk shows. Fortunately the trend has trickled down to the high street, with Primark stocking a very Mulberry inspired school stripes blazer. And Yours Clothing having a wide selection of stripes in store, this pink striped shirt ticks off two trends in one.
Athleisure is another major trend we will see in 2017 which was seen in collections from designers such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Alexander Wang. With Gigi and Kendall rocking the look at the end of last year, this year sportswear isn’t just for the gym types. Think sports inspired shorts, leggings, track pants, bomber jackets, and bralette crop tops for casual SS17 outfits. We’ve done our research and found a wide range at Peacocks and think these Active Gradient Leggings and bra top combo are great. Team them with the Adidas Tubular Shadow Knit trainers from Soletrader to perfect the look.
Prepare to see a lot of shoulders come Spring, this trend is going to be a big one! It was apparent from London Fashion Week that designers seem to be a little obsessed with shoulders being on display this year. Think Asymmetrical off-the-shoulder pieces and single shoulder cutouts. The likes of Simone Rocha, Chris Gelinas and Victoria Beckham all took inspiration from this trend with their SS17 collections. This shoulder cutout shirt dress from Primark is bang on trend and a great summer outfit.
Last year was all about logo tees, this year it’s all about slogans. Seen on Michael Kors, Henry Holland, and Paco Rabanne. Some are political, and some are just for fun. Come SS17 you should be able to find a tee that says exactly what’s on your mind without having to open your mouth. On our recent shopping spree around The Harvey Centre, we found some fab ones at Peacocks and Primark.
Put black back in the closet, Spring/Summer 17 is all about the colour pink. From pale to fuschia, if there’s one colour you need in your wardrobe this year it’s pink. When Chanel, Givenchy and Celine all showcased it on the catwalk, you know that it’s going to be the colour of the season. This two piece pink suit from Primark is the perfect outfit to truly rock this trend.
And the predictions that we hope don’t catch on…
Christopher Kane made Crocs the highlight of his Spring 2017 show, and we were shocked. As provocative as ever, the designer has sparked the debate, can Crocs ever be cool? He paired the jewel encrusted garden shoes with his feminine and delicate sheer dresses, an odd match some would say. We’ll see if this one catches on.
Don’t worry about getting dressed with this trend that was seen on nearly every catwalk. From Alexander Wang to Lacoste, the who’s who of fashion seem to know something that we don’t – that bath robes are the next big trend. I think we’ll leave this one to the high fashionistas.