Let’s talk about spring/summer 2017 trends. I hardly remember a season with so many interesting and beautiful ones.
This post is about the main trends of the season, then I’ll focus on accessories and shoes, because they deserve a post of their own! I’ll also dedicate a post to minor trends and less wearable ones (like super see-through clothes), the best colors combo seen on the runways and interesting details.
GREEN. If you still don’t know, Pantone announced that Greenery is the color of 2017. I don’t particularly like green and I’m pretty sure I won’t wear it. There’s an Italian saying that says “Chi di verde si veste di sua beltà si fida troppo” which means that who dresses in green overrates his/her beauty. I don’t know if it’s true, but I’m not fond of green, anyway, most of all if worn from the waist up.
PINK. I’m very fond of pink, instead, so I’m sure it will find some room in my very dark and neutral wardrobe. I love pink in its delicate hues, like Pantone Pale Dogwood but I’d like to buy something in a brighter tone like Pink Yarrow (a beautiful fuchsia), shoes maybe.
YELLOW. Another color seen on many runways is yellow. A particular hue of yellow called Primrose Yellow (I simply call it “ripe banana yellow”) is among Pantone’s top ten colors for spring/summer 2017.
NEUTRAL COLORS. If you’re not fond of seasonal colors, don’t worry! Beige and khakis were almost everywhere on the runways. Some designers made full use of them, together with black, white and blue.
STRIPES. Some of us consider them a classic but this year stripes will be everywhere. Suits, knitwear, shirts, pants… Huge stripes lovers like me will have plenty of choice, yay!
PINSTRIPE. Spring/summer 2017 collections strenghtened the presence of the pinstripe, also seen in unexpected ways.
PRINTS. In the shape of flowers, animal, tropical, wallpaper, polka dots, gingham patterns (and more), prints will be in fashion. Prints lovers will be enthusiastic. Prints on prints, by now legitimized most of all by streetstyle darlings, will be something to try next Spring.
HEARTS AND BOWS. I’m definitely delighted about all the hearts and bows seen on the runways. I love everything that is heart-shaped and I’ve always had a thing for bows. Love and romance were definitely in the air while designers prepared s/s 2017 collections.
SLOGAN T-SHIRTS. Dior “We Should All Be Feminists” t-shirt is undeniably the must-have of the season, the worthy heiress (I use the feminine noun on purpose) of “J’Adore Dior 8” tank top designed by John Galliano. But more committed. I love positive slogan tees and I hope to tell you why very soon!
SPORTSWEAR. Brands and designers realized that sportswear is a gold mine. So activewear is the new casual. Maybe lazy women won’t make up their mind and start exercise but probably they’ll dress for it. It’s so comfortable!
STATEMENT SLEEVES. Excessively long, embellished, baloon, puffed, fancy-cut. Sleeves won’t go unnoticed.
EIGHTIES. They’re not going anywhere. Leggings, large shoulders, sweetheart necklines, cropped jackets, lamé, ruffles… If you like the ’80s as much as I do, you’ll be happy.
SEQUINS. Always perfect for the evening, sequins will be easily worn also during daytime. Sequins lovers, spring/summer 2017 will be our season! I know that our love for everything sparkling is often misunderstood, so it’s time to wear sequins even more proudly!
BRALETTE. It’s youthful, uberfeminine and available in super affordable models. Designers would like you to wear the bralette alone or layered on a top/shirt. Worn as undergarment, visible under the clothes, it can be very sexy without being tacky.
FRINGE. Seen almost everywhere last year, fringe still adds movement and a touch of fun and femininity to clothes and accessories. Maybe it’s time for me to use a fringe beaded trimming I’ve been keeping for years!
TULLE SKIRTS. Spring/summer 2017 will be the season of women dressed as wannabe ballerinas (or Carrie Bradshaw, if you prefer). Tulle skirts were on many runways. They’re so feminine! You can either go for a classic, very ballerina outfit or create a romantic and modern look, styling a tulle skirt with a simple top (maybe a printed tee) and statement accessories.
DENIM. It will be anything but plain. Patchwork, embroidery, embellishments, studs, fancy cuts. Denim lovers will have plenty of choice, and maybe even those who don’t like it will give it a chance. I’ll gladly try to get out of my comfort zone, since I usually like plain denim.
ASYMMETRICAL HEMS. Even hems seemed to be an exception on the runways. Spring/summer 2017 will be the season of erratic, handkerchief, asymmetrical, elaborated hems, both for skirts and pants.
ONE SHOULDER. Off-shoulder (or cold shoulder, if you prefer) is still going strong but spring/summer 2017 collections certainly brought back one-shoulder dresses and tops, maybe a bit more practical and bra-friendly.
EMBELLISHED PANTS. One of my favorite trends of spring/summer 2017. We’ve seen many beautiful pants embellished with ruffles, trimmings, decorations. I can’t wait to wear them. I think I’m going to commit myself to some cool DIY projects.
And that’s all, for the moment but… Stay tuned!