Monday, February 06, 2017

Trend Report: Spring/Summer 2017

Trend Report: Spring/Summer ’17
A simple guide to what you should be wearing NOW.

It’s time to ditch the parkas! Warmer months are upon us and that means it’s time for fresh look. From new colours to silhouttes there is plenty to get excited about. Here’s what you need to know to be on trend this season.

Think Pink
Particularly of the fuchsia variety.  This bold hue was seen all over the runways at Balenciaga, Celine, and Valentino this season. Incorporate it into your look as a fun, unexpected pop of colour using a bag or shoe. For the more adventurous, layer different shades of pink for a dramatic monochromatic look.

The New Trench

Trench coats are timeless wardrobe staple but this season we are seeing an update on this classic silhouette. Opt for a looser, more oversized version for a more modern version as a versatile layering piece for those in-between months.

Bold Shoulder

Hello 80’s revival! This season we’re having flashbacks from this particular decade where excess was everything. First, we’ll talk about the resurgence of the shoulder pad. From jackets, to tees and hoodies fashionistas everywhere are embracing this trend. While some styles, as seen at Vetements and Balenciage, may be a little outrageous for most, but those who want to try out the trend can opt for a slightly more relaxed version. This way you can still capture the 80’s silhouette without looking like you just rummaged through you’re mother’s closet.
For the less adventurous, and off the shoulder top is a great option. This style is great for the warmer months and is extremely flattering! You’ll still capture that 80’s vibe but in a less overt way.

Bra Tops

Take the crop top trend to the next level with this trend. We’re seeing this lingerie inspired look everywhere on runways and on style mavens like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Rock this look with anything from jeans to evening skirts. For a more conservative look, throw on a blazer or a bomber jacket for a little more coverage.

More Althleisure

This fashion movement is here to stay. We have seen the momentum of this trend grow from season to season and it has become less of a trend but more of a fundamental shift in fashion that caters to a specific lifestyle-merging business casual and sportswear into one. For those who haven’t’ gotten on the bandwagon yet, it’s time! Almost every major retailer has gotten on board with this phenomenon so it won’t be difficult to find inspiration. Mesh panels are huge right now whether it be for leggings, tops, or jackets. It’s all about mixing sport textile in with your existing pieces. If you are able to keep the colour palette neutral and muted, you can actually achieve quite a polished look. However, accessorizing is the key to keep your look sleek and ensure that you don’t look like you just came from spin class. Throw on a structured leather jacket or a duster coat, a great bag, and a pair of mirrored shades to complete the look.

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