Spring is about to unfold, and we’ll soon be putting our bulky sweaters and warm coats into storage in favor of a fresh spring wardrobe. Browse through spring’s hottest fashion trends and decide which looks are right for you. Here are some of the top trends we’re seeing for spring 2017.
Statement sleeves are big! We’re seeing big flowing sleeves, pleated sleeves, bell sleeves–some sleeves have enough material for another outfit or two. We’re also seeing lots of sleeve slits allowing peek-a-boo arm action–revealing both bare and clothed arms.
Off-the-shoulder tops were on the streets last summer, and fashionistas are still embracing them. Some designers are showing tops and dresses built to show off a shoulder, including asymmetrical cutouts revealing just one shoulder or arm. Designers are also showing dresses and tops casually pulled to the side to expose a shoulder, a la Flashdance.
Ruffles with khaki, ruffles with sheers, ruffles with 80’s shoulders–it’s rufflepalooza this spring! Skirt hems, sweater sleeves, look for nearly any feature to get ruffled up this spring.
High paperbag-waist pants may be a spin-off from the ruffle trend, sporting similar tucks and creases. Pair these with a simple top for the most flattering effect.
Khaki and other neutral earth tones are big this year. Khaki and ruffles have conspired to put a fresh and unexpected breath into evening wear, and khaki is giving black a major run for its money as the go-to neutral this year.
Two trends go together like vanilla with hot fudge: sheer layers and exposed bras. Look for sheer embroidered tops layered over street-legal bras, and fashionable bra-like tops worn standalone.
Wide corset belts are bringing some structure and discipline to the spring 2017 look. Think Fury Road, not Fredericks of Hollywood, with layers of fabric and occasional hardware nodding to the steampunk look. Contrast the edginess by pairing it with a feminine dress or some khaki.
Trench coats are being reinvented right and left. Look for updates on the classic silhouette, with wide belts, puffy sleeves, and asymmetrical details.
Athleisure is a sporty, sexy blend of bold color and color-blocking, contrasting top-stitching and form-fitting outfits, including bodysuits, dresses and separates.
Super-bright super-stripes are everywhere. They’re bold, they’re often horizontal, and they’re the brightest stripes we’ve seen in years. Hoods and hoodies are everywhere and looking more sport than street this season.
Monster earrings and navel-grazing pendants are the accessories for the season.
Timid, subtle, refined? Not this spring! Bold statements, dramatic silhouettes, and eye-catching colors are dominating the runway, so have some fun with your spring wardrobe!