Fashion Trends for Spring 2017

Recently the topic of spring trends arose and I remained a bit mum on the subject as I largely felt Spring 2017 offered a lot of “been there, done that” styles.  Furthermore, some of the top runways looks – neon, bra tops, etc. just aren’t wearable for most us on a day-to-day basis.  But today I decided to sit down and cherry pick a few top trends and identify ways to give a fresh spin to the styles that have been around a couple seasons.

Fashion Trends

Athleisure: While this has certainly been around for awhile now, I still like this trend because it’s easy to wear and comfortable.  Integrating another trend into the look (florals, stripes, flat mules), keeps the outfit fresh.

Trends: Athleisure
BlankNYC Floral Bomber Jacket, Leith Slipdress and Louise et Cie Dugan Flat Loafer Mule

Floral: Shocker, right?  Florals for spring?  Who’d ever have thought of that?  Keeping it current in 2017 is the arrangement of florals in a patchwork arrangement.

Trends: Floral
Tularosa Bahia  Dress

Exposed Shoulders: Again, we’ve been seeing the cold shoulder/one shoulder look for a few seasons.  While I still love this chambray top, highlighted in an earlier post, the newest way to wear this look is as a traditional button-down or oxford.  While the first photo better exemplifies the look, the second pop-over style seems a bit easier to wear.

Trends: Exposed Shoulder
Petersyn Avery One-Shoulder Top
Trends: Exposed Shoulder
re:named Coraline One Shoulder Top

Embroidery: On tops, jeans, shoes and boots….

Trends: Embroidery
Zara Embroidered Tulle T-Shirt

Lacing Details: This trend started coming on strong this fall and is continuing into spring.  An easy way to revitalize bland basics!

Trends: Lacing Detail
Zara Bow Sleeve Dress
Trends: Lacing Detail
WHBM Lace Up Hoodie

Iridescence: These sparkling, watercolor toned finishes are popping up on everything from cocktail dresses to swim wear!

Trends: Iridescent
3.1 Phillip Lim Top

Ruffles: Yet another trend going nowhere fast are ruffles.  On shirts, skirts, dresses and more; this look continues to hang around.  I like the juxtaposition of a feminine ruffle combined with a darker color and masculine plaid in this top.

Trends: Ruffles
Banana Republic Asymmetrical Blouse

Origami Details: From paper bag waists to distinctive drapes and folds, clothing with these origami like details tend to be simple yet interesting.

Trends: Origami
J. Crew Paper Bag Skirt
Trends: Origami
Topshop Origami Top
Trends: Origami
Banana Republic Layered A Line Skirt
Color Trends

Pantone’s fashion colors for Spring 2017 are shown below.  Of these, pinks seem to be the most prominent runway choice for spring and I’m guessing we’ll start seeing a good bit in greenery – Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year. Khaki is coming on strong as a top foundation color/neutral.

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017

Friday we’ll cover trends for spring accessories: jewelry, handbags and shoes!

Author: Betsy Ramsey

Betsy Ramsey is the author of Natty Gal. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, she now lives there with her husband and Bichon-Frise, Dolce. A mindful fashion & capsule wardrobe enthusiast, she travels extensively, visiting 56 countries to date. Betsy is committed to helping others live their most fulfilling life!

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