“Fashion always reflects the times in which he lives, though, when the time is trivial, we prefer to forget.” -Coco Chanel.
Ushering in a new year spells a myriad of fashion changes by welcoming a new set of styles and trends. While some trends of the year prior would remain constant, there would also be an unlucky few that would not likely make the cut. But, how do you ensure that your wardrobe is up to date? From the wholesale clothing you have down to the retail purchases you have made, how would you distinguish which of these styles are in and which ones are out? Not to worry, this article has compiled a list of styles and trends to watch and look out for this year:
A striped pattern has been a long-standing trend that has been around for ages. This classic print seems like it is not going anywhere anytime soon as this year it continues to make waves in the fashion world. Today, it is considered as the equivalent of a white T-shirt back in the day. If you want to throw something a little different into your clothing ensembles, add a striped pattern into the mix.
Known for their comfort and versatility, a classic pair of white sneakers can be paired with almost anything—from your more casual ensembles of white t-shirts and denim shorts down to your feminine floral dresses. Today, your pair of sneakers are even more popular as more and more designers have come up with their unique spins to this classic staple. Considering that a pair of sneakers can be paired with almost anything in your wardrobe, you can never have too many. While a signature white pair of sneakers is the perfect epitome of casual shoes, invest in more colors and prints such as pairs with glitter, leopard and satin updates.
3.) Artistically inspired clothes
Fashion is an art by itself, so it would only be appropriate that artwork—whether abstract, symbolic or anything else would make its way to women’s clothing. This trend has been seen on runways and has now made its waves on the streets as well. Regardless of whether your clothing has a print that is directly inspired by a particular artist’s work, some artistic patterns or painterly prints, one thing is for sure: strong art references are making waves this year.
4.) Athletic-Inspired Pieces
This year, athletic pieces are no longer clothing items solely reserved for when going to the gym or sports excursions. Fashion in 2017 has made sure that it would also make its way to everyday dressing up and thus gave birth to the term, “effortless elegance.” This trend began with the innovation of jogger pants a couple of years prior and has now extended beyond pants and leggings and ventured onto tops as well. So, update your wardrobes and get your hands on some athletically inspired staple pieces to add a bit of diversity to your clothing ensembles.
Ever since Kylie Jenner was spotted wearing one over a rather blousy top, every woman suddenly wanted to sport one. Soon enough, corset-inspired wear was seen in almost every top possible. While many designers may argue that this is a dying trend, this does not seem to be the case as more and more women are seen buying into the trend. And it is not hard to see why, not only does it give your body a better silhouette, it also enhances your bust—making them look bigger than they truly are by pushing them up.