Spring will be here before we know it, and already the shops are starting to fill with the new season’s styles. That means it’s time to start planning which of the predicted 2017 fashions trends you’ll be wanting to adopt for your own wardrobe, so we’ve put together some suggestions of the most wearable trends to help you choose.
Shades of green are an obvious and popular top trend for the season, and were seen everywhere on the runways at the Spring/Summer 2017 fashion weeks. The Pantone Color Institute chooses a colour every year that both reflects and influences design trends from interior décor to fashion, and have named the fresh, yellow-toned green (Pantone 15-034, ‘Greenery’) as their Color of the Year for 2017. But even if Pantone’s choice doesn’t suit you, there’s a shade of spring green for everyone: warmer greens such as olive and moss look fabulous against warm skin tones. On the other end of the spectrum mint and leafy greens suit cooler skin tones. Teal and emerald green are great statement colours that can be worn by anyone, and at any time of the year.
From small and ultra-feminine to bold, exuberant prints, florals are another perennial and much-loved trend that featured strongly in the Spring/Summer 2017 fashion weeks. Rochas, Chanel and Christopher Kane all featured exotic tropical prints in strong, jewel-like colours, while Phillip Lim and Erdem went for vintage-influenced ditsy florals. Classic pretty summer florals can be found in new collections from RJR.John Rocha at Debenhams and British designer David Nieper, adorning everything from cruise and swimwear to glamorous dresses.
Stripes are never out of fashion! From the blue and white horizontal stripes of a classic Breton top to a bold monochrome vertical print, nothing else evokes cruise holidays and seaside glamour quite so strongly. The trends for spring/summer 2017 once again bring us a wealth of stripes on both casual and formal wear, bags and other accessories. Jaspar Conran’s new collection features broad, solid colour stripes, and you can find casual Breton-inspired tops and cotton knits in classic nautical stripes at David Nieper and Boden.