By: Sally Hamilton
Summer is almost here, and many of us are ready to update our wardrobes for the warmer weather. No one wants to be caught wearing outdated fashion. Follow our tips for what will be hot in women’s fashion for summer 2017 so that you can stay on trend.
1. Slogan Tees
Given the heavily charged political atmosphere around the world, it is no surprise that t-shirts emblazoned with slogans will be popular this year. These don’t have to be your typical, cheap graphic tee, as even major fashion houses like Dior are getting into the t-shirt game this year. You aren’t limited to controversial political slogans, either. You can also choose tees sporting fashion logos, such as those that have been seen on the catwalk from Gucci and Moschino.
Ruffles have already been spotted in many spring 2017 collections, and they are slated to be just as hot this summer. From long, flowing flounces to tinier frills that accent a collar or placket, expect to see this trend everywhere. Don’t feel like you have to be super-girly to try out this trend, though. Designers like Alexander McQueen are fashioning ruffles out of leather and in more punk-like styles to appeal to a wider audience.
3. Clashing Colors
Gone are the days of monochromatic dressing, at least for the upcoming season. This summer, you will see much more color, and it will be mixed in new and surprising ways. Think mint and mulberry, hot pink and purple, and bright orange with maroon. It seems that almost any combination is fair game these days, and the looks come together shockingly well. So, don’t be afraid to put together your favorite colors this summer, even if they don’t traditionally match.
While athletic clothing as everyday wear is not necessarily a new trend, it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, this trend seems to be heating up for the summer 2017 season. Activewear is getting a bit of an update in the form of luxury embellishments this year, though. You will see items like tracksuits adorned with crystal accents, or athletic tops with stylish laser cutouts. Expect to see the clashing color trend expanded to include activewear, as well. Unfortunately, this year’s athleisure lines appear to be re-introducing bike shorts for everyday wear, too. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Stripes of every sort are set to be big this summer. You can choose from pinstripes to thick stripes in every color combination and variation: horizontal, vertical, and diagonal. Sticking with the mix and match trend, expect to see stripes paired with contrasting, clashing stripes, or with other non-matching patterns and colors. With the wide variety of stripe available to choose from, you can choose to be as subtle or daring as you please.
Above all, the rules for summer 2017 fashion appears to be that there are no rules. Choose what you like, and don’t be afraid to experiment. This year, it’s all about what makes you feel good when you wear it.
Sally Hamilton has always worked in the business world. She retired as a human resource manager after 41 years. She is now following the ever-changing fashion world. She is interested in many different types of accessories such as jewelry, scarves, hats, belts, shoes and especially vegan hobo purses. She is an advocate for animal rights.http://www.HoboPursesAndMore.com