2017 is set to not only bring us new styles but is also taking us back in time with trends very similar to those worn in the 70’s and 80’s. From stripes to flares, this year is expected to be full of new items to excite us all. So have that much needed beginning of the year winter clear-out of your wardrobe, and get ready for an even more needed update.
Straight off the catwalks, there are so many pieces filling the stores already this year, many that are considered a breath of fresh air in my dark winter wardrobe. One of my first fashion predictions of the year is colour, something which I in particular struggle with. I am always drawn straight towards black and grey, which do look good over the winter months but it is always good to have some colour to mix it up. Pastels are a particular favourite and in this post I will be showing how you shouldn’t be afraid to be colourful on a rainy day.
There will also be alternative hems to add a bit of detail to your outfit, including embroidery in a subtle way, and items that can be worn both day and night. So here are some of my must watch trends for 2017…
Peplum Tops/Ruffle Hems
The word peplum comes from the ancient Greek word ‘peplos’ which means tunic, and that is exactly what this design resembles. The peplum trend was around a few years ago and I loved it then, but now it is back and better than before. It has been taken one step further with not only tops featuring the ruffle hem but also jackets, shirts and dresses and is now one of the most popular trends on the high street.
This style can be used for any body type depending on where the hem falls. Shorter at the sides but longer at the front and back work for curvier body types and styles that are longer at the sides but shorter at the front and back are perfect for those with narrow hips.
Here are some of my favourite peplum pieces… (Click the images to find out more!)
Black Sheer Peplum Top – New Look – £12.99
Patrice Lace Up Peplum Top in Mocha – Boohoo – £10
Nude Floral Applique Frill Hem Top – River Island – £26 (Online Exclusive)
Grey Fine Knit Frill Peplum Top – New Look – £11.99
Biker jackets are another item that are making a comeback in 2017. This season sees the classic biker jacket being reinvented, especially in colours that you wouldn’t expect. Embrace the rock chic look but it doesn’t have to look like you’re auditioning for a band. Available in faux leather or a suedette style, the new pastel colours that are featured mean that they are versatile with any outfit.
Here are some of my favourite biker jackets…(Click the images to find out more!)
Leather Effect Jacket in Silver – Zara – £19.99
Faux Suede Biker Jacket in Pink – ASOS – £50
Faux Suede Biker Jacket Grey – Missguided – £40
Nude Oversized Faux Suede Shearling Lined Biker Jacket – Missguided – £65
Pale Blue Leather-Look Biker Jacket – New Look – £29.99
From subtle lace inserts in your tops in the day to flattering and feminine lace dresses, this style can look so classy. In this post I have featured three River Island pieces as I think they use delicate and pretty lace for not only their tops but other items such as skirts and dresses (one of which is featured in my previous post Season Style: Winter Wonderland). So don’t be afraid, look luscious in lace!
Here are some of my favourite lace pieces…(Click the images to find out more!)
Nude Lace Blouse – River Island – £30
White Lace Insert T-Shirt – River Island – £28
White Lace Floral Flared Sleeve Top – River Island – £35
Billie Faiers Grey Satin Lace Trim Playsuit – In The Style – £29.99
Binky Stone Plunge Lace Trim Shirt Dress – In The Style – £34.99
Designers have added little motifs to denim jackets for years, along with accessories. So now partnered with other staples such as plain white shirts, coats or skirts, this trend is coming alive this year. Embroidery is everywhere, and is perfect for winter, spring, summer and autumn, so make sure you add this extra detail to your wardrobes over the coming months.
Here are my favourites… (Click the images to find out more!)
Callie White Embroidered Shirt – Pretty Little Thing – £25
Juna Black Denim Embroidered Mini Skirt – Misspap – £24
Anita and Green Black Embroidered Floral Jeans – New Look – £29.99
Romeo Rose Embroidered Ankle Boots in Black Faux Suede – Public Desire – £39.99
Let me know what you think of each style and what are your must watch trends?!💜💜💜