Christmas season flashed by, but it doesn’t mean that time to shine is over. Quite the opposite: spring is right around the corner and we won’t believe you if you say you don’t want to freshen up your wardrobe and look trendy this season. Check out the top 5 style tips we’ve prepared – and hit the outlets for new outfits!
Colors: Dreaming of the Great Escape
Spring-2017 colors are sprightlier, lighter, more vibrant versions of FW 2016 Pantone palette. Like the latter, current color trends are also inspired by nature, yet the fall-winter earthy feel gives way to vivid, fresher hues. The sunny Primrose Yellow and exuberant Pink Yarrow will make your days bloom even if the skies are gray, the relaxed Island Paradise and optimistic Greenery are bound to lift your spirits. Lapis Blue and Flame bring summer days closer, at least visually. Pale Dogwood is a subtle variety of pink that will flatter any complexion; Hazelnut is a safe bet as a basic color, and calm, confident Niagara and Kale complement any of the above hues splendidly.
Patterns and Details: Stripes and Slogans
The two main pattern trends are undoubtedly stripes of all colors and weights be it office-style pinstripes or their broader colorful counterparts, reminiscent of beach umbrellas and deck-chairs. And, yes, this spring you can combine different kinds in one outfit! The second trend is ‘chatty tees,’ shirts and tops speaking words of wisdom… or, rather, slogans. Want to make a statement? Let your garment speak for you – literally.
Accessories: Bold is King
Designers unanimously favor statement pieces and not only should they be eye-catching (that sort of goes without saying), but of impressive size as well. Bold mismatched earrings are quite the rage; it’s perfectly okay to even wear a statement piece in one ear. It’s not like you lost the other, it’s just too good on its own. As for neckpieces, embrace (once again) chokers and the variety of designs they come in, you won’t be bored. If you still need something more, huge eccentric pendants are there for you. Quantity also matters: deck your arms and fingers with handfuls of bracelets and rings. And don’t leave out belts. They can magically transform the simplest outfit whatever way you wish, from a Disney princess look to a buccaneer queen.
Shoes: Higher, Fancier, Flashier
Fashion world turned away from the previous year’s ubiquity of down-to-earth sneakers, opting for the opposite. Models in SS 2017 shows mainly wear heels, be it coquettish kitten heels, stilettos, or acrophobia-inducing platforms. All sorts of ties and laces are welcome, as well as ruffles, bows, fringe and other embellishments – and ultra-shiny materials, no matter the kind of shoe. Beware: Crocs followed the lead for glitz and bling thus, ugly shoes are back on the runway, and you’ll meet them in the streets before long! (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)
Hair: Wild or Sleek, Casual or Side-Split – Take Your Pick
Volume seems to be the buzzword of the coming season, and the more, the better – so feel free to use anything from the bag of tricks that styling industry has to offer. It doesn’t even have to look natural – quite the other way round, in fact: if you’re feeling bold, switch to an 80s hairstyle, and you’ll undoubtedly turn every head. If you favor less peculiar coiffures, other SS 2017 trends will accommodate. Choose curls, a bit messy for a natural vibe, casual braided buns, braids of all shapes and sizes, wet-looking hair, or the diametrically opposite – sleekness rules the runway, too. And bangs, yes with all this versatility, there’s plenty of room to experiment.
When color and sunshine are seeping back into nature, it is only logical to let new colors into your wardrobe and your life. Which of these trends are you eager to try? Feel free to share!