So, we've had a month to get settled into the new year... The holidays are over, the election is over, and we finally had some time to do one of our favorite guilty pleasure activities... scroll through fashion blogs and magazines to see what our favorite fashionistas are raving about. Some trends we are definitely embracing, but some, not so much. We put together a quick (like bathroom-break quick) read to get you up to speed on the dos and don'ts for 2017.
SAY YES TO THESE 5 FASHION TRENDS IN 2017
Say YES To STRIPES
Stripes have been making a comeback for the last year or two now, and they don't seem to be going anywhere. Stripes are trendy and easy to pair with just about anything...and the funky mixing of stripes with patterns is just another reason stripes continue to live on. We are definitely into the stripe trend... so much so, that we have an entire Stripes Collection... we couldn't help ourselves.
Say YES to SNEAKERS
As you probably know... We are pretty big fans of versatility. We pretty much love anything that can take our busy bodies from the office to the much-needed drink at the fancy wine bar on Friday afternoon. And that includes sneakers. Sneakers go with everything right now... jeans, shorts, dresses, etc.
Say YES to ARTISTIC ACCENTS
Anything from painterly pants to a color block tote can glam up your 2017 wardrobe in a bold way. Art inspired pieces are eye-catching, unexpected, and fun... and they add a pop of color or colors to your basic daywear.
Say YES to ATHLETIC-INSPIRED PIECES
Track pants, sweats, logos and other sportswear influences are popping up all over street-style blogs and runways this year. The 2017 twist on this trend includes modern and sexy designs that mean more time going out and less time at the gym... yes, please!
Say YES to MULES & SLIDES
Mules and slides are the understated city sandal. They can be flat and tailored, or glamorous in metallic leathers. We're pretty excited about all of the possibilities that come with this shoe trend.
SAY NO TO THESE 5 FASHION TRENDS IN 2017
Say NO to CORSETS
Corsets had a brief comeback in 2016, but we've all unanimously decided that they need to go back to wherever they came from. Think about it.. there's a reason why all of the women in the renaissance paintings look so sad...
Say NO to SKINNY STRETCH JEANS
No more tight, uncomfortable, muffin-top producing pants. Can we get an amen??? We have finally moved on to the more relaxed and practical boyfriend/girlfriend style denim that is as stylish as it is comfy.
Say NO to THE SWEET & ROMANTIC TRENDS OF 2016
We're still a little romantic in 2017...even if it is a bit more difficult sometimes. The Romance wear has evolved from luxe velvets and soft flowing fabric to sexy lace and structured waterfall ruffles. It's okay to be sweet, but this year, our sweet style has a much more grown-up look.
Say NO to 70's HAIR
Just because vintage fashion is making a comeback doesn’t mean you should go all Farrah Fawcett with your hair... no offense to the late Farrah, she rocked those waves.
Say NO to 5-INCH HEELS
We are soooo not sad to see this trend go bye-bye. 2017 embraces all things comfortable and practical, including our footwear.