(pleated skirt image by Pinterest, Billythetree necklace)

2017 just hitting in brings a new crop of fresh trends to look forward to and follow. Starting off with the color of the year that’s a traditional anticipation for everyone, to the upcoming swings in the fashion scene, the current hair and make-up crazes, all of us have been waiting for this year’s forecasts. Stay in the loop and get ready to don these top-line trends for the year.

Color of the year

This year’s color has just been revealed by the Pantone Color Institute. It’s Greenery.

The color of the year has greatly influenced the field of design, fashion and architecture in particular. It’s an annual selection that’s somewhat a dominion to culture and society.

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

The fresh yellow green hue bespeaks the environment and the outdoors. Greenery is thought through as a life-affirming shade, mirroring the quest for individual passions and vitality.

Fashion Trends

Every so often, the public eye’s focused in the fashion scene – what to and not to wear, what to eliminate in your wardrobe and what to adapt to. It is interesting how experimental fashion can be because of different trends that come and go, and how each season regularly opens up a new sartorial ground that impels extensive hype. Take a cue from these emerging trends of 2017 when it comes to fashion and style.

Mules

(from top left-clockwise: Jenny Kayne, Charlotte Olympia, ASOS, Renegade Folk, Tibi,  Topshop)

In the past year, mules and slides made an entry in the vast world of fashion and this year, they’re meant to linger for a while. Mules are perfect pairs to complete your comfy ensemble (best worn with cropped trousers for that laidback look), and at the same time, they create a style that’s quite unconventional but would steal the show: androgyny as we call it.

Sheer

(Embroidered top, ASOS; Black lace two piece dress, Lulu’s)

Sheer tops were all the rage a few years ago and they’re making a comeback this year. Tops in plain organza, chiffon, tulle and textured see-through fabrics are particularly the best pieces to update your closets with.

Tip: Look more sophisticated and stay ahead of the curve with pretty lace details such as an inner bralette or embroidered lace patches on your sheer number.

Variations of Pink

(Lulus, Kaile, Christian DiorChoies)

Pink is a wardrobe mainstay for pastel-loving women, especially in blush or rose quartz. There’s just something about this color that looks refreshing, that even designers release ensembles in this rose hue especially for their  Spring/Summer collections. Well, this 2017, pink is still queen.

Ruffles

(Nastygal, Tibi, Sea NY)

If bell sleeves were in last year, make way for more frills this year as ruffles take over the picture. Go for pieces designed with the fanciful detail like ruffled-hem dresses, skirts or tops accented with it. Just make sure you don’t overdo it!

Stripes

(Cupshe, Topshop, Romwe)

Next to the white tee and classic button-down, what we all surely have in our closets are stripes. You’ve seen this trend a number of times already, that’s for sure, but fashion’s bright beam of light continues to shine on it more this year.

Statement Shirts

(Shirtopia, Strings Manila, Romwe)

For avid fans of casual dressing, this one’s for you. Slogan tops enter the show this new year, so it’s best to keep the style minimal and let the shirt itself be the statement!

Mid-Calf

(Copper, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Yoins, Kaile)

This style is like a tug of war between discreet and sexy, some with hem exactly on the knees, whilst some a wee bit longer. Welcome the midi into the fold as it’s meant to be carried forward this year. Elongate your figure and wear your high heels along, or choose a midi skirt that has a small peep through the skin.

We hope this rundown gave you a heads up about this year’s fashion scene! Now, start the new year right by picking the right pieces for your wardrobe! To complete your look, top hair & make-up trends will be our next feature. Meanwhile, check out the Top White Pieces You Should Have In Your Closet!